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Old 06-06-2004, 05:51 PM
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i want to hot rod a 55 ford coe what do i use

I HAVE A 55 FORD COE AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COOL PICKUP. WHAT IS A GOOD FRAME TO USE? I HAVE A 82 CHEVY PICKUP I WAS THINKING ABOUT USEING. DOES ANY ONE HAVE ANY GOOD SUGESTIONS. AND HOW HARD IS IT TO DO?

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It depends on the width of the front fenders. It may sit on a late model 1-ton dually chassis. You may have to use spacers on the front to get the tires to fit in the wheel wells properly. Find an 8ft stepside bed and stretch the rear fenders to fit the dual wheels. Give it a 4" drop all around and with your favorite wheels you'll have a sick ride.
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I WILL DOE SOME MEASURING AND SEE WHAT I CAN FIND OUT THERE FOR A ONE TON CHASISE, THANKS FOR THE HELP. ARE THERE ANY WEB SITES OUT THERE WITH ANY HELP? THANKS AGAIN. BIG JER
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Try www.oldtrucks.com They have some great pages on modified old coe trucks. From there use the old trucks web ring. There is a lot of links to some good web sites. I love the old coe trucks.
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it worked for a '56...

I saw a guys' '56 C-600 here in OkC a few years ago. He had set the cab down on a '84 or '85 Dodge 1ton chassis. The core support bolted up in stock location (front clip to frame) and that put the "axle" (it was ifs with disc brakes) centerline perfectly centered in the wheelwell. Front and rear cab support arms/frame clips needed to be fabbed but would be cake. I'm searching for a '56 Ford COE to match my F-100.

check out this msg board. These guys are pretty sharp. Slider in WA is on it... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oldcoetrucks/

check out this msg board. These guys are pretty sharp. Slider in WA is on it... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oldcoetrucks/
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my 55 chevy is on a 79 frame i had to cut 8 inches out and build all the body/radiator support mounts. cam make or buy a steering shaft w/2 ujoints, thats' about it. cut some holes for everything. you will want to use the frame of the brand of engine/trans you want or you will be shooting yourself in the foot. if you want a ford drivetrain you want a ford chassis. refurbish everything on the chassis then drop the cab on it. if you use the stock frame you are stuck with all the old crappy steering and would have to change them all out. best thing is throw it all way. find a wrecked dually ford rig, then you got all the new steering, brakes, p/s p/b units, newer gears and transmission etc etc. you may have height problems if you want a low rider cause of the humps in the frame by the engine. i wanted height because i wanted four wheel drive. i think i could have gotten around the problem by just cutting the inner fenders.

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don't trash it all!!!

Believe it or not, there are plenty of guys out there who are purists and might need something you have. If I were dumping some rare COE parts I'd check around the web and try to match up some hens' teeth with some needy concourse truck nut. I promise they'd appreciate it!
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