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Old 07-28-2009, 09:06 PM   #1
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early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

i know i saw this done on this forum. Anybody have any pics or links about doin this?
Old 07-28-2009, 09:12 PM   #2
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

Talking about that tacky kit?
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

there's a guy with a project thread that has an old 51 chevy pickup body on an 80's s10 longbed frame with the 2.8 5 speed and it runs and drives
Old 07-28-2009, 10:00 PM   #4
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

Heres a link for a kit to use an s-10 frame on an early 50's truck
http://e-zchassisswaps.com/

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Old 07-28-2009, 10:18 PM   #5
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f30/pr...meness-390406/

i had my late 40's on a s10 frame . . . it was already on the frame, looked like factory s10 cabmounts just relocated. front frame horns have to be cut off. mine was a standardcab frame too, it wasnt cut and rewelded. i believe the xcab you have to shorten.
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

Why use just the frame? I used the floor, firewall, and all systems including HVAC, ABS, power steering, EFI, gauges, and what have you from a 98 S10. Its a 62 and not a 50s, but still a full size body on an S10 frame, same idea.



I channeled it at the same time. For those that remember how close the wheels come to the S10 brake booster and heater box, I welded the cab up in the forward position, cut off the body mounts and slid the body back 4.5 inches to center the wheel in the wheelwell. With 2.5 inch spacers on the front, the wheels arent any where near the booster or blower. That may change with the 22s but I am not scared.


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Old 07-28-2009, 11:29 PM   #7
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

i was searching ebay and saw one on there
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

found it

he has a '53 GMC body on an s10 longbed frame, engine, tranny, computer, etc.....his name is sgtusmc and it's one nice truck, very clean and comfortable looking

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f30/53...-frame-395611/



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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

nice. Looking to do one of these someday. Seems much more worth it than just a regular s10
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

Quote: Originally Posted by HofinaterSS
nice. Looking to do one of these someday. Seems much more worth it than just a regular s10
i do agree. they bring alot more when you sell too.
my body looked like it came out of a junkyard but the drivetrain was done right, when it was all said and done i had maybe $3500 in the truck and it sold for $7500
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

yea, i found a few old trucks for cheap, plus s10 parts are cheap...oh man im so excited! now only if i had the room to do this haha
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

There is also a Willys pickup in fiberglass available that fits on an S-10 chassis.
Old 07-30-2009, 11:34 AM   #13
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

It's '39 Studebaker, not Willys, and yes, we are aware of it. It actually uses the S10 cab.

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Old 07-30-2009, 12:05 PM   #14
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Re: early 50s chevy pickup on s10 frame

go on the 67-72chevytrucksforum.com there is a 47-53 link on there where people show how they did it. i see it a lot cause i work for a classic chevy and gmc shop, (Brotherstrucks.com)
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