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sir rob 09-27-2002 03:26 PM

Frames
 
I have a 1947 Ford 2dr sedan would like to go to a newer type frame without spending alot of green i was told a olds cutlass frame is pretty close can anyone tell me if this is true im open for suggestions Thanks SirRob6900@aol.com

Don Meyer 09-27-2002 05:30 PM

There was a article in street rodder mag around 1989 that showed a 41 -> 48 ford on a modified 72 Chevelle frame. I did this conversion twice & the cars drove very nice.

You have to modify the GM frame by connecting the front & rear portion of the frame w/3" x 4" tubing then, the outer portion of the frame is cut off. This narrows the frame to fit under the Ford body. The tubing is inserted in a cut you make in the frame where the frame cuts in front & back & welded in place. The guy that wrote the article had a street rod shop in Orlando,Fl - latter moved the shop to Indiana. The shop was called the ROD SHOP

As I recall the Ford frame had a 115" wheebase & the Chevelle had a 114" wheelbase.......Don

sir rob 09-29-2002 03:29 PM

Thanks Don for your help appreciate the feedback will keep this in mindwhile im in my search Thanks again for the reply


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