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85 body on a 77 frame?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chvyhs, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know if I can put the body from an 85 K5 onto a 77 K5 frame without any real trouble? I have a decent drive train on my 77 but the body has a lot of rust. That's why I want to do the transplant. The 85's frame has been set up for desert running not crawling. I don't want to give up my SM 465 either. Will that be hard to put into the 85's body? It was an automatic before. If it's a lot of trouble I could put an automatic. My wife has been wanting that for some time. I was thinking about putting a 1 or 2 inch body lift while I had things apart. Will that just complicate things more?
     
  2. Blazer_Boy

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    I would doubt it just off the top of my head. The '77 floor pan ends just right behind the front seats where as a '78-'91 runs over a foot behind the seat. Behind the seats are the body mounts on the frame and that would mean the '77 would be positioned higher because the floor is raised where as the '85 would be lower because the floor hasn't raised up to the bed yet. I know its hard to explain but just think that the '77 has a longer bed and that drop is different.

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