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Will a 1948 chevy truck cab fit to a 30"s model a frame design somewhat modified

Im trying to start a 1948 chevy truck rat rod and I want to build a custom frame. Been looking at a ford 30"s model A frame dimensions to use as a blue print. The first question is will the chevy cab fit on the frame if the cab is channel down on it. Or am I making the wrong move. Because I would love to use this cab on a ford early frame because I have a complete 1937 ford suicide front end to go in front with good wishbones. And ideas would be greatful or and measurement or blue prints as well ..... Thx

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Im trying to start a 1948 chevy truck rat rod and I want to build a custom frame. Been looking at a ford 30"s model A frame dimensions to use as a blue print. The first question is will the chevy cab fit on the frame if the cab is channel down on it. Or am I making the wrong move. Because I would love to use this cab on a ford early frame because I have a complete 1937 ford suicide front end to go in front with good wishbones. And ideas would be greatful or and measurement or blue prints as well ..... Thx
IMO you would be better off building your own frame to fit the cab and the front end. There would be a lot of fab work either way, but I think much less building your own to fit. For one much stronger than a 80 year old frame that will have to be boxed and cross members added.

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1948 chevy truck cab fit a 30"s model a frame design

Yeah I was planning on a scratch build with steel tubing I was just wanting the early look of the frame. The rat rod in my head will not have any hood or fenders or running boards plan on selling anything im not gonna use on the truck to help fund the project. But I do want use a fresh hand made frame . I have a buddy of mine that has welded for 20 plus years who will build it for me. Just trying to get some dimension ideas
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Will a 1948 chevy truck cab fit on a 30"s model frame design

I found these dimensions online thought about using them but modifing them and z the frame.. Well just trid to send a attactment but not that computer savy
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[QUOTE=Buildingratrod]Yeah I was planning on a scratch build with steel tubing I was just wanting the early look of the frame.

Well you won't have the look of the frame with the tube, but you need it for safety. Besides that 48 chevy had a way different looking frame than a 30's model A. If you want the early look, I would get a Model A cab. There is a build I have seen on a model A, I don't know if it was here or someplace else. Do a search on here on model A trucks. or go to the H.A.M.B. and look there. It will help you a lot.

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Thanks yea any ideas will help alot
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