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Old 02-22-2005, 09:36 AM
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Need Some Opinions Please!

I have a 47 Plymouth that I'd like to put on another frame so I have better suspension, disk brakes, etc. I have a 350 and 350 trans. to go in it. I've been told that the S-10 is a good way to go, but I have both a 72 Chevy c10 pickup and a 74 Suburban that I could use. I could shorten the frames, but the track width seems about 9" too wide on both of these. That's 4 1/2" on each side! Are there rims that make up for that much? Or am I better off to go to another frame?
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:39 AM
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Hey 47- don't know 'bout the s-10 frame- although I was told also they would work with modifications... on my '50 Plymouth I used the original --if the frame seems solid (not rotted) it is plenty heavy enough---but welded in a Mustang II clip and beefed it up with 2x4 square tubing- same as on my Henry J. The width works great for the older cars and the parts are cheap in yards here- rebuild kits are cheap in the mags... the Maverick Grabber or Cougar 8" thick axle rears handle quite a bit of horsepower and are reliable and the right width.(just some options for you if you feel the s-10 is not right for you) Good luck- old Mopars are kool!
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Old 02-26-2005, 04:42 AM
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Hey 47- don't know 'bout the s-10 frame- although I was told also they would work with modifications... on my '50 Plymouth I used the original --if the frame seems solid (not rotted) it is plenty heavy enough---but welded in a Mustang II clip and beefed it up with 2x4 square tubing- same as on my Henry J. The width works great for the older cars and the parts are cheap in yards here- rebuild kits are cheap in the mags... the Maverick Grabber or Cougar 8" thick axle rears handle quite a bit of horsepower and are reliable and the right width.(just some options for you if you feel the s-10 is not right for you) Good luck- old Mopars are kool!
Even cooler with Mopar engines.
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I would go with the s-10 frame....

get offset wheels aned tires to fit the fender spacing and not mess with narrowing a frame or shortening it. But I know anything can be done....where there is a will.....but I just would say No Way to the C-10 setup!!


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Even cooler with Mopar engines.

You took the words right outta my mouth!
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Crazy Mopar Guy

What do you know...your from Canada Eh?

You coming down to the Portland Swamp Meet?

See ya there, same place on the starting line but this year we got some elbow roon...120' of it!

We're going to have all 3 of our junkers there, the Fish the Dart and Valiant

A-Body's For Ever.....LOL
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Crazy Mopar Guy

What do you know...your from Canada Eh?

You coming down to the Portland Swamp Meet?

See ya there, same place on the starting line but this year we got some elbow roon...120' of it!

We're going to have all 3 of our junkers there, the Fish the Dart and Valiant

A-Body's For Ever.....LOL
I'll be there for sure!
I'll make every effort to buy whatever you hold in front of me too! (No Edelbrock carbs though... )
I have to talk transmission with you anyways, if you still think Lupo is the way to go?
We'll be there!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well heavens

One can go with the mustang..or the S-10..or the aftermarket crossmember..but what ever is done start with something that is close to what you need..

4 1/2 inches is too much to try and make up with backset..an inch or so can be..

Some judicious shopping and one can come up with what you need..

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I'll be there for sure!
I'll make every effort to buy whatever you hold in front of me too! (No Edelbrock carbs though... )
I have to talk transmission with you anyways, if you still think Lupo is the way to go?
We'll be there!!!!!!!!!!!!
There's no better choice for mopar converters in my opinion.
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