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cutting lwb chassis down to a swb

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by R72K5, May 15, 2003.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    how many inches in front of the axle and behind it need to be cut out of the frame rails on a lwb chassis to make it same as a swb in 81-up ?
    thanks
     
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    I've got a perfect '85 K10 SWB bare frame laying in my yard if you are interested. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    too bad its in KS, hmmm... /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    It's not that far. How far are you from St. Louis? I'm 7 hours from there. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    compare wheelbase specs for your answer
    I would add an inch or so to keep the bed from smacking the cab
    rear over hang differs as well IIRC
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    [ QUOTE ]
    compare wheelbase specs for your answer
    I would add an inch or so to keep the bed from smacking the cab
    rear over hang differs as well IIRC

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    You are correct on the rear overhang issue.

    I believe a LWB is 131 and SWB is 117 wb.
     
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    for street looks(lowered 2wdr) I bet cutting down a long bed box with rear overhang left looong would look nice.
     
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    14". u2slow from ORC(or was it here) had a crewcab done like this. cut right behind the cab. I took 23-13/16" out, but i moved the rear spring hangers forward and cut off the overhang in the rear.
    [image]http://bbs.off-road.com/ubbthreads/download.php?Number=901630[/image]
    [image]http://bbs.off-road.com/ubbthreads/download.php?Number=941245[/image]
    [image]http://bbs.off-road.com/ubbthreads/download.php?Number=907808[/image]
     
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    It's not that far. How far are you from St. Louis? I'm 7 hours from there. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    about 3 hours north of st louis

    bad timing for me right now, things not going like they used to before the war, you know
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    thanks
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    compare wheelbase specs for your answer
    I would add an inch or so to keep the bed from smacking the cab
    rear over hang differs as well IIRC

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    You are correct on the rear overhang issue.

    I believe a LWB is 131 and SWB is 117 wb.

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    i thought trucks length were increased 4.5" across the board ?
    i know lwb were anwyays


    67-72 swb= 115
    67-72 lwb= 127

    73-up swb 119.5
    73-up lwb - 131.5
     

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