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i am working on my 1930 ford coupe high boy. i nee to know if i can slide the body back 1 in. to get more fire wall clearance? i am useing a after market coil over frame. not a 32 frame. thanks davey nuts&bolts.....

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i am working on my 1930 ford coupe high boy. i nee to know if i can slide the body back 1 in. to get more fire wall clearance? i am useing a after market coil over frame. not a 32 frame. thanks davey nuts&bolts.....
Sure you could but then the axles will be too far forward. Why not just set the firewall back?

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i am working on my 1930 ford coupe high boy. i nee to know if i can slide the body back 1 in. to get more fire wall clearance? i am useing a after market coil over frame. not a 32 frame. thanks davey nuts&bolts.....
Well yes you can move it back,but would you really want to. You are going to cause the wheel wells on the body to be off. That is the reason people move the firewall back. Is 1" enough, if you are putting a SBC in it and need clearance for the Disb. It might be still tight at the front end of the engine.
IMO 1" is not enough as a model A is pretty small. But like I said you can do anything you want, it's all in how you want your car to look.

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Because it is a High-Boy ( no fenders ) ... I suggest you move the front crossmember forward ... or stretch the frame at the front a little.
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