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anyone swaped on a jeep body?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by im_2gr82h8, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. im_2gr82h8

    im_2gr82h8 Registered Member

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    I know I'm gonna get yelled at for this one but, has anyone swaped a cj body onto a k5 frame? I'm guessing it would have to be a cj-7, and still need to be streched. Was looking at a friends rig and was thinking that it would give me a much narrower body. Anyone have pics?

    Or have pics of custom cabs on their frames? looking for something that looks cool that will get the job done, and not have a lot to dent.
     
  2. SWAMPRNR

    SWAMPRNR 1/2 ton status

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    ANYBODY GOT A ROPE ?
     
  3. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    we'z gonna have a hang'n /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  4. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    You would be better off to just get a CJ (frame and body) and swap in full size axels.
     
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    Dieselmh 1/2 ton status

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    Why would you want a narrower body? You'd still have the full sized axles sticking out. About the only thing you'd accomplish is a little less weight and a lot less room inside. If you need a narrow vehicle, buy a narrow vehicle. I don't think you'd be happy with the results of a swap.
     
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    Scrambler would be better.

    Ken H.
     
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    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    Please don't use that 4 letter word on this site.
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Jeep= Heep! ....
     
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    Swapped bodily fluids on a Heep body once! That was a ski trip to remember!

    Chris
     
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    SINNER !!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. 55Willy

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    I'm doing a body swap, Willy's wagon on a blazer.
    The reasons were, less weight, and narrower body.
    To say I lost interior room in true, but not much, I removed about 2" of the floor down each side. The wheel base is also only 2" different, so it pushes the front wheels forward just like all of you who are buying offset ORD zero rates/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    And I can get bigger tires with less left.
    Also I'm leaving the axles fullwidth, with an incoming trail obstacle the tire will bounce off it or go over it. where as with a body overhanging the metal loses.
     
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    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Out here in AZ, all you see is jeeps with full size axles. One of the 4x4 mags just did an article on the extreme guys here in AZ. Most were on 1 ton chevy asles and were full width. 95% of the trails out here have room for the axles but thats about it. It easier to just get the axles througha tough spot, then to get the whole body. I have quite a few dents from going through places my buddies jeep goes through with full size axles. He doesnt hardly get any. I am thinking about either taking my frame and putting a jeep body on it like he wants to, or buying a jeep and putting full chevy drivetrain in it. You can also get away with 1/2 ton axles in jeeps, so that means alot less money. .02

    Dan
     
  13. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    forgive him 4x4-gods, for he has sinned....

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    J
     
  14. im_2gr82h8

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    Thats what I was thinking, that it would be alot easier to get the full size axles threw without all the extra body panels hanging around. Sorry to swear on the sight, but I did ask for "custom" bodies too. Just looking for ideas.
     
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    sounds cool...if you do it, take LOTS of pics.
     

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