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Old 06-09-2016, 04:35 AM   #1
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Frame Swap?

Recently I came across a "not advertised" truck for sale stuck in the corner of the garage at a small auto shop. Dismantled and covered in years of dust and stuff I wasn't able to get a good look. Professionally lowered, C-notched frame, complete factory drive train with a narrowed rear end.

My question is, it's a mid to late seventies short bed big block. How much, if any fabrication will be needed to swap with my 85? Asking price is 5k. Would I be better off finding an 85 frame and build that one?
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:07 PM   #2
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Re: Frame Swap?

I put an 86 short bed on a 70's frame, no modification was necessary except the front ram horns needed to be trimmed a bit. There was a good post on this website about cutting the front horns down a bit. Everything else was spot on.
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