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Old 12-16-2004, 02:14 PM
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I'm basically going to back half my 65 LeMans so I need a set of frame rails.

I've found the links to S&W Race cars and Chassisworks. Does anyone know of any other source for these?

It looks like S&W has a set that will work. 2 x 3 x 0.083 tubing. I'm going to call them to get some more specific dimensions.

Feel free to throw any advice you might have for a project like this at me.



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Take a look at how Art Morrison does this..he has pictures on his website..

I would use 2x4 0.120 wall..(11 gauge) for my frame rails unless I was building a full on Pro car with a full cage..then the 2x3 will work..

What ever you do the frame needs to be as stiff as you can get it in order to make your suspension to work well..

Hang around for a while and get more input from some of the other guys as well and look through the knowledge base and the project journals to see how this has been done by others..

This is one project for which you cannot have too much info before starting out to do it..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Yep, I was just going to suggest Art Morrison as well

And do a little looking through Chriis Alstons Chassis Works
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Oh yeah, Morrison. I knew there was one that I was forgetting. I'll check that out.

That was my worry for the tubing size and thickness. I'm thinking they expect a roll bar welded in to give the extra strength.

.120 sounds a little better to me. I have thought about just making them myself out of 2x4 .120 but it would be nice to find a reasonable alternative that's already done.

You're right 1MT, planning is the key.

Thanks guys.

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