64-67 Malibu Straightaxle Gasser Front Subframe
has a front steer Vega Box
Early Chevies made the coolest Gassers back in the Sixties. With their nose in the air standing still, they looked like they were flying down the track. Now you can have the same look with the latest technology in handling, stopping and steering in one complete Straight Axle gasser Subframe that just needs to be assembled after you graft it to your rails.
Their complete easy-to-graft subframe is designed to fit the width of your rails and can be installed in a weekend at home. The jig-built box-tube subframe includes core support crossmember, engine mounts on a thru-frame tubular crossmember, Vega steering mount bracket, bumper bracket holes, front leaf spring mounts and shock mount brackets jig-welded in position ready to assemble.
The any width tube axle features Wilwood disc brakes with 4-piston calipers and 11-inch rotors to fit inside nostalgic 15-inch or the popular 10-spoke wheels. The rear-steer leaf-spring suspension kit includes all the components you'll need to install it in any ’49-54 Chevy body style.
All Parts Included
Since our new subframe is missing all the major components that are included when we ship it to you, we are showing the components on our Universal Gasser Subframe. You will have all the same parts to complete your new subframe when you order.
Our Straight Axle Gasser front suspension is now available as a replacement subframe for any car or pickup or as a complete chassis for any car or pickup. This complete easy-to-graft subframe will raise the nose of your ride and make it look like its was right out of the Sixties coming off the line.
The rear-steer leaf-spring suspension includes everything you'll need to install it onto your chassis and retain the stock wheelbase or whatever wheelbase you'd like. The straight axle assembly is complete with tube axle (any width), leaf springs (rated at 2500 lbs.for the pair) with front shackles and rear frame brackets, shocks with frame mount brackets, new Super Bell early Ford spindles with bolt-on Super Bell 2-inch dropped steering arms, new cross-steer Flaming River Vega steering box with 2-inch dropped Pitman arm and cross-steer drag link and tie-rod. It features Wilwood 4-piston calipers with 11-inch rotors with a 5-on-4 3/4 or 5-on-4 1/2 wheel bolt-pattern to fit inside nostalgic 15-inch wheels. We offer steering linkage hook-up kits or new Ididit steering columns and disc-drum brake kits that plumb into your existing brake system. Cross-Steer Rack-and-Pinion steering is also available as an option. It bolts to the same Vega steering box flange.
Any of our parts are available separately. Ask about our Universal Rear Gasser Ladder-Bar subframe that can be designed any width to fit your chassis, without all the Sixties ladder-bar binding problems.
Looking at the left spindle, the ends of the straight-axle kit feature new Super Bell spindles and bolt-on 2-inch-dropped steering arms, while Wilwood aluminum 4-piston calipers mount to their 360-degree caliper bracket that attaches to the spindle bolt-pattern. If you don't have a dual chamber master cylinder and are still on a drum/drum stock brake system, no problem. Jim Meyer offers a dual chamber M/C kit that will bolt in place of the stock M/C and connect into your existing brake line system. It is complete with stainless braided hoses, proportioning valve, plug for the stock front-to-rear “T”, a 60-inch section of new brake line and a union to connect to the original rear brake line.
The front leaf springs mount to the straight axle in the conventional fashion using U-bolts, a steel axle-cradle on top of the main leaf and a bottom plate that includes the lower shock mount. The 2-inch diameter X ¼-inch wall axle is available in track-widths of 56, 58 and 60-inches, while the pair of 27-inch long springs (eye-to-eye) are rated at 2500 lb. We would normally set the caster at our shop and weld the cradle and collar to the axle. You can ask not to have it welded and you can set it at home and then weld it. Unwelded, you also have the option to place the axle, cradle and collar below the springs for a higher stance and still use the same shocks.
Looking at the right spindle, the Super Bell ('35-40 Ford) 2-inch drop-spindles feature two holes in the steering arm. One is for the cross-steering Drag Link and the other is for the tie-rod to the left spindle steering arm. The removable steering arms bolt to the two lower holes (from the inside) of the 4-bolt spindle pattern. All items are new, current reproduction replaceable parts.