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i know someone asked this question but did not get a deffinitive answer. I have a 84 p/u and a 85 4runner frame is gone on the runner and the p/u is from new mexico and has no rust on the frame can i swap the bodies and not have to make new mounts. I'm asking because the runner is not at my house yet . the p/u is a regular cab shortbed. please help don't flame
 

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I hope the 84 is a std cab with 103ish wheel base so it matches the 4runner 103ish WB! But some of the mounts will be different!
 

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If your question made sense I could answer it a little easier but I will do what I can. I just did a swap with an 85 pickup body, onto an 86 4-runner frame.

The first two pairs of body mounts, from the core support to the fire wall were the same, I had to move the third pair of body mounts back about "5 1/2, to adapt the pickup cab to the 4-runner frame. The body mounts I used were the original third pair of body mounts on the 4-runner frame, I just grinded the welds and welded them back on in the proper place.

To ensure that I had the body in the right place and it was straight, I set the cab on the frame and bolted down the four body mounts that lined up then mesured the distance between the cab and the frame where the rear body mounts were going to go, to make the cab even you need the body to be "5 apart from the frame on each side.

Of course i did the SAS which has nothing to do with location of body mounts. As far as the bed goes I do not have all the factory mounts to mount the bed so I will have to make my own. If you have the 85 frame than you could rob the bed mounts off the frame to assist you in mounting the bed.
Here is the link to my build, I dont think I have a pic or any detail in moving the body mounts but you could take a look. http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=17097.0

Note: your 85 4-runner frame should be the same as the 86, exept the front suspension and arc in frame for the solid axle, which play no roll in the body mounts.
 

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So in that case you would have to move the body mount forward on the frame, and you have it a little easier than me.
Instead of haveing to line up and mount the bed you can line the body up once and run along down the frame with each mount, you will have to weld on six body mounts, three each side. The only one I can see you having problems with is the one that is on the bend in the frame just before the rear axle, the mount is not perfectly square, but bent and twisted.

Just make sure you grind all the welds and perserve as much of the mount as possable.
 

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what's with the "please don't flame"? don't be a pussy, just get on and ask your question. if its a bullcrap question, begging won't help you.

the body mounts are real easy to relocate. notice that the factory welds aren't too pretty. because of this, you can slice them off nice and clean with a cutting wheel while leaving some flat surface for remounting. i reposition them without the body on-easy enough with a tape and straight edge.
 

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Shit, it's prime time for Newbs, they have a great excuse because the search machine is down.

Let's see, what assanine question could i ask.....?
 

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whiteman said:
Shit, it's prime time for Newbs, they have a great excuse because the search machine is down.

Let's see, what assanine question could i ask.....?
What is a birfield?:laughing:
 

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Roksamy said:
What is a birfield?:laughing:
The proper reply is, "follow me on this line and you'll find out". Followed by, "Dude, you need to call Bobby Long".
 
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