Chevy 1 ton question

walker-talker

Junior Member
Location
midwest
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
MATT
 

CT18fireman

Banned
Location
Western CT
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.
 

75

PlowSite.com Addict
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.
 
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