Model A Frame, Dimensions, Plans to Build Model A Frame

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Detailed Model A frame plans designed to produce a frame for 1928 to 1931 Model A Fords. However, the Model A frame will also work on many other cars of the same era with little or no modifications, or to replace Model A frames used in many hot rods built over the years.

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Model A Frame dimensions blueprints plans
Build a strong, modern correct Model A Frame with our dimensions, blueprints and plans.

The Ford Model A frame was designed for a 40 horsepower engine in a car with a top speed of 60 mph. When Ford came out with the 65 horsepower V-8 in 1932, they ditched the flimsy Model A frame for the much larger Deuce frame — just for the extra 25 horsepowerYou don’t even want to think of using an 85-year-old Model A frame today with a modern V-8 having ten times more horsepower!

As Tim Bernsau noted in the February, 2009 issue of ROD & CUSTOM magazine, “One of the original reasons rodders began building A’s on Deuce rails … was the fact that the Model A frames weren’t rigid enough to handle the increased power. We’ve often heard old-timers refer to Model A-framed rods as ‘flexible fliers’. It’s not a compliment.”

Here is what you need to construct a dimensionally correct Model A frame from strong new, readily available rectangular steel tubing to provide a strong backbone for your Hot Rod, Street Rod or Rat Rod. Model A frames made with these RodPlans will be much stronger than a boxed original Model A frame. — In addition, the plans show how you may build either a stock or lowered chassis, with a stock or suicide front crossmember.

While these plans are designed to produce a frame for 1928 to 1931 Model A Fords, the frame will also work on many other cars of the same era with little or no modifications, or to replace Model A frames used in many hot rods built over the years.

Model A Frame RodPlans Include:

  • How to produce a strong chassis that is built to original Model A dimensions
  • How to do it using readily available rectangular steel tubing that is 2″x4″x0.125″
  • How to turn that standard rectangular tubing into frame rails of the correct shape and profile to properly fit your street rod, hot rod, or Model A restoration.
  • Plans cover using a traditional transverse leaf spring and modifications necessary to use coilover rear suspension
  • How to adjust for Z-ing the frame to lower it
  • What you need to to do if building a fendered steet rod
  • How to adjust if building a fenderless hot rod
  • How to construct the stock style front crossmember to lower car 1.5 inches, or
  • How to build a suicide front end for that real hot rod look
  • How to lay out your Model A frame rails and work surface or bench
  • How to shape the distinctive front horns of the Model A frame rails
  • How to make the rear frame rails taper like on a stock Model A frame
  • How to assemble the frame to ensure proper alignment
  • What the appropriate guidelines and cautions regarding welding and filing of welds are

Build a Model A Frame
You will receive professionally drawn, fully-dimensioned engineering drawings that show every aspect of Model A Frame construction. The Model A Frame RodPlans drawing package includes:Six (6) big 11×17” pages showing you how make all parts, assemble them and then install the finished product successfully on your car. In addition to the drawings, you also will receive a Bill of Materials and full assembly instructions.

Just click on the “Add to Cart” button and your Model A Frame Plans will be sent to you promptly by return mail.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Jonas

    The plans are great and super easy to follow. But end up that I couldn’t start the project because of financial issues.

  2. 4 out of 5

    scott

    The plans were a start and the info was a big help.

  3. 5 out of 5

    John Brennan

    The frame of course is the place to start and these plans make it dirt simple! (This is especially good since most of us are working on this part outside anyway!)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alan Berube

    I used the plans as a starting point and went from there, I ended up with a better end result than I had planned on.

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  5. 4 out of 5

    Mark Colcy

    The plans were “Okay” unfortunately the person reading them was in way over my head. I completely obliterated the two parts cars and the working model. I felt stupid and lost when I scrapped them but they’re in a better place now…lol

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