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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2000, 10:18 PM
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New body, old frame

I was thinking of mounting my 1982 Bronco body on a 1978 frame and running gear. Does anyone know if this can be done without too much difficulty. The chassis has a 400 ci motor,auto trans, solid front axle(dana 44) and a nine inch rear. The body that I want to use had a v-8 and auto tranny. If anyone has seen this done or has done such a swap, I would love to get some input. Thanks.

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]If it's stuck, force it! If it break's,it needed replacing anyway!!!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2000, 01:29 PM
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Re: New body, old frame

If you do swap, you need to post it here, beacause that would be sweet!

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2000, 03:05 PM
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Re: New body, old frame

Most of the part numbers seem to be the same for things like body lifts, body mounts and such. I was thinking that I might have to move a bracket or two but that is why we have torches and welders. If this works I will not have to deal with the ttb front end anymore either. I'll keep you all pdated and if anyone has any insight to this let me know.

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]If it's stuck, force it! If it break's,it needed replacing anyway!!!
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2000, 08:18 PM
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Re: New body, old frame

Don't overlook emissions crap. The vin number on the body may have to be changed to be the vin of the old chassis, engine and running gear as technically it would still be a 78.

This might be a big deal cuz my 78 was pre catalytic converter and 80 is certainly a caty required year.

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