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Old 01-14-2003, 03:28 AM
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Instead of finding and replacing my 360 for a 401( only because it needs a rebuild ), my t15 for a t18, and having custom lift springs made because I own a "71", would it not be easier and cheaper to just buy a running J20 and swap bodies (cab and bed)? Will my 71 mount to a 74 and up? I would really like the 3/4 ton axles too, so that's another plus. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-14-2003, 03:54 AM
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I'm not sure, but I think there may be a difference in the way the beds mount. I'm pretty sure the cab mounts look the same though.
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Old 01-14-2003, 04:01 AM
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I'm thinking you may be right.If so, don't you think it would still be easier to fab something up for the bed to match up, or no?

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Old 01-14-2003, 04:31 AM
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Probably, it shouldn't be too hard. You do have a long bed right?
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Old 01-14-2003, 04:36 AM
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Probably, it shouldn't be too hard. You do have a long bed right?
Yes, so don't you think it would be easier to swap bodies rather than engine, trans, lift and axles? Not to mention cheaper.
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Old 01-14-2003, 04:43 AM
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If you could find a J20 for a good price I think you would be better off doing a body swap. I didn't really like the look of those post style spring mounts on the '71 I parted out. I'm not really sure if I'd call it easier though. I would think it would be cheaper however. If you could find a running J20 with a shot body you should be able to get it for fairly cheap.
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