This is one I crewed for in 1985, and yes, they were framed, not tube framed. This particularly car was a Laughlin, and had long truck arms, Ford 9". They were basic and the biggest mod was the A frames. We would still get our parts straight from GM, including the floor pan, noses, windshields, and body panels. Of course the bodies may have been "tweaked" a little. I would love to see this car on track, but depending on what that car was built for (superspeedway, short track, road course) you may have some work to do to make it to turn left and right> Good Luck!