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Burb body swap completed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Muddytazz, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I just got done a few days ago finishing up a suburban body swap /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Pics can be viewed at my webshots, there is a link in my sig. Body swap pics are in 3 separate albums. The only thing left to complete it is a few cosmetic pieces (grill, stuff like that) and a new paint job /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    looks good what was the time table on the swap?? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Took us 3 weeks from start to finish...about 30 to 35 hours only working on it for like 2 hours a day for only 5 days out of a week /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    How hard was it to move the bodies around?I have been thinking of swapping my crew cab onto my old '79 subs frame.Looks good BTW.Thanks Brady
     
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    nice job but if you ask me the old body didnt look all that bad either..nothing thsat coudnt be fixed with a little work anyway..
     
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    Bodies were actually really easy to move around since they were both still complete rigs.
     
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    yeah, the floor could of been repaired really easily, door frames would of taken a little more work, but my dad had the attitude of why bother when a new body would be easier and faster LOL
     
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    So what VIN does the complete vehicle use? The one from the new gray truck -- which looks 87-89ish, with EFI? Or the one from the 74ish white truck?

    Did you even tell the DMV? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    The new body is an 81, and the old body style was a 77. The vehicle's VIN is the 77's. And yes the DMV does know, cause we have to pass smog here. Besides, I don't know about other states, but here in oregon, the titles stays with the frame and is registered as such /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Interesting. And damn, the '81 has a lot of wires -- computer controlled carb?

    How about the VIN on the door frame -- did you swap the plates, or ...?
     
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    No computer controlled anything, a lot of the wiring you see is for emission crap which the 77 has NO emission crap on it what so ever /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif so most of that wiring got removed /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif as far as the VIN plate from the door frame, we don't know about that yet...we still have to go thru state police inspection and that was one of the questions I had for them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What a site for Sore eye's. Glad she has held up for a few more miles. I sent a few photo's on to Mike so he could see where at least part of her has gone. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yep, ron kept the 454/th400 combo, and the rear 14ff is going under my burb /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif all is well with her...new grill and a couple other things, and she'll be good as new /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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