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Grafting an 89'k15004x4 frame to my 1970 twowheel drive truck?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by juanblzer, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    Grafting an 89\'k15004x4 frame to my 1970 twowheel drive truck?

    Just wondering...
    I have a 70'c-10 with manual brakes(drum) and manual steering. I am wondering if it is possible to graft my 89's frame to my c-10 (at least the steering and brakes and stuff. Is this feasible or even practical? I heard that I can trick out the c-10s rear suspension pretty easily (its already factory linked and coiled so I kind of dont want to ditch the c-10 frame altogether.
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    Re: Grafting an 89\'k15004x4 frame to my 1970 twowheel drive truck?

    sounds kinda desprite to make a 4x4.
     
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    Re: Grafting an 89\'k15004x4 frame to my 1970 twowheel drive truck?

    you could drop your body on the other frame but that would require making body mounts, more than likely they wont match. but if you want power brakes and steering you could probably conver that, or just go to a junk yard/swap meet and get them off a similar year truck.
     
  4. 71chevy2wd

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    Re: Grafting an 89\'k15004x4 frame to my 1970 twowheel drive truck?

    Are you interested in building a 4wd or getting rid of the drum brakes and manual steering?

    If you want to update the brakes, you can install 73-87 spindles, brakes, etc.
    Steering system can also be upgraded by getting a new steering box, power steering pump, etc.
    should be pretty much bolt on stuff.
     

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