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Model A Frame Assembly

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

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What's in the Box

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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Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewers.
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THX138
Ashburnham, MA, USA

Extreme High Quality

September 04, 2013
I own this Speedway Model A frame and wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend this quality piece of craftsmanship to anyone. I was surprisingly pleased by the frame when received. I guess I was expecting much, much less for the price and it not being from a specialty custom chassis builder. The attention to detail is bar none. The measurements, mounts, built in threads etc... Are ALL spot-on. The frame itself is ABSOLUTELY square, true, straight and level. Every single weld is seamlessly perfect! I had researched and priced several frames before this purchase and because of budget reasons I opted for the Speedway frame and figured I could and would repair, alter and or remedy any flaws and be happy considering the immensely lower price then other custom comparison frames. MUCH to my surprise upon arrival and inspection this frame is well above and beyond anything I could have expected for triple what I paid. As a matter of fact, I have bought a similar chassis from a custom builder 5 years ago for a considerable amount more $$$$ and embarrassingly that frame for triple this cost wasn't nearly 1/2 the quality as the Speedway frame! Next few paychecks I will be ordering my suspension items and will be doing so without hesitation. I have no doubts in quality of anything I receive. Thank you Speedway for a great skeleton to my newest project, and thank you for providing a quick easy way to shop for my hobby!!!! Joe
Pros:
  • value & quality
Cons:
  • i didn't buy my first frame through speedway
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

14 questions : 16 answers

1 answers

the frame is boxed ...so are there body mount holes in the stock locations that are tapped?....or do you have to drill your own holes...and go all the way through?

abcdefg
kansas
December 22, 2014

the frame is boxed ...so are there body mount holes in the stock locations that are tapped?....or do you have to drill your own holes...and go all the way through?

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December 23, 2014
EricM
Yes this is a boxed frame and it has nuts welded in for body bolts.
2 answers

Model A chassis Was your model A chassis ever offered with a mustang steering box instead of the newer more modern vega steering box. The reason I ask is I am looking at a model A coupe that suppost to have a speedway chassis but it has a mustang box setup in it. It's a newer build chassis That I am trying to I.D. thanks Keith C

raisinracer
Las Vegas, NV, USA
November 20, 2014

Model A chassis Was your model A chassis ever offered with a mustang steering box instead of the newer more modern vega steering box. The reason I ask is I am looking at a model A coupe that suppost to have a speedway chassis but it has a mustang box setup in it. It's a newer build chassis That I am trying to I.D. thanks Keith C

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November 21, 2014
Tech
Dear Sir, I'm sorry to say that we have never offered this sort of frame with a mustang box already installed. The only way these have been offered is with the Vega steering box.
November 21, 2014
Tech
I'm sorry to say that we have never offered a frame like this with the mustang steering bod. All of the frames we have offered have a vega steering setup,
1 answers

What are the dimensions of this frame, length, width,wheel base?

jdgraves
November 02, 2014

What are the dimensions of this frame, length, width,wheel base?

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November 03, 2014
EricM
This model A frame is per the Model A dimensions and the brackets on the side are the body mount brackets. 25" wide in the front, 36" in the rear, 122” long, and 103 ½" wheelbase.
1 answers

Can it be ordered for a flathead V8 and transmission I would like to install a '51 Merc flathead and C-4 transmision. Can I order the frame with the proper mounts already in place?

Justx
September 14, 2014

Can it be ordered for a flathead V8 and transmission I would like to install a '51 Merc flathead and C-4 transmision. Can I order the frame with the proper mounts already in place?

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September 16, 2014
EricM
We apologize but we do not have a jig set up on the Model A frame for the flathead motor mounts. If you have the mounts that will utilize the bolt thru cushion kit number 7209314 fabricating the mounts should not be a problem, or part number 1353274 works with many T and A frames for installing a flathead V8.
1 answers

Are there running board mounting points on frame

Flamer
Los Angeles, CA, USA
September 06, 2014

Are there running board mounting points on frame

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September 08, 2014
EricM
Yes this frame has mounting holes for running boards as well as fender and body mount holes.
1 answers

Which front hairpins work with this frame 36" or 27"?

sacminiwheels
California, USA
March 20, 2014

Which front hairpins work with this frame 36" or 27"?

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March 24, 2014
EricM
The brackets on the frame are for the 27” hairpin/radius rod package such as in axle kit 91639510.
1 answers

Will it handle the weight and torque of a built early 392 hemi? I WILL BE USING AN EARLY OLDS 9.3" rear with 4.88 gears

ironcitymike
North Olmsted, Ohio
February 03, 2014

Will it handle the weight and torque of a built early 392 hemi? I WILL BE USING AN EARLY OLDS 9.3" rear with 4.88 gears

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February 04, 2014
EricM
We have customers with big blocks and even blown big blocks in our Speedway Model A frames. The motor mounts of course would need to be changed and the location of the Vega box mount would be another concern for clearance to your pan.
1 answers

Will a '27 Ford Tudor T body fit this frame? I have a 27 Tudor but it is on a T bucket frame. I have a 327 ci Chevy with a TH 350 and a aluminum case Powerglide.

Elvis65
California
October 18, 2013

Will a '27 Ford Tudor T body fit this frame? I have a 27 Tudor but it is on a T bucket frame. I have a 327 ci Chevy with a TH 350 and a aluminum case Powerglide.

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October 21, 2013
Jason
The model A frame number 91657045 is of different dimensions than the T’s but have been modified to work with the T bodies. The wheel base also is different so if planning on a full fendered project this would also need to be taken into account.
1 answers

If a order this frame with four bar rear end kit and ford 9" rear axle can i get appropriate mounts welded on by you

grich
Lincoln, NE, USA
June 18, 2013

If a order this frame with four bar rear end kit and ford 9" rear axle can i get appropriate mounts welded on by you

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June 19, 2013
Jason
If you order the frame, four bar kit #91649057 and the rear housing all at the same time Speedway will weld all brackets/mounts in the proper location.
1 answers

Will 1929 Closed Cab pickup body bolt up Hi. Was just wondering if a 1929 closed cab pickup body and bed will fit your model A chassis fine. I believe the factory cars and trucks shared the same frame. I would like the truck to sit low as possible while using traditional I-beam front and coil over rear suspension. Thanks

Model
December 27, 2012

Will 1929 Closed Cab pickup body bolt up Hi. Was just wondering if a 1929 closed cab pickup body and bed will fit your model A chassis fine. I believe the factory cars and trucks shared the same frame. I would like the truck to sit low as possible while using traditional I-beam front and coil over rear suspension. Thanks

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December 28, 2012
Jason
Ford used the same frame under all Model A’s from 1928-1931 including the half ton short or tall cab pickup Most guys will use our frame with an I beam axle, to set one down in the weeds there is a few things that can be done Using a Mono leaf spring will set the front down about another 1 ½ with the spring set up in the cross member and having the spacer plates under the spring so that the U bolts will tighten up. Or you could slam it with a 5 inch dropped axle and using a Posies super slider stacked springs. I don’t recommend using a Mono leaf with a 5 inch axle because of a scrub line that something could drag. Setting up the rear is easy using coil over shocks and springs but keep in mind that the shorter the spring is the stiffer the ride will be. So you have to make a happy compromise
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Front End Assembly for Model A Frame, Tube Axle Kit, Plain
(Part #91639509)
                        

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)