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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Abomination, Jun 25, 2008.
No. It doesn't....trust me, I've seen people do it...lol
Damn, now I gotta put my truck back on a 40 chassis
Yeah, not to get too off-topic, but the Rodster really hurts my feelings.
A chassis swap I can see, but this one totally crosses the line.
I agree, kinda like puttin a yugo on a corvette chassis.
The SHOgun? Cool:
The Rodster? Not cool.
Pretending it's something it's blatantly not is never cool.
SHOgun, not really my cup of tea, but by far, definately cooler than the Gayster.
...wait...you were being sarcastic, right?...
The ONLY way to make that abomination look better would be to cut so much of it up and replace with parts of an older truck, that you could've had less work doing a body swap, which leads us back to this thread, and thusly, back on-topic.
Besides, these guys are into their Rodsters for $9k - $15k and 100 - 200 hours... about the same as a chassis swap (give or take some, depending on the body).
Several links about S-10 swaps:
Here's a post on the HAMB with really good tech and a lot of pictures.
bigtumtum, here's some body mount shots - click the link above for more about 'em.
Here's a page with a little about the kits, and some pictures of Ed's kit from EZ Chassis Swaps:
FYI, here's Ed's link (as posted earlier in this thread):
Here's a whole lot of pictures of a '51 Chevy truck swap in progress:
Pics include cab mounts:
Other pics include the all-important radiator supports:
Here's a bracket bigtumtum posted here:
Any pics from the build up part would be welcome..
good post but this realy hurts tooo see..
anybody knows what that red thing is in the picture?
Looks like a polyurethane body mount - a generic?
yeah stupid me.. i already read it couple pictures http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2867193620101366557RThtIF
I have scanned pages from the mid-90's showing how to swap a '41 Ford Tudor Sedan onto a S10 chassis. It's about 4 pages and fairly informative, but not nearly as much detail as this thread has. I'll post them tomorrow when I'm at work in case someone could learn from them.
I've been keeping the pages because I had considered doing the swap to my '41 Tudor!
Oh, HELL YES!!!
Post 'em, man! The more info, the better! Who knows? Maybe someone that's read all of this thread can take the best of everything he's read here and apply it to the prefect S-10 swap, and post it in detail for us here someday.
I have heard that there are 2 different widths for the front suspensions on the S10, changing somewhere around '91. I need to know the measurements from wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface for both the early and late chassis, does anyone have these? Thanks.
bigtumtum is posting drawings of bed mounts here:
They're on page 3 - you folks doing truck swaps may find them handy!
The few I saw look like you could drop the drawing off (they have measurements) at a machine shop and have 'em made!
and if people want the original size of the drawing just email me..
Okay, this whole thread is awesome, because I'm looking at a 39 Chevy right now that's on an S-10 frame, and I've yet to build a successful project.
This thread is for all the people in your same boat, man... and others!
And a special thanks goes to jeffs51chevy and bigtumtum for their bracket drawings!
Actually the manual rack pictures I posted earlier are on one of these...
did anyone also use the s10 steering colum for the 3100 because im thinking about it ... but want to know of i must ajust a part of the cab for that..
That shit totally made me smile, right there. I have one of those... it's kind of on a semi-permanent loan to a friend of mine.
I miss it!
hey jason did you do a swap your self?
I had an old International pickup, and an Isuzu Hombre as pictured above. My friend needed to borrow a car last fall, and he's had it a year! I have 3-year-old twin daughters, and couldn't fit two car seats into the pickup, so I let him borrow it (no sense in letting it sit and rot) and started driving a Sunfire convertible (the kids and I go cruising), thinking that I would do a body swap between the International and the Hombre, assuming I'd get the Hombre back.
Long story short, I lost the International in a bad deal, and in the meantime came across a '50 F2. It was completely disassembled - not a bolt in it - but the chassis was completed! Because of this, I'm just keeping it, and will likely sell the Hombre to my friend.
So no, no S-10 swap for me! Not yet, anyway. Someday, maybe.
This thread started because I'd done a lot of research I'd done. I'd seen several informative threads and things online too, and figured I'd make this post, so I could gather it all in one place... but with lots of pictures, etc.
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