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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2004, 12:41 PM
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s-10 on a 1/2 ton frame

I have a 1975 4x4 1/2 ton chevy and would like to put a 83 s-10 body on it. Does anybody have any advice that could help or pictures to look at.
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Re: s-10 on a 1/2 ton frame

I trail ride with a guy that runs that setup but he used a fullsize blazer frame instead. Another one of my buddies did it with a blazer body but he had to shorten the frame quite a bit. Anyway, with the truck version, he set the cab back a little to give some firewall room and has cropped down the box and frame to make a shorter rig. The radiator sits out past the s-10 front end so he had to make brackets and a protector for it. He also trimmed out the front fenders to make room for the tires. Here's a couple picts I have of it from some trail rides we were on together. Let me know if there are any other questions. If I can't answer them, I'll ask him when I talk to him next. He likes it though and is happy with it.
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Re: s-10 on a 1/2 ton frame

A side view.
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Re: s-10 on a 1/2 ton frame

A better side view
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Re: s-10 on a 1/2 ton frame

And one more. Didn't know I still had this one or I would have skipped the last side view.
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Re: s-10 on a 1/2 ton frame



82 K5 blazer frame, uncut, and a 92 S-10 body.
BTW, this is totally street legal. it's titled as a 2002 assembled. it's driven almost daily. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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Re: s-10 on a 1/2 ton frame

JBSJUNK I tried sending you a p.m. Did you get it? I was asking about puting a s-10 on my 1/2 ton frame.
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Re: s-10 on a 1/2 ton frame

i got the message, but it got dumped by mistake [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]

what i used, because the engine and add have to move forward, i used advanced adapters S-10 adaptor mounts for the 2WD s. the stock K5 mounts were retained and trimmed about 1/8 " each side. with the engine forward, it places the front end over the tires correctly. the rear diff was moved back, but may have to be moved forward if your using a truck frame. flaming river supplied the steering joints and shaft (i'll dig up numbers) and bee cool keeps the truck cool, used their S-10 swap rad. i used the S master/booster and ran all new lines for the brakes, stops really well. the interior is as stock, all stock gagues work as per factory except for the speedo. even the A/C works. i'm running a mild small block in it. does killer burnouts with the 3:08 gear and the 35's it currently wears.
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any questions, just ask. [img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img]
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