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I'm taking a 305 with a th350 and putting it on a 2000 s10 with 4x4 but I took the front diff out. I will be putting a 50 plymouth special deluxe body on it. My question is there anyone out there that has done this with similar years and what do I need to do to avoid problems when swapping because I don't want to take this thing off and on 15 times any advice will be greatly appreciated
 

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If it's going to be a driver/cruiser, I'd get a 700R4. Your engine, gas tank, and wallet will thank you.
 

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Make it easy on yourself and find a two wheel drive chassis to use. It will be so much nicer in the end and won't look like an abortion.
 

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I would say a good 99% of the people who regularly post on here right now have only had S10 bodies on S10 frames, lol.
 

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Ya I just wanted to try and get my great grandpas car going again I have plenty of automotive and welding and fab skills just no direction.
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I think you are going to need an S10 long bed chassis. That rig is pretty looong...
which one...
Mo, wasn't Joedoh on another forum? I don't remember
 

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I think you are going to need an S10 long bed chassis. That rig is pretty looong...
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Mo, wasn't Joedoh on another forum? I don't remember
Joedoh was on the 67-72 chevy truck forum, but I haven't been on there in a while, so I don't know if he is still active.
 
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The hamm just says don't do it use the original frame but I'm too far into this one and I want all wheel disc breaks
 

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I don't get on that forum a lot but I have seen S10 frame builds on there... you might have to search around.

Like it has already been said though, a 2wd frame will be a much better candidate for what you are trying to do.
 

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This site would be more help. it's for Chrysler products from the 30's to the 60's.
This one you should find helpful
 

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depending on what your plans are, i'd leave is stock if it was mine.
I would love to leave it stock but for 4000 just to rebuild an engine isn't in my budget. I picked up the roller s10 for 200 and 300 for the engine and trans so I thought it was a steal so thats what I'm dealing with. I didn't know how much of a big deal 2x4 vs 4x4 was on these s10s if I have to modify things I will. im a pretty good fabricator but like I said before I would like to know what problems I might have with the firewall and trunk before I start swapping the body
 
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