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'67 Toyota Crown Ute - another air ride bagged project

 by kustombitz on 01 Apr 2021 |
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The Toyota Crown ute is progressing along, the body is fitting the modified original chassis and this is how it will look when it's dropped ... I think it has the right stance ... The framing you can see is holding the upper body together as the floor and lower sections are rusted away and have been cut out, then to be completely refabbed by us.  The frame allows us to lift the body on and off as we please during this stage.

1940 Ford Coupe chassis BBC 454 L80E 9" and air ride

 by kustombitz on 01 Apr 2021 |
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Kustom Bitz just completed a 35-41 chassis, stepped up at the rear and a reversed centre X member allow this chassis to sit 40mm off the deck. It runs a Rod Tech IFS, big block chevy and L80E auto, a 9 inch diff with floating hubs, all on modified original rails. Kustom Bitz has developed our own boxing plates that suit the original rails near on perfectly. Original Ford rails are curved from front to back there are no straight sections, so to get something that fits right we had to jig the chassis up and map them out.  This is what we do, when it just needs to be done right to make it a well engineered car.  This allowed us to make a nice transistion for a high step at the rear. We have designed in 6 inches of travel at the back, so this car can have a normal, almost stock ride height then dumped to the max when parked.

LS Engine swap and custom air bag IFS

 by kustombitz on 19 Feb 2020 |
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'67 Toyota Crown ute chassis build is going well. Got the LS engine and 6 speed manual box in place and we can use all the orginal serpentine pulleys, brackets etc. The narrow wheel track on the Toyota called for a tailored solution when it came to the front end.  These old Toyotas dont have service parts available any more so the front end had to be changed, so that made a brake upgrade alot easier too. We run R6 air bags from Air Ride sitting at a ride height of 6" for the air bag so got plenty of air volume in them for a good ride quality and a full length travel shock absorber so we get proper rebound tuning, along with a power steering rack.  So at the sill [belly of the car] we get a 5" ride hieght with a 4 inch drop, this thing will look great.

Double shear brackets - rear coil overs Hot Rod Chassis

 by kustombitz on 30 May 2019 |
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Recently in Victoria some engineers have called for the upper and lower mounts for the rear coil over shockers to be a double shear bracket.  The thoery is that the bolt has too much twisting force on it and it will break. Well thats why on Hot Rods we use a 5/8" grade 8 bolt in a single shear bracket application to over engineer it so it does not break. A typical OEM application uses a 1/2" bolt in a double shear bracket. However to please the engineer we have thought out a simple plate kit that can be welded in on the upper mounts as you see here to satisfy their requirements and should fit into most applications without too much effort or rework.  We have a lower mount bracket nutted out as well.

34 Ford Hot Rod Chassis with Winters Quickchange rear end

 by kustombitz on 27 Mar 2018 |
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We set up this winters quickchange rear end in a 34 Ford chassis on a set of our hair pin radius rods and coil over shocks.  This 34 Ford will be a hiBoy style hot rod so we bobbed the rear of the chassis and finished it off nicely so all the rear end will be on show, very nice .........

Hot Rod Chassis universal X member kits

 by kustombitz on 12 Oct 2017 |
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Shown here in this photo is one of our custom centre X member kit to be installed in an early 1950's pick up truck chassis. Supplied as shown with pre notched pipes and bent tube for tail shaft clearance as well as the rear transmission mount. 42mm x 3.2 wall mild steel will provide the rigity needed for a modified early car chassis to pass beaming tests etc.  Supplied as an unassembled flat pack as shown these are a pick up only item. POA.

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