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Old 05-27-2005, 10:41 AM
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How much for sub frame, video etc. What all is on the sub frame?

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I payed $300 for the sub frame a few weeks ago and bought the video for around 40 bucks I think. I would like to get my $300 bucks back and will throw in the video. The sub has everything except for the power steering box as far as I can tell.

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Oh yeah, I had already cut the frame in accordance to the video. If you plan on using another method, it may pose a problem. If you do it the "nolimit" way, it will be good to go.

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any photos on subframe being mounted on 56 pick up
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i am just learning this computer thing where do i go to see the video
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56 project

hey jeff
i am new on this computer stuff just learnin how do i see the video you are referring to
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hey jeff
i already have the subframe i am looking for the video on installing it on my 56 chev pick up
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E-mail me at jeffhickl@earthlink.net

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Update, some pics of a camaro/firebird subframe after grafting...

I found my old post by accident through google and thought I should post a few pictures about how my camaro graft turned out.
I used the No-Limit Engineering (google them if u need to) video to help me through the process was not as difficult as i expected...
anyways I don't have the progress pictures available but here are some shots of the aftermath while i was installing my 400ci Pontiac in the truck...

sorry the pictures are not the clearest but its all i have on this computer...
you can see between the suspension and the cab from the outside all you see is one weld line, the front is a little more messy grafting the a-symmetrical firebird nose to the original truck rails for radiator support and bumper brackets

As nice as mustang II setups are, this setup cost me less than $200 to have bushings replaced, and some hours on the install... some people may not already have a donor car but I bought a second subframe for another graft project for $100 - anyways this method can be easily tackled (if you can do the cutting/welding) for less than $500 - as opposed to $1500+

if i was rich, I would buy the MII but I made do with what i had....

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Subframe

I have also grafted a transam subframe to my 57 pickup. the question I have is how did you mount the radiator support frame to the clip? Did you cut the subframe tips? I am also having problems aligning the front fenders with the front of the clip. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have also grafted a transam subframe to my 57 pickup. the question I have is how did you mount the radiator support frame to the clip? Did you cut the subframe tips? I am also having problems aligning the front fenders with the front of the clip. any help would be greatly appreciated.
See the tab welded to the frame horn in front of the steering gear at the very bottom right in this picture. Ignore the red arrow in the picture. It is the radiator support tab cut from the '57 frame and welded to the new frame. Amazingly I thought ahead and had taken XYZ measurements of the location of these tabs before I cut up the old frame. That foresight rarely happens in my world!!!!!

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Thanks willys36, I still have the orignal frame and the tabs for the radiator support.
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While I would admittedly go with the Mustang II crossmember, lots of folks have done the subframe swap. Make sure, and I repeat, make sure that you do lots of measuring before making any cuts, regardless of what subframe you are using. Once you cut your original front frame off, there is no going back. Also, give some thought as to how you are going to mount front sheet metal, radiator, and other stuff like that before you cut off the front half of your truck frame. I'm not trying to talk you out of it, just want you to be a success.

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