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E-Z Chassis kits give old trucks a 'second chance' - Page 2

There are two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive kits, as well as a kit for the 1957-1954 Chevy panel delivery truck. The 1947-1953 Chevy short box pickup kit offers stock height or two-inch drop options. The stock height option adds $50. Motor mounts are available for a Chevy 4.3-liter V-8 or a small-block Chevy V-8.

E-Z Chassis also offers a Custom Turn-Key Chassis for people who don't have the time to build a truck or don't feel confident about their mechanical skills. In this case, the price is $3,995 for a S10 chassis that's blasted and painted and includes a prepared S10 steering column, pedal assembly, gas tank and required wider 4x4 rear end. This choice is available on a limited basis.

Turn-Key Chassis has a $3,995 price for a S10 chassis that's blasted and painted and includes a prepared S10 steering column, pedal assembly, gas tank and required wider 4x4 rear end. This choice is available on a limited basis.

Turn-Key Chassis has a $3,995 price for a S10 chassis that's blasted and painted and includes a prepared S10 steering column, pedal assembly, gas tank and required wider 4x4 rear end. This choice is available on a limited basis.


Caprice Kit choices are currently limited to the '55-'59 Chevy short box pickup for $1,695 plus shipping and handling. However. a '55-'59 panel delivery truck kit for the same price is in the development stage.

The promotional vehicle really allows Ed Lipinski to show potential buyers what they can get in their E-Z Chassis kit. Lipinski told Second Chance Garage that business is good.

The promotional vehicle really allows Ed Lipinski to show potential buyers what they can get in their E-Z Chassis kit. Lipinski told Second Chance Garage that business is good.


There is also a Universal Kit for owners of Ford, Dodge, International, Studebaker and other trucks. It has the basic mounts for installing 1940s and 1950s pickup bodies on the S10 chassis. It retails for $995, plus shipping and handling. Here again, two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions can be built.

E-Z Chassis currently makes a chassis swap kit for the Advanced-Design style Chevy/GMC panel truck. and is working on a second kit for the 1955-1959 Task Force panel. The kit shown is offered with a 3-in. or 4-in. chassis drop.

E-Z Chassis currently makes a chassis swap kit for the Advanced-Design style Chevy/GMC panel truck. and is working on a second kit for the 1955-1959 Task Force panel. The kit shown is offered with a 3-in. or 4-in. chassis drop.


Lipinski's kit was used in a cable TV show called 'Lost in Transmissions' on The History Channel. The truck built in that case was a '52 Chevy pickup on an S10 chassis. That particular kit sells for $1,595 plus shipping and handling.

Lipinski's kit was used in a cable TV show called "Lost in Transmissions" on The History Channel. The truck built in that case was a '52 Chevy pickup on an S10 chassis. That particular kit sells for $1,595 plus shipping and handling.


Five Future Kits are also in the works. The first is for 1937-1940 Chevy short box pickups on the S10 chassis; the second is for 1948-1952 Ford F-1 short box pickups on the S10 chassis; the third is for 1955-1959 Chevy and GMC short box pickups on a Tahoe SUV chassis; the fourth is for 1960-1966 Chevy and GMC short box pickups on the Caprice chassis; and the last is for 1960-1966 Chevy and GMC long box pickups on the 1973-1992 Suburban chassis.

Second Chance Garage ran into Ed Lipinski during the 2016 Iola Car Show (www.iolacarshow.com) where he was using an unusual promotional vehicle to show off his wares. He had half of a restored 1949-1964 Chevrolet Advanced-Design pickup truck body sitting on one of his Turn-Key S10 chassis. It was an attention getter. For additional information visit www.e-zchassisswaps.com or call (320) 226-2768 or (320) 269-8769.