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Old 09-02-2019, 10:23 AM   #1
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64 panel frame swap

Want to upgrade my 64 panel to 4 wheel drive, the plan is to use a late 80's
suburban for the donor frame. I was wondering if a frame from a 90's suburban would work. I found a 99 at a real good price.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:07 AM   #2
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Re: 64 panel frame swap

Is urs a 1/2 ton? I think 3/4 ton is the same, but 1 ton is longer. If you have a 1/2, then it shares the frame with short box trucks. Suburban will be too long, and will take a lot of fab'n to get it all ligned up, and you make every body mount.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:35 AM   #3
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Re: 64 panel frame swap

I realize I'm going to have to shorten the frame no matter what year I use. I have seen on here someone used a 87 burb frame under their 61 burb and it came out great. Just wondering if anybody tried a 90's frame.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:02 PM   #4
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Re: 64 panel frame swap

gmt400 body style 88-00 trucks 92-00 blazer / suburban frames went wider than the old stuff from solid axle back to your stuff .
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:57 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info, I'm glad I asked
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