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Old 12-09-2005, 08:14 AM
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I'm new here and new to hot rodding mods. Is there any stock rolling chassis (like maverick, etc.) that will go under my 1930 Model A without extensive (expensive) modifications? I'd like to put modern running gear and a mild modern motor in my 'A' without spending thousands.

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Mavericks and such are UNIT BODY cars, as is nearly every other US built car since the 1980s (with a few exceptions). The closest you're going to come is a small truck chassis. Nothing will be an easy fit, but an older Toyota or Ford Ranger might work okay -- an S-10 will be to wide. There will be a lot of modifications needed. If you're not a welder or don't have a buddy who is, forget it! The only other alternative is to buy a ready made chassis from one of the roadster builders. TCI makes one as well as many others. You might consider suspension changes to your existing chassis.
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Many thanks for the tech info FARNA. Nope, I'm not a welder, although I've done some in the past years, but sounds like too much involved. Yes, I'm aware of TCI frame packages and such, and have comtemplated that, but they're like several thousand dollars. Guess I'll stick with what Henry Ford provided it with. Happy Holidays.
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