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Subject: [oletrucks] '49 Chevy Frame exchange
From: Scott Jilek <srjilek@stthomas.edu>
Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 18:53:01 -0500
Well, I think that I have decided for sure to transfer the existing body
etc. to a  newer frame to update the 1949 chevy 3100 that I have, but I was
wondering what are some key things I need to remember to do before I start.

Does anyone know of a model that would more or less fit the best?  I've been
hearing that an Chevy S-10 would work, but does that include the Suburbans
as well? I'd like to leave the new frame as intact as possible for
safety/strength so less modification is better.

I know I need to match the wheel base (length & width), but what other specs
will I need to consider to find the "perfect" donor match? How about
tolerances..how close is "fudgable"?

Scott Jilek
'49 Chevy 3100
Shakopee, MN (35 miles SW of Mpls/St. Paul)

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