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Old 03-04-2011, 10:02 PM
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38,39 Dodge or Plymouth chassis and body types

We recently aquired a what we think is a 38 or 39 Dodge, Plymouth sedan chassis fitted with the Australian HT Holden subframe and will be fitted with the Astralian VS Holden Commodore differential but we don't have a body.
What I would like to do is fit a different utility type body from maybe a Chev or a Dodge so I'm wondering if anyone has dne the same. Yes we know the bodies arent interchangeable but we have a mig, tig and all the tools so adapting wont be a problem.

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IIRC, 37-41 Plymouth and Dodge chassis were almost identical. And all Plymouths and Dodges bodies/chassis are wider than comparable Fords or Chevys. I found the '34 Ford frame rail profile to be the closest match except for the front framehorns, but the crossmembers are much wider.

I have a frame diagram with measurements for a '37 Plymouth (and it was posted in the Forum a while back, you can search for it). I can provide if that would help you.
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Thanks we've already done all that, we've come across a Ford beer barrel pickup that we could wided and make fit.
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We now have a right hand drive 1946 Dodge Pickup that will be perfect for our application.
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