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Technical 32 chassis fix

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Deuce Man, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. Deuce Man
    Joined: Jul 31, 2015
    Posts: 259

    Deuce Man

    I recently bought a very nice 32 chassis that has not seen the outdoors for over 50 years. My problem is that the rails have been bobbed right near where the rear fenders cross and there is a homemade stepped up section added, and a crossmember with coil spring cups. This was probably pretty cool back in the day as it was going under a T-bucket style 29 roadster pickup with a minimal bed on back.. I want to bring it back as a basically stock configuration deuce frame{ has a mint K member} does anyone make partial rails? I was told JW sells them but cannot find a them. Any help will be greatly appreciated Thanks Rich
    Joined: Oct 12, 2019
    Posts: 283


    I know that you can buy the rear straight part of the rails but they are not very long. Show us some pics!
  3. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,795


    I would buy a new set, use what you require and sell the rest. Just my advice.
  4. RJ’s in Mo. keeps some of the rail ends they cut off. They cut just South of the rear crossmember

  5. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 839

    from Motown

    The JW referred to is JW Rod Garage, I believe in Wisconsin.
  6. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 8,674

    from Nebraska

    I think American Stamping offers rail sections. Their frame rail dimensions are very close to original.
  7. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,096


    Shadow Rods stamps their rails in 4 pcs. Originally to be shipped easily in kit form, each rail split in the middle. The crossmember bolted together and held the rails in proper position to be welded. I helped a buddy build one years ago from the original company before Shadow Rods bought it. I don't know if they sell individual parts.

    There are a couple of threads here on building your own frame rails to duplicate 32 rails. Might get you enthused to make your replacement parts.
  8. Deuce Man
    Joined: Jul 31, 2015
    Posts: 259

    Deuce Man

    callled JW's today seems the cut off their 32 rails almost exactly where mine are cut. They do this for their 29 chassis. They are texting me pics tomorrow Thanks Guys
  9. Deuce Man
    Joined: Jul 31, 2015
    Posts: 259

    Deuce Man

    Talked to ACS they do not sell sections, I don't 'think I would have the heart to cut up a set of new rails
  10. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,641


    Call California roadster co. In Bakersfield they probably have a few laying around from the bobbed frames they do for model A’s
  11. Deuce Man
    Joined: Jul 31, 2015
    Posts: 259

    Deuce Man

    Thanks guys I now have good sources for the pieces I need to complete my bobbed 32 frame Rich

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