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'47 M5 length & width

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  • '47 M5 length & width

    I have been offered a '47 M5 that is not only in very bad shape, but is completly disassembled. The frame is no good. I'm thinking of finding a late model truck chassis for it. Can someone tell me the length and width, (center of tire to center of tire)? Or is there a certain chassis that someone might know that would fit nicely?


    '62 Hawk GT

  • #2
    the wheelbase on an M5 was 113 inches. I don't find reference to what the track was but I'm sure Gary Ash can tell you. Gary[?][:I]

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    • #3
      Wheelbase: 113 inches (from the book)
      tread width approximately 61 inches (measured from my M5)

      I have been told a mid-1990s S10 chassis will fit with some modification.

      A bit of advice: you would be much better off, and probably spend a lot less money, if you found yourself a complete vehicle in reasonably good shape to start with. Use the basket case for parts.



      • #4
        thanks guys. I probably SHOULD use this truck as a parts donor, but . . .

        thanks again,


        '62 Hawk GT