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Will it swap over?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big jimmy 91, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 91 Jimmy full size and need to know if a custom bumper with a 12 000 LB winch will swap over from an 85 !/2 Ton (chev)
    Do they have the same frame set up or is there modifications req. to make it fit my 91?
    I may also just buy the whole truck but I don't think a whole lot of parts are a direct swap (from 85 to 91)?
    Any thoughts? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    yes it will bolt up, there are alot of parts that will swap from a 85 to a 91.
     
  3. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    I understand things as a unit will swap over , tranny ,t case , diffs. etc. but internal parts like axles are different spline count .
    I may just see how much he wants for the truck /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. big jimmy 91

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    Anyone know of any frame differences? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  5. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    85 and 91 have the same frame. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Frames are the same. The only differences I know of are front shackle lengths and bolt sizes. Axle shafts change in 89 but the not the housings. The bumper will fit perfectly.
     
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    That's good to hear , thanks /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     

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