After a new job, I finally broke down and bought the EZ Chassis Swap kit for my 1957 Suburban. I picked the kit up from Ed, the owner (great guy btw). I plan on starting on my donor frame this week, ie removing the old body mounts and trimming the front frame sections to allow for bumper adjustment. I will also be moving the rear end forward 3 inches to center the rear wheel properly. Here are the photos of the frame kit. Frame Kit
Been awhile since I've been on here. Here is the progress so far: 1. Wheel Base has been shortened on the donor frame, by 3 inches (moved the rear-end and spring mounts forward. 2. Old motor/trans removed from donor frame. 3. Installed the EZ-Chassis frame kit to the donor frame. 4. Removed the front-clip from the Suburban.
Next on the list is unbolting the body for the move to the other frame... If all go well I might get to drive it again before winter.... I have added updated pictures to "My57Suburban" link.
The body is sitting on the new frame (thanks to the E-Z Chassis Swap Kit). Front "cab" mounts are in place and I need to finish fabbing the rear "cab" mounts. I was going to use the under cab brake booster and pedal, but after cutting the floor out I've changed my mind to the firewall insert (easier to interact with the master cylinder, but now I have to weld the floor back in and cut the firewall).
To Do List: new intake and valve covers for my 327 HO new haywire wiring harness brakes (all four corners) + master rear body mounts cut the rear floor supports to fit over frame shocks sand and paint Chevy Rally Rims weather stripping body work?? (maybe) mount front clip
Monster Burn Out...
Maybe, Just Maybe have it running driving by the fall? Ready to drive to Back to the 50's 2019??
So I started installing the new brake system (brake master / booster under cab / pedal kit). Well, my dumbass forgot that the frame to body height is different when I bought the master kit. I also did not go with the firewall insert that came with the EZ Chassis Swap kit because I am not a fan of the firewall master look. So i am stuck with two options (really only one)... mod the hell out of the underbody kit or get the insert for the master on the firewall. So, I will be welding the hole back up I cut in the floor to gain access to the underside and then cutting the firewall to weld an insert in.... Not happy about it, should have thought it through better... And I know own a house, so I will be moving that beast into my garage by the end of the summer!
Quick update. Ive currently lost my "shop space" at my buddies big shop. I will be bringing the old girl home, i have untill 10-1-18 to get her out. I am hopeful that having it right outside in my garage will allow this rebuild to go faster.