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posable build question, what should i do?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by darkshadow, Nov 15, 2006.

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what build up should i do?

  1. swap the parts INTO the burb, too much work.

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  2. Swap the body onto the frame, everythings setup, few body mounts aren't that bad.

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  3. I demand a nekeed option.

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  1. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    OK burban brothers.

    need thoughts, i just picked up a only slightly rusted 89 to replace my rusted as fock 88.

    the 89 is only a half ton, but has barn doors(Must) and is in desent shape, hell i got to for 615$ so i cant complan, really.

    ok so its gotta go one ton with my plans for it. and i want a 465/205, and i have a 6.2toubo to swap into it.


    a friend just bought a oneton srw 6.2 465/205 pickup that was rolled, more liked flopped not too bad but the body is gone shot done. (rusted any way thanks to salt spreader in the back(plow truck))


    I am hoping i can pick this up on a trade and payment close to what he payed with hime keeping the nice plow on it.

    i want the axels, trans, t-case, diesel parts, brakes, insulation, ect. out of it.

    so should i swap that all into the 1/2ton burb.

    or do I swap the burb body on to the one ton frame, have every thing ready to go, have a true ONETON burb, and deal with the body mount and anyother problems you guys point out to me?


    heres a pic ot the truck incase you think i should reserect that:rolleyes:

    other side is even worse.

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  2. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    i'd swap the drivetrain stuff. but that's just me.
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i went with nekkid because both are a lot of work. the body swap would be easier though.
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I would think the body swap would be easier...plus you get a stronger frame.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Do a body swap between the burb frames
     
  6. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    yeah but brother, its not a burb frame, its a pick up frame, so a lot of body mounts will have to get made up, not too bad but what other differances are there? wheel bace is a few inchs different right?
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I thought you were asking about swapping the 89 body onto the 88 burb frame also?
     
  8. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    If '88 body is a tetanous heap, so is all the little chit underneath.
     
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    Just all depends, but prolly yeah

    As for swapping the burb body onto a K30 pickup, you'll have to either make frame extensions or lengthen the frame as a burb has a longer frame than a pickup
     
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    I voted swap parts.
    On second thought, if you want to swap the bodies, you can relocate the rear axle by moving the spring perches and extend the frame to support the rest of the body.
    No too much work but might be more than you want.
    Swapping parts over is a lot of work but it's straight forward.
    You can always brace your frame with cross members and maybe a cage.
    :D
     
  11. darkshadow

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    yeah that is an idea i have had too, but to have a true one ton burb just rocks!

    a burb has a longer frame. but i thought a p/u had a longer wheel base?? no?
     
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    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Thats what I thought. Once I started taking notice, I saw the axle is in the middle of the bed (P/Us). Only logic.:D
     
  13. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    the ass end behind the axle is longer on a sub.
     
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    oh ok, by how much?

    wouldt be too hard to make something up i guess...
     
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    I think you'd have to relocate the rear axle "arch".
     
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    Not if you want to lift it anyway.:D

    By the way, I was going to do something like that and what you need is a crew cab frame or a cab and chassis frame both are a little longer than the burb so you need to cut them down but not too much difference.
    I had one but was stolen:mad:
     
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    that sucks :(


    i am lifting it i figgered a lift could be used to relocat the axel if need be.

    if i did this i would build the chassis first, new moter, lift, disk brakes, crossmembers/skid plates.
    then swap the body on so i could modify it as need be.
     
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    What I meant is if you are lifting it, you don't need to move the arch, just relocate the springs.
    If you are not lifting it then you need to creat some room for the axle to tuck into.
    :D
     
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    its possible to build a nice engine, swap the running gear into the burb and lift it at the same time... axle swaps are EASY, bodies are heavy to pick up... and i figure being we all hang out on ck5 so much, none of us have enough real friends to help with that..
     
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    good one :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     

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