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Chevy 1 ton question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by walker-talker, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1

    I have an opportuntiy to purchase a 1974 Chevy 1 ton for $450. The motor is trashed, the cab looks like crap, but the hydraulic dump bed is in working condition. Is it possible to put this bed on a newer Chevy 1 ton, say an early 90's model. And for $450, is this a pretty decent deal?

    Wet behind the ears
  2. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    walker came from Lawnsite. I told him I thought we could help him here. 75 and some others out there.

    I offered that he should measure the frames. That he may have to modify the subframe of the dump unit.
  3. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    Agreed. See how similar the truck frames are, both in width and contour where they hump up over the axle.

    I don't know my newer Chevys that well, but I think that the fab work required should be fairly straightforward. And if the dump box/hoist is in decent shape, the $450 isn't too bad.
  4. DEISL

    DEISL Member
    Messages: 61

    not a problem.do you have acces to an overhead crane or a tow truck boom. youll need all new hardware and gas tank relocation.