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Old 05-03-2007, 02:27 PM
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Clip 552nd Pickup With 78 Chev Pickup

I am thinking about clipping the frame rails from a 78 chevy truck to weld on to the frame rails of my 55 2nd series truck. Has anyone here done that? If so could you tell me the advantages and disadvantages of this. Thanks John

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I have never did this one ... but I believe if you closely measure the width ... outside of the tires to the outside of the tires ... the later front end is wider and the tires will not not fit under the fenders as well as they do originally.
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Actually, You don't need to clip the 73 and later fronts. The crossmember just unbolts and is quite adaptable to older frames. They will be wider than the old 40/50's trucks tho.

I have one under a 65 Chevy shorty stepside. Disc brakes, power steering and heavy enuff to actually do some work with..
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