Chassisworks supplies the final number in the equation. It is the distance from the outside of the frame to the wheelhub mounting surface on the A-arm suspension. In this case, it is 131⁄4 inches on each side. Taking the original 71-inch lip measurement, we subtracted both suspension widths, both hub measurements, and 8 inches for the wheel to inner fender clearance on each side to get the frame width. Here’s the math: 71 – 26.25 – 8 – 8 = 28.75 inches. After we double-checked everything, we yanked the engine.Chassisworks supplies the final number in the equation. It is the distance from the outsid To preserve vintage Mopar parts, we gave the Slant Six to a local enthusiast instead of junking it. You’re welcome.To preserve vintage Mopar parts, we gave the Slant Six to a local enthusiast instead of ju The last measurement is for ground clearance at the bottom of the frame at the front of the rocker panel. Again, we did an informal tape-measure survey and found that most street machines sit 6 inches or more off the ground at the frame where it bends (arrow) up toward the firewall. We needed a frame width of 29 inches and 6 inches of ground clearance.The last measurement is for ground clearance at the bottom of the frame at the front of th With the frame on the way, we thrashed all the sheetmetal off the front end and prepared the fire wrench.With the frame on the way, we thrashed all the sheetmetal off the front end and prepared t New Car Craft fabricator Grant Petersen knocked a couple of holes in the sheetmetal so we could get at the inner fenders with the Sawzall.New Car Craft fabricator Grant Petersen knocked a couple of holes in the sheetmetal so we We would have cut the front off cleanly to preserve the inner fender sheetmetal for a rust-belt parts hoarder, but someone had already cut it up to position the down tubes. We don’t recommend this on your ’70 ’Cuda.We would have cut the front off cleanly to preserve the inner fender sheetmetal for a rust With the front end cut away, the big-bolt pattern brake swap parts will be going to the local swap meet. It’s gone by the time you read this.With the front end cut away, the big-bolt pattern brake swap parts will be going to the lo The final cleanup meant sawing off the ends of the down tubes so we can weld them to the new front subframe when it gets here.The final cleanup meant sawing off the ends of the down tubes so we can weld them to the n We also used the plasma cutter to skim off all the protruding metal, plus we wanted to run this cool photo in the magazine.We also used the plasma cutter to skim off all the protruding metal, plus we wanted to run Street or Strip? There are many choices to make when you open a Chassisworks catalog, so what to pick? If you are going to drive the car on the street 90 percent of the time and drag race 10 percent of the time, order the 2x3 boxed frame with 0.120 wall thickness. It automatically comes with the stronger Mustang II rack-and-pinion steering and forged spindle. If you are like us and plan to trailer the car for race days, then cruise to the drive-in once a month, get the 2x3 with the 0.083 wall thickness and the lighter Pinto rack-and-pinion and fabricated spindles. In our case, we also chose the 2x3 over the 15⁄8-inch round tube front frame because the 2x3 is easier for the home builder to work with, and the Demon already has a 2x3 frame in the rear of the car. Since the front of the frame is only going to sit 6 inches off the ground, we also avoided the drop spindles. Finally, if you are not comfortable with suspension geometry to the point where you can accurately weld your own fixtures, buy the prewelded kit instead. SOURCES Summit Racing Equipment PO Box 909 Akron OH 44398 800-230-3030 330-630-0240 www.summitracing.com Chris Alston's Chassisworks 8661 Younger Creek Drive Sacramento CA 95828 916-388-0288 www.cachassisworks.com Lincoln Electric 22801 St. Clair Ave Cleveland OH 44117 216-481-8100 www.lincolnelectric.com Miller Electric 1635 W. Spencer Street Appleton WI 54912 920-734-9821 www.millerwelds.com Glasstek Naperville IL 630-978-9897 www.glasstek.com eBay Motors www.ebaymotors.com Speedway Motors 340 Victory Lane Lincoln ME 68528 800-979-0122 www.speedwaymotors.com « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Douglas R. Glad Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!