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Old 12-14-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

I seen a 72 blazer this weekend. I have been wanting to convert one to 2wd. I have a long bed frame and thinking it might be easy to shorten it to the length of a blazer. My qusetion is can it be done. Other then shorting it and changing body mounts is everyhting else the same.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

If you have a pickup frame and a Blazer frame, it would be easier to swap the 2wd stuff to the Blazer frame. Using a PU frame would require shortening the frame and fabricating body mounts.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:16 PM   #3
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

This question has come up at least 5 times in the past 2 months!
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

I don't have any details for you, but several years ago a friend of mine shortened shortbox 2wd frame for his blazer. It wasn't very difficult.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

what we need is someone who will do one so people will no if it is truly possible and can be done every one on here has a lot of different opinions on if it will work or not but no defendant answers. i would kinda be interested in it also if done right it would look like a factory 2wd.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:12 PM   #6
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

When my friend did his, he shortened the frame by the difference in wheelbase, and added the rear blazer mounts from his blazer frame. I did see it, so I know it can be done and isn't extremely difficult. I'm sure someone on here must have done it as well.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:42 PM   #7
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

I am trying to do the same thing.I have a 71 4x4 jimmy that would be nicer if it was riding smooth and 2wd. I know the frames can be shortened cause I have done a lwb to swb but don’t know if body mounts line up if you shorten a long frame to a jimmy.I don’t want to violate the stock frame in case I feel like making it 4x4 again. I want to be able to just sit the body on and go either way.
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

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I am trying to do the same thing.I have a 71 4x4 jimmy that would be nicer if it was riding smooth and 2wd. I know the frames can be shortened cause I have done a lwb to swb but donít know if body mounts line up if you shorten a long frame to a jimmy.I donít want to violate the stock frame in case I feel like making it 4x4 again. I want to be able to just sit the body on and go either way.
Hopefully turp will chime in again. I'm pretty sure he ended up shortening at 3/4 ton longbox frame down for a Blazer.

That being said, I have a factory 2wd Blazer and before I modified it to my liking, it still rode like crap
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Hopefully turp will chime in again. I'm pretty sure he ended up shortening at 3/4 ton longbox frame down for a Blazer.

That being said, I have a factory 2wd Blazer and before I modified it to my liking, it still rode like crap
Itís mostly not about the ride quality for me. In 4wd form it dosent ride bad. I just want to have a 2wd and 4wd version. Since I have 2 I might as well. Located a frame now just have to measure and see how body mounts line up.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:16 PM   #10
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Itís mostly not about the ride quality for me. In 4wd form it dosent ride bad. I just want to have a 2wd and 4wd version. Since I have 2 I might as well. Located a frame now just have to measure and see how body mounts line up.
I just scrapped 2 if you need some extra body mounts.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:22 AM   #11
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

My son and I are in the process of doing this exact swap right now, 72 k5 to a 69-72 swb frame. Shortened the frame 11” set the body on everything lines up with the exception of 1 missing mount on each side.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:27 AM   #12
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

My son and I are doing this exact swap at the present time. Shortened a swb frame 11Ē mounts line up other than 1 that the pick up frame didnít have. We knocked the rivets off the k5 frame and used those on the new frame. No other issues....so far.
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:52 PM   #13
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

I think the 65-72 snub nose P10 is the same as a blazer frame.
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

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My son and I are in the process of doing this exact swap right now, 72 k5 to a 69-72 swb frame. Shortened the frame 11Ē set the body on everything lines up with the exception of 1 missing mount on each side.
Where did you cut the frame? Any pics?
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:54 AM   #15
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Re: can a pickup frame be used on a blazer

We cut the frame under what would have been the cab floor behind front cab mounts, I donít know how to post a pic up on here but if you want to message me I can either email or text you a couple pictures. Was a pretty good job to do. It just takes a little patience which is hard for me lol
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