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71 cab on a 80 frame

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by magd3, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. magd3

    magd3 Newbie

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    i want to put a 71 chevy body on an 80 chevy frame can it be done with out major mods?
     
  2. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It can be done. Gotta do a fair bit of work getting the old 71 mounts positioned correctly on the 80 frame though.

    Might be easier to just swap the 80 front diff to the 71's frame?
     
  3. jays68yak

    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    I just did it. 70 cab on a 79 blazer frame. :D Not all that hard. Took the mounts off of both frames. used the 70 mounts on the 79 frame. I had to redrill the rear mount hole in the cab, about an 1 out more since the frame is wider.
    Pics here http://www.pnkages.com/gallery/v/79Blazer/body+swap/
    None of the mounts themselves tho.
     
  4. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Is the '80 frame a pickup? That could make it more difficult. These frames ramp up toward the back of the cab... the rear cab mounts are flush with the top of the frame, and a good 3-4" higher than the front ones.

    (I'm sizing up a '66 cab to go on a '83 frame so I've done the measuring ;) )
     

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