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Would 92+ Blazer bodies fit on a 73-91 frame?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 91K5, May 14, 2002.

  1. 91K5

    91K5 1/2 ton status

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    This is just out of curiosity. I'm wondering if a 92+ Blazer body would fit onto a 73-91 K5 frame. I parked next to one today and noticed they look real close to the same size. Anyone know if the body mount holes and dimensions are the same?
     
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    I don't think it would work with the 73-77 frame I think if you did have a chance it would be the 78-91 frame that is setup for a rear footwell.
     
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    Wont work....not even close to the same frame. I have a printout of a 81 up frame from a frame measuring computer, but I dont have access to the frame computer anymore (previous employer) or I would get a print of the 92 up to show how far off it is. 2 completely different setups. But I am not saying it cant be done w/ a bunch of fab work and it prob wouldnt look to swift but it would be much faster to do a solid axle conversion. Esp. now that they make kits to do it.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I was just curious if they changed the entire chassis or just stuck a IFS axle under the old one.
     
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    No problem. Its too bad they didnt make it more simple to swap, but its a whole new critter.
     
  6. AJMBLAZER

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    The IFS trucks have a wider and stronger frame than the older trucks. So to get their body onto an older frame, it'd take a lot of fabricating of body mounts on the older frame. It can be done. There was a guy in Four Wheeler's Top Truck 1999 (I think it was '99/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif) who had a 90's pickup body on a solid axle frame. Worked well, and most people thought it was a solid axle swap, not a body swap. Still, a lot of work.
     

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