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Username Post: 55 chevy on later 4X4 chassis        (Topic#227136)
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10-04-09 12:32 PM - Post#1782818    

i have a 1/2 ton 55 chevy pickup. it's similar to the 56 and 57 model, not the 54 model. i would like to put a late model 4x4 chassis under it. does anyone know what works the best for this, the s10 pickup, s10 blazer or full size blazer?

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10-04-09 05:00 PM - Post#1782919    
    In response to symnhome

I highly suggest you go to the truck forum.
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10-04-09 08:08 PM - Post#1783054    
    In response to symnhome

Some of us on here own trucks too...

The most common is going to be a 73-87 K5 Blazer full-size chassis, lot's of 'em around, cheap and not to difficult in terms of wiring and the like.

Later model 2-Door Tahoe would be interesting given you get independent suspension and the like, but you really need to make sure you get the whole truck given all the electronics, switches and wiring you'll need from the donor. Lift kits for the IFS trucks are also a good bit more than the 73-87 trucks were, though if you like the truck, you learn to like an all leaf spring ride.

I think the challenge with the "S" model working would be the track not being wide enough. The '55 body and the K5 chassis are going to be alot closer to being correct.

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10-04-09 08:44 PM - Post#1783066    
    In response to CharlieC

There is a company that makes a bracket kit so it bolts right on. They were at the BTT50's this year.

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