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1954 chevy 3100 pick-up daily driver

i have a 1954 chevy 3100 pick-up that is my daily driver and has been for twelve years now. i use this truck as a work truck and am not afraid to scratch it hauling everything from rocks to groceries. i did a frame off restoration at the time of purchase and now its getting time to upgrade my fifty year old frame and suspension.
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welcome..the OLD TRUCKS are great.I have a 51 Ford.
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welcome..the OLD TRUCKS are great.I have a 51 Ford.
I have to agree with bout of you I getting ready to swap my 85 s10 under my 53 chevy 3100 and finish the 50 Ford F1





just drove the 85 S10 the other day sure ride nice hope that it remains the same with the 53 chevy body and the 350 v8 Ed ke6bnl
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i have a 1954 chevy 3100 pick-up that is my daily driver and has been for twelve years now. i use this truck as a work truck and am not afraid to scratch it hauling everything from rocks to groceries. i did a frame off restoration at the time of purchase and now its getting time to upgrade my fifty year old frame and suspension.

i have a 54 stepside with an 84 camero clip, do you know what type of frame would work with no real hassle, i was told a s10 ex cab short bed would work fine
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I have to agree with bout of you I getting ready to swap my 85 s10 under my 53 chevy 3100 and finish the 50 Ford F1





just drove the 85 S10 the other day sure ride nice hope that it remains the same with the 53 chevy body and the 350 v8 Ed ke6bnl

i have a 54 3100 and wasnt sure if the 85 s10 frame had to be a short or long bed ex or regular bed and does every thinf bolt up fine what do or will i have to change
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i have a 54 3100 and wasnt sure if the 85 s10 frame had to be a short or long bed ex or regular bed and does every thinf bolt up fine what do or will i have to change
What is wrong with your 54 frame with the Camaro clip?

BTW, it cant be an 84 Camaro clip.
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S10 conversion - check this out:

http://www.ad-engineering.com/
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s-10 frame swap 1954 chevy pick-up

vettsrkool, from all i am reading the best s-10 to use with very little cutting and hassle is a standard cab long-bed 1980's vintage due to smog stuff etc. and it has a wheel base almost right on target but you need to switch out the narrower two wheel drive rear end for a s-10 4WD rear end which is four inches wider and is a direct bolt in, all the other s-10's extended cab short bed etc. have different wheel bases that are further off target and require more work, ADEngineering.com sells a kit of pre-made brackets for the swap and claim it can be done in a couple of weekends, to me after much reading the kit sounds like the way to go and it can be welded or bolted on the s-10 frame and they have some good technical reading and work in progress pictures, there is not a kit available for the 4WD s-10 yet, i had wanted to go heavy- half or 3/4 ton 4WD but that may be more than i can chew at this time, hope this helps, by the way i am running a 1981 z-28 front clip on my truck and it works okay but i think i can do better for ride comfort and durability, later.
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