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Old 10-10-2010, 02:46 PM
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what s10 frame

i have a 54 chevy p/u no one can anwser my?. what chassie should i use i was told a reg cab long bed works but also told an extended cab works to.just dont want to buy the wrong one.thks

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S-10's are very easy to shorten wheelbase. The frame has a "slip joint" that allows adjustment. Drill out spot welds. Push or pull to dimension, re-weld.

Use the longest wheelbase. Then shorten
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There is NO frame that will "work" under your Chevy pickup. With a LOT of modification the S-10 can be made to work but it takes a LOT of modifications to both the frame and trucks sheetmetal.

There is no easy "swap" of a frame. The complex shapes simply are not going to match from one car or truck to another.

You are not going to save any time, money or work doing a frame swap over simply modifying your original frame to a modern suspension using MANY, MANY kits available.

Do all your calculating before you start, you don't save a thing doing one of these swaps.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Classi...ssmembers.html

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Classi...ion-Parts.html

This is just one supplier of MANY, MANY, (thousands probably) who supply suspension and steering mods for these trucks. Modifying the frame to other steering and suspension is VERY EASY due to the simple frame design. It is MUCH, MUCH easier to make these modifications one at a time learning as you go than it is to make the VERY complicated modifications to the body that is needed to fit the WRONG frame under your truck.

Look at some of these trucks in person before you cut yours up, and believe me you do have to CUT IT UP to fit that S-10 frame under it.

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Standard cab long bed works for a 1/2 ton AD series truck. The extended cab S-10 matches up to the 3/4 ton trucks.

It is not a bolt together kind of project, but it is doable and the end result is a classic truck with a nice low stance and decent road manners.

I put a S-10 under my 3/4 ton flatbed.





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But also remember going running board and bedless makes it a LOT easier. And most importantly you are a VERY skilled fabricator! Not even your average hot rodder, you are a VERY skilled fabricator. To a newbe (which it sounds as if the thread starter is, sorry if I am wrong) frame swap is a fast way to ruin the truck and end up with a pile of parts to sell. ONE modification at a time is way more managable for the average guy.

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You can get bolt on kits from AD Engineering & EZ Chassis Swaps
http://www.ad-engineering.com/PRODUCTS.html
http://www.e-zchassisswaps.com/1947.htm
There was also a thread on 67-72chevytrucks.com that had templates for the brackets I'll see if I can find it.

Shane

Edit: found it http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=294539

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the kits make it a breeze to do. money well spent. lot easier for a newb than doing frame mods for mll or even a gm clip. plus i would not own a mll conversion to start with.
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