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Frame widths needed...not all chevy.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by laketex, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I'm interested in frame widths of different trucks. I've got a book that tells me wheelbases and a lot of other info, but nothing on widths. So what are the widths at the front axle of a K30, a Willys jeep, and a toyota pickup? Anyone know?
     
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    Here ya go:

    K30: wide
    Toyota: Not so wide
    Willys: Narrower yet

    /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Hope this helps! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    Actually if I am not mistaken, the Chevys are around 35 inches...
     
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    K30 is tapered a little at the front axle. Directly over it is just over 28" (roughly 28.125).
     
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    Golly gee thanks mike. :flipoff2:

    Russ, that's what I needed. If I can get a k30, cucv, whatever, I want to start a new project with a smaller body, HD drivetrain, and big ass tires. Thanks.
     
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    Just wanted to brighten your day! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Are you wanting frame width or perch width? Becuase they are not the same. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Sounds like a good plan. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    Frame width. Here's what I'm wanting to know. I want to use a K30 frame and axles, and then mount a willys body on top with non-modified hummer rims and 42s. I want to know if the tires will have any issues with contacting the frame rails on compression. And if I have to modify the hummer rims, how much can I get away with? I want something in between jeep and chevy width on the track with a small body.
     
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    If you don't get a dually, I think you'll be hitting the frame and springs when the wheels are turned to lock with large tires. Mine is close now with roughly 42s and 4" BS on 8" wheels. In fact, when I turn right and stuff the driver’s side more than a little, the tire brushes the steering box now!
     
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    Go full tube frame!!!!! SOmething like Shannon campbell!!!

    My friend here put a 84 Cherokee body on a Blazer frame...
     
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    Yeah but I wanna be street legal. We've got so many trails that have short little drives between points on the highway. I need to be licenced and registered.
     
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    You can license and register a tube buggy! I think ARCA requires it.. Get a title for a CJ7 or something and use that!
     

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