Perfect fit Had to lop off the front and rear frame horns 3" to get the roll pans past and removed the spare tire well from the J's floor but that was it had it bolted down in an afternoon. Simplest swap I've ever done. I'm looking for the pictures and will post as soon as I find them.
Most of the frame swaps I've read about use 80's trucks as donors. My first concern is that ZR2 S10's are 4 inches wider at the front axle than base model S10's. Will that make this S10 frame to wide for my Chevy pickup cab? I want this to be a daily driver and need the 4x4 option.
Thanks in advance. The 4x4 Ss get the width from the axle and front suspension. The frames are the same width on 4x4s and 2wds. Be aware that the ZR2 has a slightly lifted suspension over base 4x4s. In the front you could narrow the control arms. Also ditching the torsion bars and 4x4 stuff you can build coilover mounts or air bag mounts on the lower control arm. I think you can use the 2wd balljoints and have the ability to use dropped 2wd spindles.
LonNov 6, I think you should be OK. As Larry said get the tape out and check it. The 4x4's used an offset wheel to pull the tire back under where it is supposed to be. If you use those wheels it should work without a doubt. It would be cool 4x4 with a stock looking wheel and whitewalls. It would make the truck look stock with the conveniance of the late madel chassis.
ClarkNov 6, I'am pretty sure the ZR2 option trucks not only have a wider axle but wider frames then the standard 4x4 S or 2 wheel drive S's of the same year. TerraizerNov 6, I'm not sure I can do this but I'll take my lumps. Go to s-series. You can get all the S info you could ever want from there. A friend of mine runs the site and I have my two Ss posted there. Thanks y'all. I hope I get to measure the ZR2 before someone else buys it.Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.
Check out this thread Last edited by 72BlckButy; at PM. Find More Posts by 72BlckButy. Re: frame dimensions. I have what you need for a short bed, but not the long.
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S-10 Frame Specs
Last edited by 72BlckButy; at AM. Rockabillyrat, try the link again. I was able to get to the pics. Great info. Last edited by OhioDan; at PM. I was able to access the link. Here are the pics from that link. Hope this helps? Originally Posted by OhioDan. Find More Posts by -Greg I would love to see these in high res too, but I can't get anything through that site.
If I can get copies of these, I'll post them where they can be downloaded by others.
1947-54 Chevy 3100 Truck S-10 Frame Swap
The H. I am pretty sure this conversion has been done. Need some info before I try it. So, show some pics and give me some words if you have seen or have done this conversion.
Thanks Specs. Why would you want an S frame? Do they ride that good? GmanMay 17, I used a 70 nova Camaro sub frame grafted at the firewall. Frank Kunkel. Frank KMay 17, I wish every S ever built would be melted down SwifsterMay 17, What's wrong with the stock frame?
TexasSpeedMay 17, Yeah porknbeaner, zman, et al. I don't think you're gonna be able to get the right patina on that S10 frame like all the traditional hot rods had ShitboxdodgeMay 17, Please dont do this My 38 chevy coupe rides on the frame that chevrolet put it on if you want to update the suspension, call chassis engineering they sell a very nice product for every suspension part for this car and many others.
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1947-54 Chevrolet 3100 Shortbed Chevy S10 Conversion Kit Install
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Over all the 'net, I've yet to see a thread or post of a list of all the vehicles that have had S frame swaps done. I'd love to start one, if only for reference purposes, so it'll come up in searches or what-not, and has the potential to help a lot of people decide if they really want to do it or not. If the mood strikes, feel free to add a pic or link. Since this thread has started, it's turned into something of a vast repository of information, full of tech and how-tos, and other information specific to the S chassis.
A lot of people ask me for specific dimensions and measurementsso I posted this at the top! There is a LOT of info here, and let's face it - nobody probably has time to read the entire thread. Feel free to use the "Search This Thread" search in the red bar above this post to find what you want. Last edited by a moderator: Mar 11, AbominationJun 25, I'm sure there are alot of us that could use that information and know that it's correct. There are some obvious candidates for the swap but having a real final listing would be a huge help.
Rich RogersJun 25, The S was introduced in the 's as one of Chevrolet's contributions to the light pickup truck market. The first generation was produced between andwhile the second generation was produced between and Throughout its two decades of production the S was released in several trims and models. It was available with a regular, extended, and crew cab. A choice of a short and long bed was also available.
With all the options available, the S's frame dimensions varied, fitting a wide variety of consumer preferences. The regular cab version of the S has two doors and is available with either a short or long bed. Its cab size is about The short bed's wheelbase is Its overall height is The short cargo bed's overall length is The short cargo bed has an overall length of The long cargo bed has the same depth and width, but its length is extended to Later models of the extended cab only come with a short bed.
It has three doors, and the cab size has an overall length of Its wheelbase is Its width is The cargo bed measures The crew cab model comes with four doors and can seat four to five passengers. Like the extended cab model, it has a wheelbase of Its overall width is Since the crew cab has four doors, its cargo bed has the smallest size when compared to other cab sizes. Its cargo bed's length comes at This article was written by the It Still Works team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information.
To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Works, contact us. S Frame Specs by Steve Johnson. Extended Cab Later models of the extended cab only come with a short bed. Crew Cab The crew cab model comes with four doors and can seat four to five passengers. About the Author This article was written by the It Still Works team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information.