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Body Swap
#1376273 Mon Sep 07 2020 03:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2020
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New Guy
Hello all!

So, I have been on the lookout for a 60-66 K series project and haven't had a lot of luck. I'm considering the possibility of swapping a C series 60-66 (much easier to find) onto a later chassis. I'd like the interior to look as stock as is possible.

If any of you have done one of these swaps I'd like to hear what issues you ran into, best years to use for the later chassis, and if anyone has an idea on how to use an original steering column and steering wheel. I've seen a number of these projects done but they all have the later style or custom column.

Thanks for any thoughts,
George (georgenlori@yahoo.com)

Re: Body Swap
Grandpa C. #1376770 Sat Sep 12 2020 02:03 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
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Wrench Fetcher
I believe the frame horns are different which will require modifications to attach original bumpers .

Last edited by ESum; Sat Sep 12 2020 02:04 AM.

ESum
Re: Body Swap
Grandpa C. #1376789 Sat Sep 12 2020 01:13 PM
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Posts: 2,593
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Shop Shark
You have requested an answer that will take at least three pages of single spaced typing to cover. A reply for just one is yes, the stock factory steering column can be used with the chassis of your choosing as it just takes the correct U-joints and double D shafts to connect old to new. We have used a later model Tahoe chassis which turned out nice. Stay away from an S10 as they are way too narrow for most except the AD and even narrow for them. A major undertaking for ones with previous experience but not impossible. Definitely requires more than hand tools.


Evan
Re: Body Swap
bartamos #1376854 Sun Sep 13 2020 12:12 AM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 5
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New Guy
Yes, it can be done. I have a 65 fireside long bed. I picked up a 85 k10 suburban, long story short I got ezchassisswap kit. All said and done very easy swap. Ed is a treat to work with, I not to good with computers but I can send pics maybe if your interested.


65 c-10 283
79 trans am 400 4 speed
Re: Body Swap
SNOYL #1376896 Sun Sep 13 2020 01:51 PM
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New Guy
Would love to see the pics! Post them here for all to see or email to georgenlori@yahoo.com

Re: Body Swap
Grandpa C. #1376954 Mon Sep 14 2020 12:20 AM
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New Guy
Grandpa
Will do, just be patient with me. I'm gramps to, got 4 grand kids, I 60 years old and still pounding nails for a living. Let me get pics together.
Thanks


65 c-10 283
79 trans am 400 4 speed

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