The Complete Builder's Guide to Hot Rod Chassis and Suspension
The Complete Builder's Guide to Hot Rod Chassis and Suspension

The Complete Builder's Guide to Hot Rod Chassis and Suspension

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The Complete Builder's Guide to Hot Rod Chassis and Suspension
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       In How to Build Hot Rod Chassis, highly regarded hot rodding author Jeff Tann covers everything enthusiasts need to know about designing and building their new chassis and suspension system. It thoroughly explores both factory and aftermarket frames, modified factory solid-axle suspensions, and aftermarket independent front and rear suspension setups. No matter what design a reader may be considering for his own car, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis delivers a wealth of information on the pros and cons of all systems available.
Whether you end up building a traditional or retro rod and stick with a conventional system, go high-tech and get the latest and greatest, or decide on a hybrid somewhere in between, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis will guide you through the process of choosing, installing, and enjoying your hot rod's suspension.


Chapter 1: Hot-Rod Chassis Modifications
  • Early Hot-Rod Transmission Selections
  • Build or Buy a Hot-Rod Chassis? 
  • Crossmember Installation
  • Installing a Universal Power-Brake Assembly
  • 1935 and Later Chassis
  • Total Cost Involved Engineering Chassis Selections
  • Detailing a 1940 Ford Chassis 
  • Detailing a 1931 Ford Chassis 
  • Tools
Chapter 2: Solid Front Axle Suspensions
  • Installing a Posies Dropped-Front-Axle Kit and Wilwood Disc Brakes
  • Installing a Unisteer System on a Model A Chassis
Chapter 3: Independent Front Suspensions
  • Corvair System
  • Jaguar System
  • Opel System
  • Mustang II System
  • Installing a Heidts Economy Mustang II IFS System
  • Installing a Total Cost Involved Engineering 1933–1934 Ford IFS
Chapter 4: Solid Rear Axle Suspensions
  • Installing a Posies Rear Spring Kit in a 1933–1934 Ford Chassis 
  • Installing a Heidts Triangulated Four-Link Suspension System
Chapter 5: Independent Rear Suspensions
  • Jaguar System
  • Corvette System
  • Kugel System
  • Heidt System
  • Picture Gallery of Independent-Rear-Suspension Systems
Source Guide

Publisher: Cartech/SA Design
Paperback: 144 Pages w/ 655 Photos
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.4 inches
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