Originally Posted by MARTINSR
I am sorry I can't imagine ANYTHING on that truck that I would want to stuff into that cool little Chevy. It is big and clumbsy and great for a big old truck. But to run it in that Chevy, I just don't see it.
One of the best rules to follow in car building is don't use something just because you have it!
Think about this, would you go LOOKING for one of these front ends for that car? If you didn't have it, would that be your CHOICE and start scouring craigslist and ebay and the local wreckers for one?
Don't use it just because you have it, that is almost always a bad choice.
Brian, I am with you 100% on not ruining that beautiful car. It was with tears in my eyes that I commented on that post. But if he is intent on doing that, I want to see the end result. As for me, I wouldn't do anything that made it less than OEM. That is a rare piece. Rarer than any tri-five, because most people don't restore pre-50's. Most were crushed. I know of a few buried under my dad's sawdust pile. A '46 Ford and a '51 Merc for sure.