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1951 chevy truck restoration

 
michigan michigan
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 01/01/08
04:44 PM

has anyone put a 1951 chevy or same vintage truck on a ford ranger frame  

Lewisk Lewisk
Enthusiast | Posts: 376 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 01/02/08
11:03 AM

I sure have not. I dont know if its been done.  

smurf1 smurf1
User | Posts: 187 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 02/05/08
12:43 PM

I don't know what that guy is smoking but I sure don't want none of it! An S-10 chassis would be an ideal choice for that job. Someone take that guy's tools away from him QUICK!  

Lewisk Lewisk
Enthusiast | Posts: 376 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 02/05/08
03:46 PM

haha, smurf your post cracks me up. Take his tools away!  

smurf1 smurf1
User | Posts: 187 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 02/10/08
01:49 AM

Hey Lewis K! I'm glad you saw the humor in my post, but many a people have screwed up a good truck with a bad idea because someone didn't take their tools away from them. I've seen it more than once. Just makes me cringe to see that stuff. They get in the middle of the project and realize that they're in trouble, then they have to find someone to try and make chicken salad out of chicken ****. I know from firsthand ezperience, I've saved more than a few projects from the crusher. I guess that's why I build stuff for people, I like a good challenge from time to time.  

Lewisk Lewisk
Enthusiast | Posts: 376 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 02/11/08
11:21 AM

Yea, I have heard stories of people trying to do things without really thinking it through or knowing how to do it and it turns out horrible.  

rotolop rotolop
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 02/08
Posted: 02/15/08
09:57 AM

The bed sides from my 53 shortbed stepside are missing the mounting flanges. Can anyone tell me how high off the bottom flange to mount new pieces? Also, what are the dimensions of the cross bed supports # 2 & 3 (Hoe high from the frame.
Thanks
Phil  

texas51 texas51
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 03/08
Posted: 03/29/08
08:25 AM

NO,BUT I HAVE PUT A 1951 CHEVY TRUCK ON A 1984 TRUCK FRAME.I MADE 8IN. MOUNTS FOR THE FRONT OF THE CAB.FRONT MOUNT(ENGINE)AND A SIDE MOUNT (ENGINE).CUT 8IN. OFF OF FRONT OF THE FRAME.  

gtojoel gtojoel
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 09/20/10
06:47 PM

I have an original 51 truck with the 216 *** engine.  It has begun to miss and backfire basically overnight. Did a complete tune-up--no difference. Rebuilt the carburator---no differnce? Checked the teeth of the distributor--looks good. Pulled the timing cover and the timing gear and drive gear look good?  I'm thinking the cam must be worn out, but having a tough time accepting this happened overnight---any advice.  

gtojoel gtojoel
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 09/20/10
06:49 PM

No, but my brother is putting his 58 chevy apache on the chassis of a '98 Tahoe.