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Old 05-06-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
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66 to 90 frame swap

What's up everyone any one on here do a 60 to 66 to 90s frame swap yet,just looking for some tips or tricks if you've done it or are in process of doing it thanks.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

From what I have seen on other threads it is not worth the trouble. Do a smart search for frame swap and you should be able to find other threads on the subject.
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:06 PM   #3
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

Ok thanks I'm just going to do it and I'll post as I goo.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:25 PM   #4
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

This should take you to a link that has a list of frame swap threads.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...archid=5259812
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:06 PM   #5
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:27 PM   #6
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

This is probably not what you have in mind, but does have some good fab work to make the 2 blend into a decent driver....http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=492640
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:39 PM   #7
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

I think a lot of people use S10 frames but dude... anything can be done with time and creativity so do it! It could be a sick truck.

Definitely read through that Caprice build, he did a great job and will steer you in the right direction. Good Luck
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:30 PM   #8
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

Thanks spookylynx lol o om going to I'll be posting a picture here in the next couple months thanks everybody to for the info
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:20 PM   #9
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Thanks spookylynx lol o om going to I'll be posting a picture here in the next couple months thanks everybody to for the info
there is also the registration problem of a different frame. check with your MVO
before you proceed
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:29 AM   #10
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

I would not even consider using a '88+ frame under a '60-'66 body. They are way too much different. Every one I have seen attempted in a 2wd version was abandoned before done because it was a huge PITA and not working out. Plus then there is the legal issue of a frame and cab with different VIN's.

But it sounds like you have your mind made up........
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:24 AM   #11
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

A guy I know built a 63 short bed using the frame and from a 84 or 85 Caprice/Impala. It turned out good and was a lot of fun to drive. Wish I had some pictures of it, he sold it several years ago. Good Luck on yours.
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:36 AM   #12
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

I appreciate the comments but guys come on I'm looking for someone that has done it. Not everybody's opinion on what I should do and what I shouldn't do while I'm looking for somebody that has done it and this is why I don't even bother with the forms and just get **** done lol I'm a Doer and if you don't have a little challenge in life then you're not living ( bow tie for life) lol
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:46 AM   #13
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

well then keep us posted

Is there going to be a pool to as when it will be abandoned?????
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:18 AM   #14
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

If it gets abandoned, it'll happen quietly.
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I see the Original Poster is getting irritated with the comments. But the experienced guys on here have never steered me wrong.
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The question I want to ask every time a new thread like this pops up is; What are you trying to achieve?
If it's the newer parts, newer engine, newer drivetrain, then I still don't see the point of using the newer frame.
Just put the newer parts in, on, under the correct frame.
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So, going back to this goal / attempt.
I've seen thread after thread where someone upgrades their truck using their correct frame with newer model parts. Disc brakes, power steering, LS engines, etc. All success stories in these forums.
But this newer frame question that gets asked here about once a month - I don't remember seeing one person follow through. They just kinda disappear.
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:30 AM   #15
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I appreciate the comments but guys come on I'm looking for someone that has done it. Not everybody's opinion on what I should do and what I shouldn't do while I'm looking for somebody that has done it and this is why I don't even bother with the forms and just get **** done lol I'm a Doer and if you don't have a little challenge in life then you're not living ( bow tie for life) lol
little defensive. you asked!. No one here is trying to stop you from doing what you want. if you succeed all the more power to you, but is it not good to see the pitfalls also of one of these types of swaps. then when you are done and reflect back and ask yourself what did I really gain by doing the swap this way instead of just installing the components in the original chassis other than more work. then it may not be legal in your area
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:02 PM   #16
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

Guys I'm not getting irritated. My goal is to use everything from the 90s pickup,my 66 is a c20 I have 65 c10 running gear I picked up rear end front end that needs to be gone through and changed to disc.engine is tired and Exedra, the 90s pickup has low miles on her and to me it just makes a little common sense to just do a few little mods on some body mounts, I'm truly excited that nobody has done it and I'll post up some pictures as I go along maybe lol everyone have a great weekend
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:09 PM   #17
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

Cool.
Welcome to the forums.
I lived in Redding from 1978-1981. 8th through 11th grade.
Let's see your truck.
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:38 PM   #18
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

I would like to see it done as well! We had 3 of that generation over the years were good and fairly dependable.
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:30 PM   #19
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

this is the way she sits right now

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Old 05-07-2016, 03:42 PM   #20
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

[IMG][/IMG] the 90 I'm going to use
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:51 PM   #21
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

Nice starter. Interior looks really clean.
That backup light switch thingy at the bottom of your shifter is somewhat rare.
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:04 AM   #22
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There is going to be a heck of a lot more to do than just some little body mount mods.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:50 AM   #23
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Re: 66 to 90 frame swap

A local guy put a 66 SWB on a 84 SWB frame. That pretty much bolts on with a small amount of fab. The 88-99 frame is much different. Not that it can't be done but at some point it becomes way more trouble than its worth...
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:17 PM   #24
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I appreciate the comments but guys come on I'm looking for someone that has done it. Not everybody's opinion on what I should do and what I shouldn't do while I'm looking for somebody that has done it and this is why I don't even bother with the forms and just get **** done lol I'm a Doer and if you don't have a little challenge in life then you're not living ( bow tie for life) lol
Here is someone who has done it on a 94. I don't know how to put a link. Post #136 in the "post pics of static drop " in picture thread index. Maybe pm him on how he went about it, what to look out for and what he would do different. I say go for it. Good luck
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Nice starter. Interior looks really clean.
That backup light switch thingy at the bottom of your shifter is somewhat rare.
So is that how they put a reverse switch on the sm420?
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