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Old 12-30-2005, 02:26 PM
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S10 pickup or S10 Blazer frame?

Hi guys, I was going to use an S10 Blazer frame for a project, maybe an old truck. Than I met a guy who has an S10 pickup frame. I've heard bad things about the rear kick-up on the S10 Blazer frames. Would I be better off to see about the pickup frame? Thanks in advance. Rod

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Well, I haven't heard bad things about the Blazer frame.
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S10 pickup or S10 Blazer frame?

The Blazer frame is just as good as the pickup frame.
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whats the difference between them?
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The only real difference is wheelbase. That might be the problem with the Blazer kick-up -- it's to close to the cab on some old trucks. Would make for a very short bed. I'm pretty sure (but not certain) that the S-10 Blazer fram is shorter than a short bed S-10 pikcup frame.
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Hey farna, Thanks for the input. I had heard things about the kick-up. I don't mind a short but will have to look things over. Thanks again. Rod
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I belive the blazer is 107in and the shortbox reg cab is 110in. I've measured both, but, how accurate was I? I may have had a few wobbly pops.
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There is the Blazer frame, regular cab pickup, and extended cab pickup....all different wheelbases. there are also 2 and 4 wheel drive of each.

For a 50s pickup to S10 frame, I would think that the extended cab frame would be the closest. Also, it is easier to shorten a frame than to lengthen one.
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Hey poncho62, Thanks for the thoughts. I'll just have to get the body off the frame and do some measuring. Thanks again. Rod
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The short answer is the 2 door S10 Blazer has a 100.5" wheelbase, the longbed pickup has a 117.9" wheelbase, and the longbed, extended cab pickup has a 122" wheelbase.


Check out these two links. They're from a webpage set up by Hotrodders.com member Stinkin V8. He's putting a '52 Suburban on a modified S10 frame. The first link chronicles his experiences with actually mounting the body onto the frame.

http://www.commerce.usask.ca/staff/h...frameswap.html

and probably more importantly, for your purposes, this one. On this last page he talks a little more about the wheelbases and such.

http://www.commerce.usask.ca/staff/h...eswaptech.html

He hasn't udated the pages in a while, but he's got a lot of projects going right now, and unfortunately his Suburban has taken the back seat.

Take a look at both of those pages, and I'm sure you'll find the answers to a lot of your questions - even some you didn't even know you had yet.
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If any of you are interested, I'm putting a 52 Ford F-1 pick up on an S-10 frame. At the same time I've created an edition to my website covering this frame swap with pictures, guidelines and information. Right now it's in the beginning stages and will grow as the swap progresses.
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http://www.geocities.com/lakota_circle_dancer/

Note: I wasn't going to announce this until it was completed, but it looks like the S-10 frame swap has become more and more popular as time goes by.
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