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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-10-2005, 06:47 AM
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Are 1978 frames and 1985 frames the same?

Hey guys I want to replace the brackets that are on the frame that the body mounts bolts on to. I want to start by replacing the two front ones that the rad craddle bolts to. GM still sells these but they only go back to 1985. Are the frames of my 1978 chevy 4x4 and the 1985 4x4 the same?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-10-2005, 10:54 AM
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Re: Are 1978 frames and 1985 frames the same?

Did you check and to see if they had the older ones?
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Re: Are 1978 frames and 1985 frames the same?

Where the body mounts bolt to the frame, they should be the same style. I robbed some off of another frame for my '79 and they'll bolt right up.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 09:09 PM
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Re: Are 1978 frames and 1985 frames the same?

Hey guys I did check Lmc and that other site you suggested but then don't sell them. The main reason I am not sure if these body brackets will be the same or not is that 73-80 and 81-87 use different body mounts so I am thinking that the frame brackets might be different.
Does somebody have a mid 80's truck and a 78 that they could compare body mount brackets?
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