Building the ultimate chassis or suspension for your ride can be confusing and overwhelming. Let the experts at Scott’s Hotrods build just the right chassis or suspension…application specific and will get the job done right.
Trust Scott’s Hotrods To Make Your Dream Ride A Reality
Scott’s Hotrods is dedicated to producing exceptional, coach level custom street rods, hot rods, and pro touring rides. Meticulous attention to detail, progressive design, and master fabrication by highly skilled American master fabricators. No job is too big or too small…
Why Is Scott’s Hotrods Different?
Because This Isn’t Your Daddy’s Mustang II Chassis! At Scott’s Hotrods we believe, wholeheartedly, that the key to enjoying a hotrod lies in the suspension underneath it and in making the decision to never settle for anything less than perfection.
- ``One Off`` Suspension
- Corrective Geometry
- Custom Engineered For Each Customer
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
Every Scott’s Hotrods IFS comes with a lifetime guarantee because of a refusal to use inferior materials. 1-1/8”x1/4” wall DOM seamless tubing is used to make ALL of Scott’s Hotrods A-arms, both upper and lower. Each and every one is CNC machined to provide the highest level of quality and durability. 2”x4”x3/16” wall tubing is used for every crossmember and are all 100% TIG welded for rigidity and strength.
The concept of a “one-off” suspension built for each and every customer was a difficult one to grasp because of the long standing use and availability of Mustang II’s in the hotrod and street rod community. Fortunately for us, as more and more Scott’s Hotrods IFS systems began hitting the street, the concept was realized.
Scott’s Hotrods knows that in order for a suspension to function properly, it must have the correct geometry. To achieve this, it must have all of its pivot points in the location they were designed to be in. The moment you change a single one of those pivot points, your suspension will cease to function as it was designed, which is the common mistake of those installing Mustang II’s in their cars.
When you order a Scott’s Hotrods suspension we start from scratch. We take all of your information like the type of vehicle, motor, track width, ride height and work to build you something that will net you the correct handling characteristics you are looking for. Your a-arm lengths, cross-member pivot points and entire cross-member will be unique to your vehicle. This will insure that your suspension will work exactly as advertised, guaranteed!
All of Scott’s Hotrods manufactured parts are guaranteed to be free of from manufacturers defects for the lifetime of the part. Warranty is non-transferable.
How To Choose A Weld-In or Bolt-In IFS
- Ease Of Installation, Skillset Of Installer
- Ability To Go Back To Stock
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
So, weld-in or bolt-in? When deciding on one or the other, think about 3 things; first is price. Each bolt in unit will run $500.00 more than the same unit as a weld-in. Additional time and materials make this necessary. Scott’s Hotrods have done everything we can to keep this addition as low as possible.
So what is the typical cost of a weld in a bolt in? We won’t discuss removal of the engine and sheet metal because those will vary based on car. To start though, the sheet metal and motor should be off and out of the car. It will speed things up tremendously and trying to work around them will only slow the process down.
Second thing to consider is ease of installation and skill-set of installer. This is sort of a no-brainer. If you or your installer cannot weld, or does not want to weld, the bolt-in is the one for you.
With Scott’s Hotrods weld in units we have found that the typical install takes about 2 days to install the front cross-member and weld in in complete. That does not include welding in the motor mounts or hooking the steering up. Those 2 can typically be done within 8 hours, but with the vast amount of motor options, that is only an estimate.
Scott’s Hotrods bolt-in units will install faster because there will be less “setting the car/truck up”. All your plates will already be welded in place to set ride height. In most cases the centerline is already predetermined also. Historically the complete bolt-in units will install in less than a day with only basic hand tools and mild drilling for bolts. In some cases our bolt-in units will require the installation of rack notches as well as a bung to be welded in for the steering shafts. These are application specific and will be determined once we discuss it with you.
Last thing to be aware of is the ability to return your car or truck back to stock. With 100% of Scott’s Hotrods bolt-ins, the car or truck can be returned back to stock with no effort. Nearly all of or bolt-ins do not require any welding (including the steering and motor mounts).
If you still are unsure about which way to go, just give us a call and let us help you decide. We’ll be glad to help and make sure you end up with the best choice for you and your car/truck.
All of Scott’s Hotrods manufactured parts are guaranteed to be free of from manufacturers defects for the lifetime of the part. Warranty is non-transferable. No matter weld-in or bolt-in, this does not change. It is one of the reasons that we do not manufacture a bolt-in suspension for every application. Each bolt-in IFS has been carefully engineered to provide a lifetime of service and functionality. There have been no sacrifices made in design to “accommodate” a bolt-in unit; rather, each one has been redesigned from its original weld-in application.
Why Choose Scott’s Hotrods
Justin Padfield (owner of Scott’s Hotrods) started Scott’s Hotrods ‘N Customs several years ago in a 2,000 square foot shop which has now grown to 16,000 square feet. The shop has built many of the top rod’s seen at shows and continues to fill magazine publications with new projects. Some of the many custom rods that come out of Scott’s Hotrods can been seen in our online photo galleries or any almost any rodding publication. Scott’s also has a mail order parts for rods and street trucks. So check out our site or give us a call. You could be driving one of our projects.
- No job is too big or too small
- Live Expert Sales & Service M-F 7AM-5PM (PST). There’s NEVER a dumb question!
- True USA Manufactured Products With 100% Premium Domestic Made Materials
- In-House Precision 100% TIG Welds Done & CNC Machining
- In-House Expert CAD/CAM & Solid Works Product Design
- In-House Expert Fabrication By Skilled Master Fabricators
- In-House Engineering & Manufacturing Of Our Suspension & Jigs
- Limited Lifetime Warranty On Scott’s Manufactured Products