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truck cab on burb frame?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by got_mud, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. got_mud

    got_mud 1/2 ton status

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    i have plans to do this next spring and am getting all of the parts lined up. i am trying to figure out if i need the extra crossmember, ie cab on k5 frame. all of the sites i have seen so far on the net have no info concerning this particular aspect of the swap for a burb frame. i searched and had way too many hits to go through all of them. i know that someone here has come across this. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif thanks.
     
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    The burb frame is flat all the way to the back of the second row of seats. While a pickup frame rises under the seat. I think you will have to fab up a custom crossmember to put a pickup cab on it. Or a crewcab maybe easier as it uses the same body mounts as the burb.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Robert, don't worry about a crossmember. When you come down to get the cab, I will give you a crossmember I removed from a SWB frame I had. It's the one piece type member and all you need to do is drill new holes in the frame and bolt it in. You will probably need to install some spacers to fill the gap though. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    more customizing... good. going to do about a 3" bl for the front anyway. cool, cool, cool...
     

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