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Body swap ????????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yellowK20, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have 3 spare 73-87 Long bed 4x4 frames And really like the 67-72 bodys I have a 69 cab and front clip and can buy a bed for 600 will this body fit one of the frames I have anybody done this before I know the rear cab mounts are different but everything else looks close /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Any body Have any Info ?? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  3. K1Orion

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    I thought about doing this swap because I really like the older body style and the lack of emissions. I asked about this swap on another site and got a vey detailed e-mail from a guy who did this in the mid 80's and is still happy with the results.
    The frames are the same except for the rear cab mount. He used parts of a body lift to line up the body lines and make a 2wd cab fit over 4x4 drivetrain. He also moved the cab back a little for more clearance for an HEI.
    I cant find the e-mail but I have pictures of the mounts.
    PM me and I'll send you the pics.
     

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