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Old 05-12-2004, 01:22 PM
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1953 chevy frame swap

I have a 1953 chevy truck and I want to do a frame swap so I can have a 12 inch lift, 4 wheel drive, and a chevy v8. I want to do some heavy duty 4 wheeling, otherwise Id do the s-10 swap. what is the best and easiest frame to use?

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I wonder if a mid 80's blazer frame would work
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you can try an s-10 4x4 frame, would have to look for wheelbase and such, would most likely need to fab new cab,bed mounts too. should be fun ! good luck!
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frame swap

If your going to use a s-10 frame, get a longbed truck because the frame wheel measurement are very close to that of your truck. I did this to my first truck i had to make new cab mounts, modifed the bed, by raising the floor of it 6-inches, move the motor back 2-3 inches. It's alot of work but it will work. I read in a old off-road mag June 2002 a guy used a 1980 short-wheelbased truck frame,mounted cab,bed with no really big headaches has 400ci,350 turbo, np205, dana 60 front,14 bolt rear with about 10 inches of lift tucking 39.5's so Ihope this is abit of help to you. scott48
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