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Old 01-27-2007, 09:53 PM
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I have the complete body to a 1932 chevy and have been looking for a chassis to put it on. I was looking for one of the era but ya.... don't want to travel much and then have to get to find that i will have to box it in.

Would like to use a front end that i have 30's chevy aone with 2 leafs springs. I like the exposed i beam look.!

I was thinking of buying some steel 2 by 4 s annd welding a frame up. Any one do this before. Can i have websites or pictures. Prices of the metal.


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Old 01-27-2007, 09:59 PM
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2x4 0.120 wall tubing will be fine..just keep it simple..You may need to do a "Z" or kickup in the front and rear to get the car down to the ride height that you want..

Take a look at my journal to see what I am speking of..

Price of metal is hard to say just what it would be in your area..I get mine from a supplier in 20 foot bar lengths..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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You will be building a frame similar to what T bucket builders use. Here are some links to project journals on this site:

And here is another build:

h0trod389's homepage has some info:

As well you should check out the National T Bucket Alliance tech pages where you will find a lot of info you might want to know.


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If you like the dual spring idea in the front look at 1/4 ellipticals rather than the full springs like that Chevrolet chassis would have originally had. The 1/4s work great and look good too.
Your other option is the "classic" early Ford based transverse spring axle setup with radius rods.
For what you're doing a simple ladder frame of 2X3 or 2X4 rectangular box tubing will work fine. As the man above said look into the frame style of a Bucket T or also a Model A.
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:25 AM
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Try to find this issue of Street Rodder:

They build a frame for $257. Bare.

In subsequent issues, they add suspension and more. All homebuilt and on a budget.
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