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new or used? I have found sites where I can get a new(32) frame,but i keep hearing about using an s10 frame.........i guess this is probably a noob question but other than square what would i need to check on a used frame :cool:
i want to build an early ford p/u.
 

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pyro138 said:
new or used? I have found sites where I can get a new(32) frame,but i keep hearing about using an s10 frame.........i guess this is probably a noob question but other than square what would i need to check on a used frame :cool:
i want to build an early ford p/u.
Give us some details to kick around - early Ford p/u covers a lot of years and models

I'm not an advocate of using odd-ball junkyard frames - but is only my humble opinion. :D
 

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If you're talking about 48-52 Ford and late-47-55 1st Series Chevrolet pickups the S10 chassis seems to be a choice for many.

But earlier than that you'd best stick with the tried and true original style frames with modern suspensions, or to be different, perhaps a transverse-sprung I-beam in front and a transverse-sprung open drive rear in the back?!
 

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28 thru 34 looks to have the stance i want after being chopped and channeled . I definitely have the welding skill to make a new frame but I don't know where to get dimensions or plans any help would be appreciated. Right now I'm in the planning phase but as soon as I buy the first piece of steel i promise to start a build journal. :cool:
 

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If you're a Real good welder and want to build the chassis yourself then you can purchase the outside frame rails from "American Stamping" and install all the cross members and brackets. As Pasadena said forget the S-10 chassis for the early cars, won't fit the body and REALLY looks like sh--
 

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28 thru 34 looks to have the stance i want after being chopped and channeled . I definitely have the welding skill to make a new frame but I don't know where to get dimensions or plans any help would be appreciated. Right now I'm in the planning phase but as soon as I buy the first piece of steel i promise to start a build journal. :cool:
Get a $5.00 Wescott catalog - they have drawings with all the dims in the back, '26 thru '34.

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grapo is building that type of PU right now on this site. He built a T Bucket type frame with a suicide front suspension. Here is a link to his project journal.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/journal.php?journalid=19158&action=view

Here is a link to Wescott's web site for those plans:

http://www.wescottsauto.com/site2003C/frame_specs.html

Here is a link to the National T Bucket tech pages:

http://www.nationaltbucketalliance.com/tech_info/techindex.asp

Here is a link to a rolling chassis build up:

http://www.nationaltbucketalliance.com/tech_info/chassis/Rchassis/index.asp

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