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Old 09-14-2018, 07:53 AM
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Animal is right on the channeling.
I didn't see anywhere in your posts that you were going to channel it.
9 times out of ten it's not a good idea. Z-ing the frame is a better one.
Take a look at the 35 Dodge link on my signature and you'll see I had to un-channel it 6 inches then Z the chassis, before anyone could drive it, including me and I'm only 5-9.
It needed the firewall extended 6 inches or so to be real comfortable.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:25 PM
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On the bright side, there are other ways to get it lower if desired.
39 Ford PU Build. http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36459

The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

Not taking anything too seriously.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:22 PM
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I didn't see your post about channeling it either.
I chopped my last truck cab 4 inches and then channeled it 6 to cover the frame.
Things get tight real fast when you channel.
But it's yours so do what you want.

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Old Yesterday, 11:17 PM
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Animal, Old Iron, Skip, Torchie, yeah not really much of a channel May work out to 1" or so. I am going to put running boards back on which Kind of give it a lower appearance. With my initial mockup the frame looked like it just disappeared behind the running boards.
Going to try and keep it at around 4" ride height. Who knows may pony up for hydraulic coilovers down the road.

This is close to how it will sit on the frame plus 1/4" for body mounts. Just sitting on my jig right now.
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