Whether it be a direct replacement or universal truck chassis, Jim Meyer Racing Products has an application to suit any truck out there, ranging from '28-87. In terms of direct replacement chassis, Jim Meyer Racing products offers a chassis for '55-59 and '60-72 Chevy trucks. All others trucks can employ one of Jim Meyer's top-end universal, heavy-duty truck chassis. Each chassis is a jig-built mandrel-bent chassis with 2x4x0.120-inch wall box-tubing with 2x5-inch main framerails. Their custom jig-built chassis feature stock cab mounts, core support mounts, and front bed mounts all in the stock locations. The chassis also move the fuel tank out of the cab to the rear of the frame. The chassis also include heavy-duty IFS with an 11-inch GM brake package, 1 1/4x0.156-inch wall lower A-arms and 1x0.156-inch wall upper A-arms suspended by aluminum adjustable coilover shocks. The 2x4x0.188-inch wall front crossmember holds a Mustang '79-93 manual rack-and-pinion steering unit. Another cool factor to Jim Meyer chassis are the fact they feature adjustable stance, of about 4 inches. The package also includes a 9-inch housing with four-link, Panhard rod and coilover shocks with adjustable valving. Other key features include an adjustable trans crossmember-for any GM trans-and either side- or pedestal-style motor mounts utilizing 1 1/2-inch diameter urethane bushings for both GM small-block and big-block motors. Options above and beyond the standard chassis include custom-width 9-inch rearends, large diameter disc brake kits, steering linkage kits, master cylinder/booster kits, as well as other industry options.
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If early Ford trucks are your game, then Speedway Motors is a name you won't want to forget. When it comes to searching for a '35-40 Ford truck chassis, Speedway has you covered. Speedway's '35-40 Ford frame assembly features fabricated, fully boxed framerails that are laser cut from 11-gauge plate and welded on a jig. It also features a Mustang II front crossmember, which is TIG welded for optimum strength and appearance; as is the tubular center crossmember assembly, which also incorporates a transmission mount and brake pedal mount and arm. Body mounting nuts are welded in the frame for clean, easy assembly. The frame is set up to accept Mustang II-style independent front suspension components, and can accommodate various styles of rear suspensions.
Speedway Motors also offers everything you need to turn your frame into a rolling chassis, including Mustang II IFS parts, rear suspension kits, rear axles, engine mounts, and brake components. If your tastes fall for earlier Ford trucks, Speedway also has chassis for '28-31 Ford Model A, '32 Ford, and '33-34 Ford trucks.