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Old 05-31-2013, 05:50 PM
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41 buick century fastback

i hear alot about s10 frames, could you use one under a 41 buick

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In a word, yes.
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........and in another word, NO! update the stock chassis with newer running gear. Much easier than trying to make the "legendary S-10" fit.
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Some fellows don't take lightly to hybridizing a car or truck with a newer chassis and that's OK. All of us have idiosynchrasies. Mine is chopped tops. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh MY GOD, how I hate chopped tops.
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my problem is the car doesnt have a frame right now, just thought it would be nice to start with something complete
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Reskin a newer car.

S 10 frames work better for and old pickup that you don't have a frame for.. A few guy's here on Hotrodders have bought newer cars from the 80's or 90's, running complete with body damage that Have the SAME wheel base and track width cut the crashed body off leaving the floot, firewall, instrument panel, steering, wiring etc , then graft on the older Body. I saw a 50 ;s studebaker on a newer GM V 6 front wheel drive car that the service manager at a local Dealership put together.
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Using stock wheels and tires, the S10 is a little narrow for the Buick. I might use a GM G body front and rear clip and join them with 2" x 4" x 0.120" wall rectangular tubing.
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