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Well I-am wanting to pull the cab off my truck and need to know how to do it, How Heavy is the cab with doors and stuff still attached..I have a extended cab with 4 doors
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Off-topic, but why? I think there are several bolts underneath the carpet that attach to the frame.
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Off-topic, but why? I think there are several bolts underneath the carpet that attach to the frame.
the steering linkage, the wiring, the headaches!!

why not take the doors off and save 200lbs from the lift??
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When I swaped frames on the black truck(99 ext cab) I left it as complete as possible. complete interior, front clip and all. I used a come a long under the front of the cab and 2 2" ratchet straps in the back. It barely lifted high enough in my garage for the 4wd frame. BTW I have 2 beams in my garage and I raised it between the beams. I'm not sure how heavy it is but its not light...lol 2 bolts on the rad support, 4 inside the cab floor, brake lines and wiring, don't forget the ebrake(I did).
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i know about the 4 cab bolts and the 2 bolts on the radiator support i know about the harnesses,steering, brake-lines are going to be fun, the interior is already gutted with the exception of the dash,seats and carpet.. iam swapping frames to either a 2wd or 4wd frame that is straight..iam tired of the bent frame of my truck..
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How much of a difference is there between a 2wd and 4wd frame?
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How much of a difference is there between a 2wd and 4wd frame?
none as long as i get a 98+ only differences is the 2wd has no mounts for 4wd front diff ....that i know of i could be wrong

4wd frame has torsion bar suspension, Where as a 2wd has coil sprung (except the edge/trailhead model which has 4wd suspension)
everything else should work fine
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How much of a difference is there between a 2wd and 4wd frame?
As far as bolting on, not much bit the whole front suspension is different. Coil springs vs torsion bars.
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As far as bolting on, not much bit the whole front suspension is different. Coil springs vs torsion bars.
i'm not worried if i have 4wd or not..thus the reason i don't care if the truck has a 2wd frame or a 4wd...i would like to find a 4wd frame but i don't think i'm going to find one anywhere
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ok what all is there under that cab that needs to be disconnected? and what about all the wiring on the driverside in the engine bay? where do i need to disconnect it?
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Under the cab you have the transmission/chassis plug that plugs in the floor(under the ds seat), a ground strap on each side under the door, the ebrake cable and shifter & clutch(if its a manual trans)
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