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The Complete Builder's Guide to Hot Rod Chassis & Suspension

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

One thing that has become very evident when browsing through the latest rodding magazines is that there is no shortage of options regarding suspensions for your rodding project. Various advertisers feature their latest fancy complete independent set-ups, while car features cover a combination of both the latest and greatest vs. traditional styles of suspensions. Which ones are the best? How hard are they to install, and how much is it going to cost?

In How to Build Hot Rod Chassis, highly regarded hot rodding author Jeff Tann covers everything enthusiasts need to know about designing and building their new chassis and suspension system. It thoroughly explores both factory and aftermarket frames, modified factory solid-axle suspensions, and aftermarket independent front and rear suspension setups. No matter what design a reader may be considering for his own car, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis delivers a wealth of information on the pros and cons of all systems available.

Whether you end up building a traditional or retro rod and stick with a conventional system, go high-tech and get the latest and greatest, or decide on a hybrid somewhere in between, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis will guide you through the process of choosing, installing, and enjoying your hot rod's suspension.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

One thing that has become very evident when browsing through the latest rodding magazines is that there is no shortage of options regarding suspensions for your rodding project. Various advertisers feature their latest fancy complete independent set-ups, while car features cover a combination of both the latest and greatest vs. traditional styles of suspensions. Which ones are the best? How hard are they to install, and how much is it going to cost?

In How to Build Hot Rod Chassis, highly regarded hot rodding author Jeff Tann covers everything enthusiasts need to know about designing and building their new chassis and suspension system. It thoroughly explores both factory and aftermarket frames, modified factory solid-axle suspensions, and aftermarket independent front and rear suspension setups. No matter what design a reader may be considering for his own car, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis delivers a wealth of information on the pros and cons of all systems available.

Whether you end up building a traditional or retro rod and stick with a conventional system, go high-tech and get the latest and greatest, or decide on a hybrid somewhere in between, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis will guide you through the process of choosing, installing, and enjoying your hot rod's suspension.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 655 B/W photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613251409
Product Code : SA185P

Preface

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: Hot-Rod Chassis Modifications

Early Hot-Rod Transmission Selections

Build or Buy a Hot-Rod Chassis? 

Crossmember Installation

Installing a Universal Power-Brake Assembly

1935 and Later Chassis

Total Cost Involved Engineering Chassis Selections

Detailing a 1940 Ford Chassis 

Detailing a 1931 Ford Chassis 

Tools

 

Chapter 2: Solid Front Axle Suspensions

Installing a Posies Dropped-Front-Axle Kit and Wilwood Disc Brakes

Installing a Unisteer System on a Model A Chassis

 

Chapter 3: Independent Front Suspensions

Corvair System

Jaguar System

Opel System

Mustang II System

Installing a Heidts Economy Mustang II IFS System

Installing a Total Cost Involved Engineering 1933–1934 Ford IFS

 

Chapter 4: Solid Rear Axle Suspensions

Installing a Posies Rear Spring Kit in a 1933–1934 Ford Chassis 

Installing a Heidts Triangulated Four-Link Suspension System

 

Chapter 5: Independent Rear Suspensions

Jaguar System

Corvette System

Kugel System

Heidt System

Picture Gallery of Independent-Rear-Suspension Systems

 

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