Recently we found, when stopping by Walden Speed Shop in Pomona, California, that Bobby Walden was busy building a customer's chassis. Many things separate Walden's chassis from others on the market, as he fabricates his own framerails and designs his own crossmembers, too.

Some folks, when it comes to needing a removable section of tubing for a transmission mount or crossmember, use a two-hole flange butted up and bolted to another flange to connect the three pieces needed to make up the piece. Walden adapted a particular type of tubing connector found in many off-road racing applications for this job, and while the old-style flange brackets get the job done, they are bulky, and these new units are streamlined in comparison, making for a cleaner installation.

STREET RODDER found these connectors at several off-road shops in the SoCal region, as they are made by many different companies. One in particular, DeNunzio Racing Products, in Goleta, California, offers six different "stock" sizes (1-, 1.25-, 1.5-, 1.625-, 1.75-, and 2-inch couplers) machined from 4130 tubing, though they make custom-size couplers, too.

As Walden installed the connectors, we followed the steps he used to incorporate them into his chassis, so check out the process in the following photos.

SOURCE
Walden Speed Shop
1040 Price Ave
Pomona
CA  91766
909-623-3747
www.waldenspeedshop.com
DeNunzio Racing Products
800-622-3939
www.denunzioracing.com