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short bed on blazer frame..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    i may wind up doing this swap.. as my body gets worse..it will do for a while..but as my last mod i will probobly want to do away with the body all thogther...my question is..will a short bed plus the cab fit on a blazer frame? or would the bed have to be shortend? i know backyardbiult has done this...did you have to do anything speacial? thanx!
     
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    The bed would need to be shortened to fit. I have seen it done a few times and it is sweet.
     
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    For the most part its a bolt on deal.Build a crossmember for the rear cab mounts and shorten the bed and yer good to go.There is a little more to it than that but thats basicly it.I chopped 13"off the front of my bed. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Like frizzlefry said it is basically the crossmember and measuring to cut the bed down. Good luck when you do, do it.
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    does any one have a pic of that..the cross member that is? thanx
     
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I used the crossmember out of the truck that I got the cab off of.If I have time later I can snap a pic. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    ohh ok i see...but yea a pic would be sweet!...i dont think i will do this body swap untill i have a worthy setup under neath the truck worth swaping a body for though! lol...
     
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    I found a pic .Its not the greatest but I think you will get the idea.You can see how the crossmember now sits on top of the frame rails instead of between them like on the truck. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I take it your cab is from the '74 C20. What year blazer frame is it on?
     
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    It was an 81 K5 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    so if i was doing this swap...i would see wear the cross member needed to be?
     
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    Yea ,thats the 2wd crossmember right above the mufflers sitting on top of the frame.
     

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