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74 body on a 77 frame

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mud390, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. mud390

    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    I have a few questions... Will a 74 blazer body bolt directly to a 77 chassis? I have heard of problems with the rise in the rear frame rails. It that going to be an issue? Also, the blazer body comes with an 87 front clip. What issues will I run into there, or will it be a straight bolt up? My 77 currently has a 3" body lift on it. Will this cause any snags in the body swap or will it be indifferent? Thanks for any help!
     
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    I don't see why it wouldn't, I believe 73-77 has the same chassis.
    78 was the 1st year of the raised floor.
     
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    Yep, what Ron said. It should be a direct swap.
     
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    73-77 had the same fronts, only the grill was different.
    78 had the change in headlights and front end.
     
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    thanks for the information! I am now considering this more seriously. Hope it works out....I'll let y'all know. Thanks again.
     
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    1) Fill out your profile. Because if you are in California, you do not want the 74. Because 1973 is the cut off for the smog requirements

    2) i have a '77 and have a "raised floor board" in the rear. The driver seats are below the bed. not flat all the way through as the 1st gens are.

    3) Fill out your profile
     

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