sub framing 39 olds - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2013, 03:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sub framing 39 olds

what is the best sub frame to use on this car am on a budget
so i need help s 10 is to narrow
thanks mosch

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 09:02 AM
455olds's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Baker City,OR
Posts: 402
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6
Thanked 49 Times in 47 Posts
You will have to measure but I have a '74 Nova clip in a '42 Chevy. By the time you rebuild the clip the cost savings are not much compared to a Mustang 2 setup unless you find a good clip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 09:46 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 4,211
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 11
Thanked 233 Times in 219 Posts
tools ? Skills ?

What can you do yourself, do you have a welder, grinder, torch. a lot of time. Someone asked a couple days ago about a 36 olds. My son has one apart, a project he bought. We have looked at putting in a Jag XJ6 front and rear. We can get jags $ 100-125.. We pull. There is a lot of info on the HAMB abount doing Jag swaps. the 57 buick is very similar frame to ours-yours. search jaguar suspension swap. lots of info on the Web. with a jag you keep your frame, cut off the spring pockets, add flat plate and install the jag cross members.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 10:39 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,006
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 712
Thanked 1,078 Times in 961 Posts
Most of the common swaps with Camaro and Nova clips are two wide, you have to run very narrow wheels and tires or not lower it as much. So keep that in mind.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2013, 11:17 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: TN
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I didn't choose it, but on my 1939 F60, the shop used a front clip from a RWD 1988 Cutlass. The width seems correct and there is plenty of clearance at fender wells. After it was all together, I measured the wheel base and the front wheels were 1.5 inches back from the original position (wheelbase 113.5 inches).

I think the shop might have done this because the power steering pump just barely clears the front sheet metal. I would have rather had a small hump put into the front sheet metal below the bumper in order to keep the wheelbase.

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2013, 08:27 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,006
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 712
Thanked 1,078 Times in 961 Posts
John, I have seen that mistake because they didn't bring the front end down to ride height when setting it up.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-20-2013, 09:56 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ohio
Age: 66
Posts: 582
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
They made two series in 1939 the 60 series, and the 80 series. 60 series needs a front end about 56" wide, 80 series can go to about 60" wide.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2013, 07:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Mineral Wells Texas
Posts: 16
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Most shops can make them pretty cheap if you can't.One of the probs with a 60 Falcon 2dr Wagon is almost everything has to be modded a little.I payed $150 to have mine made can't buy them for that and at Dearborn and Mac's you still have to have them modded
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sub framing a 57 pu Bobs1953 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 03-12-2012 10:38 AM
Framing a unibody car Greg55_99 Hotrodding Basics 2 09-10-2009 07:02 PM
nova hood skin - how to attach to framing Warrant Body - Exterior 2 11-18-2007 07:37 PM
interior framing OldSchoolChevy Interior 3 02-18-2006 09:18 PM
sub-framing lennyb Engine 3 01-01-2002 12:56 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.