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Features Truly Traditional, Period perfect 1932-34 Chassis Picture thread.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Harms Way, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. FPorth
    Joined: May 20, 2015
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    FPorth

    Hi Kiwi
    Is this your chassis? I'm thinking of doing something similar...flathead with all A front and rear end.
     
  2. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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  3. zombiecat
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
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    I found this thread while looking for ideas for my coupe.
    Here are a few pictures of my Dad's roadster frame.
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  4. bct
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    20170701_193831-1.jpg Been waiting a long time to post here
     
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  5. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    from England

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    My '32 frame modified in the traditional way (mid fifties period is what I was aiming at.) Narrowed to take a '27 T roadster body. Front of chassis then has to be bent back out to get the original width at the front. '34 style centre crossmember. I had an original model A front crossmember in the front but wanted to go lower and did not want to cut the centre out of a perfectly good crossmember to lower it like it would have been done back in the day so made a new one from two pieces of 1/4'' steel. seemed like a good reason to detract from totally traditional methods.

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    Its not that easy to get stuff here in the UK so some compromises have to be made or fortunes have to be spent.

    The rear is kicked up without cutting off the original metal to help get it lower and then I boxed just the rear kick up.


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    Dropped my own model A axle

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    Recently had it painted and started assembling it last week.

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    I am building a complete and accurate new body for this from sheet metal.
     
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  6. WOW!!! Very nice work, you are a true craftsman and "traditional" is building a hot rod with your own skills and the materials you have to work with. I am always amazed at what someone with skill and vision can do. You are keeping "tradition" alive brother!
     
  7. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
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    Excellent Mindover. Where abouts in England are you? My brothers in Oxford and my father is off to visit, I reckon he's like to look at your stuff if you're close by.

    look forward to more photos of the progress.
     
  8. Felix 40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2011
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    from Wisconsin

    P1020386 (Custom).JPG P1020390 (Custom).JPG P1020392 (Custom).JPG P1020653 (Custom).JPG P1020654 (Custom).JPG P1020658 (Custom).JPG P1020280 (Custom).JPG P1020281 (Custom).JPG First off ,I have to say that all of the contributors to this thread do unbelievably great work!Looking at all the beautiful Chassis's and cars has inspired me to get going again on my 29 roadster project. These are early fab pictures.I'm a little further along than these pics(body is mounted ,motor is mocked,chassis has tires & sitting on the ground) I had some guidance from Ed in germany on how he builds his chassis's so these arent View attachment 3579956 all my ideas ,I hope you enjoy & Thank You Guys for all the inspiration & help! View attachment 3579957 P1020386 (Custom).JPG P1020390 (Custom).JPG P1020392 (Custom).JPG P1020653 (Custom).JPG P1020658 (Custom).JPG P1020654 (Custom).JPG
     
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  9. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    Thanks. I have a build thread on here. I am about two and a half hours by car from Oxford. PM me if you want any more info.

    David
     
  10. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    Thank you. I have wanted to build this car since my teens.
     
  11. This is a shot of what I am running under my 3 window build. IMG_1405.JPG
     
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  12. That is a pure work of art Dennis! Its a shame we can't see it under there!
     
  13. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
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    My '34 chassis with '48 "X" member model A front x member & '36 rear x member. 303 olds adapted to '48 Ford column shift gear box & open drive '48 rear end. 10891748_10203844472406170_7024343154657516002_n.jpg 14963063_10208689295163711_1806122910_n.jpg 14963063_10208689295163711_1806122910_n.jpg 18238904_1539438986066413_1215413817991664969_o.jpg
     
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  14. Dago 88
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    My '30 roadster on deuce rails almost a copy of my '34 except I used an Olds rear end. 19.10.2008 001.jpg 19.10.2008 006.jpg 29-08-2009 016.jpg rd23.jpg
     
  15. Dago 88
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    My '36 Ford I built in the 70's, again I used an Olds bit this time with a Hydro & a '55 Chev rear end. F.jpg K.jpg Rocket '36.jpg O.jpg
     
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  16. Retroline
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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    My Model A on '32 rails, '32 front and centre, Model A rear cross member. Dropped 33 axle, 21 stud, 37 box, 39 rear on T spring.

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  17. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
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    Im getting close a point when I have to start thinking about putting a body on this one.
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  18. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    bump. if other posting participants could reload photobucket pics to save this awesome thread.
     

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