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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by old chevy nut, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. old chevy nut
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    hey guys, just staring on a 37 chevy pickup project, I am going full fenderd kind of 70,s look. my question is whats a good frame to use thats close to my pickup, original was 112 in wb is a car frame useable? thanks for any advice
     
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  2. mj40's
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    38 Chevy car is 112" wheel base. What's wrong in using your pickup frame?
     
  3. Kevinsrodshop
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  4. THE_DUDE
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    Ot for sure man but dare I say Toyota, or Mazda. IF yer frame is not useable.
    I have done it with a few frameless cars
     

  5. rottenrods
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  6. EnglishBob
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    Stock frame with MII and coilovers.
    S10 4 x4 rear end sits in nicely.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. tubman
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  8. mj40's
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    112” wheel base is only one measurement to consider. Just remember not all late model frames will fit the width of your fenders. Nothing worse than spending a bunch of bucks and finding that your fenders won't bolt on because the tires won't clear the fenders when turning.
     
  9. Kevinsrodshop
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    Hmm good point! i didn't even notice his screen name. Assumed he meant 37 Ford truck. You know what happens when you assume.
     
  10. junkman8888
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    Greetings! My '38 cab was from a one-ton truck, found out pickup frames of that vintage are hard to find so I didn't know what I was going to do until one day I threw the cab up on a 48-54 pickup frame just to keep it off of the ground and found out the cab would fit if I swapped the body mounts, Hope this helps, Mike.
     
  11. old chevy nut
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    dont have a frame, starting with a rust free cab and 2 bed sides
     
  12. old chevy nut
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    sorry guys its a 37 chevy pickup
     
  13. dubcee
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    s-10 did a 40 with one and it was cheap and easy!
     
  14. lowmater_tn
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    you could use a s-10 frame and the Original frame is the same on these
    ford car 35-40
    ford truck 35-41
     
  15. KJSR
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    I have a frame (36 chev) that will fit it, PM me if interested...
     
  16. BOWTIE BROWN
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    here are the numbers for my 40 chevy pickup.
    overall lenght=166
    wheelbase=113 1/2
    width in rear =40
    width in front=28
    all are for stock fenders and grille, iam sure you can find something close to home .
    good luck & keep it posted.
    ART MORRISON.COM

     
  17. kisam
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  18. oldcarfan
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  19. Deuces
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    :eek::eek:
     
  20. gsp392
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    You know with fuzzy dice, shag carpet dash cover, curb feelers etc..:eek:
     
  21. toms37gmc
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    Not on Chevys, car and pickup frames are completely different (car is a "top hat with a plate on the underside, pickups are a C channel. They are also different widths. I have seen a couple 37 Chev PUs on S10s that turned out real well.
     

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