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Old 02-24-2006, 07:16 PM
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Can anyone tell me if I can mount a 46 Ford on the frame of a 1965 Pontiac LeMans. I have a 1946 Ford 4door sedan and want to put body on a 65 LeMans rolling chassis.
I have a access to complete 65 rolling chassis and a Pontiac 400 CI engine and I have also have a 1966 Tri-Power setup, Munci 4 Speed Transmission. I think if I could put this all together it would make a neat combination for a 46 Ford. This is my first time trying to do something like this and I need lots of advise.

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Old 02-24-2006, 07:43 PM
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First of all measure your track width on the 46 then the wheel base. The wheel base has to be the same and the track width close enough that you could correct it with different backspacing on your wheels. Second you will probably have to channel part of the floor board over the fram in places. Body mounts will have to be fabricated, and lots of little other details. Frame swaps are difficult.
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I wouldn't worry to much about the wheelbase. It's not to difficult to shorten the frame if necessary. Unless the body is pretty flat underneath swapping frames can be quite a chore! I think the 65 frame has pretty stout rails. The 68 and later LeMans/GTO frame has rather flimsy rails between the front and rear "subframes", which are pretty stout. I've seen someone take one of those later frames and trim the front and rear rails back then weld rectangualr tubing between them, making a sturdy, narrow frame. The factory rails are near the rocker panels.
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