The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Come one; Come all
14th Annual Stovebolt Reunion

In Kansas City, MO
September 8 and 9


Check for details and sign on!!


Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Some New
Some Vintage
Many in Production

Check for details!

Will be updating all year around!


Who's Online Now
44 registered members (52vff, 5 Window 9434, 52 6400, 53RLT56, 3B, 3 invisible), 582 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums47
Topics112,430
Posts885,308
Members41,090
Most Online940
Apr 5th, 2017
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Dually suspension track #1238913
Thu Oct 12 2017 03:04 AM
Thu Oct 12 2017 03:04 AM
R
RedBear  Offline OP
Moderated
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 1
Texas
I have a 1950 chevy truck and thinking about making it into a hauler , wrecker . Buy putting it on a 1970 1 ton dually frame with a Ls engine that I have. The only thing that concerns me is the front 1 ton suspension. I am thinking by doing this, the front stock dually wheels will stick out of the wheel wells. similar to most 4 wheel drives. But that's not what I want. Rather have them under the fenders. Normal looking. Also use the dually wheels to match the rear. I had plenty of ideas. But I am not sure what will work. Like using the suspension from a single wheel one ton, or 3/4 ton. then using front adapters to match the bolt pattern. As I remember the single 1 ton and the 3/4 ton do not have as wide of a track as a dually. Also seem like the 1 ton spindles and hubs are a lot wider then single wheel and 3/4. making the track wider. Anyone done something similar ? Or have Ideas.
THANKS !

Re: Dually suspension track [Re: RedBear] #1244592
Sat Nov 25 2017 02:06 PM
Sat Nov 25 2017 02:06 PM
W
Whitedog  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,872
IL
Off hand, I’m going to say the later chassis will be a little wide. The 4100 and larger trucks had wider and longer fenders. It may be worthwhile to find a “Big Bolt” donor. I’ve also seen the low rider guys narrow their control arms. Unless you’re bagging it, I would guess it would create a terrible ride.

Is your 1950 a 3800 truck? In my opinion, the 3800 trucks are beefier than even the late model trucks.




1954 3600 Chevy Truck
"The Fake Truck"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: Dually suspension track [Re: RedBear] #1244611
Sat Nov 25 2017 04:00 PM
Sat Nov 25 2017 04:00 PM
E
EdPruss  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,351
Longmont, CO
AD front fenders can be widened by a good 'tin man' by just adding a 3 or 4" piece in the flattest spot. Way lot safer and easier than shortening control arms.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'52 GMC 630 w/ 603 gasser, ex fire truck.
Re: Dually suspension track [Re: RedBear] #1244670
Sun Nov 26 2017 02:47 AM
Sun Nov 26 2017 02:47 AM
H
Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 17,017
Dellrose, TN
Use the front sheet metal off a 1 1/2 ton or bigger truck. The fenders are wider to begin with, the wheel openings are larger, and the same trick of adding a strip of metal to the fender in a fairly straight section can be done with the wider fenders if necessary.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Dually suspension track [Re: RedBear] #1244756
Mon Nov 27 2017 04:03 AM
Mon Nov 27 2017 04:03 AM
G
Grigg  Offline
Master Gabster
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,473
Lexington, VA
I measured 1.5 or 2 ton AD front fenders (on the truck) to be 72" wide inside to inside of the lip at the bottom edge both front and rear of the wheel opening. Don’t have my notes handy for the small trucks.
I’m thinking the fenders aren’t actually much or any wider on the AD big trucks compared to the small ones.

Until you get up to the 400 series GMC, those fenders are noticeably wider.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Dually suspension track [Re: RedBear] #1247796
Fri Dec 22 2017 12:19 PM
Fri Dec 22 2017 12:19 PM
T
tntrucknut  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 203
Morristown,Tn.
Grigg,if you look between the headlight and grill on the 1 ton and 1.5 ton you can see the difference.


_____________
Floyd

If we choose being kind over being right,we will
be right every time.
Knowledge is a poor substitute for experience.
Remember what is precious to another, may not be to you, but it
is precious nonetheless.

1948 Chevy 2-Ton
Re: Dually suspension track [Re: RedBear] #1247861
Sat Dec 23 2017 01:49 AM
Sat Dec 23 2017 01:49 AM
G
Grigg  Offline
Master Gabster
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,473
Lexington, VA
Measuring my 1 ton same as I did the 2 ton it’s about 69-70” inside lower lips of front fenders (not most accurate, measured by myself).
So the 1.5 and 2 tons are about 2-3” wider under front fenders than the little trucks.
Not much.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-

Moderated by  Grigg 

Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1