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Username Post: C10 on S10 frame?        (Topic#277831)
C10 Sleeper 
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03-11-12 05:53 PM - Post#2201358    

Has anyone tried this? The mechanic at my work mentioned he was going to use a S10 frame under his 68 c10 hot rod project. I don't know the specs on the frame if it would be possible without major fabrication or not. If it could be a fairly easy job I would consider it myself. I'm just curious if anyone has any input on doing this. The guy seems to be a pretty competent Fabricator but I really don't know him very well and rarely see him. He also has my boss who is not a do it yourself kind of guy thinking he is going to do the same thing with his 55 truck. I am guessing its not going to be easy or probably even worth it by the time he gets everything to fit.
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03-11-12 08:39 PM - Post#2201414    
    In response to C10 Sleeper

Why not use your C10 frame?

 
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03-12-12 04:22 AM - Post#2201481    
    In response to C10 Sleeper

Hmmmm! I wonder what the benefits of the swap would be! Seems like a lot of unnecessary work and probably a lot of fabrication. It seems like the S-10 frame would be short compared to the C-10.

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C10 Sleeper 
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03-12-12 06:28 AM - Post#2201520    
    In response to JimKshortstep4x4

I don't know what his reasons are. I guess if you had a rolling chassis s10 and providing it was long enough and the right width the front would have disc brakes and small bolt pattern 5 lug wheels. I know a guy that used a front sub frame from a camaro on his 53 Ford f100 to upgrade the suspension, brakes and Chevy motor. I can see why he obviously did that and think that it was a pretty common swap for ford trucks at one time.

I have always wanted to build my own frame but don't really have the extra space to do it. I'm in the process of shopping for a new house right now so I can have a lot more room to work. When I do buy another house I was planning on tearing my truck down down to the frame. After thinking about the camaro front maybe planning something like that is in my future.
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Edited by C10 Sleeper on 03-12-12 06:51 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
patgizz 
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03-12-12 08:19 AM - Post#2201553    
    In response to C10 Sleeper

unless he is using a 4x4 ZR2 chassis, it's going to be really narrow.

lots of guys use them on 47-54 trucks and they make a body mount kit even, but it just doesn't sound right for a truck newer than that. to me it would make more sense to use a 88-98 frame for more modern stuff.

the camaro is way wider a track width than the s10. i think the 70-81 camaro rear axle is the same width as the 73-87 truck.

 
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03-12-12 11:08 AM - Post#2201593    
    In response to patgizz

I really don't know what he is doing and it did sound kind of strange to me. I don't really know anything about the s10 stuff and was just kind of wondering if I was missing something. I do want to start some research so I can maybe build my own frame and eventually do a body swap. If I could find something the right width with decent front suspension I wouldn't mind grafting it to the mid section of a frame and going with something like a competition engineering back half kit with a 4 link.
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