There is a wealth of knowledge here that will be able to help. I had the frame already to weld on the brackets, that I purchased form Ez swaps. I removed all existing mounts and measured and marked for new mounts per the instructions. The 2 lift bars are made from 1. Use metal building screws to temporarily attach cab mounts and bed mounts to S10 frame till all is adjusted as you want it. Front and rear wheels look dead center. It would be good to talk to him.
Each frame is completely jig-welded to assure straightness and proper alignment of suspension mounting points. The S-10 has to be long bed, an extended cab might work, but no guarantees. I bolted first to make sure that everything would mount up as it should and after brief assembly, disassembled and welded it permanently. I know I have been asking for specific messurements, this is because I am trying to make a pleasing looking truck and one way to do this is to make it look like the original. I like this Rat Rod style. Each of the body kit manufacturers whose product line we carry is an elite body kit brand, yet each has its own unique manufacturing process.
In the kit we have provided a new shock cross brace that would allow you to place the rear shocks in an up right position more commonly seen or used on most street rod provided. The major differences with the S-10 are the cost, simplicity, and keeping the truck the same. Here's a picture of what I started with and then where it is today. It also gives me a huge sense of accomplishment to feel like I built it ground up. I also built a cross member to go across the frame for the front of the bed to rest on. With a simple homemade adapter piece, the 350 autotrans fit on the s-10 tranny cross member. If you have any questions when prepping your frame please fill free to give us a call at anytime.
It features the same easy installation as our typical S10 rear clip. Some of the flooring will need to be removed when installing. Take some time and look over your frame at all the factory welds top and bottom sometimes you will find large balls of weld left behind or weld slag this is a good time for doing a little cleanup work so that when it is time to paint or powder coat your frame you haven't left anything behind or ruff giving you a bad finish. Many body kits consist of custom bumpers that replace your factory bumpers, while others include lips or fascias that you add to your factory bumpers. I used a V6 because I was able to use the stock fan as well as not worry about overloading the suspension oppose to the V8. Trunk or rear door hinged and mounted. I can install one in a weekend and be on the road a lot sooner than all that fabricating.
Running boards are the next body part after the engine work and wiring and they might be tough. Motor Mounts for putting a 350 on an S10 I purchased motor mounts from that enabled me to set a 350 on the s-10 frame. The kit comes with new frame rails for your truck with all mounting points predetermined, reducing the number of holes needed to drill in your stock frame. I got the cab mounts made and installed. Anyway I'll start from the beginning and post up to where I am currently on it.
The rear fenders and running boards install as stock. Installation of this frame package will allow use of 31x18. I have one on my truck off a Camaro, but it pitted real bad on the Right side. The recent time off during the Christmas break was my chance to dig into it and get a little done. It looks really good in the photos. Question: What's the difference between them? I am doing this swap without any kit. I used an 85 but it was in good shape.
I removed all existing mounts and measured and marked for new mounts per the instructions. The lower bag mount is built into the Lift Bars while the upper bag mount is built into the new frame rails. All fiberglass is hand-laid and rolled, and finished with a smooth, sandable black gel coat. Also cut some clearance for the tires in the bedside. He has 15x8 rims on his. Additionally, paint adheres very well to fiberglass, so there likely will not be paint problems with a fiberglass. I am looking for a seat to use on my truck and this one that you used looks to be a good fit.
Quit a difference in cost thus far. I have hundreds of pictures but don't know how to put text with them or how to send an entire folder. The S10 always had a kit available for a V8 conversion. We get asked these questions all the time. A: Body kits are very strong when installed correctly. Finally, the S-10 swap is much cheaper.