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Garage Sale - Model A Frame with 1932 Rails

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Garage Sale - Model A Frame with 1932 Rails
Garage Sale - Model A Frame with 1932 Rails

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Garage Sale - Model A Frame with 1932 Rails

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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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These frames are for unmodified 1928-1929 Ford Model A bodies or 1930-1931 Ford Model A bodies and use 1932 Ford frame rails. The chassis is NOT intended for using either Model A or 1932 fenders or running boards, though. It is intended for a "highboy" type of car (open-wheel).

  • Does NOT require modification of cowl, it just bolts on
  • Set up for a Chevy engine and TH350 transmission
  • Has mounts for a triangulated 4-bar rear suspension (sold separately)
  • Uses 27" radius rods up front

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