Kris Elmer was amused after taking a close look at the Chevy frame. It was in bad shape. The frame was cracked in two different places, and the driver's side spindle was bent, causing some serious negative caster issues. The passenger's side of the frame was also bent and had some horrible negative camber issues. In short, it was sort of like a pretzel frame. If ever there was a candidate for a straight- axle install, this former wheel-hopping '55 was a perfect choice. There was no saving this front end.