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Hi I'm a student at Wyotech taking the Street Rod class. I am chopping a 1950 Chevy 4400 one and a half ton truck two inches vertically for my class project. I am planning on making the truck a show car hauler eventually but for now I'm just working on the chop. I'm possibly taking the Chassis Fab class here also to build a new frame to be able to hold the weight of a car on the back of the truck with a Mustang II front end. It will be a long project but I think it will definitely be worth it in the end.

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Hi I'm a student at Wyotech taking the Street Rod class. I am chopping a 1950 Chevy 4400 one and a half ton truck two inches vertically for my class project. I am planning on making the truck a show car hauler eventually but for now I'm just working on the chop. I'm possibly taking the Chassis Fab class here also to build a new frame to be able to hold the weight of a car on the back of the truck with a Mustang II front end. It will be a long project but I think it will definitely be worth it in the end.

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Welcome aboard. I hope you like the site.:thumbup:

I would think that a Mustang II front end would be way too light for a car hauler. Is that an application that the teaching staff at Wyotech would advocate for a 2 ton truck?

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Welcome aboard. I hope you like the site.:thumbup:

I would think that a Mustang II front end would be way too light for a car hauler. Is that an application that the teaching staff at Wyotech would advocate for a 2 ton truck?

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I do like the site! I just wish you could upload more than five pictures at a time lol

I was planning on having a beefed up geometry for it and possibly just making a custom one based on the Mustang II that will hold up. I asked my street rod teachers and they told me to ask the chassis fab teachers about it and I haven't had the chance to ask one of them yet :( I'm planning on taking chassis fab also and building a new frame/suspension and brake setup to handle hauling cars. I have no clue about that subject yet though and I'm looking for any input on anything about my truck! I'm all ears and I'm here to learn.
 

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I do like the site! I just wish you could upload more than five pictures at a time lol

I was planning on having a beefed up geometry for it and possibly just making a custom one based on the Mustang II that will hold up. I asked my street rod teachers and they told me to ask the chassis fab teachers about it and I haven't had the chance to ask one of them yet :( I'm planning on taking chassis fab also and building a new frame/suspension and brake setup to handle hauling cars. I have no clue about that subject yet though and I'm looking for any input on anything about my truck! I'm all ears and I'm here to learn.
I am no expert but my suspicion would be that the ball joints and controll arm bushings would be way to light. Be sure to do your research before you proceed to the chassis.

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I am no expert but my suspicion would be that the ball joints and controll arm bushings would be way to light. Be sure to do your research before you proceed to the chassis.

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Yea I definitely need to do a bunch more research about the frame and all that good stuff. But for now I think I'm going to concentrate on getting the top chopped and making that look cherry before I get too far ahead of myself.

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I'm building a 4400 too. I mounted mine on a 1986 dually frame and used Belltech drop spindles etc. You will have difficulty finding brakes that will work for a car hauler and mount on mustang style ball joints. Using the later frame, I widened the front fenders 2" each to fit the wider track.
 
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