The Roadster Shop

The Roadster Shop creates each new application for their new and expanding Fast Track muscle car chassis line in computer-aided design (CAD), then uses their CNC plasma tablet to cut the ’rails from four pieces of 10-gauge steel.

Based around C6 Corvette spindles and hubs, RS employs their own unique suspension geometry offering increased negative camber gains and a controlled roll center. The tubular control arms bring an increase in strength and additional clearance to run up to a 10-inch front wheel and 12-inch in the rear. The Fast Track IFS and IRS have been designed as a system with matched camber curves and roll centers for a dynamic front/rear balance equaling predictable performance. Lightweight materials are used with CAD to ensure strength and reduce the unsprung weight. Delrin bushings have been specifically machined to eliminate deflection while reducing vibration. Custom 300M drive axles and billet 930 CV joints have been machined specifically for this application, and have enough strength to handle in excess of 1,000 hp.

Applications:

’62-67 Nova

’67-69 F-body (Camaro/Firebird)

’70-81 F-body (Camaro/Firebird)

’64-72 Chevelle/Cutlass/GTO/Skylark

’70-74 Challenger

The Roadster Shop

’64-72 Mustang

The Cost:

Starting at 15,495

Source:

847-949-7637

www.RoadsterShop.com

Bodie Stroud

Based upon a one-off platform he developed for a major SEMA car build, Bodie Stroud has made this killer frame available to the general public. You’ve seen the awesome car that graces this chassis here in PHR: The Real Thing ’69 Mustang [Ed: July ’11]. The Real Thing sported monstrous rear wheels of the 20x14 variety, but if you prefer something more modest, the chassis is configurable based upon your specs and rolling package. The frame itself is mostly bolt-on and retains stock floorboards and firewall location, though some trimming will be required. The beefy 2x4 ’rails have boxed cutouts for exhaust routing and built-in driveshaft loop. The front suspension is an IFS designed in-house by Bodie and features revolutionary adjustable upper control arms that allow quick on-car adjustments. It also features a Flaming River steering rack. The rear is a parallel four-link with a Panhard bar and custom 9-inch centersection with a choice of internals. Engine and trans mount options are wide open, as is the mounting position for further setback over stock.

Application:

’69-70 Mustang

The Cost:

Starting at: $8,500

Source:

Bodie Stroud Industries

818-768-7600

www.BodieStroud.com

Jim Meyer

This jig-built 2x4 box-tube chassis includes all the standard options from Jim Meyer’s Pro Touring front suspension product line, like rack-and-pinion steering, tubular A-arms, and coilovers. The rear features a urethane bushed, adjustable four-link rear suspension with Jim Meyer’s Low Roll Center Panhard bar standard. Both rear ’rails and the custom 9-inch rearend housing can be ordered in any width to accommodate big tires under the quarters, but all choices are up in the air since Jim Meyer builds each chassis to order after discussing options with the customer. The chassis features an additional 2-inch step over the front suspension for killer stance. The core support mount, engine and trans mounts, and front bumper bracket holes are all in their stock locations, but it’s definitely not a bolt-on since the body sits down over the chassis and welds to the ’rails. Some floorpan and rear wheelwell modifications are required.

Application:

’67-69 F-body (Camaro/Firebird)

The Cost:

Starting at $10,495

Source:

Jim Meyer Racing Products

541-994-7717

www.JimMeyerRacing.com