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tweaked frame question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 83' k5, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. 83' k5

    83' k5 Registered Member

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    I came upon a 91 gmc jimmy and I already had a lifted 83' k5 and i am wanting to swap the stuff off the 83' onto the 91'. The 91' was wrecked in the front and I was told that the frame may be tweaked. I was wondering how you can tell if it is and how much is to bad to use.
     
  2. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Dependong on what it is you want of the '91 why not swap its goodies onto your '83. A good shop manual will give you frame dimensions and tell you how and where to measure the frame. Its kind of hard to do with a drivetrain installed as they are straight line measurements from inside to inside on the frame rails.

    I have had frames straightened before and they worked but they tend to have a lot of flex in them and will crack under severe use
     
  3. 83' k5

    83' k5 Registered Member

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    That is what I was going to do in the first place but the 83 frame has cancer in the rear and I didnt wnat to deal with it.
     
  4. K5-newf

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    depends on the frame on the 91 i would say it would be eazer to fix the rust issues on the 83 and while ur welding the frame on the 83 u could box it in for more strenght and and some braces for the steering box :wink1:
     

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