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cab swapping...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thatK30guy, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Got an '84 K30 with a crappy body. Its got a 12' flatbed on it, too.

    I have an '80 C20 with a good body and would like to swap it to the K30.

    Other than the tranny tunnel hump, what other issues?

    Will the steering column wiring hook up? Hydroboost hook up?

    I'm just concerned about the older style onto the newer style. Never have done a swap like this before.
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i havn't actually swapped cabs, but have dealt with both styles a lot. i can't think of anything at hand that would be a major problem swapping them.
     
  3. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The 80's cab has the wipers on the dash and the headlights on the floor, while your newer cab probally has both on the wiper stalk. You can just unbolt the wiring + steering column from the newer cab, and bolt it all straight into the 80's cab without any problems. Same goes with the interior, though the VIN plate will be in the wrong spot...
     

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