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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sweetpea!, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. sweetpea!

    sweetpea! Newbie

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    i'm kinda new here,so first off hi ya'll,now i've got a rust bucket of a blazer,it's a '78 k5 with a built 454,with a 700r,and a 205,with 513 gears front and rear,thats the reason i bought it,but like i said its eat up with rust,from floor pans to the body panels,my question is has any one here ever jerked the body off,and just put a chevy cab on it,i've got a '78 cab so the wiring should be easy,i need ya'll's input,should i just mud hole the rust bucket,or use what is good (the frame and running gear)and make a toy?????
     
  2. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    really up to you. i know a guy that has a k5 frmae w/ a truck cab & part of a bed on it, i think they look silly. just my opinion though. if u are just gonna wheel/beat it, why do anything?

    my floors were full of rust, so i cut it out & welded sheet metal back in it's place. nothing fancy just something to keep water & cold out.
     
  3. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    yeah plenty of times. something about the rear mount is different. you should search. just a little nudge from me to become a member, your truck will thank you.
     
  4. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I think an 02 cab with one of those 5' 5" beds from a half ton crew would look pretty sweet on a K5 frame........
     
  5. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Do a search on "truck cab swap" or "body swap".I have replied to many posts with that title and put links to posts and pics in them also.

    This was mine.

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    But now it looks like this :D

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