Swap a Swepty body to a Lifestyle frame???

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Swap a Swepty body to a Lifestyle frame???

Postby 66patrick » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:09 pm

Found a 1978 D150 LWB rolling frame in Fort Worth recently. Drove down there and hauled it home. My thoughts had been doing the front frame graft of the disc-brake/power steering-equipped '78 to the back half of my '68 D100. Tried looking with "search" but it wasn't much help. So, has anyone ever taken a complete Sweptline body and swapped it to a '72 - '93 Dodge frame??? I know I've read about such a swap a few years back, but can't find the thread. The '78 frame is pretty nice! It's a 4x2, with pdb, ps, and a 9-1/4" Sure-Grip axle. The e-brake front cable was cut when the truck was parted out. Other than that, all of the attachments; such as brake lines, fuel lines and much of the chassis wiring is present and undamaged.

So, any ideas or direct knowledge about such a build?
[b]Patrick - - 1968 D100 Custom, LWB 4x2 318 auto...times two![/b]
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Re: Swap a Swepty body to a Lifestyle frame???

Postby wally426ci » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:12 am

I always wondered why you couldn't (bed wise) since they used the same Utiline beds (virrtually?)
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Re: Swap a Swepty body to a Lifestyle frame???

Postby soopernaut » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:13 pm

Here is some info.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15686&hilit=frame+swap+donor

The pictures here show how the cab and bed sit on an unmodified donor frame. They won't line up without modification.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20812&hilit=project
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Re: Swap a Swepty body to a Lifestyle frame???

Postby DavidPope » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:16 pm

I'm in the process of doing that swap. Check out my thread.
http://www.sweptline.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=41000
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