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Old 07-19-2010, 09:03 PM
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32 Chevy build looking for a frame

I am looking for a frame that will fit under the body of a 32 Tudor Sedan. I want a solid frame that will withstand the power of a 454. I was thinking an old Pontiac, Olds, Or Buick frame might work but I am not sure when they switched to unibodies or how to find out what cars had a similiar wheelbase.

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:34 AM
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As I understand it ...
1931 and 1932 Chevrolets share the same frame. 1933 and up are way different.

There will be NO stock, original type frame to fit your 32 Chevy ... that will hold up to even a mild or weak 454.

Even the vastly more popular 1932 Ford frames have to be boxed and modified to withstand a SBC ... much less a BBC.

You might find my project journal on the construction of a 1932 FORD frame ... entertaining. Go here http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=1&reverse=1

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:51 AM
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There are few things that make me shudder when I read about frame transplants. First thing, asking what type of frames will work easily or work at all. NONE! They all are going to take a buttload of work and for a novice to attempt this will probably evolve into a project killer. Without good fabrication, engineering, welding skills, to name a few, you will be sunk. Building a car ain't easy, even for the most skilled guys. Getting a car to go straight down the road, while getting the sheet metal to line up properly for fit, a tough job. Look into a TCI type of frame, you will be a few bucks lighter but ahead of the build in the long run.
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These guys make a nice Chevy chassis.

http://www.superiorglassworks.com/19...y-Chassis.html
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:30 AM
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These guys make a nice Chevy chassis.

http://www.superiorglassworks.com/19...y-Chassis.html
Their chev frame is decently priced.
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