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    Hello everyone, Iím currently working on a project truck. I have a 1940 ford pickup body that Iím putting on a mid 80ís Chevy s10 frame, and the engine Iím trying to use is a 1969 Oldsmobile cutlass 350 small block. Iím having trouble finding the right motor mounts for this kind of application if they even exist for that matter. If any of you fine folks could help me out it would be appreciated thanks in advance.

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    Welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy your time here.
    That's an interesting combo you're trying to assemble. I am not a GM guy but I don't think you'll find something that bolts right up. I think you'll need both sides of the Oldsmudbubble mounts ( frame & motor) and then fabricate what's in between. But some others will be along and maybe have more information.
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    Thatís what I was kind of thinking but wasnít sure. Thank you for the response and insight sir

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    We dropped a big block Chev in my 40 pickup in a 40 coupe frame, I had some smaller, solid motor mounts I pulled off another block, mocked up the engine in place in the frame and welded solid mounts on the frame, basically a flat plate on each side of the motor mount.

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    Welcome to CHR, Tazz85. Like Mike/34_40 says, I'm not sure you're going to find a direct bolt mount between the '69 Olds and '80's S10. There may be something out there, but Olds/Pontiac/Chevy did their own things back in the day. You might check over on one of the S10 forums for V8 swaps into S10's and find some ideas. Google "S10 Forums V8" or "S10 V8 Swap" or any number of similar tags and there's lots of information out there.
    I'm not a big fan of the S10 frame swap idea, especially for classic iron like a '40 Truck but to each his own. In the hot rod arena you can have a righteous build that's drawing a crowd, but as soon as you say "S10 Frame" folks tend to say "Oh that's nice...." as they turn to walk away. Now that's just my opinion, so don't let me affect your plan, but a friend who has a hot rod & muscle car shop in New Mexico posted this picture on Facebook this morning, and it fits for me....

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    /\ /\ /\ that's funny!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FordyG View Post
    We dropped a big block Chev in my 40 pickup in a 40 coupe frame, I had some smaller, solid motor mounts I pulled off another block, mocked up the engine in place in the frame and welded solid mounts on the frame, basically a flat plate on each side of the motor mount.
    We put an Olds motor into the '47 initially, and that's essentially what we did too.
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    Well I’m a grown man and everyone’s entitled to their opinion thanks for the input
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazz85 View Post
    Well I’m a grown man and everyone’s entitled to their opinion thanks for the input
    Tazz, I hope that you weren't so offended by the picture that you ignored the words that preceded it. If you haven't checked out the myriad of S10 forums and links out there you're missing the boat. There's a bunch of good info out there from the S10 crowd, and me feeling that you're violating a righteous '40 Pickup by putting it on a S10 chassis is a moot point. Your truck, your decisions, make yourself happy.
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    I snapped a picture of mine today, not an S10 frame though.
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    I get that and I’m not offended at all man, I’m doing this with my old man for myself and him, I’m not exactly worried about what others think we’re having fun with it and that’s all that matters I’m not concerned about a resale value cross that bridge if I get there. I’ll absolutely check out the link I do appreciate it man
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    Welcome, I love the Olds engine in there, you don't see that every day.
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