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Old 12-31-2005, 02:35 PM
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replacing 48 chevy coupe frame

Happy New year to everyone. does anyone know whether or not i can fit my 48 chevy coupe with either a chevy S10 or nova complete frame?

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Novas do not have a frame.........they are unibody...with a sub frame up front.

The S-10 maybe.....
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What's wrong with the original frame? Was it hacked up by a previous owner?
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Look into a 1980s el Camino frame and see if you could make it work. Ia'm setting one up for a 47 ford 4 door. slick set up
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replacing 48 chevy frame

Thanks. Yes it was hacked up by the previous owner. Worst job ever. I will look into the S10 as well as the El Camino.
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How butchered up ?

If the chassis is OK from the firewall back........a frame clip might just work.
Also...sometimes you can find another old Chevrolet of similar vintage ( 1946, 1947 or 1948 that is rusty, bent, broke or incomplete ) and have a good parts car and a chassis to put under your current project.
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How butchered up ?

If the chassis is OK from the firewall back........a frame clip might just work.
Also...sometimes you can find another old Chevrolet of similar vintage ( 1946, 1947 or 1948 that is rusty, bent, broke or incomplete ) and have a good parts car and a chassis to put under your current project.
Actually a frame from any 41-48 Chevy coupe, (and I believe sedan as well), will fit. They're all the same for those years.
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Actually a frame from any 41-48 Chevy coupe, (and I believe sedan as well), will fit. They're all the same for those years.
Actually a sedan frame is diffrent from a coupe frame. Rear bumpers mountlower on a sedan and the gas tank is diffrent. Progressive Auto makes a new frame for the coupes. www.progressiveautomotive.com
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Actually a sedan frame is diffrent from a coupe frame. Rear bumpers mountlower on a sedan and the gas tank is diffrent. Progressive Auto makes a new frame for the coupes. www.progressiveautomotive.com
I wasn't quite sure about that. The dimensions are the same but there are some differences....... I'll file that away for future reference.
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The frame itself is the same, the bumper brackets are different.
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The frame itself is the same, the bumper brackets are different.
Frank, How the He11 are ya...... Long time no talk to. Tell Denise that she did real good in the Ego Rama and it was a nice spread in R&C on her Olds.
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Frank, How the He11 are ya...... Long time no talk to. Tell Denise that she did real good in the Ego Rama and it was a nice spread in R&C on her Olds.
Will do.
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