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Old 06-01-2019, 09:01 PM
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I have been picking the van apart over the last few days, factory wiring harness is very minimal Iím gona attempt to keep it intact and reuse as much of it as I can and just unplug the unnecessary bits. Also check out the 2x6 custom bumper mount 👏🏻 Anyways I got this RAD red 48 Chevy 3100 pickup donor body. I was absolutely intent on finding a 30ís sedan for this build but I couldnít pass this truck up lots of great parts, more pictures to come. The van wheelbase is 138Ē the truck is around 120Ē the way it sits. I want to do bags all the way around 4 link and notch out back. Or do I leave the van suspension alone, chop the frame just after the shackles and do a long bed?? Better drink beers and stare at it.....the neighbors love me
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:51 PM
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Check the track width on both because, the van is wider than the AD truck
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:30 PM
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Honestly a 30's Sedan or that AD are better suited to other frames. Using what you have is great, but that can frame is going to cause all kinds of headaches for you with engine placement, the twin I-Beam suspension, wheelbase, and probably track width. Do lots of measuring and figuring before you start attempting that.
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Old 09-09-2020, 06:39 PM
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Much progress has been made, been a wild year to say the least. Used a long board to lever the cab on a pair of large wooden spoils lifted the rear with an engine hoist. Dragged the old chassis out and pulled the econoline chassis and lowered er right on there.
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Old 09-09-2020, 06:48 PM
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Took half a day and had a hail storm, But great success.
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Old 09-09-2020, 06:58 PM
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No idea why the pictures are sideways, anyways got the radiator braced up, fenders and hood on had to do some chopping on the firewall For the trans and valve covers, and some minor clearance cuts on the hood/fenders to clear the rad.
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Old 09-09-2020, 07:17 PM
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Default How it sits

Here it is, made the cab floor pan out of a set of side covers off a big diesel welder, the body mounts are made from sections of a crossmember from the old frame. Decided not to alter the econoline wheelbase, got a pair of 5í stacks from a local semi junkyard to help fill in the gap between the cab and bed. Will have to extend the bulkhead of the bed towards the front, but no big deal thereís not much left but the sides and fenders. Also sitting a bit weird here, the drivers rear tire is flat 🍻
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Old 09-09-2020, 08:09 PM
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great stuff! really fits well

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Old 09-10-2020, 11:21 PM
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Nice progress. Does fit well. 👍
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:52 PM
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I like it when the maker carries on even when some are shaking their heads. It looks good for what you had to do! Get it going and drive the wheels off it...
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