Posted 2018-11-27 9:34 AM (#574205 - in reply to #574177) Subject: Re: 1954-58 Dodge Frame Dimensions
You sir continue to be a life-saving source of incredible information. I wouldn't be where I am with this project without your support.
This is very helpful. Out of curiosity, do any of your books show diagrams of the body and/or body mount locations?
I'm working with a fab shop in Charlotte, NC that has dimensions on a '55 Coronet and they're not matching what I measured on my '56. They're close, but my measured distance from the axle centerline to the forward-most body mount (basically at the firewall) is about 4 inches off. I'm trying to figure out who's right (and judging from the photo you sent above, it's me...) But I'm wondering if there are additional body-to-frame bolts in the front that don't have a protruding bracket as these drawings clearly show that I can't physically see from under the car.
Posted 2019-10-05 8:32 PM (#588454 - in reply to #576940) Subject: RE: More 56 Dodge frame dimensions - George Liskey circa 1956
Location: Lower Mainland BC
I was out playing in the garage (painting my 56 Dodge's driver's side rocker panel) and while I had the car jacked up a bit (on the frame) (to give a better angle for painting), I got under the car (between paint coats) and got more serious about figuring out new cross-member brackets for my cast-iron Torqueflite installation project. As a result, I made some measurements of the frame just to the rear of the existing Powerflite cross-member (the new cross member will be about 3.5" to the rear of the existing one). I can confirm that the width of the frame at that point is pretty much 49 11/16" as advertised. The width of the box section of the frame at that point is about 5.5" so the space between the inner rails is about 38 11/16". The cross-member is 37 1/4" long/wide (depending on your point of view)