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Old 07-22-2001, 11:56 AM   #1
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I might get a 71/72 shortie frame from a local yard. Would it be easier to swap the 5 lug stuff to my frame or swap frames?

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Old 07-22-2001, 12:09 PM   #2
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IMO would be easier to swap the 5 lug stuff over

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Old 07-22-2001, 07:28 PM   #3
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I agree. You've got brake lines, fuel lines, springs and the list goes on. Just swap the rear end and hook up the lines then change out your rotors and your on the road.
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Old 07-22-2001, 08:28 PM   #4
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Change out your rotors???? WRONG!!!! if you're changing from pre 71 drum brakes to 71 5lug discs you need to change spindles balljoints and tierod ends. what other work are you planning to do? if you have rust repair in mind where you are going to lift the cab off the frame why not take the 71 frame do it all up ahead of time then lift the cab and switch it over ?? usually with the disc brake conversion it's easier just to transfer the whole crossmember assy in as a unit

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Old 07-22-2001, 10:46 PM   #5
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My bad, I wasn't thinking straight. You'll have to change the spindles and/or the whole cross member. Very easy to do though. I agree with cdwhzk even if he is a total prick about it (as usual).

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Old 07-22-2001, 11:18 PM   #6
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I'm a PRICK? because he gave LAME advice!!!!!

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Old 07-22-2001, 11:27 PM   #7
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I'm sorry, I ment arogant prick because you act like you don't make mistakes. I made one and you said "WRONG!!" instead of being cool about it and maybe saying "that's not quite right" or "you forgot about...". It's basic maners that you lack not knowlege. I was just trying to help out and made a mistake. You always have some negative comment. Get over yourself and try to help people instead of trying to prove others wrong.
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Old 07-22-2001, 11:52 PM   #8
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come on guys dont make this thread have to be locked and racedvl not get the answer he wants
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Old 07-23-2001, 12:00 AM   #9
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hey come on.... dont make me lock this thread race is looking for answers..... and cd you dont have to be so harsh with your replys...... i know jimmy knows what to do with a disk conversion.... and i know racedvl knows......
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Old 07-23-2001, 09:47 AM   #10
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Yes I do know what to do. Thanks. I was just woundering if I should buy this 71-72 shorty frame or not. I have 72 spindles, centerlink, and cailpers. I was gonna just get the 72 bj's and tierods and swich the stuff over.
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72 BJ's but I only want 1 per hour LMAO sorry guys I couldn't resist
and hey Race buy it you can never have too many toys no matter what the wife says hehehehe
Iwould say if you gotta do some work to the floor then just change it over to the other frame if not then just swap crossmember.
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IMO....unless ya need another frame for other reasons, I would just trade out what ya need.. it's not a real big project to swap spindles, tie rods, and ball joints. (well the lower ball joints may be a pain if ya want to re-use them.. i'd probably just use new ones) but I am biased cause I have all those neato specialty tools for front ends (lot's of years under the alignment rack)
if you swap frames, you'll have a different number on the frame than the truck, and that could mess ya up one day...(doubtful, but remotely possible) plus.. if your truck is anything like mine... start pulling body parts and you will find all sorts of crap you didn't want to see (and of course will just have to fix while your there)
anyway, man good luck and let us know what ya decided to do

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