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Old 06-19-2014, 02:23 PM
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OK, I've been commissioned to do a chassis swap and get a 51 Chevy AD 5 window to the driving stage for a customer.
First off, the chassis is an 89 S10 short bed so, I'll have to get out the ole frame stretcher to match the wheel base.
Second, the frame horns have to be cut off. This looks like if they are cut right at the front of the the steering box the bottom of the grille will clear. So far am I on the right train of thought
Third, the radiator support bottom has to be cut off and a straight piece of channel put in it's place.
First pic is of the truck on the original frame, in the shop and I'm pulling the cab.




These two are the cab in position over the S10 frame



These next two are where I'm going to cut the core support, inner fenders and the frame horns



The reason for the questions are, I've done a 52 Ford, there's more nose room on them and only had to cut the bottom of the core support. The Chevy AD's nose is shorter and I don't want to perform trial and error surgery
Thanks ahead of time
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:23 PM
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lots of info on here about this kind of swap. keep the pics coming,

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What does the AD stand for ? sorry about the dumb question
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ok I must of just had the plain models .
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http://www.mongosgarage.com/tech/s10...p/swapinfo.htm
Here is a link to a swap.
Also Advance Design Engineering has a kit for this as well as some others. With your skills you won't need a kit but it may give you some mideas.
I know most use a 4WD rear end because it is wider and spacers on the front wheels.
Hope this helps you out.
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Thanks for the leads.
I knew flipper and several more had done these swaps.
I was mainly concerned about the clearance on the lower part of the grille
I went to the site and read the procedure. It was what I was getting ready to do and confirmed the cut lines are correct
See y'all tomorrow with more pics
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Thanks for the leads.
I knew flipper and several more had done these swaps.
I was mainly concerned about the clearance on the lower part of the grille
I went to the site and read the procedure. It was what I was getting ready to do and confirmed the cut lines are correct
See y'all tomorrow with more pics
Yep, it is crowded behind the grill. I welded tabs on the outsides of the core support to mount it to the frame. For the radiator, I kicked the bottom of the radiator forward and made a simple mount that comes off of the factory core support. There should be pics in my flatbed build thread (when I switched to the aluminum radiator?).

If I was doing mine today, I would mount the body higher on the frame and then lower the suspension more. That would give you more room for a radiator.
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ok I must of just had the plain models .
It is the body style designation, not a model.

Advance Design is the designation that was given to the 47-55 series one body style

Task Force is the designation that was given to the 55 series two - 59 body style

C/K is the designation that ran from 60-99
60-66 was Gen 1
67-72 was Gen 2
73-87 was Gen 3
87-98 was Gen 4

Silverado is the designation given to 99 to current trucks
(not to be confused with the silverado trim package on the C/K trucks)
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Yes OldIron You're on the right track. However, I don't recommend putting straight channel on the bottom of the rad support. That will severely limit your rad size. If you mount your new rad on the front side of the rad support you'll have plenty of room, and can run a big rad. My dad has a full sized aluminum (I think it's a Be Cool) AD replacement rad in his S-10 swapped 52 with a 454, and there is lots of room. Mount the body nice and low also, is my recommendation.
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