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frame and body question
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:36:03 AM »
well the truck did not sale which is ok . so here is the question . will my 34 ford truck cab fit on a S-10 frame ? may be a dumb idea

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 01:36:33 PM »
Just read where a guy did it whit an old chevy just had too shorten the bed some

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Re: frame and body question
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 09:30:02 PM »
I think if you measure the width at the front of the cowl of the 34 it is probably too narrow to fit.  Would not be my first choice for either donor.

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Re: frame and body question
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 01:05:50 AM »
I rescued my '34 truck from a farmer who was trying to mount it on an S10 frame. What a fiasco! Didn't fit, didn't work, looked horrible. Although S10 frames are great for many later model vehicles where the frame is hidden (like my '50 Chevy pickup) they are not suited for 1934 and below which were designed to mount on a flat frame.

Here is my '34, properly set up with a home-built box tube frame, old Ford dropped I-beam axle, transverse leaf spring, wishbone front end as the HAMB intended   ::) :-* :-X







 
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Re: frame and body question
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 09:12:08 AM »
over all how did I ride , my truck is very stiff . I no I should have spent more time looking at diff. ways to make it ride better . now I would like to make some changes . in both the front and rear .  the cab is also very cramped . for any long rides 

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 12:38:40 AM »

 ;D   When it comes to hot rods, I always thought that rough ride, loud engine, cramped cab and no amenities were GOOD things!  :P

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Re: frame and body question
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2016, 09:06:50 AM »
Anything under 1940 doesn't fit without a lot of frame work.
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