1930U Chassis Work
I finally got started on the frame. Itâ€™s nice to be doing something besides body work. I plan to finish the body on the dolly over the winter.
This is an original 1930U, 1931-32 PA chassis. It was modified in the late 60â€™s early 70â€™s for street and strip. I was expecting the worst when I started taking it apart but much to my surprise it came apart with no problem. I was able to knock the king pins up and out with only a 12oz hammer and brass drift. Itâ€™s primitive but I am trying to save all the old school parts and will reuse everything I can.
The Olds/Pontiac rear end has to weigh at least 200lbs. The guy that built this thing used Â½â€ plate steel to fab up all the mounting tabs for the rear suspension and rear end housing. Itâ€™s super strong but I can see some battle scars here and there.
Hereâ€™s a few shots.