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Old 11-28-2008, 07:31 PM
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Question first time out questions

i've p/m'd a few of you guys but i"ll set it out on the line this will be my first build I just got what i believe to be a 34 binder one door is wood lined the other is not the front of the cab is 36" wide while the back is 54" wide. I would like to channel it 4" in the front and leave the back somewhat up giving it that lean stance also chopping the top 4" do i make the frame width so it fits just inside the front of the cab?
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:43 PM
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I would make the frame to fit inside the body in front. Past that there are several ways to do the rest of the frame.

Get a copy of Tex Smith "How to build an Hot Rod Chassis", there lots of good info to be ound there.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:53 PM
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Default frame build

o k i can see that do you have any idea what years binder had wood in the cab?
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:02 PM
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The frame width is dependant on alot of factors. Your radiator may have to drop in between the rails. Your engine will for sure. 24 inches is a good start up front, but as DMW56 says, make the frame fit the front of the cowl also. Your frame may get wider as it goes back. Or it could run straight.
Look at frames in a speedway catalog, for some good examples.

I would love to see a picture if the cab. I can tell you, a 35 chev has alot, but there is limited wood in a 36 Chevy Pu cab, but I don't know in the IH.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:38 PM
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I have a '35 Binder and it has wood framed doors. I have been told that in '36 IH switched to steel framed doors. I channeled mine 4" in front and not at all in back. Also chopped 4". You can look in the "Builds" section to see construction pics of my Binder.
Good luck with your project.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:01 PM
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Red face binder build

thanks, i'll get pics when I figure out how to download and post them
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