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Is a '77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zakk, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    Is it? out of morbid curiosity i was thinking to put the entire 73-75 tub on my frame, complete. is it just too different with the full removeable top?

    -zakk

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    Re: Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    77 has the same floor as far as I know. 78 was the floor pan change.

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  3. zakk

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    Re: Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    thanks Jeremy
    I just did a swap and no one has posted on this idea. I saw Rene's post on his swap and rocko's. Any one else with any info?


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  4. BigBad75K5

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    Re: Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    The frames are the same and all the body mounts are in the same spots.
     
  5. zakk

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    Re: Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    i take it your know from experience?
    i did a search and no one has even considered it (make a post) as far as i can tell...
    Seems like it is only a matter of time[​IMG]

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    Re: Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    zakk-
    i have a tub and i was going to consider it. Everything should work from your truck to the new tub. All the tub dimensions are the same. i beleive all the body mounts are the same as well. contact me if you want to do it and you need a tub, cause i got one with your name on it.
     
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    Re: Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    Yeah, Rene (tRusty) or Grim Reaper should be able to confirm. I am nearly POSITIVE that the rocker boxes style was thru 76-77. I've got a rust-free 76 I want to hack...let me know how it goes.

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    Re: Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    i would love to. i saw your post in the sale fourm but i am a bit....uhh...cash poor right now. Rita is getting me a TBI set-up for christmas this year (better than last years coal[​IMG]) so i better lay low for awhile.
    she was kinda mad when i traded a our extra 203 for a case of beer...i better be good for awhile
    But now that people are pretty sure it will work, i know a good summer project[​IMG]

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  9. BigBad75K5

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    Re: Is a \'77 to 73-75 tub swap possible?

    I know from trying to make my 78 frame work on my 75.I took measurements from a friends 77 and compared them to my frame,they have all the same locations.Good Luckh
     

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