I've said it before but there probably hasn't been a better time to tackle a project car (the economy notwithstanding) given the extraordinary aftermarket industry we enjoy, and while it's not exactly rocket science to fabricate engine and transmission mounts at home, sometimes it's simply not worth the effort when someone has already done all the hard work for you.

In the case of the above mounts for '49-54 Chevy cars, that someone is Walton Fabrication. There's no mocking up motors and transmissions to get the correct location or angle, and the entire installation is almost a bolt-in job. It's so simple in fact that it's an easy weekend project, though of course you'll still have to hook up an exhaust and cooling system as well as swap out the closed driveline rearend before you'll have a driver, but that's to be expected. The transmission crossmember bolts in where the original's rivets were and accepts all GM transmissions, though in the case of the car shown here, where a 200-4R transmission from Gearstar Inc. was used, a slightly modified version is required to allow clearance for the sump pan and speedometer drive. If you fancy ditching that straight-six and dropping in a small-block Chevy, it couldn't be simpler than this.

SOURCE
Walton Fabrication
1933 W. 11th St., Ste. H Dept. CRM
Upland
CA  91786
Gearstar Inc.