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pre48-list Digest Wed, 30 Aug 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 054

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Re: frame?
Re: frame?

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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 11:53:50 -0400
From: 47Fred <zelda_1 Prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: frame?

Chris/Jennifer Chambers wrote:
>

> My question is this, what is the best frame, from experience that will
> fit under this truck?  I have heard that an S-10 will work but in no way
> will I use any Ch*vr#l*t stuff.  Will a Ranger work?
>
 The S-10 is better than a Ranger because it's flatter, all the early
truck frames look more like a ladder than a frame. I have a friend
putting a '39 on a S-10 frame, I put a '47 on a '85 Ranger. I like my
friend's job better. However, I know where you're coming from. The
Ranger frame is about the correct width, and comes in 3 wheelbases, one
will nicely match. I think you want to look for an extended cab, short
bed.  In the case of my '47 the rear cab mounts had to be relocated
outboard 3/4" to line up with the stock Ranger mounts. Front cab mounts
have to be made and look like stilts. The front rails of the Ranger
frame are not equally spaced from center, and you have to fabricate a
radiator support, I used 2" X 1/4" angle. The earlier ('85 back frames
use an adjustable bolted cross member for transmission mount, and I
think, works better than the later model ones which are rubber mounted.
 Still, You get a better job with an S-10, just get redrilled front
hubs, bolt in a Ford 8.8 rear axle, and tell everyone its a '38 special,
one off.

  47 Fred

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Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 18:23:27 -0500
From: Chris/Jennifer Chambers <cjmc usit.net>
Subject: Re: frame?

Well, 47 fred may have changed my mind about using an s-10 frame.  I have
located a blazer and was wondering if this would work ok.  It has been made
into a lowrider and I would have to check out what kind of job they did and
make sure they did not ruin anything.  It sure sound simple to take a running
and driving truck down to the frame and mount a 39 truck back on it.  I found
a picture on the computer once before of a 39 and he said that it was really
an s-10 disguised as a 39 ford.  I guess this is a popular swap.
Do you title and tag it as an s-10 or as a 39 ford?
-Chris
60 panel

47Fred wrote:

> Chris/Jennifer Chambers wrote:
> >
>
> > My question is this, what is the best frame, from experience that will
> > fit under this truck?  I have heard that an S-10 will work but in no way
> > will I use any Ch*vr#l*t stuff.  Will a Ranger work?
> >
>   The S-10 is better than a Ranger because it's flatter, all the early
> truck frames look more like a ladder than a frame. I have a friend
> putting a '39 on a S-10 frame, I put a '47 on a '85 Ranger. I like my
> friend's job better. However, I know where you're coming from. The
> Ranger frame is about the correct width, and comes in 3 wheelbases, one
> will nicely match. I think you want to look for an extended cab, short
> bed.  In the case of my '47 the rear cab mounts had to be relocated
> outboard 3/4" to line up with the stock Ranger mounts. Front cab mounts
> have to be made and look like stilts. The front rails of the Ranger
> frame are not equally spaced from center, and you have to fabricate a
> radiator support, I used 2" X 1/4" angle. The earlier ('85 back frames
> use an adjustable bolted cross member for transmission mount, and I
> think, works better than the later model ones which are rubber mounted.
>   Still, You get a better job with an S-10, just get redrilled front
> hubs, bolt in a Ford 8.8 rear axle, and tell everyone its a '38 special,
> one off.
>
>    47 Fred
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