Anyone done this. I have a 50 something wagon in great condition and was wantingn to put the body on a k5 blazer frame just because it already has 350, axles, tranny, xfer, etc. The wheelbase difference is 106.5 to 104 (shouldn't be a problem. The reason for this is because I don't knowhow difficult it would be to find lift kits and such for the old wagon's frame.
Newer jeep frames are close to chevy on width...get a tape measure and check body mount locations..also..be prepared to change steering column..and to fabricate a mount setup for master cyl. and vaccume booster.check gas tank location and fill tube on wagon... lots of work but but very doable( here is a wagon conversion on a cherokee frame I happened to see)http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=1856993560
I have done this swap using a 54 willys p/u body. The truck was a 118" wheelbase, so I chopped 12" off the box, moved the fenders forward and moved the engine rearward 4". I had to add a x-member behind the t-case because the frame was cracking due to too much flex. this will likely not be a problem with the wagon body.The K-5 steering column/brake booster mount can be cut to fit up under the dash and bolted in. I fabricated a steering shaft using a combination of ford aerostar u-joints and chevy D/D shafts.Cooling is now a problem since I added a mildly built 350. I had a 3-row rad built using plymouth tanks but it is no longer sufficient.
All in all, this makes a good combo, as it gives you heavy duty hardware with a minimum of fabrication required.Good luck.
Thanks for the info. I feel much better now. I knew it was possible but was not too sure how big of project I was getting my self into. Oh well...the bigger the better. It will be well worth it when it all finished. I'm sure I'll have many many more questions once I get into it. Thanks again!