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Old 10-11-2009, 03:37 PM
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20 years ago I put a 1950 three window Chevrolet truck cab, bed, fenders,etc. on a 1983 Chevrolet short bed 1/2 ton truck frame. I had all the modern systems (suspension, steering, brakes, frame, and more). Remarkable, the dimensions of the 1950 truck and the 1983 truck were very close. I did have to weld on running board supports, and some other fabrication was needed, but overall it was a very simple swap with great results. The truck still runs and handles great, and repair parts are still readily available when needed.

I'm not really in favor of the S-10 frame swap because I think it's not beefy enough. That being said, I have many friends who like and have used the S-10 frame on many different projects, including trucks, without any problems.
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Hi There, I Have A 1950 As Well And I Put A Camaro Front Clip On Ifs, Front Steer So Its 2nd Gen. Fully Boxed As Well. Like Other Replies I Read Based On Your Question, I Have To Say If You Have Access To A Frame Bench Or Are Capable Of Building Jig For Your Frame To Do The Work Along With Welding Experience, You Can Look Up Specs. And Probably Get Away With Doing It Your Self, How Else Do You Learn. Good Luck And Write If You Have Any Other Questions.
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I have a 1951 gmc on a 78 chev shortbox frame . The set up works well except that the front overall width from rotor to rotor is wider than stock. if you are lowering, you will have a real bear finding tires and rims that will fit in the fenders. Use a mustang 2 set up or get the shortened A arms from Fatman Fabricators. I wish I had, but with a lot of time looking for rims and tires, i just barely got my tires under the fenders. narrow rims and tires. works for me
do you have picture of your truck,

because i whant me to to put a my 54 cab on a 78 frame 1 tonne
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1950 frame

you might try a old jeep truck frame go to classic cars they built a frame for the truck they restored last year
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I used my old frame with modifications with a corvette front clip and diff mount
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My buddy did a89 s10 swap, and made it a daily For his son in one month, spent less than 3 Grand altogether
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