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Old 10-24-2011, 05:51 PM
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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
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:11 PM
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you could but the mounts will be off. if you look at the shape of a frame off a reg cab then a ext cab they are different. but anything can be done with enough $$$$
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:55 AM
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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.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:34 PM
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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.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:02 PM
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yeah how long you think it would take?
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:37 PM
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:57 PM
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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?
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:12 PM
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no. it is the same frame as used in the xcab. just mounts are diff.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:57 PM
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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.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:44 PM
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i just did front fenders on my truck ( rust free) took me 3 hours to do both... and thats because i had trouble realigning the drivers side,
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