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Old 09-01-2017, 03:41 PM   #1
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1983 SWB frame, fit a P10 body

I have a 1983 SWB lowered roller frame. I would like to put a P10 body on it or does it need a full size frame? Let me know if this needs to go on another forum.
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: 1983 SWB frame, fit a P10 body

frame should be plenty strong enough...difficulties may be with body mounts and wheelbase and track width...not sure what you mean by fullsize frame..what you have in pics is a fullsize frame..
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:37 PM   #3
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Re: 1983 SWB frame, fit a P10 body

I was under the assumption that the short bed frame is shorter than the long bed frame.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:56 PM   #4
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Re: 1983 SWB frame, fit a P10 body

oh ok...I see what you mean...yes a swb is shorter than a lwb....but both are considered full size...

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Old 09-01-2017, 05:59 PM   #5
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Re: 1983 SWB frame, fit a P10 body

gnaw on this for awhile..http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=541418
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:08 PM   #6
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Re: 1983 SWB frame, fit a P10 body

your p10 has a wheelbase around 102" and a swb has around 117.5" wheelbase...no matter if you use lwb or swb your gonna have to shorten the frame to use it...will be a cool project though..what about the width though...you might be better off with a s10 frame and running gear..
the only thing I can find on width is a guy looking for a shipping quote..he stated the p10 is 6ft wide...

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Old 09-10-2017, 01:21 PM   #7
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Re: 1983 SWB frame, fit a P10 body

Is any one else on this board interested in a sub group for
Chev. step vans. Trying to search for posts on step vans
with out any results. ?
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