Randy Makes His Dream Car
1934 3 Window Coupe


This was one of the most technically challenging, and enjoyable tasks I performed.  A friend had hooked me up with a '64 Corvette rear end.  It was a steal at $125.  By the time I had replaced one half shaft and had the thing rebuilt,  I would have been far better off buying a Ford 9". This picture shows how how I setup the center line on the frame and how I used the jigs to setup initial toe-in.  I elected to use the stock cross member and weld in a 3/8" plate at the proper angle to mount the center section.

Here is the completed frame.  I boxed it all the way back and replaced the front cross member.  The center cross member was removed and replaced with a bolt in section.  I welded in the four-bar mounts and engine mounts, along with the Vega box mount.  Note the front shock mounts.  I would find out when I delivered the body and frame to the body shop that those welded in mounts are for fenderless roadsters.  How was I to know that the fender needed to bolt on right there.
I purchased the stock 1934 frame at the Pomona swap meet.  I soon realized that although square (at least to the accuracy I could measure), the rail sides were a bit wavy.  This made making measurements pretty tough when I was installing the rear end and front suspension.  So measured as closely as I could and clamped down some bar stock.  That bar stock stayed there until the frame work was completed.


Sand blasting and chopping....

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