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frame rail question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by terrier72, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. terrier72

    terrier72 1/2 ton status

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    Does any one know what the difference is in the frame rails from 1980 back. I was just wondering why this chart for a front receiver goes from 1981-91?
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    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. raptorparts

    raptorparts Registered Member

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    frame rails

    i beleive the distance between the frame rails is slightly wider on the 73-80 frames around the front bumper mount area. When mounting a meyer 8 foot plow on my 79, the only mount they had avaliable at the time fit the 81-87. i had to make a couple of plates (maybe 1/4" or something) to make up the difference but it wasn't that big of a deal.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    front frame horns are diffrent. but slight mods will go eather way.
     
  4. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Like sweetk30 says.......the front frame horns are different.

    The '73 to '80 has a more rounder horn and the '81-'91 has an angle horn. Both have mounting holes in different locations than the other.
     

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