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Diesel 1950 Ford Shoebox

I'm thinking about swapping a 6bt Cummins into a 1950 Ford shoebox, it is the four door sedan and I was wondering if anyone has done this or anything similar as well as any input
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I think if I were to do it, I'd begin with a clip swap or frame swap from a Dodge pickup. That way, all the mounting points would be there, ready to use, engine, radiator, etc.
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That would make sense but I was also thinking of possibly mocking up mounts and getting them machined as I have a few friends who are machinists
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The main thing that will have to be addressed is the weight of the motor. I don't think the Ford suspension and frame are up to it. Again, I'd start with a front clip or frame swap to parts that were engineered from the factory to harness that weight and power. That's all I have to say. Over and out.
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