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Old 06-27-2010, 02:42 PM
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1949 chevy truck frame swap

I have a 99 silverado 2wd reg cab short bed. It has a 5.3 vortec with auto trans. I want to put a 1949 chevy pickup on my frame. I'm needing help weighing options. What would need fabrication what would need changing things like that. If some one can give me dome pointers I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Well You will hear a lot on this from other's here.. First you need to check the wheel base...See how close it is..Then you will probably need to remake ''ALL'' the mounts...I have never did one that way..But have seen a few done..It's really more trouble then its worth...IMHO I usually clip the old frame or build a new one... The trouble to make one work, And then to have it look right after its done is another thing...You are better off upgrading the old frame or build a new one..
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A lot of guys are using S10 frames on the 48-54 AD Chevy pickups....I believe there are even kits available

That said.......the easiest is probably updating your old frame, if in good shape
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There is NOTHING easy about this! A frame swap is simply a "money swap", "time swap" or "work swap", that is it! It doesn't save money, time or work, it only SWAPS it for different money time or work.

Stick with the stock frame, use some hot rod bolt on stuff and you are good to go. There is WAY more than you think, there is NO "swap" of ANY non stock frame.

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Would it be easier to put my vortec 5.3 I wanna stay with the fuel injection and the motor I have already since there's rust in my 99 I thought it be interesting to have the 5.3 vortec and auto trans in a 49-53 chevy bull nose pick up. Any suggestions. I don't wanna run a 350 seems like a common set up I wanna run something a bit more modern with a piece of chevy history.
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Would it be easier to put my vortec 5.3 I wanna stay with the fuel injection and the motor I have already since there's rust in my 99 I thought it be interesting to have the 5.3 vortec and auto trans in a 49-53 chevy bull nose pick up. Any suggestions. I don't wanna run a 350 seems like a common set up I wanna run something a bit more modern with a piece of chevy history.


it is much easier to put the motor into your frame, then to do a frame swap... the most important thing is setting up the fuel right..
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Correct is it possible to take all the wiring computer and electronics for the moor and mount them in a 50's body and frame. I just like the response ou o my 5.3 to an such and like to see what it would feel like in a 50's truck.
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Correct is it possible to take all the wiring computer and electronics for the moor and mount them in a 50's body and frame. I just like the response ou o my 5.3 to an such and like to see what it would feel like in a 50's truck.

Yes you can..They will have a lot of extra wires you don't really need..They do make a stand a lone wiring harness for them kind of swap's..Sure makes them easier... Street performance has all kind of stuff..And great people to help you do it..
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Only thing I'm wondering about is the trans working because it's electronic and there's no mechanical linkage. I can weld and fabricate. So I dunno
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Check this site out it has alot of info and they are working on motor mounts for the Gen 3 engines and can point you in the right direction for other options.

http://www.ad-engineering.com/index.html
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