|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....