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Long bed to short bed?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by speedyvision917, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. speedyvision917

    speedyvision917 1/2 ton status

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    Just curious, how hard would it be to swap in a short bed in place of a long bed on a k20? would it fit fine or would you have to change anything? any info or pics would be great thanks.

    Tim
     
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    Quite a bit of work involved; shorten frame, brake line, driveline, relocate gas tank(s), etc... There was a thread about this on Pirate a while back (search). Good luck!
    Jimbo
     
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    buy a short bed truck, that will save you alot of time and headache :D
     
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    I am in the process of doing this (89 v30 Crew cab).
    It is alot more work than you think.
    find a good short bed
    frt of frame needs to be cut
    rear of fame needs to be cut.
    Brake line shortened
    Driveshaft shortened
    Replace tank or tanks with smaller ones
    If your truck has the longer rear springs (56's) your factory rear bumper wont bolt back up.

    Nothing hard but it is time consuming.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
     
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