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Old 10-26-2013, 09:43 PM
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1946 Chevy COE new project

Hey all. Im a noob to this stuff but I have always been a car lover. I finally got my 1946 Chevy COE delivered yesterday. It is slightly rough but the steel is solid. just gonna be a lot of hammer work. I need to figure out where to start so to give you guys an idea of where i want to go I would like to end up with a very short dually with a flatbed on it and running a 5.9 cummins diesel. im not sure if i can make this a reality but i need to start with a frame that will fit both the engine and the cab. and hopefully I can make this happen otherwise its gonna be a stepside chevy bed with my COE cab. any ideas or suggestions are welcome

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One of the nicer ones of those I have seen was done on a motor home (class A) chassis..Just an idea and used low miles motor homes are readily available..

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Ive heard that P-30 frames work really nice but that would be a lot of shortening on a big frame. I also thought about using a UD with low miles.
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The work involved to shorten a frame will be the same if you shorten a few inches or a few feet..Just measure a lot and be sure before you cut..And also make a good splice design..

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Does anybody know of a motorhome that came with a 5.9 Cummins???
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yes the $100,000 dollar ones. you would be better off finding a dodge dually and build off that.
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Thanks for saving me the time... my original plan was for a dually. I saw one at the auction with extremely low miles on it but the body was beat to crap and then some but it sold for 1900 dollars.
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i'm smiling already
really like coe builds.
do a build thread here in the 47-59 chevy truck forum
there are a couple of coe builds there


and... this thread is worthless without pictures
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