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Old 08-28-2011, 04:06 PM
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Hey guys need some help I want to swap my 54 frame on my 3100 1/2 ton to the all famous s-10 frame but witch one and ...... Everytime I call around everybody ask what yr so can anybody help me on what frame and what yr ? ?

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You are about to get told about the downfalls of frame swaps.......with many good reasons

But, if you insist.....you need to measure your wheelbase and select the S10 one that is the closest.....I believe its the regular cab longbox....could be wrong
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Oh no. it'll work wifout any mods, I think an '86 Peterbuilt chassis will work also.....might have to shorten it a tad. If you're really good you can have it up and running in one weekend !!
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:28 PM
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Is your frame rusty or bent?
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I had an article on this but it has since disappeared into the great unknown.. Try this site http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...p?t=269156%20- or this

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh...36/pid/1345039

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if you lived closer I would be trying to get that frame from you. My frame is not stock, but I wish it was.
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Oh no. it'll work wifout any mods, I think an '86 Peterbuilt chassis will work also.....might have to shorten it a tad. If you're really good you can have it up and running in one weekend !!
That's the funniest thing I've seen in a week!
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new frame.........

Hi,ive got a mini-bike frame that will fit your car,with some SLIGHT modifications.. all thats needed is to lengthen it a little,and also widen it,,,,BE SMART,stay with the frame you have,UNLESS its junk....
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Hi,ive got a mini-bike frame that will fit your car,with some SLIGHT modifications.. all thats needed is to lengthen it a little,and also widen it,,,,BE SMART,stay with the frame you have,UNLESS its junk....
Except for the part with the mini-bike I agree with boatbob, UNLESS it is bent or rusty!!!
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I would stick with what you got, but if you GOTTA go with an s10 frame, you can get the specs from gmupfitter.com. you may have to scroll through some stuff to get the right page, but they have all the frame specs from all the different years and models. I seen a truck like yours that had the s10 swap. the box was all cut up inside so the truck would fit down over the frame that sweeps up at the back, otherwise you have to space the truck way up off the frame so the floor of the box stays stock. the inside of the box on the truck that i seen was only about a foot deep. the s10 frame is a two part deal that is welded together under the cab, so it is easy to extend it or shrink it a little for wheelbase. just cut the weld and pull the two halfs apart some, like opening a drawer. not that i am condoning a frame swap though. I thought of doing the same thing to my 57, but decided to keep the original frame and install a TCI mustang II front crossmember in it with an upgraded rear suspension, box the frame etc. in your case, with the torque tube rear end, you would probably want to do that anyway. I would check some of the images on google and see how they look before doing any swaps. it can be a nightmare from what I have read on different sites. there is alot more fabricating of mounts and aligning of different things than what is mentioned in the sales brochure for the mounts.
just saying, research lots before you shell out any cashola. and have lots of friends to use for overhead cranes..........
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s 10 frame

any year S 10 reg cab long bed 117 1/2 w.b. forget about the hack's that
never did one
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Oh no. it'll work wifout any mods, I think an '86 Peterbuilt chassis will work also.....might have to shorten it a tad. If you're really good you can have it up and running in one weekend !!
That's PeterBILT....
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