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Old 10-21-2009, 09:45 PM
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i'm building 48 ford tudor hot rod and i have a 350 sbc 4 bolt main 700r4 tranny 10 bolt chev rear end but i want to use the original x frame. do i have to cut the frame to fit the engine & tranny

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Are you concerned about the position of the 'X" and the overall length of the engine/trans? OR physically getting the SBC between the rails?

Better get out your favorite tape measure...
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Hey C10, I Really Don't Want To Cut The X Could I Lower The Tranny And Lose The Lower Piece Under The X Maybe Flip It Over And Re Install It
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I have a friend with a newly aquired '49 Ford with a flathead. I do not know what to do right off hand to get your combo to work. I'm sure it can be 'done' and HAS BEEN done in the past. It would be safe to say there will be some welding and fabrication in your future. I can look under the '49 and size it up, but it's not at my shop. That is if the '48 & '49 are the same.

Maybe there is a kit? I dunno.
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That is if the '48 & '49 are the same.
They're not. '48 was the last year for buggy springs.
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Okee-doke then. Well, Hollywood will have to measure once and cut twice.

Or is it the other way 'round?

Seems like his engine/trans would fit without hacking up a perfectly good frame.. I have no real good reference.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:24 AM
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Nah ,itl fit no cuts

Get er done
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Thanks Gentlemen. I'll Keep All Of Ya Posted On The Progress
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48 Ford COUPE....

Hi,i have a 48 ford long door coupe,with the same engine and trans that you are using.i had to cut the center of the X out,because that was the only way to remove the trans without taking the engine out too.i only cut the center 12 inches on both sides,then rewelded each side front and rear to itself.making a kinda lazy sideways V.then i made a nice strong cross member for the trans to sit on,.while tying both sides together..
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Hey Boatbob2 Do You Have Any Pics On How You It Looks
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Looking For Any Pics Of Chasis Work On Installation Of 350 Sbc 700r4 Tranny And 10 Bolt Rear End Keeping The Wheel Base At 114"
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HI Canada.....

Hi Ford Hollywood...i have photos,but i cannot email them. send me your mailing address,and ill mail them to you...IF you return them to me !!! boatbob2
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Looking For Any Pics Of Chasis Work On Installation Of 350 Sbc 700r4 Tranny And 10 Bolt Rear End Keeping The Wheel Base At 114"
This will give you an idea how it can be built.
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