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Old 06-05-2005, 11:17 AM
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t bucket crossmembers

im planning on building a t-bucket and found a set of plans to build my own chassis. i was wondering about crossmembers, because im new to this area. could you guys hep me out on where to put them, and that stuff?

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Old 06-05-2005, 12:56 PM
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I'd make one that would also act as a tranny mount.





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Old 06-05-2005, 01:32 PM
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thats what i was kinda thinking, and then my engine could also act like a part of the structure also.
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Basic chassis

When you get the basic rolling chassis done..front and rear axles in..the body set on..then you can set the engine bellhousing and tranny in place and let that tell you about the mounting..and where the crossmembers and engine mounts will go..

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Thats a very good point...

You will need the body mounts to be in place then set the engine and trans in and line up the motor and trans mounts accordingly...after the body is set in place.


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Depends on what material you are using really. If you are going with a thinner walled material you will want to run a solid engine and trans cross member. If you are running something like 1/4 walled material you can get by just using the engine as the cross member. I would also suggest if its possible to fit it into your build to use an X shaped member somewhere. This will give the typical ladder style T-bucket frame much more resist to twist.
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:41 AM
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Speedway motors sells pre-fabbed engine and tranny mount crossmembers, might be worth looking into....
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T-bucket frame is the simplest you could have....done right

When you begin the build of a bucket T frame you should have these components on hand:
1. The BODY with pickup bed or turtledeck. Without this how can you mount the engine/trans assembly or steering, or gas tank, or battery...get it?
2. The engine/trans...a junk block and empty trans case will be fine for mockup of motor mounts, crossmembers, etc.
3. The front axle and suspension assembly.

The front cross member is often round tubing or pipe. The front spring perch is welded to this crossmember. Yes, the "famous "suicide" perch!
The center crossmember is usually made of round tubing with a perch welded to it for the transmission support.
Some folks like to use a kind of tubular crossmember like the transmission one up under the engine. This would have the frame portions of the motor mounts welded to it on each side. This is the kind of crossmember you see in "universal" engine swap kits.
The rear crossmember may be rectangular tubing or round tubing and will have a spring perch welded to it if you're using a buggy-spring for rear suspension. If you're going with coil-overs, the crossmember would have tabs welded on for the shock mounts.
Some folks like to include another crossmember just behind the transmission one. It would usually be in line with the rear line of the "door" on the body or thereabouts and is used as a floor support/ seat riser board mounting member.
Some folks like to run 1/4"X2" piece of flatbar across the frame between the rails at the top of the kickup flush with rail on the slope as an additional support for the back of the body.
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Speedway motors sells pre-fabbed engine and tranny mount crossmembers, might be worth looking into....
Could you post a link to these? I have searched and can't find the engine crossmember.

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http://www.speedwaymotors.com/xq/asp/dept_id.225/dept_name.Street+Rod+Products/qx/dept.htm

Try this....
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