Kit Descriptions

FULLY WELDED WITHOUT TORSION  

This is a frame completely welded in our frame jig, EXCEPT for the installation of the Volkswagen type-1, rear suspension unit.  We still need to know the type of rear suspension you are using as the support tube lengths vary.  The kit also includes; solid rear transmount, frame horn supports, seat back brace, shift box with tube hanger, front end clamps and bolts, 2 corner floor gussets, bracket for self aligning steering bearing, brackets for master cylinder & pedal assemblies, 8 universal tabs.

FULLY WELDED WITH TORSION

This frame is completely welded in our frame jig, AND the Volkswagen type-1, rear suspension unit is completely installed.  For this frame the customer must either supply a type-1 suspension core or pay an additional core charge.  The kit also includes; solid rear transmount, frame horn supports, seat back brace, shift box with tube hanger, front end clamps & bolts, 2 corner floor gussets, bracket for self aligning steering bearing, brackets for master cylinder & pedal assemblies, 8 universal tabs.

FULLY WELDED WITH CUSTOM TORSION

The frame is completely welded in our frame jig, AND our custom built replica of a Volkswagen type-1 suspension is installed.  This suspension unit can be ordered with or without shock towers or tubular frame horns.  No core or core charge is required.  The kit also includes; solid rear transmount, frame horn supports, seat back brace, shift box with tube hanger, front end clamps & bolts, 2 corner floor gussets, bracket for self aligning steering bearing, brackets for master cylinder & pedal assemblies, 8 universal tabs.

HIGH SIDE

This references the distance between the top and bottom frame rails and roll cage design.  The distance between the rails, at the drivers elbow is 15 ¾”.  This is 2 ½” longer than the “low side” frames.  The main sections of the roll cage are mounted front to rear with straight cross braces.  This design is similar to Sprint Cars and full competition off road race cars. This design requires an extra cross bar in the windshield area if a D.O.T. safety glass windshield is going to be installed.  Our “pickup style rear roll cage kit” is NOT available on high side frames.

KNOCK DOWN KIT

Knock down kits, are designed for economy.  The frames are the lowest price for their type, and they are the least expensive to ship.  The bottom frame rails, front clamps, and cross tubes are tack welded together in our jig.  The rest of the frame is unassembled.  All the pieces are cut to length, notched at the joints, and mandrel bent. All parts have a part number marked on them and the location of the weld joints are scribed on the tubes. Written instructions and a dimensional drawing are provided.  Assembly time varies with the skill level of the builder but 8 to 10 hours to assemble and weld is a reasonable expectation.  This kit also comes with; solid rear transmount, shift box with tube hanger, front end clamps & bolts, seat back brace, under bars have nuts welded in.

LOW SIDE

Describes the distance between the top and bottom frame rails and roll cage design.  The distance between the rails, at the drivers elbow is 13 ¼”.  This is 2 ½” less than a high rail frame.  The roll cage is constructed with side to side “hoops” in a more traditional style frame.  The front hoop design makes the installation of a D.O.T. safety glass windshield much simpler.  A windshield gasket will fit the shape of the hoop without any additions or modifications.  The design of the low side cars also allows us to offer an optional “pick up” style rear roll cage, for added carrying space.

SIDE BY SIDE TACKED KIT

The top and bottom rails for each side, as well as the uprights and diagonal braces are tack welded together in the jig.  The rest of the frame parts are cut, notched and mandrel bent and ready for assembly.  To assemble, stand the sides up, install the cross members, then the roll cage, final weld and you are ready to go.  This configuration is the next most economical way to ship a frame, after the two knock down models.  The kit also includes  solid rear trans mount, frame horn supports, seat back brace, shift box with tube hanger, front end clamps & bolts, 2 corner floor gussets, bracket for self aligning steering bearing, brackets for master cylinder & pedal assemblies, 8 universal tabs.

TOP/BOTTOM TACKED KIT

The bottom frame rails and cross-members are tack welded in the jig.  Top rails and roll cage is also tack welded in the jig, but the uprights and diagonal braces are not installed.  This makes the overall package smaller than an assembled frame to reduce shipping costs.  Install the uprights, diagonal braces and rear torsion assembly, final weld and your frame is ready to go.  This kit also includes; solid rear transmount, frame horn supports, seat back brace, shift box with tube hanger, front end clamps & bolts, 2 corner floor gussets, bracket for self aligning steering bearing, brackets for master-cylinder & pedal assemblies, 8 universal ta