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Old 07-19-2012, 11:13 AM
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Model A diesel

I really like this hot rod...I saw it in hot rod magazine.

Ford : Model A Extended Cab Truck 1931 Model A Hot Rod Magazine Cover Car Extended Cab Truck 4BT Diesel

I was thinking the best place to start is to buy a frame and add suspension. Is that adviseable? I love the diesel. I know that is anathema to many of the hot rodders on here. But I was a diesel mechanic in the Marines and liked the reliability of the diesel.

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go for it

I saw a diesel go 256 MPH at bonneville, and there is a turbo diesel mounted behind the cab of a stretched mini truck that usually at the salt flats . You can buy a z ed frame to get it down like the pict, and all the parts, 1-800 ..... or buy some 2 X 3 or 2 X 4 .188 tubing, some 7/8 dom tubing and start cutting and welding.
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What is a z ed frame? Did you mean to say zed frame?
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Thanks for the reply...I said what I said about diesels because the first guy to whom I mentioned this hot rod said people shouldn't do that.
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What is a z ed frame? Did you mean to say zed frame?
Z frame is what is referred to when you slam a truck by cutting out part of the frame. The shape resembles a Z. I think it has to do with the way the control arms are mounted, they are different than cars, so cars do not have this problem when you want to slam them.
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Z'ed frame

A normal model A frame rail is straight front to back, to lower the car like the one in the picture, It's hack and hew time, the frame rail is cut, usually near the fire wall, and the area below the cab is lowered and a new piece is welded in, usually , straight up and down, then near the rear axle cut again and anothe piece welded in . when it's all done , the modified frame has a Z shape at either end or like the one in the picture , both ends were Z "ed. I think speedway now sells a Z ed frame.
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t bucket frame

Model T and A frames are similar The model A frame rails are spaced farther apart at the rear. Model T frame rails are parallel. If you Go to the WIKI her on HR and do a search for T bucket you will get a lot of info. and a link to plans. also google free T bucket plans you will find several links to Youngster (Ron Young) . He has about a 20 page build instructions for a T bucket That you can download for free. His plans are Z'ed in the rear for his T bucket. for a highly modified car like the one in the picture Those plans are good guide.
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