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Wheel base Question/ is a blazer the same as a short box truck ??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Supreme70, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Supreme70

    Supreme70 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering if a short bed chevy was the same as a blazer, im in need of a drive shaft and was wondering if they can be swapped or is the short box truck rear drive shaft longer
     
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    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    they are 9in longer .blazer=106.5


    shorty=115
     
  3. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    nope..

    A shortbed 73-87 Gm is 117.5" wheelbase..K5 Blazer is shorter..many guys use a shortbed driveshaft cut down to fit in lifted K5's..
     
  4. BlitzK5

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    What about the front driveshaft. Are these the same in these trucks or is it longer to?
     
  5. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    it depends...

    Most front shafts interchange between Blazers and pickups..as long as they have the same tranny and transfer case..for example, a 76 K10 with a NP205/SM465 should have the same front shaft as a 76 Blazer with a SM465/NP205 in it.. an automatic tranny one may fit if it has the NP205,might not..and a NP203 will likely have a different shaft,due to the case itself being longer or shorter..it gets tricky swapping shafts around!..sometimes the "wrong" one will fit a lifted truck,because it was "too long" to fit the stock setup.. :crazy:
     

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