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Old 11-12-2004, 05:56 PM
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Studebaker and Chevy guys...

I have a 46 Studebaker truck and I wanna put it on a newer frame. I can get an extended cab s-10 frame pretty easy, which is 2" longer than the original wheelbase. Where the problem comes in is that I'm a ford guy and know little about s-10, other than i don't like the motors. Is there anyone else that has swapped a Stewed onto one of those frames? The Stude also has no title, but the frame does... what should I do there? It might look kinda funny, titled as an 85 S-10, but looks suspiciously like a Studebaker.

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Old 11-12-2004, 09:40 PM
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It is a fairly common thing to put a 47 - 53 Chevrolet pickup on the S-10 frame. I do not see any more major problems with the Studebaker than the Chevrolet. I would shorten the S-10 frame so that the wheels fit the wheel wells........BUT maybe you could just slide the cab and fenders forward 1 inch and be off 1 inch in the rear and it look OK.

I do not know about the title issue. In my state the body number is what you should use.

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Old 11-12-2004, 09:40 PM
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Tho it isn't in the shop yet. I have a 50 Studie 1/2 ton that is going to get an S-10 chassis. The S-chassis presently has a dead 2.8 in it that will be replaced with a warmed up 383/700R-4 combo. The S- chassis are bit light duty but ok for a street rod type vehicle. Mounts are pretty basic and parts are dirt cheap..

As for a title. Each state is different. Michigan is very easy to obtain old vehicle titles. Check with your DMV.
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I wish it were easy to get em in IL. Are yo u keeping the stock steering box? It looked to me like it might get in the way. Shortening the frame would be no big deal, we've got a shop and I can weld, so that's probably what I'll just do. I found a 66 (i think) Nailhead the other day, hopefully the guy will let it go. Its gonna end up being a mut huh?
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I would shorten the frame to match...

If your going to upgrade your frame and suspensiuon why not make the wheels fit the wheel wells? Cut out what you need to make the frame length exactly the same as the old frame.


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