Getting ready to start on a 79 deville 2 dr for next year. First caddy ever, mostley a Mopar guy, Figuring on puting a sbc drive train in it, any other tips and or tricks would be greatly appreciated. feel free to PM me if it is something you dont want the rest of the world to know.
I have a 87 brigham caddy people has told me to leaf it and weld the seams solid is that a good idea or not i am running agaist mostly vics rules are pretty laid back pm me or on here thanks any other tips let me know
Post by shogunak47 on Oct 11, 2011 18:39:11 GMT -5
im building an 82 caddy brougham 4dr for my first derby its already leafed with a 9inch how do u coldbend a frame and where on the front would i do it and wat else could i do to run a showtime promotions show
Ok I think I am gonna try to leaf my 79 deville, and put all mopar drive train in. I have a great running 360/727 and a couple differant 8 3/4 rearends to chose from. 1 is out of a 69 polara and the other is earlier with the big nut on the end. The one with big nut looks narrower than the one from the 69. What would be the advantage to leafing this car and witch rearend do you guys think I should use.
I'd use a GM 10/12 bolt, 9 inch or dana 60. Mopar 8 3/4 is a narrow rearend. If you make your own wheel centers, you could make custom offset wheels to sit the tires further away from the humps. Advantage to leafing these cars is the humps wont blow out, and depending on the strength of your leaf pack, the frame will then bend up inside the leafs at the base of the humps, or belly out in front of the humps. I'd dimple the frame behind the leafs if your leafs aren't "built".