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Old 02-05-2008, 03:38 PM
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got access to a '46 1/2 ton Ford & '87 S10.....

Would the '46 body set/bolt up to the S10 frame fairly easily?

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Depends on what you consider ... fairly easy ...

Can it be done ? ... YES
Would I recommend it ? ... NO

Most crossbreed frame swaps like this, end up not ever making it back to the road. Frame wheelbase, frame width and so many things work against you. Just removing a 46 body and putting it back on a 46 frame is a lot of work ... getting everything to line back up and the doors and hood fit
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If your track width is the same and your wheel base is the same...then you could make it fit, however you will probably have to channel the floors over the frame some and then of course fabricate some body mounts as well as modifying and making a way for your radiator support to fit and maybe a little work on the front fender attachment points. Yes, it can be done, but it is not a bolt in.
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Henry, you didn't mention Steering Column, Steering gear, Shifter, throttle linkage, brake booster modifications, firewall modifications, Fuel tank relocation or wiring.

There is a lot of fabrication and modifying that goes into a frame swap.
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frame swap

one of the members of this board has created a very informative website about this very swap. i used it as a guideline when i did the same swap to a 52 ford pickup and it was very useful. check his site out and decide for yourself if this is the way you want to go. his id on this board is lakota and the website is here---http://www.geocities.com/lakota_circle_dancer/swap1.html hope it will help you decide if this swap is for you
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Sounds like a good idea if you want it low.

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Henry, you didn't mention Steering Column, Steering gear, Shifter, throttle linkage, brake booster modifications, firewall modifications, Fuel tank relocation or wiring.

There is a lot of fabrication and modifying that goes into a frame swap.
You are right on....they are not easy done and if a person is going to attempt it, they better be good at trouble shooting and problem solving as well as being good at metal work and fabrication. You have to have all the neccessary tools and equipment also. I have seen some good frame swaps and I have seen some that were nothing but junk. Your usually always better off just modifying the original frame or building a new one.
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