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Old 07-08-2019, 07:44 AM
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Has anyone ever swapped a GMT400 body onto a pre-1988 solid axle frame/drivertrain?
My 1986 M1009 is getting pretty rusty and the option of "fixing" the rust isn't really an option. My drivetrain is very solid and I am intimate with it, so it would be nice to keep it with an upgrade to the newer body and some comforts.
Any Ideas?
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:18 AM
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It should be doable,people put any kind of bodies on 4x4 frames.
Make mounts and wiring,the two biggest hassles
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:50 AM
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Howdy
Has anyone ever swapped a GMT400 body onto a pre-1988 solid axle frame/drivertrain?
My 1986 M1009 is getting pretty rusty and the option of "fixing" the rust isn't really an option. My drivetrain is very solid and I am intimate with it, so it would be nice to keep it with an upgrade to the newer body and some comforts.
Any Ideas?
Thanks!
I've seen quite a few solid axle swaps in the GMT-400 trucks, like this one belonging to Alaskan member Hank S.

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