The frame is now complete and only needing a few details to finish it.
Finally done 🙂
Well maybe not completely finished but all the rails are in place now, The only thing left is to finish up a few welds and wait for the sheet of metal that is to be used for the floor pan. The floor is going to be made of 16 ga. steel and welded to the lower tubes. the position of the floor should be in the same spot as it was before so I won’t get any extra headroom. At least it forces you to wear your seatbelt so you don’t hit your head on the roof every time it hits a bump.
The transmission mount came out well. cutting that old piece of frame off the car made the back end look a lot better. we used the old mount and a part of the old frame where the mount bolted to and welded it on top of the mounting plate on the trans. The part of the transmission plate that was cut off was used and welded to the new rail that went over the top of the bellhousing. with it set up this way I can still unbolt the transmission mount if I ever need to and take the transmission out easily. It should also clean up the back end of the car a lot when I get that chain cover cleaned up and painted, it will be the only thing visible out the back of the car probably.
The front suspension is completed and welded up solid. the upper rails that go where the old frame mounted are welded to the crossmember then plated on the top and bottom to make it even stronger. the lower tubes are notched out and fit on the crossmember and welded on solid. The only thing that was hard to get just right were the strut rods on the lower suspension arm. It took a little bit of messing around but it came out ok and they are very strong and should have no trouble with any kind of load I can put on them.