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Old 07-16-2008, 11:13 AM
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Got a new project w/ some questions

Well, I just picked up this 29 Model A and already can't wait to start working on it.

My question is the PO put it on an s10 frame, the problem is I don't want all the fenders and everything on it, but the s10 frame is wider than the main body so I think it would look funny having a frame sticking outside the body

What are your guys opinions on this, should I try to narrow the frame to fit(work with what I got), try to find a different frame, buy a frame say like this http://www.streetrodgarage.com/index...ROD&ProdID=510

or try to build one(but I hear that can get complicated)

Here are some pics of it



Thanks for any help

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:38 PM
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Depends on your budget and your skills as a fabricator..Not much of an answer I know but the best take i can give on this one..If you have the skills the S-10 can be cleaned up to look nicer and you already have late model brakes and steering..If you send out for a chassis then be prepared to exercise your plastic..Myself I go with what I have rather than melting down my Visa...

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Personally I prefer a straight axle on an A.If you have the skills build your own like I am doing or buy the one you show.Fenders hide a lot. When you uncover that S10 frame you will see a whole lot of ugly.JMO.
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I did a S10 frame swap on my 48 chevy truck. For the truck, it was an awsome swap.

No way I would put an S10 under an A model (fenders or no fenders).

If you are gonna go fenderless, stick a 32 ford based frame under it. Look around, there are pics on the web of this style of frame under A's. Beautiful way to build an A.


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Model A frame it is

But from where? Do you guys have any recommendations on who to buy from?

I actually like the way they look on the deuce frame

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I agree on ditching the S10 frame. You could find and original A frame in good shape for a couple hundred dollars and make that work. You could still use the S-10 rear end, but go with a simple solid axle front end. You can find all kind of parts at

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/d/225_...Rod-Parts.html

Good luck with your build, you're off to a great start!

Oh yea, if your on a budget - stay away from anything remotely associated with "32"
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My journal may help you decide if you want to build. I had no prior experience in chassis building.I could weld and I knew how to use carpentry tools. I bought the kit from jeg's, but I'm sure the same basic kit is available from many sources. Jeg's had three different widths to choose from. My car runs strait as an arrow at 145 mph. Check out a book called "Door Slammers The Chassis Book" by Dave Morgan. My car is Drag Racing only, this book is a book designed for building drag racing cars, but the concepts are nearly the same. My car is NHRA certified to 185 mph. If I can do it so can you! It takes time and patience and of course some money. I have $30k in mine over 4 years.

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Someone offers a 32 frame made to fit the flat bottom of a Model A. Is it Brookville?

The top of the rails would be flatter.

It may be pinched in a little to make the width correct?
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I like the way they look on that 32 frame, I think I'm gonna look for a deuce frame for it
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