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Old 04-02-2009, 09:44 PM
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Task Force PU on 88 or newer 4x4 chassis??

Has anyone here ever done this swap? I'm thinking of putting my 57 shortbox on a 95 reg cab shortbox chassis. I know there is a wheelbase difference but I think I know an easy way to fix it. I really like the low look, but the roads around here are AWFUL! Any thoughts are welcome, pics of one on a newer chassis would be great! I know the frame dips down a lot under the cab on these years of trucks, not sure how it would look.....
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:30 AM
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S10 Chasie works much better.
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I know using S10 for AD trucks (47-55) is pretty popular for the 2wd but I haven't seen a 4wd S10 with a V8 in 55-59. Have you done this?
All the 4x4 55-59's I ve seen are usually done on a 73-87 4x4 chassis, I'd like to try the 88-99 chassis because of the better front end.
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I have not done the 4x4 converson, but have done the 2x4. Works OK. I have not done the later full size frame, but have talked with several people who have don it and it is not easy from what I understand, but hey what frame swap is easy!

The V8 issue is not that hard. Just a set of headers for the steering shaft clearance. Look @ summitt for them.

Measure the track widths on the trucks and the wheel base. It is much easier to shorten a frame than it is to narrow one.
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