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Topic: 54 Chevy pickup on a 85 blazer frame?
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Chicote

02-18-2008 13:21:31
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I have a 54 chevy pickup short bed and a 85 blazer 4 wheel drive. I want to put the pickup cab and body on the Blazer 4wheel drive frame. Can it be done? Has any one done it?

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Dennis Mas

05-31-2008 14:14:01
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Re: 54 Chevy pickup on a 85 blazer frame? in reply to Magnus Nas, 02-18-2008 13:21:31  
I am in the process of having a '54 Chevy 3600 cab put on my '80 C10. I kept the stepside bed, but I'm taking of the fenders and putting '54 fenders on it. It's not going to be a show truck or a rat rod, it's just going to be my daily driver again.

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Pops

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Frank Harris

05-08-2008 12:40:43
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Re: 54 Chevy pickup on a 85 blazer frame? in reply to Chicote, 02-18-2008 13:21:31  
I too pondered[for a long time] the Chevy Blazer running gear and frame mated to older truck body.In fact, I'm building a 1929 Chevy 1 1/2 ton on a '78 1 ton 4WD chassis.Since you didn't state whether you are using a full size Blazer or the Chevy II model I can't comment except to say that the main problems will be wheelbase and "track",the width of the tires from each other.I've seen full size Blazer to old truck conversions and they invariably have the tires hanging out of the front[and back-if a pickup bed instead of a flatbed is used.This is usually illegal for road use,and will splatter mud and water all over your truck and the rides of those unfortunate enough to be following you.This can be somewhat offset by using the Chevy 1 ton commercial rims with stock tires.They are offset to fit over the rim with no "standoff'as you get with aftermarket rims.I bought aftermarket front fenders for the '29,made from fiberglass and widened them 4 inches.This is not a job for the inexperienced but the results are nice,with tread coverage accomplished.A truck that will fit under you '54 with almost no mods would be a Jeep Commanche.These come in 4WD so if you don't raise it too much it will look fairly stockand the wheelbase is correct as is the track.'55 to '59 chevy trucks are only 2 inches wider and the wheelbase is only 2 inches longer.You could mount your older truck to one of these without too much trouble.Lot's of parts available for those years.Frames and driveshafts can be shortened[or lengthened]to fit your truck,but if you stick to the models mentioned,it will be easier.Measure before buying,and avoid computerized trucks.

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Chicote

03-06-2008 15:41:05
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Re: 54 Chevy pickup on a 85 blazer frame? in reply to Chicote, 02-18-2008 13:21:31  
Thanks for the heads up.

Chicote

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ericlb

02-20-2008 03:49:27
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Re: 54 Chevy pickup on a 85 blazer frame? in reply to Chicote, 02-18-2008 13:21:31  
it can be done and if done right looks good too, i have a old friend that put a 1947 ford pickup body on a 1972 blazer frame and it worked out well and the truck is not lifted, its only about 2 inches taller than the stock 47 ride height,ive tried to buy that thing as he no longer drives, but it aint for sale, you will have to fab up your own body mounts and other stuff

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Dan 2N

02-18-2008 19:32:30
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Re: 54 Chevy pickup on a 85 blazer frame? in reply to Chicote, 02-18-2008 13:21:31  
Take a look at this site, he has some good info on that upgrade.
Dan 2N

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