|04-25-2014 10:41 AM|
|04-24-2014 11:26 PM|
Try to begin with a flat and level floor. My garage floor looked pretty flat until I began to assemble a wooden deck to build my roadster on. I found out that the floor was 1 3/4" lower at the front of the garage than it was at the rear of the garage.
|04-24-2014 11:14 PM|
Just adding to Richard's post ^^^^
For the guys not familiar with it, 10 gauge is .134" thick.
|04-24-2014 11:13 PM|
welder series info
Welder series in Canada sells weld it your self hot rod parts including Mustang II suspensions. I have one of their old catalogs and it has lots of good info on setting up your chassis and suspensions.It might still be on their web site.
|04-24-2014 11:06 PM|
2" x 3" x 10 gauge
2" x 4" x 10 gauge
2" x 6" x 10 gauge
Any of these will be stiff as a minister's third member.
|04-24-2014 10:54 PM|
3/8" wall tubing is way thicker than you need, twice+ thicker, it will weigh a TON, a Battleship. Using the tall 2" x 4" and 2"x 6" tubing a 3/16" wall is plenty, and 1/8" is used a lot.
Drag race chassis builders use just .083" wall 2 x 3" tube, although the roll bar cage does a lot of the work there too
|04-24-2014 08:44 PM|
47 Ford Ride Height
Do you have the stock ride height for a 47 Ford 1T Delivery Van.
Regarding MII, check out FatMan Fabrications. They seem to have the best stuff and are very knowledgeable.
I plan on building my own chassis from 2x6x3/8 and 2x4x3/8 tubing. Rails are cheap. The front and rear suspension parts are the pricey items.
I have kind of settle in on 255/55R17 rear tires and 215/60R17 Fronts.
|09-02-2013 08:07 PM|
The MII front ends seem to hold up. The other option I saw was a 70-ish F-150 twin I-beam. Still considering that option. I plan on building the frame from rectangular tubing. I will do the cutting and tacking and I have a friend that is a pro that will do the final welds.
|09-01-2013 12:52 PM|
|08-31-2013 09:06 AM|
Welder Series makes Weld it your self hot rod parts including Mustang II front end kits. Their catalog has about 10 pages of the M II front end info, and they have a lot of Utube info.
|08-30-2013 06:48 PM|
47 Ford 1T Delivery Van Chassis
It seems like the consensus is to use the original chassis although I plan to redo it with the same dimensions using rectangular tubing. I plan to use a mustang II front end and a four link (maybe ridetek) rear. This seems doable. I am fair at welding but have a friend that is a pro and he will do the final welding.
One question is how to you determine final ride height?
I had planned to put in a new Ecoboost 6 but looking at a 50 coupe build it seems like a little more technical than I can do and so I am leaning towards a 302. It will be all Ford.
Thanks for any advice.