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Old 01-23-2006, 05:42 PM
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Build your own frame!

Hey guys, saw this over at the H.A.M.B.
It pretty much shows your how to build your own model A type frame right at home.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=87556


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labor intensive !!

But at least you will know its new!!


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It doesn't have to be that complicated though, not if you're going to channel the body over the frame anyway. Then it's just a couple straight rails that angle in toward the front that are Z'd in the appropriate areas with whatever suspension hangers needed welded on. Using a T type front axle set up, transverse leaf or coil overs, there's only the Z in the back. When I Z square tubing, even a small amount, I don't cut and gusset like that guy did on the front. I cut a "pie slice" out the appropriate size, leaving one side intact, then bend that up (or down, or even sideways) and weld the three sides. Of course another "pie slice" on the opposite side needs to be taken out.

Straight rails up to the axle with the tapered "sculpted" rails in front would be a nice compromise if the body is over the rails. But is you want something with the look of an original frame, sculpting rectangular tubing is much easier than starting with flat plate!
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