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30-31 Model A

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Did you weld bevel all the butt joints of the frame or just weld them without any weld prep?
 


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Did you weld bevel all the butt joints of the frame or just weld them without any weld prep?
Some grinding on the edges, we didn't go to crazy, my friend built literally 300 plus different chassis for T's A's 32's you name it over 20 some years in the business. He only had one break and that was when a customer decided after the T bucket was built to go from a 383 chevy to a blown alcohol hemi that made close to 1200hp and it was where the axle was mounted in the front got severely mangled from the front end slamming down from coming off the ground. 🤣 so he built the guy a new chassis and its still holding together with that engine from what I hear.

Long story short I trust his judgment on what we need to do and not do.
 

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Pulled the tape off the rotors woman didn't do to bad....

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Now it's time to bake them in the oven....
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Now it's time to bake them in the oven....
😉
This stuff doesn't say to bake, I know I should but I dont have a shit oven sitting around and she will loose her mind if I get the house smelling of cooking paint.
 

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Got my pieces back from the plas table. Looks good
 

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This stuff doesn't say to bake, I know I should but I dont have a shit oven sitting around and she will loose her mind if I get the house smelling of cooking paint.
A bbq can work...
But I don't blame you on not using the house oven. I only did that once....lol.
 

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If you bake parts in her oven you're likely to end up on a food free diet. Consider carefully.
 

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Slowing coming together, bent some 1/4" 4x12 plates to the bends in the frame. Got the radius rod brackets in place need to finish ran out of gas.
 

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Did some grinding and stood it up against the wall till this weekend.
 

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What is the plan for the rear suspension in regard to transverse spring, coil springs, air bags or ??
 

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What is the plan for the rear suspension in regard to transverse spring, coil springs, air bags or ??
4 link panhard bar and coil overs.

I bought 20 feet of chromoly tubing and 5/8 heim joints
 

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4 link panhard bar and coil overs.

I bought 20 feet of chromoly tubing and 5/8 heim joints
Similar to my Model A, except I design a triangulated four bar.

Food for thought: I had to Z the rear frame to get the rear crossmember high enough for the stance to be correct. The goal being to get the axle C/l to match the C/L of the rear wheel well arches.

You can see the Z in the photo below.

Z'd Frame.jpg


And how the tire radius matches Henry's wheel well arches. Sits just about right for an old school stance. If it was 2" higher... not a good look.

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Similar to my Model A, except I design a triangulated four bar.

Food for thought: I had to Z the rear frame to get the rear crossmember high enough for the stance to be correct. The goal being to get the axle C/l to match the C/L of the rear wheel well arches.

You can see the Z in the photo below.

View attachment 67308

And how the tire radius matches Henry's wheel well arches. Sits just about right for an old school stance. If it was 2" higher... not a good look.

View attachment 67310View attachment 67309
Im going 40's stance high and level. I might not even have to notch the frame that much. We will see on Sunday what we gotta do.


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