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Hot Rods Pinching a rail vertically or Zing a chassis

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by panhead_pete, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    Just thinking out loud .....

    What would I need to consider if I was to cut an A chassis with a pie cut at the firewall to tilt the front of the chassis instead of putting a Z in. Obviously the front cross member would need to reworked for the proper angle etc. Would put a fish plate etc. Will it look like crap???? Will I have other hassles???? Whats the correct term for this? Should I just go with the Z? Will Obama win etc etc
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  2. Pie cut it just before the cross member to counter the one at the fire wall. Yes a fish plate will look crap, so put it on the inside of the chassis, then box the frame, thats what I am going to do on my mates frame.
     
  3. fc ute
    Joined: Mar 7, 2001
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    pete, i have done this on a A chassis, worked real well
     
  4. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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    Yep, Done it. Like Fly said just make the same amount of pie cut just behind the cross member to bring it back to the right angle.

    Things to think of:
    It shortens the frame very slightly
    A very big cut will make it look broken
    Like you said, fish plate and box

    I think the official name of this technique is "the Bleed Sweep"

    If you want pics search my build thread (I'm too lazy to find a link, it's late)

    Pete
     

  5. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    Thanks, just been reading up on the Bleed sweep and will try and track down a copy of Mad Fab 2.
     

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