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    Frame suggestions?

     



    I want to start my first rod, but I no idea what kind of frame to use. I have read in magizines about some builders using s10 frames. I would just like to know more about this. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    Last edited by trainwreck; 11-12-2009 at 05:25 PM.

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    First you need to decide what you are building. If this is your first build of any kind start of slow and easyand get a complete car and and modify it from there. Gonna need more info on what you want first.
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    i built my truck on a modified s-10 frame check my 47 ford truck post for some pics

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    need a frame!

     



    well i wanted to start with a model a. i found a couple near me and i was looking to buy a body but didnt know about the frame.

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    I wanted to try a ford model A. Found some bodies near me, just didnt know anyhting about the frames.

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    A Model A just doesn't fit right on an S-10....seen it done and they look atrocious.... Model A's fit best on an A frame, or a modified Deuce frame....but not an S-10....
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    yeah thats what ive been told. I just dont know where i could find a frame. can i order them or do u suggest building one of my own?

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    Dave is right, leave S10 frames for S10's. You are kinda going at it backwards. Decide on the body first and buy that, then start mocking it up the way you want it to sit and design a rectangular tube frame to make that work.

    The very best way to do it is to have your body, engine, transmission, front axle assembly and wheels and tires BEFORE you start thinking about your frame. Then build a mockup frame from 2 x 4 lumber to simulate what the steel frame will look like. When it looks good build the real one out of steel to the same dimensions.

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    Thanks that makes sense. Glad you guys helped.

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    May I suggest Ed at New Age Motorsports.

    http://www.newage-motorsports.com/

    Pretty good to deal with.

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    Free--Frame--Plans

     



    Build your own frame,

    Here's a few sites that have FREE plans


    http://www.netquickposse.org/tbucket...Plans_V1_0.pdf

    http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...T_Bucket_plans

    http://ruffrodders.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31590

    http://www.nationaltbucketalliance.c.../techindex.asp

    http://www.clubhotrod.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28617

    http://www.vintagerods.ca/showthread.php?t=253

    http://www.the-antidote.com/one/1chass01.htm


    How to align a frame, install bodies & fenders & other information
    including Model A Frame dimensions,
    I like this site because it shows where all the body mounts go and holes
    for motor mounts and brackets on original frames.

    http://www.wescottsauto.com/Tech/frame_specs.html


    Build a frame with a frame jig/table

    http://ruffrodders.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36521


    S-10 FRONT CLIP HOW ITS DONE/ will work on all most all frames

    http://ruffrodders.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34342


    Good Luck
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    yeah any suggestions are great.

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    The Samari frame has been used alot lately for hotrods. Seems someone tried it and it worked well being it has a z'd frame look already built in from the factory. You might want to look in on that at your local bone yard.
    Good luck with your build.
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    Car Co in Columbus Ohio builds one of the nicest Model A frames around.
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    Forget the s10 unless you are going to put a truck on it. I started with that in mind and it just keep getting uglyer so I finally gave up and went to a tbucket . There is several companys around that builds model a frames and bodies. www.spiritcars.com www.speedwaymotors.com
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