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Old 07-20-2011, 04:05 PM
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Help S-10 frame swap to a '49 Chevy PU

I need to know what route to take in a S-10 frame swap to a '49 Chevy PU? I have found kits, high price ... so I was just interested in some other cheaper ways. Any help would be great.

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Do it yourself. That is, if you can weld and fabricate mouts and stuff.
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Going to give it a try ...

the only thing I'm not sure of is the distance from the front. I guess that putting the cab on it and going from there is worth a try? I was just hoping that someone could give me some ideas or problems they ran into when starting this. Well all it is a time of course and we all have plenty of that, unless the wife and kids find me.
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There are some real good build threads on the HAMB covering the AD on S10 frame.
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HAMB ... I will do a search on that.

thanks for the input. I will do a search on that. I will let you know what I find.
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My 48 is on an s-10.

First I cut off all of the stock S-10 mounts. Then I sat the cab with the front cap installed onto the frame. I placed wooden blocks between the cab and the frame for mock-up. I centered the wheels in the front fender openings (I had a couple hundred pounds of metal piled on the front crossmember to simulate drivetrain weight) and then went for side to side centering. Once I was happy with the look. I made mounts that fit from the frame to where they needed to go on the body. Oh yeah, I used jeep cj5 style body mount rubbers.

If I was doing it again, I would set the body higher and lower the suspension more...more room for a radiator.


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My rusty/ratty 48 chevy truck build (w/ pics)
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I need to know what route to take in a S-10 frame swap to a '49 Chevy PU? I have found kits, high price ... so I was just interested in some other cheaper ways. Any help would be great.
hi, i have done 5 trucks and one panel (my own54) i make my own kit for 48/54
bolt on or weld, with ez instructions a cave man can do it! the trick is to get the right s-10 has to be a regular cab long bed for a one day swap a ex cab
can be used but you need some fab skills and a welder to split the frame the frame and take 5" out of center 2 much work good luck. 48 S10
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