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Re: 95 k1500 frame swap, maybe SFA conversion
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Do you have an axle?
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Maybe...I think my dad has an 85ish 2500 suburban 4x4. One of his buddies has a yard though so I could get pretty much whatever axles I need. Whats all involved with the transfer case if I do a pass side diff?
No, its not that bad, just bad enough where the frame guy said he wouldn't be able to pull it. The crash basically double kinked it right behind the driver side a-arm and thats it. Cab/box was completely untouched and has no rust which is a huge deal since I'm from Wi. Motor/tranny/rear end are all good too (not sure about front pumpkin, I'd guess its busted but I've got two extras of those, if I stay with IFS) We've got extras of all of the body pieces that it needs (hood, left fender, rad, rad support, bumper)
My biggest question is if the frames from 88-98 are all the same, or enough the same that any year would work. I know switching over everything to a different frame is going to be labor intensive, but its nothing I haven't done before.
The original plan was to cut the frame somewhare back by the front doors and replace it with a good front end I've got. After thinking about that more I figured it'd be just as much work as transfering everything to a new frame. Hell doing it that way I'd have to rip the cab/motor, tranny off and then worry about getting the placement perfect before welding. Frame swap I still have to pull that stuff and a little more but no worries about alignment or welding.