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Old 11-04-2012
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Cab swap

Has anyone ever put an extended cab on a reg can frame? I really wanna put one on my truck. Then get a fleet side bed and cut it down to fit.
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Your probably better off swapping your internals over to an extended cab body and frame.
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I agreed with Adam. Unless you want a 4 foot bed. And the shape of the frame changes at the end of the regular cab. It would be a lot of work for no gain.
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The bed size doesn't bother me at all. What I want is the look. I really don't use the bed for much and miss my extended cab. My only worries are the shape of the frame. Why I was asking on here.
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You would have to cut the floor of the cab to make room for the frame. The frame goes up around the rear axle and since the extended cab frame is longer you would have to adjust for it. Thus cutting your floor in the new cab and welding plates to cover it. Like this.




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Wow, thanks for the pictures and info. It is amazing to see what I was picturing in my head. Do you think a body lift would help with the cutting?
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Yes and no. A body lift would give you that clearance but the body mounts are most likely not going to line up meaning you would have to use less and have the cab secured with less bolts or fab up some mounts. If you are going to do it cutting the floor will be the best way to do it.
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Hmm, well thanks for the help and ideas. I hope the time for this comes sooner rather than later.
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How did the swap turnout ?

How did the cab swap go ? I know this is a few years old thread but I'm about to swap my supercab 2wd onto my single cab 4wd frame. Hoping it comes out good, the 2wd is automatic w A/C and the 4wd is stick but no A/C so got to figure out what's gonna work with what.
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clubfoot hasn't even been online in over a year. You'll rarely get an answer from a thread over one year old.
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