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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by patrick mintun, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. patrick mintun

    patrick mintun Newbie

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    I have a 78 K5 454 TH350,205,14BFFdetroit locker,D44tracloc,6'' lift,35X14.50 Micky Thompson Claws nice truck but body is getting pretty bad from lots of trail use and hard core wheeling. I bought a 77 with a bad motor. but it also has cancer. so I found a 93 K5 that is very clean rust free body.
    GOAL:93 body all my 78s running gear with the FI from the 93 on my big block.
    Should I use the 78 frame and make body mounts or 93 frame and hang the strait axel and transfercase mounts? has any one tryed to put a later body on one of our frames?
     
  2. 78blazaer

    78blazaer Registered Member

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    78 frame is weak. I know I got one.
     
  3. zeroz400

    zeroz400 1/2 ton status

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    Dont know where you got a 93 K5 but ill go with it. This is a bit different cuz i have a pickup. My frame claims to be a 1977 and the body is an 84, the PO hacked the rear cab mount so i have to figure out a cleaner way to get the bolt through. The bed is really close to the cab now so im probably going to have to drill into the frame so i can move it back. Right now im thinking im going to replace the front cab supports and move them accordingly. So i really would try to stay away from this swap becuase its gonna be not to make it a hack job. I beleive 1980 is when they changed the body mounts, not sure tho.


    Later
     
  4. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    93 K5? nice find those are rare:D
     

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