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  • 1948 chevy frame question

    has anyone used a 88-98 chevy full size truck frame on a 1947-1954 truck? If so can anyone pics how the front fenders look width wise.

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    can make anything work, I found the easiest way is to put them on a long bed standard cab s10 frame as it is 118" wb, plus there is a bolt on kit to mount it to frame for around 1800. hope this helps?


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      6 years later Im about to start on my 48. Life has threw every wrench at my you con almost imagine. Sold all my cars and my 51. Changed jobs a hand full of times. And got divorced. But Im building my 48 still. I have a 91 Silverado Im using as a donor. Click image for larger version

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          The wheel base (which can be shortened) and the track width (how wide the front tires are apart from each other) which is more difficult to change, and the motor location compared to the firewall and the distance between the front wheels and the firewall are the biggest obstacles in matching a frame to an old body. If you can park the 91 side by side with the 49, lining up the front wheels with each truck, a tape measure will tell you what will need to be moved.
          I think the 91 chassis will have a pretty wide front tire spacing and will probably interfere with the tires in the fenders, but I've been wrong before. Gene