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1928-1931 Ford Chassis
1928-1931 Ford Chassis
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Product Code: 1931FCRC

The original Model A frame is a simple, effective design well suited to performance improvements for street rodding. Our chassis maintains the stock dimensions, but modifications are possible depending on your project needs. We generally recommend kicking up the rear crossmember a minimum of 3” to enhance the car’s rake, and lower the ride-height of your body. This gets your A down for a proper street rod stance but will require cutting the floor in your body. Another popular option for the Model A bodies is to mount it to a slightly-modified ’32 Ford chassis. Please see the 1932 Ford chassis section for details and pricing for this chassis. We can build your Model A Ford Complete Rolling Chassis with a traditional axle front end, or make it handle like a modern sports car with independent front and rear suspension systems. For an independent front, we recommend Kugel Komponents as it is the best looking, highest quality IFS made. (Note: The Mustang II IFS is not recommended for this body due to the front fender-to-frame design which is similar to a ’32 Ford. Heidt's Superide also available.) In the rear, the triangulated 4-bar is a good choice given the size and weight of these cars. There are also many customizations available on this chassis. Stretched front axles, pinched rails, bobbed rails (front and rear), raised rear crossmember, etc. are all built to order. If you’ve seen it at a car show, we can probably do it!

The following describes our 'standard' Complete Rolling Package that can be used as a starting point for planning your custom build. Each chassis is built to your specs and we can typically accommodate special requests or build features - just ask!

Perimeter Frame
  • 10 gauge steel frame rails, fully boxed
  • motor mounts and removable transmission drop-out installed (to your spec)
  • tubular X-member or K-member center section
Front Suspension – your choice of:
  • Pete and Jakes dropped axle front-end with Vega steering box OR Kugel Komponents IFS with rack and pinion steering
  • Both are complete hub-to-hub with all steering arms, rods, etc. and disc brakes
Complete rear suspension, including:Triangulated 4-bar with QA1 or Alden coil over shocks
  • New Ford 9" housing, no 3rd member
  • New Dutchman axles
  • Wilwood 12” rear disc brakes with integral parking brake
Power Brake Package, including:
  • Dual power booster/master cylinder, mounting bracket, and brake pedal

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS: Option prices are subject to change. Please call or email for your custom quote and current pricing.

Solid front axle options:
  • Chrome front shocks - $35
  • Chrome front tube axle - $250; Chrome Superbell I-beam axle - $350
  • Chromed Hairpins - $125
  • Front axle Chrome Package – everything chromed - $1000
  • Front axle Show Package Upgrade for axle front end - $1800
    • replaces chrome rods with stainless steel
    • replaces GM calipers with polished Wilwood units
    • stainless pitman arm
  • Unisteer Cross-Steer rack and pinion (replaces Vega box) - $100
Kugel Komponents IFS options:
  • Phase I IFS, with stainless steel a-arms - $300
  • Phase II IFS, with CAST stainless steel a-arms - $400
  • Polish and Chrome Show option for either of the above, $600
  • Power rack and pinion steering - $250 ($350 for chrome)
Rear Suspension Options
  • Polished stainless rear 4-bar with chrome springs - $225
  • Kugel Komponents Independent Rear Suspension – starting at $3750
Other Options
  • Steel brake lines installed with residual valves, brake light switch, and Earls braided lines to calipers - $525 ($850 in stainless)
  • New Ford 9” 3rd member, Posi/Tru-Trac - $1100

** If there is an option you want but don't see listed, just ask! If you have seen it at a car show or in a magazine, we can do it!

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