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Old 02-17-2012, 10:54 PM
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29 ford truck dimensions

Hi guys. Been a member a few months but this is my first post. I stumbled across this forum and was hooked on all the info and help provided. Now to the topic at hand. I am in the planning stages of a build I have been stewing on for years. I what to build a 29 hot rod Ford pick-up from scratch. I have seen several along the lines of what I want but I can't find original dimensions for a starting point. Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.

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you need to contact cruiser on here, he has one in the works now, take a look at his journal.
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If you want the "look" of a '29 and you are not a fanatic for building an exact replica, then you can get good results using plastic models to achieve the right look and relative dimensions. Most models are 1:24 scale and if not, it will usually say on the box what the scale is. Use a good calipers and/or ruler to take the dimensions and then multiply by 24. It will get you close. I did my '31 roadster this way.

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Use a good calipers and/or ruler to take the dimensions and then multiply by 24. It will get you close. I did my '31 roadster this way.
I thought I was the only one who knew this trick....
I built model cars as a teenager and reasoned that you could take dimensions off of anything that had a scale posted on the box.
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I... reasoned that you could take dimensions off of anything that had a scale posted on the box.
Not only that, you can also "mix and match" to try out late model frames under older bodies. I have a '95 Chevy s-10 pickup model that I keep stored away special for just that purpose. Never finished the model, just the chassis portion. And then I fit other bodies to that frame and even test out engine and transmission swaps. It's not perfect, but it can tell you an awful lot about whether or not a frame and/or engine swap is going to look right and fit right.

Just make sure the scale of the two models in the same.
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