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1957 GMC Short Bed Truck with 1982 S10 Chassis?

I have purchased a wrecked 1957 GMC Truck with small rear window. This is actually my first truck when I was 15 years old. My dad sold it to a friend of his who promptly crashed it into the back of a semi truck. It has been sitting for roughly 10 years. I have bought it back for $1500 but the hood, driver side fender inside and out and frame are damaged. Truck is mostly original except 283 engine. Once my 15 year old self burned out the original straight 6 my dad put the 283 in it.

My question is I have a 1982 S10 at my disposal and was wondering if this chassis will work? I have read forums about replacing the front end with a Camaro front clip and replacing the rear end with a Camaro or the like front clip. Some say an S10 will also work. So why not replace the whole sub-frame with the S10 I have at my disposal...? Will this work? Any ideas thoughts or suggestions? I'll post pics of both this weekend.

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I haven't done this myself but my friend has a 59 GM and an older s10 he bought to use under it. He is a smart dude and did a lot of research and said it is easy. Also stated the frame from the S10 is a slip frame. He showed me about halfway there is a spot in the frame where is is made to slip, apparantlly for a standard cab or extended cab, smart of Gm thats for sure. Good luck and have fun hotrodding.
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