This chassis was built by Boyd in the early
'80's. Alan had a few things he wanted to change. One was the front
crossmember. He really wants the car to sit good, so we built a new, flat
front crossmember. Combined with a superlow front spring and the car
should sit real well.
we added polished stainless brakelines, also moved the motor mounts back
1.5" (better radiator clearance for a mechanical fan with shroud). We
also relocated the steering box for better geometery between the tie rod
and drag link.
chassis originally had a fruit jar master cylinder. Something you really
don't want to use today. Unfortunately there wasn't room to just drop a
new dual master cylinder in, so we removed the fruit jar and started
had to lower the brake/clutch arm a little (new master a little taller
than fruit jar), move the mount forward a little, notch the back
crossmember and also mill a bit of the length of the master. We also
needed to move the clutch linkage pivot arm back. A bunch of little
things in order to make it work, but it's all in now.
also boxed the motor mounts after the were moved back - adds a little
strength and looks nice
wanted a rear sway bar, so we adapted a TCI unit. It was just a matter of
changing the brackets that bolt to the chassis and making new pieces to
attach the arms to the ladder bars
|Here's the chassis ready for the body to be bolted on so the rest of the buildup can proceed.|