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BILLY BOB
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted April 30, 2001 11:42 PM
I'M THINKING REAL HARD ABOUT BUILDING A MOD WITH A FORD FRONT END. I WAS WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY CHASSIS OUT THERE BEING BUILT ON FORDS. I KNOW GRT STARTED OUT WITH EM. I HEARD THEY ARE HEAVIER THAN THE METRIC AND CHEVELLE. AT BRISTOL LAST YEAR THERE WERE TWO CARS THERE WITH FORDS.
THANKS GUYS.

Mod57
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted May 01, 2001 11:44 PM
Look in the suspension section of this forum and you will see some pictures of a 2001 Champion Chassis. These cars have been built by Mike Freiden for over 20 years. They use a Ford Torino stub, and have won numerous track championships here in Iowa. Mike’s shop is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa his phone # is 319-396-7177, give him a call.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted May 01, 2001 11:58 PM
I HAVE BUILT THE FORD FRONT STEER STUB MODS A FEW TIMES. I PREFER THEM OVER THE REAR STEERS BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMILAR TO A GM IMPALA TYPE STUB. REAL EASY TO FIND PARTS FOR ALSO. THE YEARS ARE LIKE 85 TILL ABOUT 95 MAYBE LATER. THEY HOLD UP REAL WELL, DONT BEND EASY. I USE GM 12 INCH IMPALA SPINDLES AND THE RAISED UPPER AND LOWER AFCO BALL JOINTS IN THE FRONT. WITH TRIMMING THE STUB THE WEIGHT IS NOT THAT BAD, ABOUT 20 LBS OR HEAVIER THAN SIMILAR GM TYPE FRAME.

BILLY BOB
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted May 02, 2001 03:09 PM
HEY CUSTOM, IS THAT LATER YEAR MODEL FRAME LIKE THE OLD REAR STEERS OR DOES IT HAVE AN A-FRAME LOWER.
THANKS IN ADVANCE

dirtracr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted May 02, 2001 08:47 PM
billy bob, swartz race cars out of minford, ohio uses a ford clip for their mods..

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted May 02, 2001 09:40 PM
it is the later model frame that looks similar to the older rear steer but it has a a frame lower and the steering is in front.

BILLY BOB
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted May 03, 2001 07:57 AM
thank you everybody

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