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jason fitzloff 09-17-2007 05:09 PM

1950 chevy swap to s-10 frame
Hello im was woundering what model of s10- should i look for to swap my 50s model chevy 3100 to?

Henry Highrise 09-17-2007 07:15 PM

Welcome to Hotrodders. Best to ask in the General Hotrodding Tech forum. But you need to get one that has a track width and wheelbase that is the same as the body that you are going to put on it. Frame swaps rarely are easy.

Chevrolet4x4s 09-17-2007 09:33 PM

Welcome to Hotrodders :welcome:
Some of our members have done this swap I may do it in the future I like these trucks too
You can make or modify the brackets and mounts needed yourself or buy them at


jason fitzloff 09-24-2007 07:23 PM

94 4x4 blazer
Hello again sorry been away for awhile, but does anyone know if a 94 4x4 4 door blazer will work for my swapping project? im wanting to swap my 50 chevy pickup cab and bed to a later model frame. hopeing maybe this will work. Please let me know. Thanks

GMC1950 02-28-2008 01:15 PM

Hi, the original wheel base of your truck is 116 inch. It will fit on a S10 frame ( 118 inch wheel base) with very minor modification .Just check ad-engineering website, you will have all the answer about it.

edwinfell 03-08-2012 08:49 PM

Dead Ahead Ed
You will need a single cab long bed S10 for the simplest swap. An S10 4x4 rear axle will get the rear tires away from the bed. 2 inch back spaced rims in the front will get the tires outboard. The weight of the 50 Chevy truck and the S10 are both 3100 lbs. The long box or long bed single cabs are getting scarce. It was easier for me to buy a used S10 than get the rolling frame from a salvage yard and cheaper, too. I'll sell or scrap the S10 body to reduce the costs of this project. Good luck.

GMC1950 03-10-2012 07:06 AM

Thanks for the reply.

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