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frame swap for 56 chevy short box

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MJB774X, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. MJB774X

    MJB774X 1/2 ton status

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    has anyone done a frame swap for a 55 56 57 chevy short box truck? I'm looking for something with the same wheel base etc.
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Well do you know what wheel base you have?
    We can easily find you the frame then.
     
  3. MJB774X

    MJB774X 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know the exact specs, I only have a body
     
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    I have never done it myself but all the ones I have seen are on K5 frames. Do a basic search on the net for 55-57 trucks you will find a few wright up on them.
     
  5. Suprzuk

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    My father has a '59 Apache fleetside on a 79 K5 chassis. I can get you some pics of it if you would like......mounting pionts etc...... shoot me an email at mtckb at catskill dot net and I will send you some pics.

    Kevin
     
  6. bigpig72CST

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    I have a 55 second series on a 76 K5 chassis. We had to shorten the frame up front, build the frame rails for the bed, and build the body mounts for the cab and front end. I also relocated the gas tank from behind the seat to the factory location that the K5 frame had. The rear end also had to be moved back 3 1/2 inches. It was a tough project, but it was worth it. Let me know if you have any other questions. As I am new to this site, and this is my first post, could anyone tell me who I should talk to about info for my 72 Blazer project?
     

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