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Putting a short bed on a long bed frame

5566 Views 12 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  SOFA-KING BIG
I am beginning building up my '78 stepside truck. I am getting ready to tear down to the frame, swap the axles and engine, and build it back up. I am looking at buying a 3/4 ton donor truck to do this and got to thinking about swapping bodies instead of running gear. What it be worth it to shorten the frame and use it instead of my 1/2 ton frame?
If I did this, I imagine I would have to build new mounts for the bed, but am not sure.
Would there be value in doing it this way, or would it just be a major headache? I know I would end up with a stronger frame, but are there other benefits as well?
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the 1/2t and 3/4t frames are identical on every one I have seen

I would not use a blazer frame, they have even more issues then the 1/2t and 3/4t

the only upgrade is a 1t frame

I used a late 80s c30 frame with the newest crossmebers and frame brackets I could find
I looked at a lot of frames when I was replacing mine
never saw a difference in any 1/2t or 3/4t frame rail

if you have images of a difference then post em up
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