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Old 03-19-2006, 08:19 AM
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s10 frame swap,53 chevy

I'll be starting a new project soon. I orderd an s10 frame swap kit from A.D. Engineering. The kit should save me a lot of time. If anyone wants to know more about the kit, I can send you a file of the instructions. Maybe someoene could help me to post them here. The kit itself is not here yet, but was shipped on Friday. I just located a long bed,regular cab s10 yesterday. I'll be taking the s10 to a local junkyard to strip it down to the rolling chasis.
I'll bring the rolling chasis home, put the 68 outside under a cover, and begin installing the kit to the rolling s10 frame. If anyone is interested, I'll post my progress here, hopefully with pics.
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:55 AM
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Count me in, I'm very interested in seeing how this really works.

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Old 03-19-2006, 09:32 AM
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Will do, Bill. I've been sending emails with the file of instructions and pics to individuals since I can't post them here, (file is too big?). If you like I'll email you a set, and whoever else until we can get them posted.
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I would like to see the instructions and pictures too.
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i came across your post just now and my father inlaw has a 50 chevy truck
and s 10 frame. A friend of his is try to get him to sell the frame and weld a mustang 2 front clip and im tring to take him out of it some info and pics would be great .
im new to the forum and would love to check it some more
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:58 PM
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How is the swap comming. From what I have seen in the past the early S-10 has a pretty narrow tread width as compared to the 47/53 trucks.
I ran the 48 for years and a lot of miles with a rear steer early Camaro subframe.
It drove great but I was never satisfied with the appearance of the installation.
I was planning on going to an aftermarket Mustang II style setup with tube A-arms and 11 in brakes.
I'd really like to see more on thr trials and tribulations of using the S-10 chassis and the kit you purchased.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:32 PM
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On the way of "OH by the way" There is a series running in Kit Car magazine on putting a Glass 40ish Willies Pickup on an S-10 Chassis. I don't know how much usefull info is there but it may be worth a look.
After looking it over again I can't say that there is all that much info in the Nov 06 issue but It may be worth a news stand scan to check out. The article is on Page 54. Or check them out at http://www.kitcarmag.com/
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Will do, Bill. I've been sending emails with the file of instructions and pics to individuals since I can't post them here, (file is too big?). If you like I'll email you a set, and whoever else until we can get them posted.
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s-10 chevy frame swap using adengineering kit on a 1954 chevy pick-up

curbstone mechanic, i read your message and i am planning an s-10 frame swap for my 1954 chevy truck using adengineerings kit, would you please send me the plans/instructions you spoke of to preview? any tips/suggestions are welcome, thanks, tom
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:41 PM
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Ok where do you find this adengineering to check out the kits?
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S10 frame swap

I started the S10 swap on my 1953 Chev Suburban quite awhile ago and am doing fairly well. The frame is stripped, blasted & painted. The TBI350-700R4 is in as well as the 9" ford rear end. I am awaiting the arrival of the first Sub/Panel swap kit from AD Engineering off his assembly line. I will be glad to visit online with anyone who wants to trade tips and ideas with about this project. Ordered coated headers yesterday.........this is gettin' exciting !!
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:43 PM
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s10 sswap

I have a 53 that i like to do the swap on. Would like to see the files if any has them so i can decide if its for me before i order the kit
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Ok I found it with a bit of hunting
http://www.ad-engineering.com/
now to investigate a bit.
It looks like the tread width is 5 inches narrower than a stock 47/1st series 55 and they recommend using 2-1/2 inch spacers on the wheels and swapping to a 4X rear axle.
I for one am not a big fan of wheel spacers especially that thick.
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1953 GMC S-10 Frame swap instructions

Hi Curbie,

I too am interested in the instructions for the S-10 frame swap.

My son just purchased a 53 GMC 1/2 ton, as well as a 1982 long bed, S-10 standard cab pickup just for this reason.

My son is saving for the A.D.Engineering kit, but does have the frame removed from the S-10. If your offer still stands, we too would like to see the instuctions so we can prepare for the frame swap when we do purchase the kit.

Thanks,
Jeff

email: jclarke@dallasairmotive.com
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