Developed specifically for the 1928-29 Ford roadster, SO-CALs A-V8 Step-Boxed 32 chassis addresses all of the problems usually found when trying to recreate the traditional look of a Model-A roadster body on 32 rails. For example, the rails of the SO-CAL chassis are contoured in the front to fit the narrow profile of the 28-29 cowl. This in itself saves a huge amount of work. Also, the rear horns are “bobbed off” and we narrow the frame 7/8-inch on both sides in the rear (1-3/4 inches total) to enable the body to sit out over the frame.
As with our other Step-Boxed 32 chassis, the SO-CAL A-V8 chassis uses American Stamping rails exclusively and there is a choice of transverse leaf or coil-spring rear suspension. The only thing we've not done is move the front crossmember forward because the longer wheelbase of the Deuce frame (106 inches) already improves the profile of the Model A.
What we have done is answer all the questions and taken all the work out of building an A-V8. All the builder has to worry about is the floor and mounting the body which, of course, depends upon your choice of original, steel or glass reproduction.
NOTE: Body mounts for the A-V8 frame are extra. Please Contact Us for pricing.
NOTE: For those who want something other than a small-block Chevy motor, the SO-CAL Step-Boxed™ chassis is now available without engine or trans mounts. It will also soon be available with small-block Ford and big-block Chevy mounts. Call for more information.
All SO-CAL Step-Boxed™ frames include the following:
• Brake proportioning valve mounting pad
• In-line fuel filter mounting pad
• All crossmembers
• Engine and trans mounts
• Steering box mount
• Front Panhard bar bracket
• Front brake line tabs
• Master cylinder bracket
• Rear radius rod tabs
• Brake pedal pivot tube
Please Contact Us so that we may get you the best shipping rates available.