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Old 11-12-2010, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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body swaps

ive been looking around here and other sites trying to find info on body swaps that are quite extreme, i want to put a 67-72 body on a newer frame and drivetrain. also has anyone ever seen a truck with multiple body years on it, for instances 67-72 front clip, 90s cab? any info or pictures are much appreciated
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happens all the time. first gen clip doesnt fit on second gen cab. only the 73-91 are mostly interchangeable.

this is not good tech
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67-72 cab, 90's bed, yes.

67-72 cab might work fine on a later model 88 and later frame with major body mount changes, due to the frame rails being flat under the body. 73-87 frames kick up too much, later models may not, just requires you to go get a tape measure and become proactive.

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67-72 cab, 90's bed, yes.


this is way overdone, usually in conjunction with a rollpan with corvette taillights. it always looks like ass, because even though the belt line roughly matches up, the wheel arches DO NOT.

I have only seen one or two of these trucks where it was done to look good, you have to use either the 67-72 wheel arches all around or 88+ arches all around, not a mishmash of both.
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agreed, it looks like ass... i wouldnt do it, either.
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