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Pickup cab vs blazer body and moving cab.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DavidB, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. DavidB

    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    Hey yall. I will prolly be getting my hands on a 77 blazer minus engine for $50.00. My bro has a couple CUCVS and a bunch of 11.00 x 16 Michelins laying around, so I'm set on tires, trans, and axles. Prolly get a Vortec for a couple hundred from Mex. Thing is, I wanna lose weight, so I'm thinking pickup cab and also wanna run little or no lift, so I wanna move the cab back. What's entailed? Can I get some input form some1 that's done it? Thanks. - David
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Any more than 3" on the cab and you'll have to bend a 465 shifter.

    The hardest part on moving the cab is removing all the damn rivets.

    For me, I'd say moving the motor back was a lot more difficult.
     
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    Rivets won't be a prob for me. Mostly just a matter of moving the cab mounting brackets on the frame eh? How bout wiring and steering?
     
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    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    What are the wheelbases for the blazer and the shortbox K10? THX
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Use your Search button :D I post this all the time :)

    These are all 73-87/91, so don't you first-gen guys go whining.

    Blazer 106.5"
    6.5' bed 117.5"
    Suburban 129.5"
    8' bed 131.5"
    Crewcab 8' bed 164.5"

    -- A
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Wiring didn't matter for me, I moved the cab back 3" and the motor back 2.5". For steering I just cut the "squished" part out of another steering shaft and then cut and welded that piece in to another steering shaft. That way I kept the collapseable nylon intact.
     
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    Aw, thanks, you did my homework for me! :D
     
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