Dear Welder Series… 1934 Dodge coupe MII

Dear Welder Series…
I am interested in your weld-it series x-member, my question is can it be flipped around to create a rear steer x-member? Thank you very much Gerald

Dear Gerald…
Sorry, it’s not as easy as that. Mustang II spindles aren’t designed to
be rear-steered. Heidt’s, TCI, and Kugel all use a spindle that they
designed to be rear-steer. Usually, a Chrysler rack (Omni or K-car) is
used and these racks have different mounts from the MII.
Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series…
THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE . YOU SAVED ME A BIG HEADACHE . I’LL PROBABLY STICK WITH THE MII ,TO KEEP IT SIMPLE….CAN YOU TELL ME, IF I USE YOUR 58″ TRACK X-MEMBER, WHAT IS THE MEASUREMENT BETWEEN THE FRAME RAILS?
I’M USING A 354 HEMI IN MY PROJECT AND I COULD USE A COUPLE EXTRA INCHES IN THAT AREA. THANKS AGAIN YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP… JERRY

Dear Jerry…
For a 58″ crossmember, here are some frame width considerations:

The 58″ upper towers can’t be more than 28″ apart, so that would be the minimum frame width outside. 30″ would be better, as it will let the tower weld to the top and outside of the frame.
The 58″ crossmember is 32″ wide, so that would be the max frame width inside. 30″ would be better, as it would let the crossmember weld to the inside and bottom of the frame.

There are “work-arounds” to accommodate frame dimensions narrower or wider than those above. Even with the dimensions given the frame to ground dimension and spindle height will have an effect on the min and max frame width.

I hope this helps. Please write again if you need more information.

Paul

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