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Username Post: Putting a 1951 truck body on a 2015-19 Colorado?        (Topic#356994)
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Reg: 06-27-19
06-27-19 11:35 AM - Post#2769361    

Does anyone know any reason Not to attempt this?


Mel Foye 
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Mel Foye
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06-27-19 03:43 PM - Post#2769378    
    In response to waltz

Space to work and store
tools and talent level
ability to lift both bodies
time to commit to this task
room for engine and trans in 51
and thousands more.
Have you taken any measurements yet say wheelbase, engine compartment etc.
I see this as a very big job and also a possible neat result.

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06-27-19 06:51 PM - Post#2769395    
    In response to Mel Foye

Make sure you do a ton of research and measuring. It is a common swap for ‘47-‘55 bodies on S-10 frames. But that frame has a much narrower track width requiring spacers for the front wheels and the rear of the frame kicks up a lot higher than the original frame necessitating raising the bed floor considerably. That could also be the case with the Colorado frame.

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