Chris Alston’s New Frames For Custom-Built Classics

If you are looking for a complete frame solution for your classic, we might have found the perfect package for your ride. From Chris Alston’s Chassisworks, comes the next step in the evolution of vehicle building – the Custom-Fit Frame program.

According to the Chassisworks website, you can avoid the hassle of extensive floor repairs on your custom build with Chassisworks’ new custom-fit frame and prefab floor system. We’re told this is a complete chassis solution for most cars and trucks. The Chassisworks custom-fit frame and simple trim-to-fit floor and tub system welds directly to the vehicle, creating a cohesive structure and saves valuable time and expense that is normally wasted repairing and mini-tubbing the stock floor. The frame comes in two versions to suit almost any configuration.

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The Perimeter-X frame adds an extra level of stability not found in an OE frame. Hub-to-hub widths range from 51 to 65 inches, in one-inch increments. Rear frame widths vary by rear suspension style.

 

First, is the Perimeter-X. This frame incorporates both a perimeter and center-X structure. The center span provides significant increase in chassis stiffness and power-handling capacity for extreme Pro Touring, G-machine, and street car or truck applications. It features seriously stout 4×2-inch, .120-inch thick-wall, boxed-tubing frame. The front suspension consists of Chassisworks’ g-Machine double-A-arm and rack-and-pinion system. The rear suspension choices include a canted four-link, torque arm, IRS, parallel four-link, or ladder bar systems.

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Gusseting and boxing an OE frame will still not get you the stability delivered by the Chris Alston Straight-Rail Frame.

The Straight-Rail Full Frame is also made of 4×2-inch, .120-inch thick-wall, boxed-tubing. The materials along make both of these frame styles the ultimate in stability inducing foundation. The front suspension is also Chassisworks’ g-Machine double-A-arm with a rack-and-pinion steering system. Just like the Perimeter X, the rear suspension choices include a canted four-link, torque arm, IRS, parallel four-link, or ladder bar systems.

  • Both frames can be configured to fit virtually any engine combination of popular GM, Ford, and Pontiac engines.
  • Tin kits include interior and trunk floor, firewall, transmission and driveshaft tunnel, and wheel tubs.
  • Brake kits ranging from 11.75- to 15-inch.
  • Rearends can be configured with either late Big Ford or Chassisworks Pro Touring Floater housing ends.
  • Fabricated FAB9 rearend housings for all suspensions.

To find out more about these new frames – or other Chassisworks components, click here to learn more.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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