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Making Gains

We have been building and stocking some parts. Not everything is back. Here is a list of what’s in stock right now.

 

Product Number Description Quantity Pricing
1010 1953-56 Ford F100 Dakota kit 2 $825.00 ea
1020 1957-60 Ford F100 Dakota kit 2 $825.00 ea
1030 1961-64 Ford F100 Dakota kit 0 $825.00 ea
1030 (65-66) 1965-66 Ford F100 Dakota kit 1 $825.00 ea
1050 1947-1955 GM (AD) Dakota kit 2 $962.50 ea
Early Oldsmobile engine mounts 3 $192.50 ea
Model A trans crossmember F1 Style 1 $275.00 ea
1932 Ford K-legs Straight (flat floor) 4 $275.00 kit
1932 Ford K-legs Bent (stock floor) 3 $412.50 kit
1932 Ford Full X-member (stock floor) 1 $1,320.00 kit

Studebaker stuff is not on the list of products to build. Our fixturing was damaged during our move and it’s low volume enough to not want to re-create the fixture.

We are contemplating a run of tubular control arms for the Dakota to be used with coil overs. We have a special kit to work with these arms that can be ordered with the tube set that simplifies installation.  Tube arms for Coil overs are going to be a bit expensive because of the limited runs. The crossmember we have special for the tube arms is a bit cheaper because there are not spring pockets. You will still need spindles, brakes, rack and pinion, and coil overs to complete the front suspension kit.

 

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LA Roadster Show 2017

We are in preparations to be at the 2017 LA Roadster show in Pomona, CA at the Fairplex on June 17-18th (Fathers Day weekend) in two locations this year. We will have our indoor booth again this year, but will also have a spot out in the swap area.

So far we plan on bringing out three ’32 frames with our full X members with show pricing. One will be pinched for 28/29 Model A use. We will also have our accessory K-member legs, stock style brake pedal sets and other bolt on chassis parts.

If you want to pre-order any of the product and have us deliver at the show, give us a call @ 866-553-8996

 

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More new product in the store

Recently added are dropped spindles, engine mounts and a few other goodies.

Like this, a bolt-in transmission crossmember for stock Model A frames. Allows you to use ’35 up style transmission mounts and a 48-52 Ford F1 brake and clutch pedal set. 

 

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Brake Clutch and Steering brace

Wrapping up the next phase in Courtney’s Sedan build up we needed to securely mount the steering box, brake and clutch system. With cowl steering there are some inherent issues to deal with like pedal placement and couple that with an engine mounted high in the frame and make it a manual trans! Well, space is at a premium. Poking the master cylinders through our newly fabricated and clean firewall wasn’t an option and the steering box takes up some real estate so moving the cylinders to the right side of the car is the solution we chose.

The brake and clutch pedals operate through concentric shafts housed in an aluminum tube. The brake tube is supported inside the aluminum mounting tube with PEEK plastic bushings. The inside of the brake tube is machined smooth and it supports the clutch shaft. The clutch shaft itself is made from 4340 bar stock and has three machined journals for needle bearings to ride in. You will notice there are three master cylinders. Two of which operate the brakes through a balance bar system like you would find on a race car. Brake bias is achieved through threading the balance bar left or right which moves the spherical ball mount inside the bellcrank giving a differential force advantage on one cylinder over the other.

The steering gear in this case is a late 60’s to mid 70’s MOPAR steering box with a custom made pitman arm.

Alibre' drawing of cowl support structure
Completed unit
Complete brake, clutch and steering structure