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Old 09-01-2011, 12:03 PM
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54 Chevy 3100 project, frame help

Just traded off my 66 VW rod for the pickup. Its is in many pieces which is a good thing, able to find the problems now: the first of which is frame rot. The frame has had some plates welded in to repair along the way but to me thin in too many places and still has holes big enough for fingers to poke through. That being said, the front half is in good shape and I want to keep the straight axle, the rear not so good. I purchased an S10 rear frame clip that is set up for air bags and triangulated 4 link. I want to join the two at the rear cab mount area of the OG frame. Looking for advise on the strongest/safest way do this. The S10 frame is slightly wider by approximatly 1 1/8".

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:15 AM
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S10 long bed regular cabs work perfect on these trucks I have done many. The wheel base is within 1". The s10 frame track width is narrower also so you can run a wide rim. Look in the streetrucks magazine with I'm the last couple of months and there was a step by step how to do the swap.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:17 AM
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Oops I didn't read the whole post sorry.
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I'm currently building a 57' and was thinking about swapping out for an s-10 frame to have a-arms and disk front, so it's the long box standard can not the extended can short box? As for matchig the frames I would recommend 'stepping' the two halfs to avoid a strait seam and plate each side with a diomond, witha few holes for plug welds, if you look HAMB forums at how to make a short bed 57' they show how to step cut a frame,
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