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Old 01-07-2020, 11:07 PM   #1
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67-72 Frame ID? ( 1/2 ton, 2WD)

I've done a number of searches and summarized what I found. I am by no means the expert here, just trying to put a list together. If anyone has anything they can add, Confirm, or more importantly, correct, please let me know and I'll update.




Thanks for the replies thus far

I plan to go look at a couple SWB frames and wanted to have an idea up front what to look for in an attempt to ID the frames as to what years they are. Needless to say the first thing I'll look for is the partial VIN stamp, but other than that, WHAT ELSE is there to look for?

My plan" I currently have a '68 LongBed C10 that I plan to convert to SWB. I will be installing drop, disk spindles, lowering springs and converting to 5lug axles (4.75 pattern).

Questions:
1.) With the radiator support mounts, what specifically is different from 67 and 68, ..and 69-72?

2.) For a '68 C10, converting from LWB to SWB (noting I will be swapping out spindles) will all year frames (67-72) be equally compatible?

3.) I know the SWB wheelbase measurement is 115" (LWB is 127") but on a bare frame, where specifically would this be measured?

3.) Realizing limited pics, but based on the photos below, (I don't know the VIN# stamps yet), what year frames do you see? (Assuming both 6 lug)
Frame#1:


Frame#2:

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Re: 67-72 Frame ID? ( 1/2 ton, 2WD)

Questions:
1.) With the radiator support mounts, what specifically is different from 67 and 68, ..and 69-72?



I am interested to know this as well because I have a 72 frame and I am putting a 67 front clip on it
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:57 AM   #3
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Re: 67-72 Frame ID? ( 1/2 ton, 2WD)

I went the opposite 70 truck put a 68 frame under it. The only difference I found was the radiator support brackets are flush with the top of the frame on your 72. The 67 will be lower then the top of the frame. I had to make sure there was a dimple in the frame for the steering box . You won't have to worry about that using the newer frame. That is all I found cab mounts might be different on a 10 and 20 frame. Mine were both 1/2 ton and were the same. I looked I don't have a pic available of the front of the frame figures. Hope that helps.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:48 PM   #4
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Re: 67-72 Frame ID? ( 1/2 ton, 2WD)

If it matters my Fremont California built 67 short fleet has The VIN stamped in two places on the frame: next to the steering box and below the Rocker panel on the driver side. The frame is not dimpled for the Power steering box.

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Old 01-08-2020, 11:17 PM   #5
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Re: 67-72 Frame ID? ( 1/2 ton, 2WD)

Thanks for the info, I updated the table to reflect.
...still wondering what's different about radiator support brackets on a '68 frame.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:29 PM   #6
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Re: 67-72 Frame ID? ( 1/2 ton, 2WD)

Pretty sure you will find the 67 and 68 core support brackets on the frame are the same. They use the same mounts and core supports.

Aparently there are plenty of early 68 frames that are not dimpled for power steering.

Another difference you will find is the width of the top of the frame on the passenger side in 67 was wider because big block was not available. Discussed Here - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=784551&page=2

I'm pretty sure most of them have the last part of the VIN in 2 places on the top of the drivers side frame rail. By the steering gear and under the cab.
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Re: 67-72 Frame ID? ( 1/2 ton, 2WD)

Here is a pic of a 68 frame mount holes are smaller.
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Re: 67-72 Frame ID? ( 1/2 ton, 2WD)

Thanks

I will update the following:

- 67/68 Core support brackets (could be) the same, smaller holes than 69-72.
- Early 68 frames may have no PS dimple.
- VIN# stamp in two places, near PS pump and on DR frame side under cab
- 67 frame wider PASS side top (Big Block not yet available)
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