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2011 corvette LS9 in a 1950 chevy 3100

Hello, everyone I'm new in this forum so I don't know anyone here. I'm helping a friend restore his Grampa's 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup. He plans to put the new 638 HP 604ft lbs torque corvette LS9 engine in it and I need to figure out which rear end to use. Also what's the best thing to do for mounting the new engine and trans. I figure this chassis won't handle the umph of this engine so what's the best thing to do there? Should I box the frame or should we replace it? If boxing is the way to go what thickness of steel should I use.

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You will have a lot of help and suggestions over at the 67-72chevytruck.conm site
There are several builds going on over there with the LSx power train
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