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IFS Swaps

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sniper, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. Sniper

    Sniper Registered Member

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    I have a 1999 new style Sierra 1/2 ton with the 6-lug IFS and I need to know if it's possible to swap in an 8-lug 3/4 ton IFS from the same year. Basically, did the 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton share a common frame in 1999, before the Heavy Duties came out?
     
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    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    im not an expert but if your up to doing that kinda swap why not just go with straight axle in the front? just wondering

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    Because the cost to convert is way higher than a straight bolt in upgrade...no welding involved, no mods to an axle or purchase of a new custom one. I can get an 8-lug 1999 IFS in a junk yard and bolt it up....I hope. If not then the straight axle is my only option...and it will be awhile b4 I have a front locker. :-(
     
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    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    Not that im pissin on ur parade but how are you gonna find a totalled new 3/4 ton that the front drive line is ok. I mean if its that new and in a junkyard its gotta be a bad wreck. Im not trying to be an [censored] but ive tried looking for parts from the front end of a new truck and they are not easy to find in good condition.

    Evan
     
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    Rear end collision, fire damage....sooner or later I'll find one...if it will work that is. Still no definitive answer yet.
     

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