50 chevy deluxe frame swap? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2012, 06:03 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
50 chevy deluxe frame swap?

i just got my first rod. its a 1950 deluxe coupe chevy. information on putting it on s10 frame or any other frame. this my first project so its def a learning process. looking to build hotrod/ratrod. pretty much starting from scratch and trial and error experience. any help is appreciated

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2012, 06:47 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,116
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,291
Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,008 Posts
There is no such thing as a frame "Swap" other than a 49-54 Chevy, those will swap with yours. Any S-10 or other frame takes a LOT of fabrication, there is NO "bolt in" or anything even close. It's no different, not one bit different than saying "is there another fender that will swap?" Sure you could put an S-10 fender on there, with enough modification right?

A frame "swap" is really a money swap, or time swap. You are swapping money and time for different frame that's all.

There are ZILLIONS of bolt on kits for those cars. Will it cost more than a wrecking yard S-10, maybe, maybe not. By the time you rebuild the worn out frame you modify to fit you could have spent the same money on a kit that bolts in on a weekend and you STILL have a very cool 50 Chevy Deluxe instead of a half breed.

That frame in your car, complete suspension and all is exactly the same as a 53-62 Corvette. Now a 62 Corvette isn't a bad car to drive is it? That is EXACTLY the same front suspension as your car, parts will inner change.

Think long and hard before you dive into such a project. Replacing rear end and the front suspension if you wanted to update it can be done at your leisure and it would be FUN. Changing a frame over from some other car would be a HUGE undertaking.

If you do decide to do it, I am looking for the front suspension you have in your car for my truck.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2012, 07:01 PM
Irelands child's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Ford engine specifications Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 4,907
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 14
Thanked 203 Times in 184 Posts
Brian (MARTINSR) you've said said it for the umpteenth time - thanks again, Brian

You can also go to Art Morrison Enterprises and purchase a chassis that fits instead of something 'bastardized' from a clapped out/wrecked baby pick up truck http://www.artmorrison.com/2006cat/catalog2012.pdf not cheap, but a worthwhile investment if the car is worth it
__________________
Irelands child
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2012, 07:44 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yea thats what i meant i knew it would take alot of modification but that was one option i have heard about. i appreciate the advice. maybe the frame will be workable. i just actually got the car today. getting it to house hopefully tomorrow. was growed up a bit around car so i was asking in a worst case scenario cause thats what they guy selling the car said he was going to do with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2012, 08:41 PM
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Ford axle ratio codes
Last journal entry: Rear Suspension
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Prattsville
Posts: 6,363
Wiki Edits: 31

Thanks: 2
Thanked 55 Times in 51 Posts
'50 Chevy uses what is called a top hat frame, and actually are pretty strong. It is sort of a boxed configuration. If there is no major rot, there is no reason to ditch it. Even the factory front suspension will handle a SBC. some models even came with sway bars. If the old suspension won't do, a Camaro/Nova front will work well. If you have netflix or a Walmart near by, get " Back From the dead II: The complete build ". Ian rousso did an inexpensive kustom out of a '54 which is the same frame as the '50. He used a late 70's Skylark front clip, which is the same as a Nova clip, and it shows in pretty good detail how it fits up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2012, 10:20 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,116
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,291
Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,008 Posts
And no kidding, if you decide to ditch it are anywhere near me I want to buy the original front suspension.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-22-2012, 06:35 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gooddeal ill check into that vid if i have to do something like that. hopefully the frame salvageable tho. i really just looking to build a rod in the basement. nothing fancy just good running.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-22-2012, 06:42 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 4,277
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 11
Thanked 250 Times in 234 Posts
57 Vette susp,

I sold the 57 front suspension to Don in Niles a few years ago, My brother was putting his together from 3 crashed 57's, a basket case deal. Don looked at it a while then said It actually is A Vette suspension, A couple holes somewhere that pass. cars did not have, I have no idea if Don still has it,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-22-2012, 09:49 AM
studeelover's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chilliwack, B.C.
Posts: 37
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
There are tons of links.
I would guess you wish to do as much as you can.

Projects My 1950 Chevy Styleline DeLuxe - THE H.A.M.B.

Using your original frame with suspension changes would be the easiest, if you want a better ride.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1950 truck frame swap to 1980's chevy frame 1950truck Suspension - Brakes - Steering 25 01-24-2013 06:13 PM
Help S-10 frame swap to a '49 Chevy PU R.Miller1949 Hotrodding Basics 6 08-21-2011 01:45 PM
Help with 55 Chevy frame swap Bowtiez84 Hotrodding Basics 0 02-04-2011 02:46 PM
40-41 chevy frame swap 40-41chevycoupe Hotrodding Basics 14 09-18-2009 03:51 PM
1950styline deluxe frame job philydogs Introduce Yourself 2 08-27-2006 11:04 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.