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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2003, 03:58 PM
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Does anyone if it is possible to put an 85 Bronco body on a 79 Bronco frame, If so, what is rquired for it to work?
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Re: 79 frame compatability

Holy crap!!!! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] I was gonna ask the same question, except in my case its a 88.
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Re: 79 frame compatability

I believe the 78/79s have a narrower frame. If you have fabrication skills though I don't know why it wouldn't work. You may have to add too or move some of the body mount locations on the frame. Hell. If some guy could put a Bronco2 body on a fullsize frame I don't know why you couldn't do what you are proposing. Hell. Do it! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I wanna see the pix!
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Re: 79 frame compatability

I believe the 78/79s have a narrower frame.
Hmmmm.
But, the 78-79 bodies are actually wider.
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Re: 79 frame compatability

I fiqured that if this was a fairly easy swap I would do it since I wanted to go to a straight axle anyway and that way I also get the NP 205, plus I have a complete 79.
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Re: 79 frame compatability

i dont see how the frames could be narrower since 79 front axles (and prob rear) will bolt up to later model trucks without moving the coils. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Do it! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] While you are at it find out how many guys it takes to lift a Bronco body. How did you plan on lifting the body up? This is a good idea and I think you should do it and make your own website. lol. I've been volunteering everyone lately. lol Good luck! NORM
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Re: 79 frame compatability

See? This was my secret summer goal, and now the surprise has been ruined! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

I will hopefully get those axles (solid d44/9) in a couple weeks, and i may have access to a 88 F450 (460, ZF 5-speed), so i figured id get a 78-9 frame, swap everything onto it, and drop the body on! I figure it cant take more than 6 guys to lift the body off. And its not like we'd have to go very far with it, either
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Re: 79 frame compatability

I'm hopefully going to measure the frames up this weekend and seee how close they are. Then that way I can very easily swap f/r Dana 60's in and not have to worry about leaf springs up front. If anyone else hase any information i'd apperciate it.
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Re: 79 frame compatability

D60 FAQ D60 online manual I hope this helps some. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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