98 2.2 Extended cab, 2001 V6 Extended cab Sport Suspension, 2001 V6 Extended Cab 4x4
$4000 for what part of the rebuild? If it's for the entire job, that's about average for the work, but if it's just parts and machine work then I understand why you would not want to.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
As for the frame work, I agree with others that a 2wd chassis would be best, but this is not out of the realm of working. The key will be how well the S10 chassis will fit the contours of the Plymouth body. Older frames were fairly flat compared to more modern ones. As for the on and off aspect, and the firewall issues that is going to depend mostly on your skills. If you are good, you can make some measurements from the stock frame, and fab what is needed on the S10 frame and do it once. But most likely it would take a couple tries with the engine out and again with the engine in to make it all work out. Have you measured the wheel base to see if the S10 frame is going to be both long and wide enough? That's where I would start.