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Re: [oletrucks] suspension swap

To: N Baber <nbaber@agt.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] suspension swap
From: "Alan D. Gingles" <agingles@nucleus.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 19:53:38 -0600
Hello fellow Albertan! What part of the province are you in? I'm in Calgary.

I'm not sure about the swap, although I have my doubts that it would work a
simply as he says. Just thought I'd welcome you to the list!

Alan Gingles

N Baber wrote:

> Greetings to all from The Canadian Rocky Mountains.
> I'm new on the list .
> I'm looking at purchaseing a 1946 1 1/2 ton dually CDN built Chevy
> truck. The seller wants to include in the deal a frame and suspension
> off a 72 C30 Chevy pickup. He says that the suspension off the C30 will
> bolt up to the 46 frame with very minor modification . He says the
> frames rails on both trucks are the same distance apart thereby allowing
> the C30 's front suspension setup to be bolted into the 46's frame with
> only 4 holes being drilled into the frame. This would give the benefit
> of disc brakes .
> IS this swap possible?
> If the frames are the same size, is the C30's track width wider?
> Would this result in the possibility of wheel rub at the outer lip of
> the fenders on the 46?
> If there is the possibility of wheel rub, would not the offset  rims
> from a C30 dually fix this?
> Can anyone can help in this ?.
> Thanks
> D J Baber
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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