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Will A 53 Chevy Swb Truck Fit On A 85 Chassy

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I Was Woundering If A 1953 Swb Cab And Box Fit On A 1985 Truck Chassy.
The Reason I Ask Is Because I Am Going To Get My Hands On A 53 Chevy And I Have A 85 Swb Chassy Here At Home Maybe I Could Put It To Use.

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Sell the late model frame and use that money on the frame that belongs under your AD (Chevy called it the "Advanced Design").

There is NO frame that goes under your truck without extensive modifications to the frame and to the body, ZERO frames that will just "swap". And this has not a thing to do with wheel base or track (the width of the axles). It has all to do with the shape of the frames and how they are no where near alike.

There are ZILLIONS of kits to bolt all kinds of different suspensions on your truck. Sell the original frame and use the money to buy one.

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thanks for the input
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Sell the late model frame and use that money on the frame that belongs under your AD (Chevy called it the "Advanced Design").

There is NO frame that goes under your truck without extensive modifications to the frame and to the body, ZERO frames that will just "swap". And this has not a thing to do with wheel base or track (the width of the axles). It has all to do with the shape of the frames and how they are no where near alike.

There are ZILLIONS of kits to bolt all kinds of different suspensions on your truck. Sell the original frame and use the money to buy one.

Brian
X2. Swapping frames is not as easy as people think and a lot of times they don't come out very nice, or are just abandoned when people realize how much work and fabrication is actually involved. There are literally dozens of options for suspension systems for your original frame as well as engine and trans mounts so your money would be better spent there.

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anything will fit anything.

with the right skills, tools and $$$ you could put a mack truck frame under your truck. put emphasis on the $$$, it will be very costly, more economical to do an AD frame under and AD truck. and you will be happier with it.
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looks like guys are using late model s-10 frames under 53 model trucks pretty easily, i would think the C10 would be too wide.
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I have to agree that the original frame with modern bolt-on or weld-on improvements will be the most satisfying and trouble-free. Only a very few craftsmen are able to pull off a full frame swap and have it work out right. If I'm going to do anything that radical, I prefer to think of the project in 3 sections. Use whatever donor front clip and donor rear clip you want to and weld them to the center 1/3 original frame under the cab/driver's compartment. With this method, you can put the center part of the body at any attitude you want to and have totally stock geometry without screwing it all up with cut coils, dropped spindles and all the other worthless crap that some fellows have to use to get the attitude of the vehicle looking right.
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Try this thread and see what has been put on an S-10 frame.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=274702
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