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Re: [oletrucks] suspension swap

To: "Alan D. Gingles" <agingles@nucleus.com>, N Baber <nbaber@agt.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] suspension swap
From: Byron Schluter <b_schluter@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 11:54:05 -0700 (PDT)
Try out this web site.  One of the people on this list
found that a front suspension from 73-87 half ton
chevy and GMC's bolts rite into the frames of AD
series trucks.  Maybe someone that subscribes to that
site has the knowledge you are looking for.  I hope
that it does and would love to hear about it.  Let us
all know.



I don't know if you remember me but we met at the Show
in Spokane last summer (there were two of us, we found
your web site through this list and were very
impressed with your building of your 48 for 5K$.)
Will you attending this years show?  Hope to see your


--- "Alan D. Gingles" <agingles@nucleus.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://www.nucleus.com/~agingles
> 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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built
> between 1941 and 1959

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