T Bucket Chassis
29 A Roof Fill
29 A Sport Coupe
30 AA Truck
30 Ford A Woody Camper
31 Chevy Coupe
36 Plymoth Mustang II
37 Chevy Coupe
1941 Cadillac Tudor Sedan
46 Dodge Truck
47 Dodge Sedan Rod
48 Chevy Truck
49 Chevy 3100 Pkup
49 Caddilac Sedan
50 Chevallac Frame
50 Chevy Pkup Chop
1950 Chevrolet Kustom Pickup
55 Merc Build Book
56 Chevy 4 Dr Htp
57 Chevy Hardtop
65 SS Impala Conv
67 Dart GTS
67 C10 Kustom


36 Plymouth Front Axle Change Over

Allan had purchased this 36 as is and wanted a better ride, better steering and different stance on the car. This is the installation of a modified Mustang/Pinto front end and power steering.

The first thing is to get the front sheet metal off and mark the frame for reference.
This is the front straight axle with disk brake conversion. It's a nice setup and was sold very quickly.
We had to change the engine mounts from a front mount to a side mount for cross member clearance. Here both are shown.
After measuring 3-4 times the cross member is ready to go in.
The frame needed to be notched on both sides to allow the cross member to fit. We also pushed the cross member up to lower the car more.
The cross member is mounted and welded into place. Cross member should be parallel or level with the ground, not the frame.
A side shot of the cross member installed. It is fully welded all the way around the top and both sides.
Borgerson joints and double D shafts make up the new steering shaft. The ride and steering are much better.
The power steering pump, rack and pinion and fenders are installed. Here is the final rake, a good 4-5" drop from the straight axle. Some small tires were required for turning clearance.

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