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Old 03-12-2020, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default 33 truck frame question

Who can tell me the difference between the frames on a 32 pickup and a 33 pickup.
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Old 03-12-2020, 12:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: 33 truck frame question

I'm no frame expert, but think the pickup and cars used the same frames. So it would be the same difference as between the car frames. Which is a lot if you are trying to switch between the two.
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Totally different.What are you trying to do?
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:15 PM   #4
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Totally different.What are you trying to do?
I know the 32 passenger car and 33 passenger car have different frames. The trucks I wasn't sure about. I've got a nice 32 rolling frame and was wondering if a 33 pickup would fit the 32 frame.
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I believe The 32 pick up used the same frame dimensions as a 32 car,The cabs are the same dimensions as 33 ,so it would fit but the bed wheel well on a 33 is placed farther back than a 32 ,
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:46 PM   #6
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The main thing that is going to bite you is the different wheel base. See:

http://wescottsauto.com/WebCatalog/T...iagram1932.pdf
http://wescottsauto.com/WebCatalog/T...ram1933-34.pdf

My advice would would be to get the right frame because the wrong one would put the wheels in the wrong location on the bed. I haven't done it but if you are just talking about the body and you are not doing a restoration you probably would be ok. If that is the case make another thread that will pick up the right people. Maybe title it "Will '33 truck cab interchange with a '32".

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Old 03-12-2020, 02:27 PM   #7
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A buddy here in France found a '33 ruck cab and plans on putting it on a '32 frame.The '33 firewall is being replaced with a '32 firewall.He then has the '32 fenders ,grille ,running boards and hood he will use.Also the '33 dash will be used.He is buying a shortened (at the rear) '32 bed from Macks Products. Basically it will look like a '32.The gas tank is the other issue as he wants to fabricate one to mount at the rear under the bed.
'32 truck gas tanks were under the seat.

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Old 03-12-2020, 02:47 PM   #8
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Pretty sure the '32-'34 cabs are the same except for firewalls and the reveal on the rear of the '34.
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Old 03-12-2020, 03:10 PM   #9
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The base has been pretty well covered already. The starting point is the six inch difference in the wheelbase of the two frames ('32 - 106" and '33 - 112"). As Sheldon notes, the '32 firewall is a separate part not permanently attached to the cab while the completely different '33 firewall is an integral part of the cab. The dash are instrument panels of the two years are different, although interchangeable.


You would want a '32 bed, not a shortened '33 bed as I don't think the mounting attachments for the rear fenders would line up correctly. It is also likely that you would have to modify (or use the '32 versions of the #1 and #2 floor boards) the '33 floor boards to achieve proper clearance for the brake and clutch pedals on the '32 chassis.
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