Prepping my frame

Discussion in 'Race car chassis tech' started by BrianTrick, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I wouldn’t exactly call it race car tech,but just what I like to do to some of my frames that are NOT for a concours resto. I’m getting my frame ready for the silver 70 GS. Started out as a convertible frame,opened up passages for fuel lines,cables,etc,boxed and gusset rear crossmember,pinched the wheel arches for better tire clearance,and angled the rear section to clear larger exhaust better. Now to finish deburring and smoothing,and off to get powder-coated.

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  2. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    View from topside:

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  3. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Nice touches!
  4. GS44667

    GS44667 Worlds First Stage1 Conv

    Now that's Trick...
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  5. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    56D9125A-F3C1-477E-BF3B-FEAA61BB899F.jpeg 8C8ECB48-897E-4207-97C0-33C053816BAD.jpeg Back from the powder-coater.
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  6. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Installed all my lines. I had Inline Tube bend up a 1/2” stainless fuel line. Not sure if I will even use it,but it’s a lot easier to install without the body on the frame. I enlarged the openings in the frame for this reason. I know the supply is supposed to go above the other ones,along the frame rail,but it didn’t have enough bends to do that.

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  7. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Sweet - Do you plan to use mini-tubs?
  8. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I was planning on getting the inner wheelhouses from ABC Performance,that look just like OEM inners,but give you 1.5” more width. However,the stock inners will be fine,and I don’t have to cut a rust-free car. The twists and curves in the frame arches were the sections that stuck out the furthest,and came the closest to the sidewall of the tires.
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  9. B-rock

    B-rock Well-Known Member

    Following this. I'm about to pull the body off my 65 hardtop frame. Going to box it in myself and looking for info and ideas of what I should do while I have it all apart. Looked up and performance, lots of good stuff. Some of it I can Fab up myself.
  10. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Get the ABC performance boxing kit. Will save you so much work. If you need pics let me know.
  11. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    It’s a pretty good kit,but I fabbed all of my own braces and gussets for the rear of the frame. I did a lot more than what their kits offered.
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