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Box it or not.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chuckbob, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. chuckbob
    Joined: Aug 5, 2009
    Posts: 145


    I have a 30 model A frame that is being used for a traditional style T bucket. I'm not changing the frame dimensions. It is going to run a 225 Plymouth slant 6 and a 904 auto trans. I'm not looking at beefing the HP up on the 225. So with that said, my question is: Should I box the frame or is it OK to leave it be as it is getting a low HP six?
  2. What tires are you planning on running Chuck (Bob?)?

    That will determine how much load you can put into the frame from the suspension.
  3. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,311


    well Chuckbob, there is no question here, Henry built the T & A as ATV's to run over the roads of the 20's and 30's. that frame will twist causing all kinds of problems... kind of like Boyd and blue bear:eek:
  4. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,188


    That's old steel. Box it and beef it up.

  5. chuckbob
    Joined: Aug 5, 2009
    Posts: 145


    exwestracer. Nothing wide. 16 and 15 inch WW Bias Ply tires.
    Chubbie and Ghost28. That answers it perfecly. Box it is. Thanks.
  6. If the T is steel you can get by as is but if it's fiberglas, box it. Personally I would box it either way.
  7. chuckbob
    Joined: Aug 5, 2009
    Posts: 145


    oldschool66. It's fiberglass.
    So box and beef it up is where I'm heading now.
    Thanks all for the quick replies.
  8. Definitely box the rails. Stiffens the frame immensely.
  9. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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  10. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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  11. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 496


    Take the time and box it .
  12. Heo2
    Joined: Aug 9, 2011
    Posts: 661


    A model a frame is so simple so i would build a new one
    its quicker and better than fixing a 80 years old frame

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