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Old 12-02-2003, 09:31 PM
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49 chevy p/u frame swap

I recently purchased a 49 chevy p/u. I want to make a dependable,good riding hot rod.Well as good of a ride as I can get and still set the frame rails on the ground. I have read where folks have put this model truck on an 87 x-cab s-10 frame. I was wondering what full size chevy frame would also fit. I was thinking maybe an 88 short-bed regular cab would be close.Anyone out there did this swap? I would rather use a full size frame if possible. I plan on running a mildly built sbc,700r tranny. Any info or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 12-03-2003, 09:21 AM
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the only problem I have seen w/using a late model full size truck frame is that the tires will stick out side the wheel wells a bit (up to 2 inches).. here's some info on the s10 frame swap.....joe

http://www.usbody.com/Install%2047%20chevy.htm
http://www.commerce.usask.ca/staff/h...frameswap.html
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and i thought the s-10 swap was supposed to be EASY! HA! at least easier than my 55 s.s. onto a 79 chev frame but it doesnt look much easier to me. i have heard the latest rage is to use a 95 chassis but i seriously doubt it would require less work. if my truck wasnt a 4x i would have run into alot of serious issues trying to lower the back end of it. my bed sits right on the frame in back and about 3 inches above it in front, with body mounts into the stratousphere and likewise the radiator core support. i did have to shorten the 79 frame however. it's a RPITA and took me 16 months. maybe the easier part about using a 95 frame is keeping and using the much slicker 95 bed. that is a look i really would go for if i had a 2x
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I have installed my 52 on a full size 77 short bed frame. It works out great! Any questions feel free to ask.
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There is quite a bit of information provided here in the top of this forum.
http://hotrodders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25604

Here is a frame swap for an advanced design Suburban using an S-10
http://www.commerce.usask.ca/staff/hipkin/burb/frameswap.html
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I have installed my 52 on a full size 77 short bed frame. It works out great! Any questions feel free to ask.

would that work witha 94 s10 and a 56 chevy pickup. Put the 56 on the s 10 frame. What modifications did u make for that to work/ thanks
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i put a 50 Chevy pickup on a 55 Bel-air frame, but i would never make that mistake again, why to much work for what its worth. if i ever do it again i would buy an aftermarket frame, they make some pretty trick frames these days
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