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Old 04-13-2019, 01:55 AM   #1
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84 square body

What is there involved to go from stepside to fleetside What problems will I have and what parts will I need
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:29 AM   #2
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Re: 84 square body

Welcome.

Besides the obvious, bed, tailgate, tail lights, I would expect rear wiring harness, fuel tank filler neck and a ground strap. (if this last one is not already there, add one)
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:00 AM   #3
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Re: 84 square body

What he said above. Best bet find a truck and swap over. By the way, they do not reproduce the stepside filler neck hose as far as I have been able to find out. If you don't have a good hose from a donor vehicle, you may have to see if there is some place that can get you something that can be modified to work.
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:08 AM   #4
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Thanks guys What about the bed floor
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:13 AM   #5
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I See a lot of guys are putting LS motors in these Trucks how do they get them to pass the smog laws
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The wood and kits are available from most vendors to do a stepside bed floor.
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Please stay with me I have a chance to buy this 84 step side truck I want to make it a fleet side So dose a 84 step side have a wood floor or metal
I don't know much about these square body trucks so I have lot of question
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For the 73 and up trucks, My impression is that step sides had wood floors where fleet sides had metal floors. Somebody correct me if im wrong. Both are available at LMC and such.
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I See a lot of guys are putting LS motors in these Trucks how do they get them to pass the smog laws
Here is a good post on CA LS swap.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=784927
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For the 73 and up trucks, My impression is that step sides had wood floors where fleet sides had metal floors. Somebody correct me if im wrong. Both are available at LMC and such.
Correct. All stepsides are wood bed floors and all fleetsides 73 and newer are metal floors
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:23 PM   #11
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Stepsides are rare.

If it wasn't so far, I might be wanting to try to get it [edit: the stepside bed that you take off] from you - assuming it was a LWB.

I tried to order a brand new one [stepside pickup] in 1979 (K-20 with 292-6 and SM465). The dealer just laughed at me. Well, we can order it for you but it will cost $3,000 more than something on the lot.
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I See a lot of guys are putting LS motors in these Trucks how do they get them to pass the smog laws
GMPP erod engine.

It was designed, and certified to pass carb inspection.

There are other ways, that are cheaper. But none will be easier..

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Correct. All stepsides are wood bed floors and all fleetsides 73 and newer are metal floors
Not totally correct, there was the option of a wood bed floor in fleetside longbed. Here is one recently posted: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Chevro...-/333146946896
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Not totally correct, there was the option of a wood bed floor in fleetside longbed. Here is one recently posted: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Chevro...-/333146946896
I fergot about that one. All I ever paid attention to were mostly short beds and 1/2 ton models long bed
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