This project started with a bunch of 30-31 coupe body parts that were pretty rough. I didnt want to spend any money on a frame of any kind because it was doubtful that the body could be assembled. So since I have more time than money, I decided to fab my own 32 rails. Back a quite a few years ago, you couldnt get stamped repop rails. Pro rod builders used to build them something like this and some still do. It gives you lots of options for body contour and rear cross member kick-up. These rails will follow the 30-31 Model A body contour. I start with a print downloaded from Westcotts web site. Then I blew it up to full size in MS Publisher and printed it. I then taped all 16 pages together for a full size print. The lines were a little thick so I just flipped it over and refined them on the back side. I modified it a little to suit my needs. You need to subtract the thickness of the top and bottom frame pieces and also for your plasma tip. Transfer the contour onto some cheap luan underlayment and cut it for a plasma pattern. To make the top profile, I drew a centerline on the garage floor and put the floor, cowl and front cross member in place using the dimensions on the print. I then traced the contour onto luan underlayment and cut it. This pattern stops short of the rear axle. The frame is straight back there and it will be easier to add that section later. Take both patterns and lay them together with the rear axle marks in line. Make a mark somewhere midway to help locate the top to the side when you tack it together. I pieced together some .125 cold roll so cutting would be minimized. These short ends are scrapped where I work so I grabbed quite a few. The free steel was a big factor in starting this project. I happened to have this long table left over from a canoe I built but any long platform will get you off the floor. Leave a slight gap and chamfer both pieces on both sides. Finally ready to fire up the plasma. Youll need to make 4 of these. I put these cuts in to help align the top with the side and also to square the frame when the cross members are installed. To make that purdy reveal, we need to cut the 2 pieces that will be the outside. Its cut just ahead of the line on the print. Make a cut about 3 inches up from the bottom at the rear of the reveal about an inch behind the line on the print. I made a form to hammer the reveal line into the rail. Its made out of 1 ½ inch square tubing .125 thick. The pattern is made from the print.