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Old 05-20-2005, 03:21 PM
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how do I measure wheelbase ?

How is the correct way to measure the wheelbase? I would think that you would measure from the center of the front wheel to the center of the back wheel. I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly, thinking about putting a ford ranger long bed frame under my 51 F1. If I'm measuring correctly there is only a .1 of an inch difference according to a web site I found the Ranger's dimensions. Also is there any other points that I need to mearsure that might give me problems. Thanks for your help.

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Yep, that's how you do it. Just make sure the front wheels are pointing straight ahead. Great to hear of someone swapping a frame from something other than an S10. I asked the question, "why not a Ranger in stead of an S10", in a thread just last month.
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Yeah I remember that thread. By the way Willy's, you never voted for my best car poll. I had the choice of gasser in it just for you!
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Oops! Sorry, I didn't read carefully enough. I thought you just addressed ricers, mini trucks and such. I'll be sure to chalk one up for the good guys!

Update, 3 minutes later; I just went to your thread and didn't see gasser as a choice. Cruiser is as close as you get, which is close but no cigar.
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You looked in the "best look at me" car, Bronco posted another one a week earlier about "different cars for different people"



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OK, I found that thread. I had voted, just didn't comment. Don't spend that much time in the lounge so a lot of that kind os thread gets by me.
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Sorry dude, but thanks for voting!
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If the front and rear rim's are the same size...

looking at the wheel...go to the 9o'clock position to the 9o'clock position from one wheel to the other,front to back. That will give you center to center overall measurement.


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looking at the wheel...go to the 9o'clock position to the 9o'clock position from one wheel to the other,front to back. That will give you center to center overall measurement.

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Be careful; that will only work if the tires are exactly the same diameter. Can't do that for Big-'N-Littles.
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