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I am new to this forum, I have a 50 gmc 1 1/2 ton truck with a good body on just setting around, and was pondering if it could be put on a 77 chevy 3/4 ton, 350 engine 4x4 frame. I have found a good mechanically sound 77 3/4 ton, but the body is rusted out. Was wondering if anyone has ever done any thing like this.

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50 frame dimensions
Since no seems to have info maybe this will help you figure it out.

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Yes, I might have done something similar. Your big bolt fenders will fit better than my stuff. I cut a portion of the original truck frame and welded it on top of the 73 4x4 frame which provided all the cab mount, running board mounts and about a 7" lift but lowered the center of gravity. There are lots of pictures on photobucket, see my signature lines.

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It can definitely be done. Frame swaps are for those with some fabrication skills. Since that was your first post here I don't know what level of experience you have.

I wouldn't do as Vern did (above), I just don't like stacking frames. I would rather fab my own body and bed mounts, but that's my preference.

The reason this isn't a highly popular swap is that a lot of guys don't want to go 4WD and the wider track of the full size, but if you're wanting something 4WD with a higher stance, this is your best bet.

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