I used the old wood as a pattern for the new pieces and even then I had to make adjustments to the wood to get everything to come into alignment. Many companies offer complete chassis packages that you assemble. So that leave tonight and tuesday and part of wensday to read up on some ideas. We use a lot of used parts around here. .
Step 3 Hot Rods are an individual expression of the builder. When modifying the frame, consider what parts you will use. The transmission will need a cross member. The rails are fully welded, and the corner welds smoothed. In the rear, we spec this truck chassis with a strett-rod specific set of lowered leaf springs that compliment drop axle or drop spindle front ends. Separate manufacturers, including Hercules, Columbia, Superior, and Mifflinburg, supplied the cab and pickup bed.
The 9 months it took to get the kit could use improvement , luckily I gave myself generous lead time. It looks weak as heck, but is very rigid and lightweight. A transverse leaf Spring behind set up will also work with this configuration. I am very pleased with what I received and will definitely refer you to anyone who is interested in buying wood replacement parts. I need a hobby but not an expensive investment. I'm attaching some pics of the project to this email. I then drill 3 holes per side through the top metal into the bottom frame at different locations front to back.
I would have had a tough time making it myself. Keep everything, in case you need it to re-use or as a reference. I phoned him up and got the feeling that the guy really knew what he was doing. Another problem area is that you need to get the angle of the jambs perfect were the hinges are, and more importantly, the latch. First decide what kind of Hot Rod you want to build. Little confused on how far the kick up I need to do for the look I'm going for that just means more homework for me lol. Start with a 1932 Ford Frame.
Compare to your original plate if you have it to be sure. That door handle shaft barely clears the channel. No two are exactly alike. Then I run a 2 inch by 2 inch square on top of the frame, from the cowl back to where the frame starts to kick up. Believe it or not we completed the erecting of the wood kit in one weekend. Chief among these was a coachbuilder in Indianapolis, the Martin-Parry Company.
The Nash had tons of wood in the doors, some of which made no sense. But thanks again for all the help all of you!! We duplicate the shapes and contours of the original frames as much as possible. If they are going to toss the original stuff, you can get a good deal on suspension that will work on your Hot Rod. When a prominent businessperson in the drag racing industry asked Bob to transform his vintage truck into a Pro-Street thumper, Bob said sure. Thanks for your effort though.
Later production models used a new plate that had a longer field for the number. In the 70's, people even used Beer Kegs for Gas Tanks, the sky is the limit. Proudly manufactured at our shop in Baltimore Ohio. I was thinking of using the one leaf spring across the front with 2 radius rods going down each side and then just make the perch mount taller so as to make the frame sit lower. Just a little hardware and varnish and we will be ready to mate it to the frame.
The Car Number or Model Identification Plate shows the factory of manufacture, series designation i. Just flex it to check the alignment of all the panels, down low, midpoint, and top. It looks mostly complete and original under the hood. I just got to get my frame right before I go channeling! Is that a car sticking out of the roof? Not having a Chevy door here to look at. But For the life of me I have never seen one with that set up and still have the fenders on it. Of course these are just modified early Ford set ups with new technology. Hell some progress is better than no progress.
Custom-crafting the side-hinged, stainless-steel-covered tailgate came next. If you are running an 80 year old frame it may be brittle or weakened by corrosion. My 32 Ford inner doors were hacked up bad with suicide hinges. Step 5 Once your chassis is on 4 wheels. I would be happy to give you or your prospective clients my recommendation to use your products. This tells you exactly what parts are used on you frame, to make maintenance simpler. You can weld up a frame from scratch using tubing, by calculating the dimensions you need.
At this point I either bend or notch the metal to follow the contour of the kick up, keeping it tight to the frame. We do require the frame, body, gas tank and front sheet metal for this type of upgrade. The more I think about it I might just use the frame I have. I am very pleased with the quality of your kit and would recommend them. Our 1934-1936 Chevy pickup chassis is an exact reproduction of the original frame shape and size for all light-duty, short-wheelbase trucks.