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03-07 Silverado 1500 or 2500hd frame question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by brianbora1, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. brianbora1

    brianbora1 Member
    Messages: 68

    Are the frames the same in the front to mount a western ultra mount? Thanks for any info!
  2. TomsSnowPlowING

    TomsSnowPlowING Senior Member
    Messages: 253

  3. ceptorman

    ceptorman Senior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 172

    The frames are different between a 1500 and a 2500 Chevy.
    The 1500HD (when GM made them) were the same frame spacing as a 2500/3500
  4. brianbora1

    brianbora1 Member
    Messages: 68

    Ok, that was what I was wondering! So the 1500HD would be the same not the regular 1500. Thanks guys!
  5. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Yes, the 1500HD is a 2500 = 3/4 ton
    The 1500 is a half ton.
  6. Head1

    Head1 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Certain year 1500 HDs use the 2500/3500 frame others use the ordinary 1500 frame.
    Use the Western Quick match system to verify which !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry I don't have the year breaks handy to tell ya for sure.
    I THINK before or after 03. Verify with the Quick Match!
  7. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    You sure about that? A 2500 non hd and 1500hd in the 1999-2006 year range are no different. And based on the Quickmatch, nothing is different either, except for cab configurations in some years. The only things 1500hd and 2500 non hd had in common with a 1500 was the front clip (hood, grille, etc). And in some years, particularly late in production, certain 1500 trucks (vortec max) got a 9.5" rear end but it was 6 lug, where the 1500hd/2500 was 8 lug 9.5" rear end. 2500hd and 3500 had the hd front clip (power domed hood, larger grille, etc).
  8. Head1

    Head1 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    REAL SURE!!!!!!!!!!
    01-03 2500 LD OR HD/3500 AND 1500 hd USE A 67981-2

    A 01-04 and up 1500 USES 67960-1 (No 1500 HD after 03?) Hmmmmm....

    Again verify with quick match......................
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011