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Old 12-06-2020, 04:09 PM
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I like the ground bolts too. . Nice progress.
Thanks Bman.
Got the welder sorted out.
Floor patch's all welded in.
Tomorrow I move forward to the toe area.
Also....
I come across a 95 Dodge Dakota. 2WD with a 318.
Looking into the possibility of using that as my donor frame and power plant.
More to follow.
Thanks for checking up on me....
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Old 12-06-2020, 04:11 PM
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lookin good my friend!!
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Old 12-06-2020, 05:00 PM
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The early Dakota's had 5x4.5 lug wheels on them.
The later year models have 6 lug wheels.
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Old 12-06-2020, 05:51 PM
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lookin good my friend!!
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The early Dakota's had 5x4.5 lug wheels on them.
The later year models have 6 lug wheels.
Indeed OI.
The 95 has 6, But.....
I can swap over to 1990 Front hubs and rotors and use my stock 49 Dodge 15 inch rims.(Of which I now have 9.)
I can also swap out the rear axles to the 5 bolt pattern as well.
I won't use adapters.
Chances of finding a older 2 wd one in my area is slim as we are rust central here. And most everything is 4x4. This one has the 318 already in it.
I'm having a hard time finding the legit track width on these.
I have read of people using them on the same year Plymouths and I believe the 49 Dodge is wider. So all has yet to be revealed.
Time to start saving up my nickels and dimes. I had the bread put aside but the Daily driver needed some repairs so you know where that money went.
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Old 12-07-2020, 09:43 AM
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Didn't measure the track width on the 53 International I got done a month or two ago but, the Dakota chassis fit under the truck perfectly width wise.
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Old 12-07-2020, 06:34 PM
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Didn't measure the track width on the 53 International I got done a month or two ago but, the Dakota chassis fit under the truck perfectly width wise.
They seem to be a common frame swap for the IH truck's OI.
I'm awaiting a message from a friend that has 2 Dakota's. (One of which he is going to use for a IH frame swap. .) He's going to get me a track width.
Meanwhile........
Made up the last floor patch and got it all welded in. Pulled out the what's left of the donor car access panel. It's in rough shape.
Depending on what frame I end up with I may just make a new piece for here.
I was also able to remove the brace from the driver door opening.
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Old 12-07-2020, 10:20 PM
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If memory serves, the track width is 60.8 on 91-96. I think your car is
55/56 in.
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Old 12-07-2020, 11:45 PM
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If memory serves, the track width is 60.8 on 91-96. I think your car is
55/56 in.
Thatís pretty much what my friend said on the Dakotas, fbp.
I got down and measured my donor and came up with 55.5.
I also show about 4 inches from the fender lip to the outside of the tire.
That would give me a bit of wiggle room but I donít want the tires to close to the fenders. That would put them at about 2 inches in from the inner lip.
At 58.5 the g body platform is still a better width. I knew I should have kept that Olds. Lol
Thanks for the post fbp.
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Old 12-08-2020, 08:15 AM
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Torchie, I know hindsight is 20/20
Several have been done using the g body frames and using the floor
pan as well. Did a 51 Chevy wagon using most of a 4dr Malibu, trim
to fit, and most body mounts in place. Also using most of the firewall
and using factory air and brakes, sorry no pictures, it was back before we started documenting everything Not trying to sway you one way
or another. I'm sure you will come up with something and we'll be following
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Old 12-08-2020, 09:22 AM
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Torchie, I know hindsight is 20/20
Several have been done using the g body frames and using the floor
pan as well. Did a 51 Chevy wagon using most of a 4dr Malibu, trim
to fit, and most body mounts in place. Also using most of the firewall
and using factory air and brakes, sorry no pictures, it was back before we started documenting everything Not trying to sway you one way
or another. I'm sure you will come up with something and we'll be following
along.
Getting rid of the Olds isn't the stupidest thing I've ever done, fbp. Just the most recent.( As far as cars go. )
I had considered a lot of what you mentioned with the Olds. Parts of the fire wall for sure but not so much the floor an as It wasn't that great on that car.
I'll just keep my eyes open and watch for what comes up.
I've still got plenty to do on the Dodge body.
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