1965 chevy truck

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Forum' started by nathanael, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. nathanael

    nathanael New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    i wont to put my 1965 chevy swb truck body on a 2000 r newer truck r tahoe chassis can this be done and if so what does it take to do it
     
  2. scavanger

    scavanger Full Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,589
    Likes Received:
    1,121
    It is all a matter of how good you are at making things fit. You will need a well equipped shop to do it .
    First off find a donor , take a tape measure and start comparing . Sketch out the measurements on
    both trucks and see what you have. The width and length of the frame have to be somewhere close.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. chevychase

    chevychase Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Messages:
    22,147
    Likes Received:
    12,690
  4. gmctrucks

    gmctrucks Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Messages:
    7,525
    Likes Received:
    2,859
    I seen on Monkey Garage they placed a 59 Ford Van on a Roadmaster car frame I bet it was going to have a smooth ride when finished.
     
  5. Sodell

    Sodell Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    965
    Likes Received:
    384
    If you don't have a welder,or know how to weld it would be very difficult, or expensive:)
     
  6. hotrodpc

    hotrodpc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,277
    Likes Received:
    108
    Wrong show there Mr. Roland, How you doing Sir???
    Fast and Loud is Monkey Garage in Dallas. That was done on that other show Texas Car something. I seen that episode too. It more of a Suburban type Panel truck rather than a Van.


    So, why are you wanting to go all the way to a 2000 Chassis??? What are you trying to accomplish? Disk brakes, more modern suspension, power steering etc I assume? You'll have much better luck and easier to do if you use an 80's Squarebody frame. Not saying the GMT800 frame won't work, but less work with the Squarebody, and a much more common swap.
     
  7. dirtrider73068

    dirtrider73068 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    5,806
    Likes Received:
    3,231
    Texas car wars?
     
  8. hotrodpc

    hotrodpc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,277
    Likes Received:
    108
    I think that's it. This episode Roland is talking about, the truck didn't get finished cuz the people were stupid wanting a high dollar paint job, then they changed their mind and the budget was there to finish it. Stupid idiot customers.
     
  9. dirtrider73068

    dirtrider73068 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    5,806
    Likes Received:
    3,231
    Yea it was texas car wars saw the end of it, they put a 25k down payment on it then go to paint and the guy changes his mind didn't want the candy color or something, then they have to wait and take the guy to court to settle it.
     
  10. hotrodpc

    hotrodpc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,277
    Likes Received:
    108
    That's the one.
     

Share This Page