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Old 02-18-2006, 06:54 PM
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frame swap?

don't know where to post so thought would put it here.any way i'am going to pick up a 51 5 window chevy in a few days.i have a 87 chevy frame i can use for the swap.i would like disc brakes 5 lug wheels and good suspension which the frame has. would it be easier to use this frame or use the stock one.or has anyone done this and can give me some pointers? any help would be grateful.i have not found any info on this or no one has sent me any info.thank you 4 the hlp........

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well ive never done that swap but i have seen a few 50's pickups on late modle 4x4 chasis. it looks pretty good but to start i would measure the wheel base and track width on both trucks to see if they match as a first step then go from there.
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If your 87 frame is from a full size pickup you can pretty much forget it. It's way to big. A complete frame swap works best for these trucks using an S-10 chassis.

That said it is MUCH easier to upgrade the stock frame, You can add an IFS with disks, power steering and a new set of rear springs very easily. It may cost you a few more bucks but I guarantee it will cut the work in half and it will ride, handle, and stop just as well as swapping the frame.
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