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Old 03-16-2008, 09:19 PM
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1946 Ford Truck Chasis Swap

I just recently bought a 46 Ford Truck and want to use a modern driveline. It appears that the Ranger is an ideal candidate due to the almost perfect wheelbase match. Is this a fairly straightforward swap, or should I consider welding on some sort of subframe and keeping the current frame, rearend, etc. Any info you could provide would be appreciated.

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No matter which way you go,You will need to do some welding.I like to put front clip's under them.I did several last year.I have a 57 Chevy frame in my album,That I put a camaro clip on.I also did a 58 Chevy truck that I put a Nova clip on.also in my album. The Nova is 1.5'' narrower then the camaro.(Hub to hub)
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With the ranger swap you will need to weld up some body mounts for the cab, bed and front fenders. I've done front clips and the ranger swap and I prefer the ranger swap on trucks. I've done it on a 48 ford and it really wasn't as bad as people make it out to be. Be prepared for alot of work but front clip swaps aren't exactly laborless either. Front clips are faster to fab up but there is a huge benefit to having a whole frame swap. If you decide to get a ranger frame try and get the brake booster & steering column. Also save yourself a step look for a 4.0L ranger. Tey usually have 8.8 rear ends & the bigger 10" brakes.
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