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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Arrowood Rod & Kustom, Sep 23, 2010.
Got any more pics,?? that one is a little dark,
would like to know what grille that is..
does anyone have an idea if a cummins diesel would fit in a 1946 1.5 ton engine bay.
i ask because i am buying a 46 and want to drop the cab on a 1997 dodge 1 ton chassis with a cummins.\
im afraid the radiators and condenser may take up too much space and the engine may be too long.
any help, suggestions, past experiences or wisdom would be appreciated.
Hmmm, if it were me, I would grab some measuring instruments and do some close inspections of the diesel components, especially the radiator, my guess is you would have to do some major fabricating to get the 41-46 sheet metal to wrap around the radiator of any diesel, just because its shape is so different than the 41-46, my guess is that if you could find a radiator that was more upright than wide, and provided correct cooling capacity, that would be ticket. Might check with a radiator manufacturer once you know what the dimension are, consider that the hood of the 41-46 narrows considerably at its front whereas the dodge is hugely wide. This fact will force you to have a taller thicker radiator. I would say its very doable, if you have the shop and tools, and you would have valuable insight and experience once you complete the mission, "should you decide to accept it"
i got stuck with a 37 hudson terraplane grill
I like it, more photos for my collection, what radiator?, stock?,
did you do the chop?
I wish i had photoshop to see what it would look like with fenders on it,,
that is a cool custom.
thanks novadude, i was afraid the radiator would be too wide. i almost bought the dodge last night but felt the need to wait. i will have to start measuring. im not afraid to tackle the project, i have the workplace and skills, i just dont know if i want anymore extra work. i may just go with a chevy 1 ton with a v-8.
Here is a GMC that showed up in our area. 348ci.
65 mustang with some modifications
bro not only is your truck seriously rad but your engine bay is spot on..
did some thrashing the last couple of days. had some friends help push it out for these pics
No, it won't fit. I've tried that one and it looked like crap. The front track of the Dodge wheels is so much wider than the 46 that the wheels stuck way out and just plain looked stupid. The turbo also has major clearance issues. I suppose if you removed the hood sides so that the turbo could squish out, you could also notch the fenders for the turbo. Also, a Cummins is pretty long and you would have to have it sitting in your lap to fit without it shoving through the grille. But, I'm sure it could be done with money.
Back mid the late 70's my project was this 46 Chevy pickup.
A short bed 2 ton ex-mobile home mover.
Probably was military surplus.
Has a huge PTO winch in the back.
In 1973 I put a 235 in it for my father-in-law to pull a dozer.
The picture is from about 5 years ago when I sold it.
Lookin good so far, nice job
My new project,, still on the trailer from AZ- now the fun begins
Little Terry.... that truck is MONEY!
Check out this one. The pic is from the Warhawks CC site.
That is Nice,, just needs a sleeper,, lol
what engine/trans is in it?
thanks for the info. i have come back around to the plan of using a bbc in the truck.
heres mine. soon to be on a modern dually chassis
No idea, I found the picture on www.warhawks.se site in the picture section from early A-Bombers old style weekend coverage.
Thanks man. Appreciate it.
Not quite sure what you mean by that, but hey, thanks anyway!
Finally got my 42 out on the road
Bitchen Truck, about time you hit the road,,
Looks cool. Can you tell us more - drivetrain, suspension, any other mods???
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attended the Motorama @ Evergreen Speedway, Monroe Wa.
My friend Diane took this picture.
Thanks Little Terry, Yes I would love to First off the chassis it is a 1994 S10 Chevy with 2.5 inch dropped spindles and S10 rear leaf springs. The wheels are the original 42 Chevy 6 lugs and they are 6.00 x 16's up front and 6.50 x 16's in the rear. I had order special adapters in order to run them and they kicked the wheels out to there stock track width on the truck. As for the drive line the engine is a fresh rebuilt 1975 Chevy Truck 350 c.i. 4 bolt main the the trans is a TH350 and the rear is a 2002 Chevy S10.
The body is all original as how I found it with the exception of the rear fenders. I had to find them things and make them appear to have been on the truck forever. The only mods I did to the body is I had to shorten the box 6 inches and shorten and trim the running board so they would fit properly. I am using the original interior as well even the steering wheel.
I have a post of it being built if you interested in seeing it.
Yes please. Looks similar to my truck in many ways, but a totally different setup and probably drives better than mine too!
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