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Old 07-19-2010, 06:37 PM
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Just wondering, will the body, (cab,box, rad support) Swap onto, as a complete bolt on, to a 73-79 truck frame? Have a 1978 F150 2wd shorty and really want an older bumpside truck instead. Put lots into the frame and would like to keep it if I could. Thanks for any help
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The cab/front clip are bolt hole exchange from 65-79. In 73 Ford added 4" to the rear of the cab behind the rear cab mounts adding 4" to the chassis in the bed area.

You can put a bump on a dent chassis but will have to deal with the extra length under the bed.




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Is 73 the only year they have those extra inches? Or did they continue on through 75?
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There's a complete write-up of this exact swap out there. Try googling "Chassis Comparison F100".
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i was gonna put a 77 body on my 72 f-250 but a friend of mine told me where i could find some body parts close by where i live..
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I actually did this with my '65 and I don't really like the way it turned out because of that extra 4". The cab is A-OK, but the rear tires are way to close to the front of the wheelwell now and it looks funny. I don't think I have any completed pics but you can check out some of the swap process at http://mybrewery.shutterfly.com or just search some of my older posts. I thought it'd be nice gaining the power steering, boosted disc brakes and 9" rear, which it is, but I wish I had a flat bed to put on it now.
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