I received these pictures from JH Restorations as submissions to our monthly photo draw, and as I looked at the rest of the pictures in his Facebook album, I thought they would be good to use on our site too. The captions are taken right from their Facebook album.
So the body is off to paint so mow we have to finish up the frame. Here we are going to be replacing the rear stamped steel cross member with a 1″5/8 bar. This will not only clean up the look but it will give us a place to mount our sway bar.
Once we have determined where we want the bar we used a hole saw and cut out both sides of the boxed frame and slid the bar inside. This will five the frame plenty of strength when it is all welded up.
Next we had to cut the Welder Series sway bar by about an inch. The Tube was already cut off and Jordan used it as a gauge to cut the correct length off of the sway bar.
Here the bar is mocked up in the frame.
Now it is time to weld the arm to the end of the bar. This small steel ring Jordan made will ensure that enverything is centered.
Here you can see where the bar will be welded to the coupler ends on the sway bar.
Here is the final assembly before everything gets paint and powder coat.
Here is the Sway bar. The smaller Spring steel bar rides inside or the larger tube, and is issolated by poly bushing at either end. We also used Welder Series alternate swaybar mounting method.
Here is a close look at the sway bar disassembled. For more information on the set up visit www.Welderseries.com Paul and DW have always been great to deal with.
Here you can seen the black tube at the top. That is housing the Fords new sway bar.
WS22700 Universal Sway Bar
Check out the complete build of this 1955 Ford Custom Line.
I was browsing Grant Schwartz’s website (www.schwartzwelding.com) today and stumbled on this 1947 Mercury gallery. Grant is doing some neat frame work here, but what I zeroed in on was the way he mounted the brake pedal bracket. He used a Welder Series #WS25800 kit, and instead of bolting the pedal bracket to the frame using the tabs in the kit, he shortened the lower plate and set the upper plate on top of the frame rail. This is very similar to the way Lowdown Hotrods did the remote pedal kit in a Model A frame they built (pictures are on the WS25800 product page of our web store). Both these methods will get the brake pedal very close to the inside of the frame rail.
You can also see our #00206 body mount plates Grant used.
Mark sent us these pictures of his Model A frame with this note:
Just thought I’d show you my progress on the ’28 Tudor.
Small Chevy w/ 700R4…..8″ Ford w/ S& W race car 4 bar set up with some tweaking.
I made my own frame and your parts helped out greatly.
Thanks very much for using Welder Series parts, Mark.
#WS2115 transmission saddle kit
#WS18600 rear coil over mount kit
8″ Ford Panhard kit
Here are two pictures sent in by a customer who recently installed our 56″ coil-over Mustang II kit in his 1950 Oldsmobile.
Paul just got his 1937 Dodge humpback back from Grant Schwartz… could it sit any better?? Grant installed a Welder Series Mustang II kit and a new Hemi, along with some other frame work. Make a point to check out Grant’s website – lots of really neat projects, many using Welder Series parts!
Jeff (aka “Biscuit Eater” on the HAMB) is working on his first hot rod project – a ’29 Ford pickup. Recently, he bought some Welder Series parts and sent some pictures of his progress.
Thanks for using our parts, Jeff.
Jeff used our 28″ wide flat front crossmember… see how the extra-long channel creates the C notch for the spring?
You can see our driveshaft loop kit peeking out, as well as our universal rear panhard kit.
To check out the build thread on the HAMB, click here. Jeff, you’ll have $15 credit on account here at Welder Series ($5/per picture).
Grant Schwartz of Schwartz Inc. (check out his shop profile on our Shop Profile page) built a killer Model A frame using a bunch of Welder Series parts.
Paul Barber’s ’36 Dodge panel truck is getting a Welder Series Mustang II crossmember kit, and a new HEMI! Grant Schwartz is doing the work.
Garth Webb (Webber Chassis) has been in the area building cars for a long time. Conveniently, he’s about 100 feet away in the same industrial building. This has advantages for both of us – he gets to peruse the shelves (daily) when he needs a little bracket or some custom machining, and it’s good for us because… well, I think I already mentioned why. The latest project to squeeze through the doors is a 1957 Ford which will be getting a Welder Series Mustang II crossmember and some other frame work done. Since he’s so close, I’ll be posting some updates as the project moves along. Here are some pictures to kick off the party.
Here are some pictures of the front end install on this Ford:
Stolen on September 29th, from a house in Breslau Ontario. The owner is a very, very big man.
1948 Ford Business Coupe
502 BB Chev, Tubbed 9 inch Ford Turbo 400
Frenched Headlights, shaved and smoothed
Bright Red, Tan Interior- Custom painted dash and garnish mouldings