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Body Swap, what does it entail?

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Old 04-05-2018, 12:48 PM
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So I have a 1994 GMC Jimmy 4WD with a rusted out cab but solid frame. I also have a 1996 GMC Jimmy 2WD that doesn't really get used for much, so I'd like to swap the body of the 2WD 96 onto the frame of the 94 4WD. My main question is the body mounts, are they in the same location on both frames? Both are 4 door Blazers so wheelbase should be the same on both frames (107"). Just kind of curious, would really like to put 96's body to use. Sure I could sell both, buy a 4WD 2nd Gen and all that fun, I'm just wanting to see if it's something I can do with what I got already. Any input is appreciated!
 
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:49 AM
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The original GM manuals have information on the position of important points on the frames that you might be able to compare. Are the attachment points for the bodies in the same locations?

I did hear somewhere that our Blazers were assembled with the motor on the frame with the body lowered over it so that might tell you something..
 
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