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Re: [oletrucks] '49 Chevy Frame exchange

To: "WR Teto" <monadnoc@crystal-mtn.com>, "Scott Jilek" <srjilek@stthomas.edu>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] '49 Chevy Frame exchange
From: "william moldenhauer" <wmh678@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 20:16:00 -0500
this past week end I went to the Carlisle event near Bloomington I saw a 52
ad on an s-10 frame even the dashboard was used the guy wants 13,000 for it
the truck was very well done with full documentation of the build up if any
one is interested I will provide his phone #
Bill 53 3600 hot rod
My Website
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----- Original Message -----
From: "WR Teto" <monadnoc@crystal-mtn.com>
To: "WR Teto" <monadnoc@crystal-mtn.com>; "Scott Jilek"
<srjilek@stthomas.edu>; <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2000 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] '49 Chevy Frame exchange

> OK Scott, after some delay and finally getting a chance to crawl around
this morning, here's some
> rough measurements:
> These were taken from my 1996 Chevy S-10, 6-foot bed.
> 1. The wheelbase of the S-10 is about 106" compared to around 116" for my
1953 1/2 ton.
> 2. Frame width of the S-10 at the rear axle is 40", the AD's is 44"
> 3. Frame width for the S-10 at the forward most point of the frame ahead
of the front wheels is 30",
> while the AD's is 25"
> 4. Distance from the center of the front wheel to the front of the frame
on the S-10 is 24", while
> the AD's is about 16"
> Other observations:  The AD frame is a constant taper from back to front
while the S-10 is pretty
> consistant, tapering mostly at the firewall to the point of the front
suspension, then straight
> forward from there.  It looks like if you wanted to drop the AD cab on the
S-10 frame, the area that
> would give you the most trouble would be the S-10's rear wheel kick-up
would not be located in the
> correct position.  You might be able to correct this by cutting and
welding the frame to remove the
> kick-up and then playing with the location of the rear axle.  The bed
would probably extend far
> enough past the end of the S-10 frame that you might have to add on a
section to compensate for
> this.
> I guess anything is "do-able", just whether or not the home-brew
engineering and resultant
> fabrication is worth all the effort.  To me, welding heavy sections of
steel like frame members is
> no big deal and therefore just repairing rusted or rotted sections of the
original AD frame, and
> boxing in the C-sections would seem to be easier.  Your call, I guess!
> Hope this helps.
> Wally / Templeton, MA
> 53 3100 rod project
> 72 Chevy Malibu
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > will I need to consider to find the "perfect" donor match? How about
> > > tolerances..how close is "fudgable"?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Scott Jilek
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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