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In body-on-frame construction for pickups like a Ford Ranger, how is the
cab attached to the frame? Is it welded on, bolted on, etc.? Is it
something you could pickup at a junkyard, bring home and bolt onto
another chassis?

Thanks.

Bill Dennis

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Bill Dennis wrote:
> In body-on-frame construction for pickups like a Ford Ranger, how is the
> cab attached to the frame? Is it welded on, bolted on, etc.? Is it
> something you could pickup at a junkyard, bring home and bolt onto
> another chassis?

It's bolted on. My recollection about the Ranger isn't accurate, but on
the S-10 and variants the cab up to the firewall (this piece here:
http://ohmbre.org/gallery/v/ConversionProject/disassembly/IMG_0082.JPG.html ) is fastened to the frame with just 4 bolts, each through a sort of doughnut-shaped vibration isolator. The bed is attached with 6 bolts.


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It is bolted on. There are roughly 4 bolts that run to brackets welded
to the frame.

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Subject: [EVDL] Body-on-Frame

In body-on-frame construction for pickups like a Ford Ranger, how is the
cab attached to the frame? Is it welded on, bolted on, etc.? Is it
something you could pickup at a junkyard, bring home and bolt onto
another chassis?

Thanks.

Bill Dennis

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Yeah. People doing hotrodding swap cabs onto different frames all the
time -- just have to weld the brakets in the right place for the bolts
from the cab... and get everything to align properly.

On 8/15/07, Dewey, Jody R ATC COMNAVAIRLANT, N422G5G
<[email protected]> wrote:
> It is bolted on. There are roughly 4 bolts that run to brackets welded
> to the frame.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
> Behalf Of Bill Dennis
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:33
> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
> Subject: [EVDL] Body-on-Frame
>
> In body-on-frame construction for pickups like a Ford Ranger, how is the
> cab attached to the frame? Is it welded on, bolted on, etc.? Is it
> something you could pickup at a junkyard, bring home and bolt onto
> another chassis?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bill Dennis
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Along that same line does anyone know of a cool looking sports car body (or kit) that would bolt onto a small truck frame like for an S-10 with minimal modifications?

Mike,
Anchorage, Ak.

----- Original Message -----
From: Zeke Yewdall <[email protected]>
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:31 am
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Body-on-Frame
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>

> Yeah. People doing hotrodding swap cabs onto different frames all the
> time -- just have to weld the brakets in the right place for the bolts
> from the cab... and get everything to align properly.
>
> On 8/15/07, Dewey, Jody R ATC COMNAVAIRLANT, N422G5G
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> > It is bolted on. There are roughly 4 bolts that run to brackets
> welded> to the frame.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [email protected] [mailto:ev-
> [email protected]] On
> > Behalf Of Bill Dennis
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:33
> > To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
> > Subject: [EVDL] Body-on-Frame
> >
> > In body-on-frame construction for pickups like a Ford Ranger, how
> is the
> > cab attached to the frame? Is it welded on, bolted on, etc.? Is it
> > something you could pickup at a junkyard, bring home and bolt onto
> > another chassis?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Bill Dennis
> >
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There is a company that sells a hotrod S10 kit that uses the S10 cab,
and replaces the rest of the body with a '40 ford style look.
here it is:
http://www.rodster.com/

may or maynot be what you like..
Jack

MIKE WILLMON wrote:
> Along that same line does anyone know of a cool looking sports car body (or kit) that would bolt onto a small truck frame like for an S-10 with minimal modifications?
>
> Mike,
> Anchorage, Ak.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Zeke Yewdall <[email protected]>
> Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:31 am
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Body-on-Frame
> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>
>
>>Yeah. People doing hotrodding swap cabs onto different frames all the
>>time -- just have to weld the brakets in the right place for the bolts
>>from the cab... and get everything to align properly.
>>
>>On 8/15/07, Dewey, Jody R ATC COMNAVAIRLANT, N422G5G
>><[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>It is bolted on. There are roughly 4 bolts that run to brackets
>>
>>welded> to the frame.
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: [email protected] [mailto:ev-
>>
>>[email protected]] On
>>
>>>Behalf Of Bill Dennis
>>>Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:33
>>>To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
>>>Subject: [EVDL] Body-on-Frame
>>>
>>>In body-on-frame construction for pickups like a Ford Ranger, how
>>
>>is the
>>
>>>cab attached to the frame? Is it welded on, bolted on, etc.? Is it
>>>something you could pickup at a junkyard, bring home and bolt onto
>>>another chassis?
>>>
>>>Thanks.
>>>
>>>Bill Dennis
>>>
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