Author Topic: 4x4 Frame, 2wd body build.  (Read 906 times)

Offline 86K10Siverado

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4x4 Frame, 2wd body build.
« on: December 15, 2019, 10:24:52 PM »
I have a 75 K-10 long bed that a buddy gave to me that Iím wanting to put a C-10 body on. I want the body to be from a long bed and the same body style 73-80 as the 4x4 truck was. The only thing Iíve read is that I need the trans tunnel from the 4x4 to have the transfer case selector work. Other than that is it a straight bolt on job? Feel free to chime in with any advice on the topic, Iíve never done a body swap before and would appreciate any info about it.


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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: 4x4 Frame, 2wd body build.
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2019, 01:02:36 PM »
Tunnels were different between 4 and 2 wheel drives. Do you still have the K10 cab? Can you choppy chop and weldy weld?
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Offline 86K10Siverado

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Re: 4x4 Frame, 2wd body build.
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2019, 03:20:07 PM »
I still have the tunnel on my 4x4 donor truck, Iím gonna scrap the cab due to the rust issues but I have removed pretty much everything of value. On my 75 it looks like it just unbolts so that should be easy enough. Glad I asked before hauling it off!


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Offline RyanG

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Re: 4x4 Frame, 2wd body build.
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2020, 04:44:19 PM »
I put a 1986 chevy c10 body on a 1980 gmc k15 frame. It bolted right up. I didn't have any problems with the smaller tunnel. I had to cut the hole for the tcase(np205) shifter but that's about it. The only other thing I remember being weird was the parking brake, the front tow hooks and the air deflector on the bumper.