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Old 07-22-2004, 07:10 AM
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I would like to Know if anyone has tried to mount a mid-fifties GMC on a late model GMC chasis. I was thinking that if it could be done that would give me powersteering, and a better suspention. I have not done any measurements yet I need to find one to check the frame specs. I was just wondering if anyone else has tried this?

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Old 07-22-2004, 07:45 AM
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Sure it's been done but I think you would be much happier with the stock frame that is modified with the amenities you want. Much easier and comes out better every time. And I think the early frames are much better looking than the modern sheet metal ones.
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I appriciate the info I am looking at all my options trying to decide if I want to leave it original or to customize it. I have been driving it for a couple of weeks now and the manuel brakes and sterring dont really bother me. A/C is the only thing really missing. this weekend I took the instrument cluster out of the dash most of the gauges are not working. Do you have any suggestions as to where to find new guages at a resonible price? Would you suggest rewiring the whole truck?
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Things that are no-brainers are installing a new wiring harness, go through the entire braking system Do a search on the site for info on wiring - consensus is that EZ and Painless are the easiest, best value. EZ seems to be the hungriest currently and their price is a little better.

For air conditioning, I like theOld Air unit. They make custom fit ones for most early Chevy vehicles.

For replacement instruments, contact Jim Carter, Chevs of the 40s, or one of the several other early Chevy pickup parts store.
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Thanks once again. I am going to check that out and get some prices.
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I have seen it done.

A buddy took a 50 Chevy PU and mounted it on a 70's chevy PU frame. Needed drop spindals and lowered the rearend too to make it look really cool!


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A 1955 chevy will fit on a monte carlo frame but you need to cut off the frame horns about a foot.
Body source has done a few of them.
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Old 07-27-2004, 05:58 AM
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Does this give the truck a good stance? I would not want it to be too low.
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