1941-48 Ford Car Frames & Chassis

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 These frames & rolling chassis are designed to fit 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 Ford cars.Call for information and pricing for your specific frame or chassis needs. Proudly manufactured at our shop in Baltimore Ohio.

 Our hot rod frames feature our new boxed frame rails, constructed from 10 gauge (true 1/8”) sheet steel. Our rails mimic the original shape, contours and widths of the original frame, unlike mandrel bent box tube. The rails are fully welded and the corner welds smoothed.

 Unlike the original Ford frame, our street rod frames with our tubular crossmember create a stronger frame, but it allows room for all of the popular transmissions.

 Other options are available, such as Custom ride heights, Air ride, brake upgrades, new 3rd members and Kugel Suspension.

 

Frames

1941-48 Ford car frame, with:                                  

                Tube X member with Transmission crossmember

                Vulcanized transmission mount

                Frame Rails boxed              

                Front & Rear bumper iron holes

                Inner fender panel holes, drilled & threaded

                Body mounts, welded & bolted into place

                                                                                      FE2     $4,585            

 

1941-48 Ford car frame, with:                                    

                Rear frame rails narrowed 2” per side for wider rear wheel & tire

                Tube X member with Transmission crossmember

                Vulcanized transmission mount

                Frame Rails boxed              

                Front & Rear bumper iron holes

                Inner fender panel holes, drilled & threaded

                Body mounts, welded & bolted into place

                Requires Body modification

                                                                                     FE3     $5,475

 

 1941-48 Ford car frame, with:                                   

                *Rear Frame rails narrowed more than 2” per side

                  *Can be narrowed to a total of 23” outside to outside

                Tube X member with Transmission crossmember

                Vulcanized transmission mount

                Frame Rails boxed              

                Front & Rear bumper iron holes

                Inner fender panel holes, drilled & threaded

                Body mounts, welded & bolted into place

                Requires Body modification and custom gas tank

                                                                                     FE4     $5,725

 

Add-Ons for Frames

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Brake/Clutch Pedals  installed on Frame

Brake pedal and booster/master cylinder mount installed  add $385

 

Brake &Hydraulic Clutch pedal and booster/master cylinder mount installed   add $610

 

Motor Mounts installed on Frame

 Note, Motor mounts are only installed when we are installing the front & rear suspension for proper drive line angle and clearances.

1965-89 SBC, BBC or LT1/LT4 Chevy Pro motor mounts, installed           add $485

 

*LS Series Chevy Pro motor mounts, installed       add $485

  *Also includes 6.0/5.3/4.8 G.M. motors

 

Ford Pro motor mounts, installed       add $605

 

Chrysler Pro motor mounts, installed       add $580

 

Front Suspension or Bracket Kits installed on Frame

Street Ryde front suspension, installed, with:

                Upper control arm mounts

                Lower crossmember

                Tubular upper control arms, steel

                T-Bolts & Nuts

                Tubular lower control arms, steel

                Gas Shocks

                5 x 4.75″ GM Big Brake rotors & G.M. Calipers

                PA-30 springs

                Urethane Spring Insulators

                Power or Manual rack & pinion

                Rack bushings

                Tie rod ends

                2″ Drop or Stock Spindles

                Front Sway Bar

                                                                                     add $2,885

 

1984-87/1988-96 C4 Corvette front suspension brackets, installed with:

               Crossmember/upper arm mounts

               Coil-over or Shockwave mounts

               Urethane Lower control arm bushings and hardware

               RQ Ride Tech front coil-overs with Hyperco springs

               Power rack & pinion with mounting bushings

                                                                                     add $2,435

 

1988-96 Sweet Ryde C4 Corvette front suspension, installed, with:

               Crossmember/upper arm mounts              

               Coil-over or Shockwave mounts 

               Urethane Lower control arm bushings and hardware         

               RQ Ride Tech front coil-overs with Hyperco springs          

               Power rack & pinion with mounting bushings

               Front Sway Bar  

               *Used 1988-96 Vette Suspension, 12 1/4″ brake system    

               *Non refurbished, No warranty on parts other than being straight parts

                                                                                     add $4,355

 

Rear Suspension installed on Frame

Rear leaf spring suspension, installed with:

                Leaf springs

                Front hangers

                Rear shackles bushings and tubes

                Rear shackle hangers

                U-bolts

                Spring retainer plates

                Axle pads

                Shocks

                *For FE2 frame only

                                                                                     add $1,270

 

Triangulated 4-bar rear suspension, installed with:

                Upper bars, steel

                Lower bars, steel

                Frame brackets

                Rear axle brackets

                RQ Ride Tech rear coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                *For FE2 frame only

                                                                                     add $1,655

 

Parallel 4-bar rear suspension, installed with:

                Link bars, steel

                Frame brackets

                Rear axle brackets

                Upper coil-over mounts

                Panhard bar and brackets

                RQ Ride Tech rear coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                *For FE2 or FE3 frame only

                                                                                     add $2,115

 

Pro-Street 4- bar rear suspension, installed with:

                Link bars, steel

                Frame brackets

                Rear axle brackets

                Panhard bar and brackets

                RQ Ride Tech rear coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                *For FE4 frame only

                                                                                     add $2,115

 

1984-87 or 1988-96 C4 Corvette rear brackets, installed with:

                Trailing bar mounts

                Coil-over mounts

                Pinion mounts

                Rear Cover mounts

                RQ Ride Tech rear coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                Narrow Vette rear parts and include:    

                                Steel camber bars

                                Urethane rear cover bushing

                                *For FE4 frame only

                                                                                     add $3,300

 

Rear Ends installed on Frame

9″ Ford rear, installed, with:

                New heavy duty tapered center

                1/4″ wall axle tubes

                Billet flanges

                Stainless breather vent

                New Hardened 28 or 31 spline axles

                Wheel studs, 4.5″ Ford or 4.75″ GM bolt pattern

                Axle seals

                Bearings

                Bearing retainers

                Center section studs

                10.5” Disc brakes with parking brake in calipers

                                                                                     add $2,245

 

*Used 1988-96 C4 Corvette rear, Dana 36, installed, with:

                Half Shafts

                Rear Cover

                Toe-in Adjuster

                Trailing bars

                Hub Carriers

                Rotors

                Calipers

                Center Section

                *Non refurbished, No warranty on parts other than being straight parts

                                                                                     add $1,535