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pick up cab conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Dain Fraser, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Dain Fraser

    Dain Fraser Registered Member

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    I own an 81 blazer and the rust has finally gotten to me. I replaced the rear tailpan and floor awhile back but the body is failing in other places and is getting unsafe. I would like to put a pick up cab on the frame and make it a short-short bed and I'm wondering if anyone knows whether or not a 70 chevy cab will fit the body mounts in the same way an 81-87 is supposed to.(Yes I know the rear two mounts will have to be fabricated) Any other info about the switch would be appreciated too!?
     
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    Grieby54 1/2 ton status

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    Yea... you can do it... trust me... set your mind to a conversion and it will happen... I've got a 54 on a 77 frame... they're a bit different haha. :p:
     
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    Take the crossmembers out of the frame for the cab that you find.

    Any reason why you want to do this to a 67-72 cab? Those are to be cherished, not wheeled.
     
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    well yes and no, the 73-up chassis is long enough to put a pickup cab onto

    (69-72 were too short of wheelbase, 4.5" shorter than 73-up)



    i found out the hard way once

    but...

    the 67-72 body frame mount brackets are all different than 73-up

    sop you will be removing ther rivets that hold them all to the 80 something chassis and wil be swapping 67-72 ones on with 3/8" diameter bolts and nuts and washers

    chisel or grind off the rivet heads and punch the rivet bodies out

    stash the 80 soem brackets away in a box in the attic labeled with a marker

    all your wiring and front clip and everything youll be converting to 67-72
    and fuel line routing and carb linkage and so forth

    personally i wouldnt do it, but i would with a 73-up cab

    good luck
     
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    so how much of the pickup bed would u have to shave off in order for it to work?
     
  7. Dain Fraser

    Dain Fraser Registered Member

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    Thanks all for the input. The reason I wanted to go with a '70 cab was because I had a line on one in good condition, front clip included.
     

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