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Old 05-05-2007, 02:39 PM
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49 short box chev on a S10 chassis?

a friend has asked me to assist him in installing his 49 shortbox chevy truck body on a chevy S-10 rolling chassis. anybody know if this is a feasable swap and if so what years S10 and what length do we need. thanks in advance. Bob


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I have NEVER done this one ... but it is a fairly popular swap.
Measure the wheelbase on the 49 and then find a S-10 with the same or real close wheelbase.

I actually prefer to upgrade the original frame over frame swapping.
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There are several members building AD pickups, suburbans and panels on this site including S10 frame swaps. Check out the Project Journals section of the site for the members builds. As well use the Knowledge Base and the search function for quick answers to your questions. Here are a few links I have collected over the years when I had my 51 five window:


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