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Old 11-01-2017, 03:44 AM
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According to the wheel wells it looks like it fits pretty well!
Thanks SF, it did, a little wide but within 1/2"for wheel base.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:25 PM
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Weather here sucks, cold and snow so it's a little cramped in the shop. Got the 90 Chevy stripped of everything. Now I can start figuring out out fitting the Fargo on the chassis.











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Old 11-05-2017, 02:14 PM
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so cool that is it gonna be a short box when done

l had a 66 long box years ago and regret selling it

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Old 11-05-2017, 06:00 PM
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So now the disassembly is started the first order of business is to make the long box a short box.
What's your plan for the "sweptline"? (Looks to me, like the line drops as it goes back from the cab.) Is a short bed stamped different than a regular long bed?

One of my pet peeves is panel alignment... ratty rat rods excluded... anything painted and finished should have better alignment than the "high-dollar" example below!



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Old 11-05-2017, 08:01 PM
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What's your plan for the "sweptline"? (Looks to me, like the line drops as it goes back from the cab.) Is a short bed stamped different than a regular long bed?

One of my pet peeves is panel alignment... ratty rat rods excluded... anything painted and finished should have better alignment than the "high-dollar" example below!



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Color mismatch between panels is pretty rough too.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:14 AM
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so cool that is it gonna be a short box when done

l had a 66 long box years ago and regret selling it

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What's your plan for the "sweptline"? (Looks to me, like the line drops as it goes back from the cab.) Is a short bed stamped different than a regular long bed?

One of my pet peeves is panel alignment... ratty rat rods excluded... anything painted and finished should have better alignment than the "high-dollar" example below!



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I hear ya Doc, that 64 was very poorly assembled. Before I agreed to this project I did quite a lot of research and measuring. Last summer at the Street Wheeler weekend in Lethbridge there were three shortbox Dodge versions that I was allowed to study take pictures of and measure.
The swept body line on the box has about 17.5 inches that run parallel at the front before it starts it sweep down, out of that I have to take 14 inches. The back runs parallel for 8 inches and I have to take out 5.75.
I was just going to rush in and shorten the box first, but have since though it may be better to fit the cab and clip to the frame, then if I have to adjust the shorten a little here or there I still can.
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Color mismatch between panels is pretty rough too.
Agreed, it's horrible!


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The swept body line on the box has about 17.5 inches that run parallel at the front before it starts it sweep down, out of that I have to take 14 inches. The back runs parallel for 8 inches and I have to take out 5.75.
I was just going to rush in and shorten the box first, but have since though it may be better to fit the cab and clip to the frame, then if I have to adjust the shorten a little here or there I still can.

Thanks for the explanation. I'll look forward to the slice and dice!

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:40 PM
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Finally a little progress. Not an easy task by one's self. I cut off all the Chevy cab and clip mounts, and pulled the inner fender skirts off the Fargo clip. Set the clip on the frame horns at the front and couple stands at the back. Then made an attachment for my engine lift that went in through the drivers side window and lifted the cab across the underside of the roof, and set it in place. Shimmed the cab for frame clearance and level, then bolted the clip to it. I had to take the clip back off and trim the top side of the front frame horns down by an inch to lower the rad support to align the body lines.

The fire wall had to be notched a little for the trans and distributor, I am also going to move the motor ahead 2.5 inches.

Tell me if you think the front tires are in the right spot in the wheel openings.







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Looks good from here.
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