I picked up a 36 Ford frame quite cheap and some 39 axles. Flattened the rear cross member and got about a 5-6" drop from stock. I was thinking of flattening the front cross member about 2". Here is the question. Will raising the front cross member 2" interfere with a flathead or OHV engine installation? The reason I am dropping the chassis this way is that it is not costing anything and i can retain mostly stock suspension. I will take a few leafs out and maybe reverse the main spring. I might have to the notch the rear section of the frame for clearance. It is still in the planning stages and is subject to change! Eventually I plan to install a 46 cab and 38 deluxe front clip on this chassis. I have 46 brakes, 46 rear truck axle and wide five rims and drums. I would to find a flathead but might settle for a 283.