Now you can revitalize any First Generation Corvette chassis or bring one back from the dead, with this Jim Meyer Racing Products all-in-one kit that features everything you’ll need to bring any 1953-62 Corvette chassis into the Twenty First Century. It includes his popular bolt-in IFS, bolt-in/weld-in rear suspension kit, steering column and linkage kit, master cylinder and power brake booster, front-and-rear antisway bars, Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes with rear parking brake, side-mount engine kit (with LS-1 engine adapter plates), power steering pump kit with pulleys and Strange thirdmember and much more. This kit will bring any ’53-62 into the Twenty First Century with sports car handling, stopping and steering. The IFS (the same one that comes with all his new ’53-62 chassis) bolts to the same original factory holes that held the original ’49 Chevy IFS. It features tubular A-arms (7/8-inch diameter X .156-inch wall upper A-arms and 1-inch diameter X .156-inch wall lower A-arms), GM spindles and balljoints, drilled and ball-milled Wilwood disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering.
The narrowed First Gen rear end kit installs in the stock location under the chassis for an original look in the fender well openings. The kit (with minimal welding required) features aluminum adjustable coilover shocks, with a three-position lower bracket on the housing, adjustable 4-link urethane-bushed control arms (1-inch diameter X .156-inch wall seamless tube), and an adjustable urethane-bushed Panhard bar. The forward mounting point for the frame-mounted 4-link brackets, weld into the rear of the old forward spring-hanger brackets. The stock driveshaft is retained.The rear end housing comes with new Dutchman alloy axles (5-on-4 ¾ bolt pattern) and all the brackets Tig-welded into position so installation is made easy after minimal welding. All items are available separately. Complete instructions (now on-line) walk you through both front-and-rear installations, master cylinder installation and column and steering linkage installation.