Saturday, June 12, 2010

Louvered Panels and a '34 Ford Frame

Two louvered panels our shop recently punched out for an nostalgic drag car being built up our way. 36 louvers in each aluminium panel.

Second, is a '34 Ford frame we recently completed which came to our shop as a rolling chassis. The front end has a nice set of split wishbones and drop axle set up, however; the rear was donated from an 80's Corvette suffering from instalation issues. The half shafts and brake calipers were hitting the frame rails !

After some discussion, the customer (his first hot rod build) decided to switch the rear end to a Chrysler 8 3/4" which certainly has the nostalgic feel to accompany the 331 Chrysler hemi, three pedals, air plane seats and steelies wrapped with wide whites.

The customer wished to retain the center cross member, so we made some alterations to accept the new rear end. The rear end is now suspended with a set of QA1 coil-overs and ladder bars. A custom rear cross member was manufactured at our shop, notched, to allow for proper travel of the third member.

See more pic's of the '34 build below....

Have fun Al and great working with you ....