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Old 01-05-2004, 12:14 PM
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Question 1936 ford pu frame swap

I have a 1936 ford 1/2 ton pu and am wondering if anyone has done a ford ranger or s-10 frame swap, or has an old hot rod frame they want to get rid of ? I need details and photos if possible, any help is appreciated. is the 35 car frame the same as a 36 truck frame ? thank you. jim

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dont have pics, but I have seen a few late 30's & 40's ford trucks on ranger frames, from was i was told by the owners that it was a straight forward & almost a bolt on..joe
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35 to 40 Ford car and 35 to 41 ford truck frames are the same with the exception of the car frames have body mounting brackets and the trucks do not. There used to be a company in Florida the sold 35/36 truck repop bodys that mounted on the Ranger frame. The biggest modification is notching out the lower bottom of the cab for the frame to fit over. I had an S10 and a Ranger. The Ranger looks like it would be a better fit.
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i have no idea what either frame looks like but am pretty sure you want a frame that is as flat as possible. you are definitely on the right track doing a chassis swap. i feel like that is the only way to go if you can do it somehow. that way you get the power steering and power disc brakes etc etc and have a very much modern vehicle. sometimes it's easier to swap differentials and so many people are swaping front ends you have to ask yourself "how hard could it be?" either way you need a perfectly flat surface and have to measure exactly to make the cuts and the welds. some of these companies offer rolling chassis for about 5 grand. after spending 5-6 g's refurbishing my frame first, this sounds like a deal. then you have new springs and shocks, brakes all that.
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