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39 dodge on a isuzu frame

hey guys well me and my dad just bought a 39 dodge pick up it is sitting on a isuzu frame with four wheel disk brakes already my problem is we want to put 289 ford with a 3speed on the frame there is no mounts at all we have the motor and tranny i just dont know where to put the motor mounts or how i should do this any help is greatly appreciated i can try to upload pictures

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Hi . All t-buckets are built from a kit . The same principle applies here. The main thing is to keep the eng and trans straight and watch the driveline angle to avoid vibrations . It is really up to you how far back or deep in the frame you want to mount the combo .
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CP4819 289/302/351W & early 351C Ford tubular engine crossmember (each) $59.00
2310 289/302/351W & early 351C Ford Motor mount pads - Rubber (each) 17.50

Level the truck. Bolt the engine and trans together as a unit and swing them into the engine bay with the tubular crossmember bolted to the motor. Place the motor in the engine bay on a 2-3 degree downbubble. If you are using a carb, bolt the intake manifold to the heads and use the carb mounting pad as level. With the carb pad level, the motor will be on a down-bubble to the rear like it is meant to be. When you have the motor leveled and down-bubbled correctly, tack weld the ends of the tubular engine crossmember to the frame of the Isuzu. You may have to cut out some or all of the original Isuzu engine crossmember to get the room you need. You can rebuild another crossmember in addition to the tubular engine crossmember if you want to, after the engine and trans are located. Use 3" x 3" square tubing, 0.120" wall thickness. You can also move the motor/transmission to the passenger side of the engine bay a little if you need room at the steering gear or whatever. If you do this, watch the trans and bellhousing in the driveshaft tunnel. You want to leave some clearance so that the components are not up against the sheet metal to generate noise. WARNING: THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION CENTERLINE MUST REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE CENTERLINE OF THE REAR AXLE. THEY CANNOT BE LOLLY-GAGGED IN THE TRUCK.

For the transmission crossmember, you will need an Isuzu crossmember and a Ford crossmember that will accept the 3-speed rubber transmission mount. Cut out the middle of the Ford crossmember. You want just enough of it to bolt to the rubber mount and extend out a little on each side. Whatever length you end up with for the middle piece, you want to cut that much out of the Isuzu crossmember. You will not have the center piece from the Ford and the two side pieces from the Isuzu. Bolt each side piece of the Isuzu crossmember to the Isuzu frame assembly where they normally bolt in stock and bolt the middle piece to the tailshaft of the trans with the rubber mount. Once you get the motor/trans in place, just connect the 3-piece crossmember together with whatever material it will take to do it and weld the whole mess together. Presto, custom trans crossmember that unbolts like stock.

I'm just skimming across the top of an engine swap for you to give you an idea of how to go about it. There will be many details for you to figure out yourself.
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thanks for all the help guys well these are the pictures i promissed well do i nee to chop off the white mounts that the previous owner had made?? i plan on puttin a 289 or a 302
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Does anyone have any pictures of motor mounts for a v8 on a old truck that they have fabricated and if u can post them up to give me insparation for my project thanks
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Does anyone have any pictures of motor mounts for a v8 on a old truck that they have fabricated and if u can post them up to give me insparation for my project thanks
289/302 motor mounts, comin' right up....
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302 engine swap.....
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302 swap into Isuzu....
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289 swap into Isuzu....
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Does anyone have any pictures of motor mounts for a v8 on a old truck that they have fabricated and if u can post them up to give me insparation for my project thanks
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