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: 68 2x4 chevy on 77 4x4 frame



toyota4x4_83
January 22nd, 2003, 09:45 pm
anyone know if a 68 chevy body will fit on a 77 chevy 4x4?
I can pick up a mint 68 chevy body and a 77 chevy frame with a 454 and a 400 and 205 with a 60 and 14bolt. would make a sweet truck if it wouldn't be hard to swap on
thanks for any thing andrew

automan
January 22nd, 2003, 11:17 pm
body mounts will be a bit of work but other than that no prob ..it would make a nice truck:D i've done a 66 and a 57 to 4x4 frames of that year,, so if you need help just ask:cool:

toyota4x4_83
January 22nd, 2003, 11:27 pm
thanks I will if I have any truble I just need to sell my toyota first

Dan
January 23rd, 2003, 12:32 am
We put a 66 Chevy on a 78 Frame, probably close to the same deal.

We had to move the rear cab mounts, the earlier trucks mounts were inboard of the frame instead of outboard.

The 68 is a different body style though.

Go for it I say.

u2slow
January 23rd, 2003, 11:01 am
Wheelbase differs by 4.5"... 127" for 72-older longbox vs. 131.5" for 73-87. Its all in the cab-forward area. Pickup boxes mount exactly the same between the years. A lift should eat that up quite nicely :redneck

Probably need to work in a body lift with the cab-mount mods to clear the saddle tanks, or commit floor surgery, or use the in-cab tank, or use a rear tank from a K5 or Burb.

cowboyconway
January 23rd, 2003, 11:21 pm
You can do anything if you put in lots of body lift. Got a 87 Mazda on a 75 Blazer. Just kept the welder warm for a while!