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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by magd3, Mar 29, 2006.
i want to put a 71 chevy body on an 80 chevy frame can it be done with out major mods?
It can be done. Gotta do a fair bit of work getting the old 71 mounts positioned correctly on the 80 frame though.
Might be easier to just swap the 80 front diff to the 71's frame?
I just did it. 70 cab on a 79 blazer frame. Not all that hard. Took the mounts off of both frames. used the 70 mounts on the 79 frame. I had to redrill the rear mount hole in the cab, about an 1 out more since the frame is wider.
Pics here http://www.pnkages.com/gallery/v/79Blazer/body+swap/
None of the mounts themselves tho.
Is the '80 frame a pickup? That could make it more difficult. These frames ramp up toward the back of the cab... the rear cab mounts are flush with the top of the frame, and a good 3-4" higher than the front ones.
(I'm sizing up a '66 cab to go on a '83 frame so I've done the measuring )
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