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Old 09-14-2002, 01:14 PM
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Will a 1950 chevrolet pickup body fit on a 1956 frame. Trying to stay as origanal as possible but wanted to get away from 216. 56 is a 235 with open driveshaft. thanks

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May want to think about a driveline swap instead of body swap. The two trucks body mounts are different not to mention electrical, and other linkage hookups and swapping the driveline is not that difficult in these trucks. Your open driveline can be swapped and your 235 should bolt right up in the 50'. I have a 53 and I am putting a 55 235 in place of the tired 216. everything else will remain original drive line (Enclosed) Good luck, like to see some pics if you have them. <img src="graemlins/crash.gif" border="0" alt="[crash]" />
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Th 56 has a totally different frame. Will be much easier to swap in the 235 (direct bolt-in) and install a late model Chevy truck rear end. Just need to make riser blocks for the spring mounts to put the rear at the right height and make a new driveline. Get one with 3:23 - 3:56 gears. Stock 50s Chevys came with 4:11s and such for cruising cow pastures!
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