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1950 chevy truck sub frame

Hey all,
I still am tring to decide what subframe to use on my 1950 chevy truck. I have been told that a GM "G" body would work great. A book said to use a Rear steer model?? I think its talking about steering gear box location but not sure. any help would be great. Also, is there any videos or books or guides out there to use? Thanks in advance for the help.

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For my money a Mustang II IFS would be easier, faster and in the long run wouldn't cost any more. But that's my money.

Rear steer refers to the position of the rack unit.
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Hey all,
I still am tring to decide what subframe to use on my 1950 chevy truck. I have been told that a GM "G" body would work great. A book said to use a Rear steer model?? I think its talking about steering gear box location but not sure. any help would be great. Also, is there any videos or books or guides out there to use? Thanks in advance for the help.

I have read about using an S10 maybe that is a G body picked up a 86 longbed s10- for the project will see when I find the time E dke6bnl
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G-bodies referance to buick / olds `81-87 front sub frames are 2 inches narrower at the control arms, better suited for sub frame graft, rear steering box meaning it is behind the front crossmember as opposed too being in front of it!
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1950 chevy truck sub frame

LNOVA here is a link from this site to an article on a bolt in ifs for your truck.

http://50chevy.freeservers.com/Bolt_...pendent_2.html

There is also a kit to bolt in the S10 suspension but I can not find my link. Someone else on this site has the link and will post it if they see your post.
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LNOVA here is a link from this site to an article on a bolt in ifs for your truck.

http://50chevy.freeservers.com/Bolt_...pendent_2.html

There is also a kit to bolt in the S10 suspension but I can not find my link. Someone else on this site has the link and will post it if they see your post.

That system will work but take a close look at the position of the tires. This IFS is too wide and the tires will rub the fenders. The only way to fix that is to use special order wheels with "odd ball" back spacing.
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That system will work but take a close look at the position of the tires. This IFS is too wide and the tires will rub the fenders. The only way to fix that is to use special order wheels with "odd ball" back spacing.
I have herd of people cutting out the center of the cross member the approprate amount and welding it back to get the correct width. Ed ke6bnl
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I used a 69 camaro subframe on my 50 chev. Did the overlay technic.
Here's the link for the s-10.
www.ad-engineering.com
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i went with a jag front clip so far not to bad but not done yet
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1950 chevy truck subframe

I think I found a donor car for a subframe. Its a 1979 olds cutlas, it is a v8 car. The tires seemed to have normal wear, I hope that means the components are good. What do you guys think? a good choice? the yard is selling it to me for $100.00. any advice would be great. Thanks!!
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If it was me, it would be home by now, do all your measuring four times, cut once, weld in, then rebuild all the wear items!
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1950 chevy truck front sub frame

I posted this question in the intro secetion by mistake, sorry still new in here. Anyway, I am buying a 1979 olds cutlas for the front sub frame. It is a V8 car. I have never done this type of swap so any advice would be great. Any of you guys that have done this on a truck like mine could you please share the details about how you did it. Also, is this doner car a good choice? I know this is a much talked about subject in here but the more I can learn the better.
Thanks in advance for the help!
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