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frame swap questions
« on: May 26, 2016, 09:04:15 PM »
have a 47 ford truck, my plan has been to put a 4bt or 6bt cummins engine in it.
my question is will the original 47 frame handle either one weight and strength wise or would i be better off to do a frame swap with an s10 or ranger frame?
and if so, will the cab, box ect fit on a s10 or ranger frame?  wheel base of s10 pretty close but not sure about the width. what is everyones thoughts?
thanks a bunch!!

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Re: frame swap questions
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2016, 03:46:26 PM »
You would need to modify the original frame to handle the weight and torque - box and brace it.  S10 and Ranger frames weren't really designed for that kind of weight either; the suspension would require some fortification, ie HD coils, etc.  Yes, you can make a '47 fit on an S10 chassis. Here are some links to guys who've done it:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/700157-1947-ford-on-a-s10-frame-2.html

http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26878

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Re: frame swap questions
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2016, 05:14:11 PM »
thank you much for the input that'll be helpful!

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