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08-24-2013 07:25 PM
loudawg
S-10 frame for 37 pick up

I bought a 92 S-10 and was going to do the same thing - I have a 37 panel.. However, the wheel base is rouhgly 5-6 inches shorter than the S-10 and the chassis front end on the S-10 interferes with the 37 body parts. What I ended up doing was stripping the motor, transmission, wiring, fuel tank and other misc... items and used them.

The fuel tank turned sideways in the rear of 37 frame and made brackets. Wiring extended 2-3 feet in the rear to wire light.
Shortened steering column.
Used power brake booster... etc...

Saved me money
10-07-2009 07:43 AM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irelands child
...obviously I don't spend much time on H.A.M.B. based on my second photo posted above .
LOL,obviously,So youve been There? Thats where I learnd the phrase "traditioal hotrod" kind of a contradiction in terms since a hotrod is a car built with updated parts and what the owner wants in a car(a reflection of the owner)"old style hotrods is more like it"which I also like.Really I like em all....
10-07-2009 07:31 AM
geezer69 i used an s10 frame on my 63 nova wagon.shortened it 11 in. it still needs mods. i mite junk it and build one.the s10 frame is ok but i do think a home made one would be easier in the long ron.
10-07-2009 06:57 AM
Irelands child
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadbodyman
Good point IC there are times and frames like a 32 when its exposed that keeping intact, is the only way. either way you should try your best to make it look like the factory made it. If they could have back then,but on the other hand there are those that might shoot you on site for not running a straight axel no matter how beautiful it looks or handles(H,A.M.B.)comes to mind
...obviously I don't spend much time on H.A.M.B. based on my second photo posted above .
10-07-2009 06:20 AM
deadbodyman Good point IC there are times and frames like a 32 when its exposed that keeping intact, is the only way. either way you should try your best to make it look like the factory made it. If they could have back then,but on the other hand there are those that might shoot you on site for not running a straight axel no matter how beautiful it looks or handles(H,A.M.B.)comes to mind
10-06-2009 06:22 PM
Irelands child How 'bout this:



...or maybe this:




10-06-2009 06:14 PM
deadbodyman If your looking for a great riding car with an old look, sub framing is the only way to go since it already has disc's and all the mounting brackets already there, its much much quicker that means cheaper since those old cars and trucks were only designed for low powerd 4 & 6 cyl that feel like there falling apart at 50mph it doesnt make sence to put a v-8 in it with out up grading the brakes and suspension ...I put 95 impalia 12" rotors and the big calipers on my sub frame,Thats the only thing I changed... when I save up some money I'll be putting tubular A frames,I also put on a power rack and got rid of that heavy box and linkage ,very ez and WOW... what a differance what a pleasure to drive. Its nothing newWeve been doing it since the subframe came out
10-06-2009 05:38 PM
NEW INTERIORS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irelands child
WHY, WHY, WHY!!!!

This has been bashed around here many times - if you don't have a frame, or don't want to buy an aftermarket OEM style like a TCI or other mfr, make one out of 2x3x.125(or thereabouts) rectangular tubing. These S10 frames are clunks under something like a '37 Ford, especially something like an Oze plus everything has to either be rebuilt or bastardized to fit, including the entire drive line. The spring rates are wrong, the wheel tread is too wide, the rear end...........and it goes on and on often to disaster(go to a big swap meet sometime to see them) - especially if you are a newbie



Dave W

I do agree with Dave here...I haven't seen anything with a S-10 frame under it that looked good.. It's way to easy to just build a new frame, Then your done..
10-06-2009 04:44 PM
Irelands child WHY, WHY, WHY!!!!

This has been bashed around here many times - if you don't have a frame, or don't want to buy an aftermarket OEM style like a TCI or other mfr, make one out of 2x3x.125(or thereabouts) rectangular tubing. These S10 frames are clunks under something like a '37 Ford, especially something like an Oze plus everything has to either be rebuilt or bastardized to fit, including the entire drive line. The spring rates are wrong, the wheel tread is too wide, the rear end...........and it goes on and on often to disaster(go to a big swap meet sometime to see them) - especially if you are a newbie



Dave W
10-06-2009 04:27 PM
Apache_Boy i have a 58 apache and believe i need a K10 frame.

The s10 frame is to narrow for my truck but it is perfect for most other hotrodders.
10-06-2009 05:29 AM
trees Fox, don't know if they will work for your, but take a look at the latches on the 55-57 T-Bird hard tops or about any latch mechanisms for any convertible.

Trees
10-05-2009 08:03 AM
MARTINSR I predict that in thirty or forty years the frame swapping craz of the "00s" (as in 2000-2009) will be the liquer bar in the trunk of the sixties to us. Or maybe the hardtop racing of the forties where thousands of vintage Fords were destroyed.

There is no reason what so ever to swap the whole frame and the work involved isn't saving one single minute over updating the original frame with modern components.

Being this particular car is a fiberglass non original car, a full frame from a later model car kinda makes sense.

Brian
10-04-2009 09:36 PM
Ronnie Roland jr
37 ford pickup

Quote:
Originally Posted by DIGGER
WE WERE WONDERING IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS TRIED
TO PLACE 1937 FORD PICKUP BODY ON A LATE 80'S
S-10 PICKUP FRAME OR BLAZER FRAME. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ THE 37 AND 80'S FRAMES ARE BOTH 112 INCHES
yes i to was wondering..i have a 37 pickup with all chevy under it 327built with a 400 tranny and a camaro rear end i to want to up grade steering and brakes the steerring box on mine keep tearing away from the frame and its hard to steer does anyone know the best frame to use?????
01-28-2009 03:24 PM
foxrods
Tn Country

Sorry for the wrong address Try www.ozerodshop.net/body.html The first car is mine , the other site was www.37ford.com which is the wild rod site. I knew you were someplace cold, My Birthplace is Manistique, Mich. A uper I Know cold as you do. no place for a hotrodder. YA need the trees and beautiful Mountains to cruise in. Lots of cruise nights here almost one for any night you want to go,
01-28-2009 02:22 PM
schnitz Tennessee? I've been through there a couple times. I'm in central Wisconsin, the home of 9 months of winter and 3 months of bad sledding.....

The link you gave doesn't work for me, any chance I can get you to re-post? I'd appreciate it....


In a while, Chet.
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