Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Blazer frames HELP

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by joefl, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. joefl

    joefl 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Posts:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Marianna, Florida
    Will 79 Blazer frame work under a 87 body???? Any major mods I got to do. I looked at it everything looks almost similar.
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Posts:
    29,622
    Likes Received:
    1,374
    Location:
    Jersey Shore
    iirc they changed over in 80.. it can be done but requires custom rear cab mounting, etc...
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,169
    Likes Received:
    1,372
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    The front end sheet metal changed between 80 and 81, but the frames changed in 78. in 77 there was no footwell behind the front seats, in 78 there was and the frame was changed. It remained the same until 91.

    Rene
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Posts:
    29,622
    Likes Received:
    1,374
    Location:
    Jersey Shore
    thanks for the correction Rene.. :D

    i knew it screwed me with my 77....
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,169
    Likes Received:
    1,372
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    Yeah, I have an 81, but grafted the box part of a 73 onto it. (long story)

    The footwell area and changed body mounts in that area made the job a lot harder than it had to be.

    Rene
     

Share This Page