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'41 Chevy coupe frame help

Hello . I am in the planning stages of my build on a '41 Chevy Coupe. I am bouncing back and forth between a Must11 front kit, or an S10 frame swap. I have access to these frames, and can get one pretty reasonable. Has anyone out there actually done this conversion on a car that the frame configuration is the same as mine? Fabricating the mounts, and such, is not my reluctance. From reading up on this, I see several guys who have done pickups. Are the car frames similar? My main concern, is the steering box, ect.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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A S10 frame swap might be cheaper for parts but you will have to do some serious floor modifications so my recommendation is to adapt a more modern suspension the the original frame and it wont turn out to be a cobbled up mess. If I were to look at a older vehicle for sale on a S10 frame I wont pay any more then scrap value due to the possibility of it being a total mess so you need to think of resell value beforetearing into it.
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A S10 frame swap might be cheaper for parts but you will have to do some serious floor modifications so my recommendation is to adapt a more modern suspension the the original frame and it wont turn out to be a cobbled up mess. If I were to look at a older vehicle for sale on a S10 frame I wont pay any more then scrap value due to the possibility of it being a total mess so you need to think of resell value beforetearing into it.
I agree. That is a nice looking coupe you have and I would not butcher it up trying to mount it on an S-10 frame
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The frame kicks up so much in the rear most of the trunk will be lost,look at a truck on a S10 frame and you will see it has not much space in the bed left.
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