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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2002, 02:58 PM
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Later model body swap?

Anyone have any knowledge to share reguarding using a '91 model cab and bed on a '79 1/2 ton chassis?
I was mainly wondering if the mount locations are the same.

Brutus....'79 Chev 1/2 ton mud truck, D60 / 14bolt, 425 Olds, 400Th, 203/205
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Re: Later model body swap?

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<font color=green>No, it will require custom body mounts. It can be done though, a competitor in Top Truck a few years back did it, I've seen the truck in Hollister and it looks real nice.
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Re: Later model body swap?

on a 1/2 ton and 3/4ton the mounts will be real close but they won't line up. You will have to do some fabricating to make it work. Now on a 1ton from the newer style cab will be way out and its not even really worth the time to make the mounts.

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Re: Later model body swap?

I wanted to do that back in 92 but everyone I asked said it could not be done [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img], so I gave up thinking about it. Then years later I saw the one Shaggy mentioned, among others. I wanted to put one on my 77's frame. Oh well, spilt milk.
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