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why are you swapping frames?
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^what he said
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why are you swapping frames?
mine is bent and i'm not wasting anytime with it...tired if having to alter the suspension to make the truck sit level...the frame rail on the passenger side sits 2inches higher than the driverside

take a close look to this pic

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WOW! Did you buy it like that or what?
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WOW! Did you buy it like that or what?
yep...it was a rebuilt truck so now i'm rebuilding it the way it should have been...
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You should have kept your black one and sold that one.
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You should have kept your black one and sold that one.

i'm good..the black one was dying...the motor was shot and the tranny could have went at anytime
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oh wow how did you do that?
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he bought it that way....

I would have already given up by now and sold it for something else.......
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But glad its gettin fixed!!
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Awesome!
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he bought it that way....

I would have already given up by now and sold it for something else.......

i don't quit on things unless i have to....i just enjoy wrenchin on something
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me too but that is more work than I would take on.....

Where are you getting your frame and how much if you don't mind me asking....
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me too but that is more work than I would take on.....

Where are you getting your frame and how much if you don't mind me asking....
dont know yet...junkyard wants 500 for theirs...i'm going to try to find a person that has aa rolling frame that want to part with cheap..
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$500 is a darn good price for a complete 4wd frame....

You probably know this, but you MUST get a 4wd frame because the 2wd frames are completely different.....unless you get a 2wd Edge or Sport frame....
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$500 is a darn good price for a complete 4wd frame....

You probably know this, but you MUST get a 4wd frame because the 2wd frames are completely different.....unless you get a 2wd Edge or Sport frame....
a coil sprung frame wouldn't bother me any...i can careless if i keep 4wd or not...
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but then you need coil spring suspension and front end...

hmmm, I see something brewing! I bet you could sell your front axle, cv's, nuckles, and all the other stuff for a decent price! Perfect for someone who wants to 4x4 swap
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Damn Steven... that seems like SO much work. I wouldnt even know where to begin.
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Steven......coming along nicely! Just curious......what does your state require in regards to VIN numbers?? Matching frame and body #"s, or do we not have frame #'s on our trucks?? I'm just curious.
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Steven......coming along nicely! Just curious......what does your state require in regards to VIN numbers?? Matching frame and body #"s, or do we not have frame #'s on our trucks?? I'm just curious.
honestly if they require it they can kiss my ***..lol the cab will have the same numbers but i dont think the frame has numbers i could be wrong
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all frames are stamped with the VIN # incase the vehicles is put through a chop shop....

Most states only require the cab VIN #'s to match...
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all frames are stamped with the VIN # incase the vehicles is put through a chop shop....

Most states only require the cab VIN #'s to match...
i know there is a vin on the dash and one stamped on a plate rivited to the floor but dont know of any others...if i find on on the frame i will swap them out but if no screw it
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i know there is a vin on the dash and one stamped on a plate rivited to the floor but dont know of any others...if i find on on the frame i will swap them out but if no screw it
I don't think it is possible to swap it out. I believe it is stamped into the steel frame.

I wouldn't worry about a frame VIN.

I also believe there is one on the engine also.
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I don't think it is possible to swap it out. I believe it is stamped into the steel frame.

I wouldn't worry about a frame VIN.

I also believe there is one on the engine also.
yea i remember someone saying something about the engine but i don't remember where..lol i'm keeping the motor so it will be good

i'd love to v8 this thing while i have it literally tore apart but i dont have enough money to spend on a v8 motor and tranny and driveshaft...i just may sell the 4.0 motor and tranny and 4x4 system and 5.0 her..this sounds like a great idea...i know where one is to..hehe

This is still the thinking process...not saying its going to happen
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