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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sunnfjordingen, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Sunnfjordingen
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 55

    from Norway

    I have a 46' Chevy truck project available but its a big truck and I'm thinking about just use the cab and front end to build a pickup and I'm wondering if I can use other Chevy frames than the 41'-46'. I have two 38' Chevrolet Master 4dr frames available or are they wery different? Other Frames?!:confused:
  2. Frames from the late 30's until '54 is basically the same. They differ a little in the front suspension. You can use any frame you want really! even light european truck. Mercedes or Transit, you get the point.
    Sound like a nice project! let's see some pics!

  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,097

    from California

    passenger car frames are way different than truck frames in those years. that is not to say it couldn't be done. I say go get your tape measure and see what you can figure out.
  4. Sunnfjordingen
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 55

    from Norway

    I'm just wondering if it can be done, I have not seen the car yet, maybe this weekend. I'l take some pictures then....

  5. 1946chevytruck
    Joined: Feb 9, 2008
    Posts: 717

    from london ,ky

    one of my is org and the other is on a 77 chevy 1/2 ton shortbed frame , and the other is on a 66 gmc pickup and i have a few other on different frames too.thanks
  6. 3onthetree
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
    Posts: 161


    When you say "big truck" I'm assuming it's a 1 1/2 or 2 ton, if so I think the wheel openings in the fenders are bigger than the 1/2 ton fenders. I think something in the radiator area is different also. The cab and the hood are the same though.
  7. 383 240z
    Joined: Oct 28, 2007
    Posts: 429

    383 240z

    Search on here for isuzu Im not kidding somebody wrote a bunch of posts about the frame swap. Keith

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