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    Originally posted by jokerschild
    hey are the body mounts on a 4 door 4wd and a 4 door 2wd. the same. reason i am asking is because i would like to just get a 2wd frame and trans and pu tmy body on it. reason being is ive done a ton of work to my blazer. everything is shaved. so i dont want to do all that work all over againg just to bag it.
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    Actually, i'm pretty interested in this as well... If i took the body of a 4wd 2-door blazer of the first style... how hard would it be to do a swap to a 2wd suspension setup? Is it pretty much a direct fit? or would it take some serious fabrication?

    Also, would it work to use a single cab short box s-10 frame? Or are they set up differently?

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    Pickup and Blazer frames are different. If you find a 2WD Blazer frame, your 4WD body will fit.

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    Originally posted by toals
    Pickup and Blazer frames are different. If you find a 2WD Blazer frame, your 4WD body will fit.
    just saw this topic, i am usually all over these 4x4 to 2x4 topics, hahah

    but yea what toals said
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    if say you swapped the front frame too a 2wd.. would the 4wd core support still bolt up to it?

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    Originally posted by bigblaze341
    if say you swapped the front frame too a 2wd.. would the 4wd core support still bolt up to it?
    I asume you mean the radiator support?

    My parts book does not call for a different support for 4WD vs 2WD.

    However, I would recommend just swapping the whole frame instead of welding a 2WD front stub on. Not that it can't be done, but why?

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    core supports are the same
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    Originally posted by biggcheif
    I've seen people cut the half shafts and leave the hub to convert but its kinda cobbled. if u go that route you must leave the outer cv joint because that is what holds the hub to the spindle..Definitely the inexpensive route but definitely cobbled.
    Good Luck
    AND REMEMBER "WITH A TORCH AND A WELDER ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!"

    NO, you take off all the cv joints and only leave the hub. Same as a 2wd (not the same shape of course) so its not "cobbled" And everything else 4wd can come out too. The rear is wider than the 2wd rear though.


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    However, I would recommend just swapping the whole frame instead of welding a 2WD front stub on. Not that it can't be done, but why?
    im doing that because the whole rear of the 4x4 frame is already notched with a 4 link

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    Originally posted by bigblaze341
    im doing that because the whole rear of the 4x4 frame is already notched with a 4 link
    AHHHHH :bigthumb:

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