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Model A Frame Assembly

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Designed to accept a small-block Chevy motor and TH350 transmission.
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Model A Frame Assembly

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Speedway Motors makes it easy for you to get your car rolling with our Model A frame assembly. This frame is engineered to accept our radius rod front axle and 4-bar rear suspension kits.

  • Fabricated frame rails
  • 1932 Ford front crossmember
  • Front shock mounts
  • Vega steering box mount
  • Front radius rod mounts
  • Hood hold down brackets
  • Manual brake pedal
  • Master cylinder mount
  • S/B Chevy motor mounts
  • TH350 transmission mount
  • Rear 4-bar mounts
  • Rear coil-over mounts
  • Rear panhard bar mount
  • Welded-in mounting nuts

 

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Front End Assembly for Model A Frame, Tube Axle Kit, Plain
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These front suspension packages make it easier to begin transforming your Model A frame into a rolling chassis. Kits include a 3" drop tube axle, 27" radius rods, leaf spring and shackles. Kit works well with the SM300 Pro Shocks (shocks not included).

Axle kit designed to work with frame #916-57045.

Front Axle/Suspension Tech Tips (GIF) 

Front End Assembly for Model A Frame, I-Beam Axle, Plain
(Part #91639510)
                        

These front suspension packages make it easier to begin transforming your Model A frame into a rolling chassis. Kits include a 48" I-beam axle, radius rods, leaf spring and shackles. Kit works well with the SM300 Pro Shocks (shocks not included).

Axle kit designed to work with frame #916-57045.

All I-beam axles use the Ford spindle. We have brake kits with both Chevy and Ford bolt patterns available for the Ford spindle.

The brake kit you select will determine the final track width (hub to hub). The brake kits intended for this application (the Wilwood or our 702-4475 Metric brake kit) produce a final track width of about 56-1/4". Some of the other brake kits (like the 916-31903), which are not recommended for this application, would increase the track width by over an inch.

Front Axle/Suspension Tech Tips (GIF) 

Garage Sale - Model A Frame with 1932 Rails
(Part #91657047)
                        

Building a Model A highboy on 1932 Ford frame rails is one of the all-time classic street rod recipes, but it traditionally took a bit of surgery to mate the two. Speedway Motors makes the job much easier with the Model A Plus Perimeter Frame.

This frame is built with 1932-style rails that are contoured to fit a Model A's body. The tops of the frame rails are flat so there's no cowl surgery required, and the rears are stepped in to allow for a clean fit to the body. The frame accepts Speedway's tube or beam axle Model A front suspension packages and is designed to use the triangulated four-link rear suspension.

  • Stamped 1932-style frame rails
  • Frame rails boxed from front crossmember back
  • 106-1/2" wheel base
  • Tubular center x-member assembly
  • S/B Chevy engine mounts
  • TH350 transmission mount
  • Vega steering box mount
  • Master cylinder mount (manual or power)
  • Brake pedal included
  • All body mounts in correct Model A locations
  • Valence supplied for inner wheel well face
  • Lightening holes in front shock mounts
  • Can use HEI distributor with no firewall modifications

Two different designs are available to ensure this frame will bolt up exactly as it should. Choose 1928-1929 or 1930-1931.

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Speedway Rear Suspension Kit For Model A Frame, Plain
(Part #91649057-PLN)
                        

This kit is application specific to the Model A Frame part #916-57045 and will not work with or apply to any other chassis or frame configuration as this kit does NOT include the frame 4-bar chassis brackets.  If you do not have or are not working with the Model A frame # 916-57045, you should not consider this kit.  When working with any other chassis or frame assembly other than # 916-57045, please consider the 4-bar kits suggested below, #s 916-49055 & 916-49055.

4-bar rear suspension kit # 916-49057 will only include plain or polished 4-bars, rear axle brackets, lower coilover mounts and a plain Panhard bar as pictured at left. Welding required.

916-49057 Instructions (PDF)