Category: News

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Dear Welder Series… Ford motor mount dimensions?

Dear Welder Series…
Could I please trouble you for a couple of measurements.

For Ford motor mount #F019 can you tell me A) the outside width between the ears; and B) the total length of the plate.

I’m checking suitability of these mounts for the Aussie Ford straight 6 in my Willys pickup.

Thanks, Paul.

Dear Paul…
Paul, the F019 is 3.66″ outside the ears. The plate is 8.68″ long overall.

Thanks for asking. I hope this helps.
Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… C4 Corvette control rods?

Dear Welder Series…
Interested in your 1″ OD bars except I would like fixed bushing tubes on both ends (so the length is fixed. Short 1-3/8″ bushings would be used.

These would be to replace Corvette C4 control rods as I need more clearance in a lighter weight application. One pair is approximately 11″ C-C and the other pair approximately 12.5″ C-C. Both ends welded exactly parallel to each other. I would provide exact dimensions at time of order.

Can you make these and what would be an approximate cost? And about how long to make these up? Would be ready to order in about 1-2 months.

Thank you!

Dear Bruce…
Yes, Bruce, we could do this.

They would cost $58 each. Urethane bushings would be extra, if required. Freight would be $15.00 for the pair of bars. We should be able to ship in 5 working days after receiving the length spec and payment in full.

Thanks for asking us to help with your project.
Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… Model A Mustang II spring rate?

Dear Welder Series…
Hi, I just finished putting on my new Welder Series crossmember on my 1930 model A. Every thing went smooth. Put in my old pinto 4 cyl. springs to see where it sat. Sits a little low, the rack and pinion is not straight. The tie rod ends are pointing up an inch to an inch and a half. What springs do you recommend? I have a chevy 350 in it. I also have 2″ dropped spindles.

Dear Matt…
Matt, you could check with Larry Hooper at Classic Rods and More. He has built a number of Model ‘A’s with that crossmember. I think he’ll be able to give you good info.

Here’s his number: (434) 485-1050. 

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… large bushing motor mounts?

Dear Welder Series…
On your Ford motor mount kit do you use the big urethane bushings? If so, can I buy a motor mount kit without the bushings and sleeves as I already have a set here I bought earlier from Welder Series.

I would like to have the kit un-welded. All steel parts except the bushings (and bushings sleeves of course)

Thank you,

Dear Louis…
Louis, the 2050 kit used the smaller urethane bushings. You could piece a kit together to use the large bushings. I’m sending this list of parts in a separate email.

Paul Horton

Quantity Discounts

Many of our handy parts fall under the quantity discount program, where buying 10 or more of one part number gets you 10% off each of those parts.

Let’s say you buy 10 of a $1.00 thing. The $1.00 would become $0.90 and would follow the quantity all the way up into the zillions. Well, if you want half a zillion of something, please get in touch and we can probably do better than 10%.

Dear Welder Series… 50 Chevy styleline Mustang II Questions

Dear Welder Series…
Hi Guys,
I purchased a 56″ cross member kit (WS 14340) from you guys a few years back and am just now getting around to installing it in a 50 Chevy 2-door styleline sedan.

I am going for a frame height of 6 inches (measuring just below the center of the door – from the floor to the bottom of the frame).

I have 27 inch diameter tires.

I will be using reverse eye leaf springs in the rear (probably from Posies).

I will not have air bags.

I am in the process of setting the ride heights. I am having a hard time getting the rake set front to rear.

I am used to dirt oval race cars that have frame rails that run parallel to the floor from front stub to rear kickups. They are quite easy to set the rake.

This car doesn’t seem to have rails that are parallel to the floor.

Any tips on getting the front to rear rake set??? How critical is this. As my dad says, we are not running Indy with this thing…

Same issue on the rear getting it level side to side. Can’t find a great place to put the level. I am using the rear cross member under the trunk latch but it isn’t very flat.

I am getting ready to complete the worksheet and I have a silly question but I want to be sure before I start.

On your instruction sheet WS14340N.p65, drawing numbers 2, 3 and 4, you show the front of the car to the left with an arrow and an exaggerated frame rake leaning toward the front of the car.

My frame at this location is raked the opposite way. Is this an issue??? Am I looking at it backward???

I believe this is representing the drivers side outside frame rail. Is that correct???

Thanks…love your worksheet and product so far.


Dear Mike…
Looks like a great project!

We set ride height and stance with the front fenders and hood on the car and the wheels and tires we plan to use blocked in place. This is so the car will look the way we want it when finished. We don’t try for level at any specific part of the frame rails when viewed from the side.

If you can’t put the level on top of the rails because of the body/floor panels, how about holding it under the rails?

The exaggerated rake in the drawings was to let people know that the rails don’t have to be level. Just take vertical dimensions and draw vertical lines at the points specified. It doesn’t matter which way the rails (top or bottom surfaces) slope. You are correct that dwgs 2,3, and 4 are driver’s side, outside.

Good questions. Please write again if you have other things to ask.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… 1978 3/4t four link?

Dear Welder Series…
I have a 1978 3/4 ton Chevy pick up and am wanting to change out the rear suspension. I got an estimate from a suspension shop and they wanted $2300.00 dollars just for labor!

Do you have a kit (or one that can be adapted)that I can install myself?

Dear Robert…
Robert, Welder Series has a parallel and a triangulated rear suspension kit. Both kits are generic and have been used in a wide range of frames. We put the installation sheets on our website so builders can check mounting point locations and satisfy themselves about the suitability of our kits for their application. (I haven’t built this series truck.)

Please check the installation sheets at and at With the parallel kit you will need a Panhard bar, too.

Thanks for looking at our parts.

Paul Horton

Heartbleed update: safe

If you’ve been keeping track of the Internet, you’ll recognize the word Heartbleed. No, it’s not a recently uncovered Elvis single. It’s a security vulnerability that has had pretty wide reaching effects. uses the Cloudflare service to deliver the site quicker to people all over the world, and sites running through the Cloudflare system are secure and experienced no breaches. Here’s an update from the Cloudflare people:


The Strange Way

Tim Strange has a new YouTube channel out, where he’ll be showing the basics of metal fab, body work, and maybe a rant or two once in a while.

Tim did a really cool TV show called Search and Restore, so we all know he has a face for TV… well, at least he can explain how to build and modify hot rods in your garage with no drama and no yelling. Subscribe to his channel – I’m sure you’ll learn a lot!

Garage Crawl

Our friend Grant Kay is organizing a local garage crawl on March 29… a few local shops will be open to let folks see what they’re working on over the winter. Breakfast at Kypreos at 8:30.

For more information, let me know if you’re interested and I’ll pass on Grant’s email address. Otherwise, check out his post on

New Web Store – BETA

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been switching our internal business software to a Mac based system which has provisions for a web store that actually looks good and is integrated into the software. Sorry, that was a huge circular sentence. Our old business system was outdated, and the web store option looked terrible, frankly. That’s why we went with a secondary web store that was essentially a WordPress plugin. It served us well, but the problem with it was not being integrated into our business software, so each order had to be entered manually.

To make a long story short, we’re getting a new web store!

I have many of our products uploaded, but I will be adding our complete line in the next few weeks. If you don’t see something you’re looking for, our old web store is still functioning as before, and everything will still be available there. I won’t take it down permanently because people all over the Internet have linked to various products on that store, and I don’t want people to get a “page not found” error because of a broken link. If you have an account on our old store, you will have to create a new one on our new store. You can securely use PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
Images will continue to be added periodically, and will include customer pictures as well.

Here is the link you’ve been waiting for: Please add it to your favorites.

I would really appreciate your feedback. It’s far from being finished and polished.