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Trying to swap 54 chevy trk to a s 10 frame lwb reg cab

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that has been covered several times here on hotrodders and on a lot of other sites and there is a company that sells all the pieces and directions if you haven't done a lot of fab - swap work.
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Trying to swap 54 chevy trk to a s 10 frame lwb reg cab
Cut the front of the frame off and plate front only 1 inch in front of p/s box cut sane off both sides ,use 4 in spacers between cab and chassis so you dont have to cut floor pan,install cab nose and bed DO NOT CUT FRAME ,the wheel base is 1 inch different but by leaving it as is it will center your wheels in rear fenders ,after you get everything mounted cut rear of frame 2 in forward of tailgate this will make your rear bumper correct, hope this helps
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These photo show ride height without engine and trans it sits about 2 inches lower with engine has stock springs from an v6 ,4.3 with air, other showsbetter shot of front bumper mounys i made,
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Looks good! You and I are in about the same point in builds. I mounted the radiator this weekend but have not built bumper brackets yet. You're truck looks good. Mine is a 1952 GMC on a 1993 S15 chassis with 11" LS brake conversion and 9" ford rear. How did you move your front wheels out? Keep up the good work!
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Looks good! You and I are in about the same point in builds. I mounted the radiator this weekend but have not built bumper brackets yet. You're truck looks good. Mine is a 1952 GMC on a 1993 S15 chassis with 11" LS brake conversion and 9" ford rear. How did you move your front wheels out? Keep up the good work!
I used wheels with less backspacing that moves centerline of wheel out if i remember right they are 3 in back spacing the wheels are crager S/S the size is 14 x 6 the rear are 15x12 backspace is moved in the other way to get them under my fenders since i have mini tubs 4-1/2 inches ,post a couple pictures if you can like to see it.
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I'm bad. I'm so used to working with the s10 type frame. Your Monte frame is probable a little wider. Keep up the good work. What guage metal did you use on the panel behind seat in the cab? Thanks.
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I used 16 guage behind seats ,we used 1/8 to build the bed and tailgate ,the floors and running boards are 1/8 ,the firewall is 16 guage mild steel Monte carlo frame BBC crate engine , LOL i still have cab and hood original. thinking about slicing hood in a pie cut to remove 4 in from front to lower nose and taper back to stock.
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I used 16 guage behind seats ,we used 1/8 to build the bed and tailgate ,the floors and running boards are 1/8 ,the firewall is 16 guage mild steel Monte carlo frame BBC crate engine , LOL i still have cab and hood original. thinking about slicing hood in a pie cut to remove 4 in from front to lower nose and taper back to stock.
These photos show hand made bed sides ,tailgate lower panel and wheel tubs,the front bed panel is a repo,from Brothers,also firewall mods.well cab is not original either. Sorry about ink blotches in photos i will have to reprint and reload.
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496 You are a talented guy. Keep the photos coming. I used 16ga. for my firewall. I have not started on thye bed yet. I can make the flat part of the sides but I'm not sure what to do with the top and roll. I'm using a ZZ4 small block with a 700R4. It would be really good to see photos of your hood during the transformation.
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the bed and tailgate are the easy parts for bed sides have a local air cond company that does duct work to bend the angle at top of bed if you dont have a metal brake i dont, tnen weld them to thin wall pipe, like exaust tubing i also welded caps on ends to enclose them,,the tail gate is 2 pipes 1 at to 1 at bottem then weld flat sheetmetal to is and box bottom,i also boxed area below tailgate and cut for wheel tugs did not cut frame ,i will print some better pictures where you can see how its done,im having problems with my printer .i download my oictures from camera card ,but then i have to print copys on photo paper then copy trom picture to files then print them before i can download pictures but i will get them for you.
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I guess you already kmow mine is a 454 -30 over with a .250 stroker crank it is a lunati crate 496 engine but i changed to my taste ,here is a better shot of tailgate and bed sides ,i will take some tomorrow off the truck if i get a chance,you can see fab work better,this is why i filled rear panel and made box in floor it holds my cooler ,Insulin ,not Bud Light,LOL ,i put this foam in first then welded panel in ,then filled the hollow space behind panel with expand a foam 19 cans,to stop heat and sound .i probably will cut holes for speakers and air cond vents in rear panel stainless tubes will come under floor up thru bottom to air cond vents to keep them out of sight,,IS that being to picky. This is correct color other pictures are to orange,center truck LOL
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Sounds great. The more pictures the better I can understand! Thanks for all your good ideas for us that are less creative!!!!!!!!!
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Sounds great. The more pictures the better I can understand! Thanks for all your good ideas for us that are less cre ative!!!!!!!!!
If you would like you can click on wy photo jorrnal i have some early pictures of problems and cures ,my Project journal will not let me post pictures it only has 4 pictures mabe i can update it .i will try to post more.
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Sounds great. The more pictures the better I can understand! Thanks for all your good ideas for us that are less creative!!!!!!!!!
tried to post some pictures today ,having problems ,only shows about size of a postage stamp,i will have to get my grandaughter to show ne how to fix it LOL
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