Stretching engine compartment to fit a Cummins?

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Stretching engine compartment to fit a Cummins?

Postby HemiJoel » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:51 am

I have seen Cummins swap threads here where they either omitted the fan, or cut the firewall to make it fit. So I was thinking, What if a guy moved the cab back to create enuff room, then stretched the fenders and the cowl top? So my question is, how much room is needed if I used the stock fan, plus intercooler and AC condensor? Is 3" enuff? Once I know much extra room is needed, then I will do some scale drawings to see what it would look like with a stretched front end. I am converting a crew cab shortbox to a long box, so I will be grafting the 2 frames together. That gives me an opportunity to make the frame longer to move the cab back.
Thanks, Joel
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Re: Stretching engine compartment to fit a Cummins?

Postby slick » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:29 pm

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Re: Stretching engine compartment to fit a Cummins?

Postby HemiJoel » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:50 pm

Very interesting, thanks. Those lengthened front fenders actually look pretty good.
1968 D200 4 door 318 auto power steering
1966 D300 slanty 4 speed flatbed with Schwartz dump
1968 D200 crew cab project to become a longbed cummins dually
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