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Old 08-07-2005, 01:03 PM
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Can I legnthen a frame.

I want to use a s10 blazer 4x4, for a frame swap (they seem to be easier to find then a truck) But the wheel base is to short. Can I not cut the frame near the middle and add the desired legnth and, top it off by boxing the section for stregnth. People havn't mentioned this, is it because it is too hard?????

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Measure, measure, measure. Sure it can be done, but heck almost anything can if you have time/resources and money. I still dont see why you really want that Blazer frame, do you REALLY want a 4x4 truck?




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I want to use a s10 blazer 4x4, for a frame swap (they seem to be easier to find then a truck) But the wheel base is to short. Can I not cut the frame near the middle and add the desired legnth and, top it off by boxing the section for stregnth. People havn't mentioned this, is it because it is too hard?????
Yup can be done..if you look carefully at the chassis GM put some splices in at the factory..cut the existing frame at those splices and then get some large square tubing and insert that into the splices..of course making the chassis the correct length..you will need to make provision to mount the cross member that holds the torsion bars..then of course make your motor mounts and tranny mounts to suit..

Hopefully this does not confuse you too much..of course we know about doing a good job of making the chassis square and doing a good job of welding..

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Okay this idea is sounding like an option now. I live in canada, and we get pretty wicked winters here. I am building this truck so the camaro can sit in the garage over winter, so primarily the truck will be used for winter and for towing/hauling.

Now, Can I make the truck sit nice and low using the blazer frame?
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Okay this idea is sounding like an option now. I live in canada, and we get pretty wicked winters here. I am building this truck so the camaro can sit in the garage over winter, so primarily the truck will be used for winter and for towing/hauling.

Now, Can I make the truck sit nice and low using the blazer frame?
Given the conditions in Canada (winter) and the proposed goals I would think on just doing a nice clean job of it..the Blazer is kinda low as 4wd goes any way..Now when you mount the body that can be brought down a bit and one would be amazed at how much different a small channel job may make in the appearance of the truck..

No mention has been made as to what kind of sheet metal this chassis is going under..

My own bias on trucks is to do a nice clean job of it and maintain some of the utility of the truck..

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