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Old 01-02-2012, 06:26 PM
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buiding a frame

Hey guys…I have a few questions regarding frames. I have a 1933 REO Flying cloud 4 door sedan. Id like to create a rat rod out of it, but building a frame has become more of a challenge than I had thought. I still want to do it but really don’t know where to start. I know id like the ride height to be around 5 1/2 inches off the ground, so z’ing is will be necessary. I guess my 1st question is: what angle should I be using to z the rear end, a 45 is what most people tell me to use… Does it matter if it’s a 45 v. a 60 or...?

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I've heard 45* is strongest. Cut your frame rails at 22 1/2 degrees and your kickup piece the same to make a 45.
Use some 2x4's made from good wood to mock it up to see how much kickup you'll need. Easier to cut wood than metal to see how it will look.
Good to have the front and rear suspension and wheels and tires handy too.
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