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1958 Buick Frame Swap

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by adixon6366, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. adixon6366
    Joined: Jun 23, 2012
    Posts: 13

    adixon6366
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    from indiana

    I'll try this forum section...I'm looking to see if anyone else has frame swapped a 58 buick special. Just thought it'd be good to hear from other people on what they did or didn't do. Issues or things they would have done differently. My measurements show me an s10 extended cab should work with modifications.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 453

    Casey Riley
    Member
    from Minnesota

  3. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,368

    VANDENPLAS
    Member

    The question is why are you contemplating this ?

    mist frame swaps are a bigger pain in the ass then modifying your existing frame.

    the Buick frame is large and heavy duty for the weight of the car

    lots of clips and diffs that will fit with some modification

    Chevy truck trailing arm diff set ups seem very easy and popular.

    a jag front clip and rear diff are damn near a drop in on the oe frame

    there are also a lot of upgrades available for your existing steering and suspension/ brakes etc.

    the torque tube on your car is a structural member

    the s10 frame has a tall kick up in the back for the bed that won’t work for you, not to mention I’m sure it’s much narrower then the Buick frame.


    What’s your plan with the car ?
     
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  4. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,033

    quick85
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    That's right, it's none of your business. He's looking for assistance, that's not a big ask.
     
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