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Old 11-27-2008, 05:35 PM
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will a 40 chevy truck fit on a S-10 frame

I know later years will but it looks like the 40 may be more narrow. has anyone done this? or possibly another donor?

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I have a friend who put a 48 Chevy truck on an extended cab S10 frame.

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I have a friend who put a 48 Chevy truck on an extended cab S10 frame.

Vince
yes that swap is easy, they even make kits for it. I need to know for a 40. thanks
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:54 PM
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The 40 and 41 thru 46 Chevy trucks have the same cab and bed. There a few differences in the front fenders and grille. The answer to your question is Yes the 40 will fit on a late model S-10.

There are a few adaptations that will have to be made though. The cab and bed will not fit directly on the S-10 frame, But a Company E-Z Swap Chassis

E-Z Swap Chassis

has a kit that adapts the S-10 long bed frame to the cab and bed. It also adapts the radiator support. The kit also allows you to use the S-10 steering column, brake and gas pedals to the cab. The kit also supplies steel plate to replace the firewall predrilled for the S-10 booster and master cylinder, battery bracket and engine mounts. All these adapters fit the needed parts from the S-10 to the 41-46 which also fits the 39 and 40 1/2 ton pickups.

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Here some of the latest pics of the mockup stage of my 46 1/2 ton, that started out as a 3/4 ton flat bed. This is using the E-Z Swap Chassis kit.

The major drawback of the S-10 swap is that the wheel width is 2 inches too narrow. You will have to use a 2" spacer that you can get from:

Billet wheel spacers

These are the best spacers on the market for this kind of application.

If you want to put disk brakes on the rear it's best to use a late model Tahoe rear end.

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thanks that is some very useful info. is it the front that needs the wheel spacers? is the tahoe rear close to the correct width? looks like you truck is coming along nicely. I am in the middle of street roding a 50 model chevy truck, build thread here
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=296770
and my friend just bought this 40 pickup. he wants me to help him with it. any advice on a certain year S-10, I think I read the 4x4 models had rear disc brakes. does this lower the truck like it does on the AD models?
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The 4x4 rear end will work nicely. Then you will only need the spacers in the front.

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The 4x4 rear end will work nicely. Then you will only need the spacers in the front.

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did it lower your truck?
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I've lowered the front by 2". The truck is sitting level right now. After I get the final wheels and tires on, I will decide if it needs more.
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good, I was hoping it would
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countilaw, Mar K list beds for 41 on and not for a 40 model. is there any difference in the beds? running boards and rear fenders are the same for 40-46
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Yes it will. So will the 47 through 52 beds.
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