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Old 10-04-2004, 03:04 PM
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59 Rambler Wagon chassis Swap ?

Might buy a 58 Rambler Wagon, but need to know what I'm getting to.

All I Can say is WOW!

I found more information on AMC ramblers here, then on the entire internet.

I just learned that the car is a uni-body and has some difficulties of swapping in a V8 and the Torque tube setup is undesireable.

What should I look for in a full frame swap i.e. 1/2 ton truck, ford LTD, or 70's monte carlo chassis? I figure this would probably be the easiest and most cost effective? I'm just worried the body might set to high on a full frame?

So I need some ideas on what to look for to avoid the high body sitting on top of chassis look?

I am willing to get a longer wheel base so it can be shortened to fit.

I would like to do entire frame swap so I would only have to worry about the following:

Engine clearance between the fenders and firewall.
Wheel clearence inside rear and front inner fenders.
Cutting hole for Transmission shifter.
Steering column line up.
Body mounts
Anything I missed?

I would like to aviod building an entire front end and rear end to house the drivetrain, motor, and front and rear suspension.

Any info would be great!

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