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Old 07-30-2006, 12:44 PM
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build chassis from scratch

im looking for good information on how to build a chassis from scratch. Im thinking of building an old pickup from scratch and i want to get some information first before i do anything. any information would be great.

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:36 PM
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As a rodder and a Moderator here ...
I would like to WELCOME YOU to Hotrodders.com

Chassis building is fairly easy .... if you are a good welder.



Tell us what type of truck you are planning to build ... and we may be able to come up with a set of frame dimensions ...

Check here ... http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=1&reverse=1

For a few frame construction photos ...
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i want to build a pickup that looks like a 36 or 37 ford pickup. i want it to have a chopped and channelled look. i do have dimensions for the frame i found it on the internet.

http://www.wescottsauto.com/pdf2/FR-6.pdf


i want it to somewhat look like the attatched image. but i want to build it from scratch.
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:07 PM
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Try this one, it helped me a lot!!!

http://www.ruffrodders.com/cgi-bin/i...64;t=1159;st=0
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Here's the "how to" for a very simple T-bucket type ladder frame which could be adapted to a truck of that style. http://members.tripod.com/~Jackak10/tbucket.html
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I built a chassis for my 34 myself using rhs, if you know where each end is going to be you can work from there. Have a look at my project there is a line drawing showing how I made it. You want a flat floor if possible and kickup(s) to lower the center of the car in relation to either end.I always start at the rear end and work forward taking into account the diff angle this gives you a great reference point to work forwards from. Dont try too hard and dont worry we all make mistakes, the difference between a good builder and an also ran is the good builder identifies and corrects his failures and a bad one tries to hide them.

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what do you do about the body? I was thinking one time of building something like a 32 ford truck or something in that area.
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As far as the body goes, if you live in the US you have a good chance at getting a 32 something pickup body from a swap meet. If it aint a Ford it will usually be a lot cheaper and if you pop on a deuce grille and make it neat, the only people who will know are the purists anyway. I made my own body because i read a passage by Tex Smith which read "you can do absolutely anything with a hammer and dolly ...and there are are body parts from newer cars that you can adapt as hotrod parts" I took this quite literally and went shopping in junk yards, I found my answer in the form of a 11 passenger Totota bus! I used it to make the rear section and made the rest by making up my own tools and trying a few times before I got it close. Older yards will hold your dream in the form of an old cab then you go from there.

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