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1935-1940 Ford Chassis
1935-1940 Ford Chassis
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Our Price: $11,950.00

Product Code: 1940FCRC

This generation of Ford continues to mark its place in street rodding, and like previous generations, all body styles share the same chassis. Our reproduction chassis is made from 4-piece rails built and fully boxed in stout fixtures. This method insures that the original contours and shape are maintained and will match your body perfectly. Our recommended front suspension is a Heidts or TCI Mustang II IFS. A traditional axle front end, Kugel Komponents IFS or Heidts Superide IFS is also available. In the rear, we recommend parallel leaf springs which we feel provide superior ride quality for these larger cars. We use a custom made spring pack which lowers the rear of the car and provides a nice hot-rod rake when combined with the IFS. To further lower the rear another 2”, we can mount these springs inboard of the frame, rather than under. A triangulated or parallel 4-bar is also an option. Another common customization to this chassis is ‘stepping’ the rear frame section inward 2” to accommodate larger tires. Not to be confused with a radical pro-street look, this helps get some bigger meats under the car without modifying the fenders.

We can build yours with a traditional axle front end, or make it handle like a modern sports car with independent front and/or rear suspension systems. For an independent front, the Heidt's Mustang II is a good choice for both value and high-performance but an upgrade to a Kugel Komponents or Heidts Superide II IFS is available for even more 'show and go'. In the rear, we spec this car chassis with a street-rod specific set of lowered leaf springs that compliment drop axle or drop spindle front ends. While we prefer the ride of the leaf springs on this heavier car (especially if it is a sedan), a triangulated 4-bar and/or air bags are optional upgrades.

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
Mustang II Independent front suspension, including:
  • Tubular A-arms
  • Hubs, 2” dropped spindles, and 11” disc brakes
  • Coil springs and shocks
  • rack and pinion steering
Complete rear suspension, including
  • New Ford 9" housing (no 3rd member)
  • New Dutchman axles
  • Wilwood 12” disc brakes with integral emergency brake
  • Leaf springs and shocks

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.
Front Suspension options:

  • Mustang II Options:
    • Power Steering - $100
    • Sway Bar, installed - $250
    • Coil-over shocks - $400
    • Polished Stainless Steel Control Arms - $850
    • Wilwood calipers to match rear brakes - $400
  • Heidts Superide II IFS - $1000
    • Inlcudes coil-overs and Wilwood calipers standard
    • Additional Superide IFS Options:
      • Polished stainless steel a-arms & ball joint caps - $740
      • Power rack and pinion steering - $100
      • Sway Bar, installed - $300
  • Kugel Komponents IFS - $1200
    • Inlcudes coil-overs, sway bar, and Wilwood calipers standard
    • Additional Kugel IFS Options:
      • Tubular stainless steel a-arms - $300
      • CAST stainless steel a-arms - $400
      • Polish and Chrome Show option for either of the above, $650
      • Power rack and pinion steering - $250 ($350 for chrome)
  • Pete & Jakes Dropped-Axle Suspension - Base package upgrade - $1000
    • Contact us for additional axle options
Rear Suspension Options
  • Triangulated 4-bar with QA1 or Alden coilovers - $225 (Polished stainless bars/chrome springs - $450)
  • Sway bar, torsion style, installed - $400
  • 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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