1940 Ford Hot Rod Frame

1940 Ford Hot Rod (Frame).

40 Ford frame with fuel cell and fiberglass engine mockup

40 Ford frame with fuel cell and fiberglass engine mockup

This was an interesting project. The idea was to strap some ware north of 700HP in to a 40 ford, with no roll cage structure to strengthen the car, but still not have it twist itself into a pretzel the first time it launched off the line. And by the way see if you can make it go around a corner like a sports car.

[IT IS ALL IN THE FRAME]

Center spine under construction

Center spine under construction

Transmission cross member, fabricated out of plate steel

Transmission cross member, fabricated out of plate steel

Fabricating the motor mount brackets that will be welded to the frame

Fabricating the motor mount brackets that will be welded to the frame

Front half of Center spine and transmission cross member

Front half of Center spine and transmission cross member

Front half of Center spine and transmission cross member

Front half of Center spine and transmission cross member

Looking at the frame threw the trunk, before adding the Corvette rear end.

Looking at the frame threw the trunk, before adding the Corvette rear end.

40 Ford frame with fuel cell and fiberglass engine mockup

40 Ford frame with fuel cell and fiberglass engine mockup

40 Ford frame with fuel cell and fiberglass engine mockup. And body ready for another prefit.

40 Ford frame with fuel cell and fiberglass engine mockup. And body ready for another prefit.

40 Ford frame Top view; this will stop it from twisting and increase handling response.

40 Ford frame Top view; this will stop it from twisting and increase handling response.