is it possible for me to put a extended cab short bed on my reg cab long bed frame? what parts would i have to change? what about wheel base? would i have to have a diesel cab or could i use a gas cab and change my dash? what would be the best thing to do. i found a good deal on a cab and bed. any help would be great
well all the body mounts line up except for the bed mount closest to the cab on the reg cab long bed. its to high up. i was going to cut it and make a mount.the frames dont look very different at all i dont think.
what u listedis all u have to do frame wise. it is labor intensive but worth it... best bet would prob b to buy a cheap parts truck with front end damage...like a x cab short bed v6 1500 2wd for dirt cheap and swap it over.... i looked in to this swap also...and im gonna do it eventually.
thats not bad. i found a rust free cab comes with fenders doors and all the interior stuff for 350 bucks. aND a bed for 200. idk if i should buy it or what. it seems like a good deal. will i have to put a body lift to compensate for the arch in the frame?
how much different are the wheel bases? enough to matter? and i will have to take out the dash and put it in the new cab right? what about the throttle cable and stuff? and i heard a rumor that the front fenders are really hard to get off.