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EZ Chassis Swap Kit
#930223 Sun Mar 24 2013 07:24 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110
5
Jack of all trades and a Master of None!
Hi All,

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


My57Suburban [flic.kr]

This is the slickest swap I have seen for trucks
EZChassisSwap.com [e-zchassisswaps.com]
Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #939211 Sun Apr 28 2013 10:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 6
H
New Guy
The BEST part of that kit is dealing with ED, has to be
one of the nicest guys on the face of the earth !!!

Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #952940 Thu Jun 27 2013 08:21 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110
5
Jack of all trades and a Master of None!
*** UPDATE ***

Hi All,

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.


My57Suburban [flic.kr]

This is the slickest swap I have seen for trucks
EZChassisSwap.com [e-zchassisswaps.com]
Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #1259841 Fri Mar 23 2018 02:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110
5
Jack of all trades and a Master of None!
*** OverDue Update ***

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??



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My57Suburban [flic.kr]

This is the slickest swap I have seen for trucks
EZChassisSwap.com [e-zchassisswaps.com]
Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #1259847 Fri Mar 23 2018 03:09 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,520
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Looks good, 57Sub3100

Please keep posting progress reports.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #1269166 Fri Jun 15 2018 07:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110
5
Jack of all trades and a Master of None!
*** Another Update *** or Change of Mind.....

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!

[img]https://flic.kr/p/26Smfrg[/img]


My57Suburban [flic.kr]

This is the slickest swap I have seen for trucks
EZChassisSwap.com [e-zchassisswaps.com]
Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #1269256 Sat Jun 16 2018 07:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 173
J
Shop Shark
Did I read that right - your original post, 2013? For God's sake man, hurry up! ;-)

That is indeed a slick looking kit. Yes, changing your mind mid-project is often expensive and/or time consuming.

Great looking truck; keep us posted!

Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #1269306 Sun Jun 17 2018 04:25 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110
5
Jack of all trades and a Master of None!
I know!!

Got married in 2013, then we had twins in 2014. Haven't had a lot of time to work on it. Maybe 5 weekends a year since. Once I get it into my garage, every free moment could be spent working on it.

Last edited by 57Sub3100; Sun Jun 17 2018 04:26 AM.

My57Suburban [flic.kr]

This is the slickest swap I have seen for trucks
EZChassisSwap.com [e-zchassisswaps.com]
Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #1279565 Sat Sep 08 2018 09:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110
5
Jack of all trades and a Master of None!
Good Day All,

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.

Tim


My57Suburban [flic.kr]

This is the slickest swap I have seen for trucks
EZChassisSwap.com [e-zchassisswaps.com]
Re: EZ Chassis Swap Kit
57Sub3100 #1281289 Mon Sep 24 2018 01:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 110
5
Jack of all trades and a Master of None!
Home at last! After 5yrs.


**My radiator and core support where stolen along with my edelbrock carburetor from the storage area........**


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My57Suburban [flic.kr]

This is the slickest swap I have seen for trucks
EZChassisSwap.com [e-zchassisswaps.com]
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