members are of extremely rigid rectangular cross section, to which
are attached the hangers and cross
members. This provides a simple, sturdy, and rigid construction,
making the replacement of frame parts
a comparatively easy job.
mounting points for the shock absorbers and bumpers, reinforcements are used in the
side members to provide
cross member is a large, rugged box section construction rigidly bolted to the
frame side members. The cross
member is reinforced by brackets riveted to the cross member and
bolted to the side members.
The use of bolts in place of rivets facilitates overhaul as the complete
front end assembly may be removed from the frame as a unit.
A pair of exceptionally sturdy box
section braces are added to the
frame, one at each side. These braces extend diagonally forward
from the second cross member to the
frame side members. They are
instrumental in stiffening up the entire front end and also maintaining the longitudinal
position of the side members
relative to each other.
Cabriolet body is a rather flexible structure as compared to a closed body and for this