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Old 05-21-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default 62 cab on 63 model chassis????

Thought I would ask what the difference is. I have a nice 62 big window, and seems everything I see in aftermarket parts (suspension, etc.) is listed for the 63-66 . I found a 63 less motor and trans I can by cheap but since my 62 cab and bed and motor/trans are nicer curious if it would be worth the body swap..... any ideas???
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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It's so worth the body swap.

On the cab, the front holes will have to be moved on the cab to meet the holes of the 63-66 frame. The rear holes of the cab are in the same place.

The bed should be the same as far as mounts.

It's a very easy swap. what you will have to do is measure out where the frame hole is. Cut our the area, And cut out the stock dimple hole and swap the two, and weld back up.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
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Hmmm... so I could do all suspension upgrades to 63 chassis(maybe dropmember and rear c notch) then when I set the 62 cab onto the 63 frame line up the rear cab mounts first and then fab the front ones to fit? radiator core support the same or fab those mounts also? what about 63 doors onto my 62 cab?
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I'm not sure about the doors. Get on LMC to make sure they match, and also check the part numbers on the core support, But I haven't heard anyone say anything about diffrent mounts for the support.

I believe theres 2 people doing this same swap, so I would look in this section to find the threads.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:55 AM   #5
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The doors will work and all you have to do is redrill the front holes, I have a 62 cab on my 63-66 frame also. I haven't relocated the large washers yet but I will before I drive it. I have a few pictures in one of my album's that show the new hole.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #6
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Thanks Guys , I was thinking this would be a good idea to do a swap. I can continue to drive the 62 as is until I get the frame and suspension clean, painted, and lowered then set the cab and bed onto it... when I bought the 62 it already had a 350ci, and auto 350 trans swap done....also curious about does the 63 have the same horse shoe style front motor mount?
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They have side mounts.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:33 PM   #8
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Is there anything wrong with your stock 1962 frame? Is it bent, broken or cracked? Then why would you want to go through all the hassle to change it to a 1963 and up frame? The 1960 to 1962 Truck frame, is the stoutest frame there is for these trucks. Parts are available to slam your truck without changing frames. Dropped Lower Controll Arms will lower your truck 3 inches without adjusting your torchen bars down. If your want some aditional drop, the torchen bars can be adjusted down for another 2 inches. You can keep your drum brakes or change to disc if and when you want to. Swaybars are a bolt on handling plus. No need to change your shocks to shorter ones either. The ride will be like stock, even at a 5 inch drop. If you have a 1960 to 1962 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton and are interested in more info, please e-mail me and I will answer any questions you have about suspension mods for these 1960 to 1987 Chevy/ GMC Trucks. dropshop99@hevanet.com
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:24 PM   #9
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I am interested in the 63 chassis because when looking for suspension parts everything is listed for 63-66. I would like to see pics and prices of how I can my 62. I would like to know more opinions on if the swap is worth it. Please help .........
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:52 AM   #10
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In above post wanted to see pics of products and prices of how I can slam my 62 without removing the torsion bar front suspension
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:13 AM   #11
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All you have to do is install my 3 inch Dropped Lower Controll Arms. I have been making these for over 30 years. I am not a big company that advertises nation wide. I do advertise on Craigslist. You can check out my add. Go to Craigslist, Portland Oregon, Auto Parts, drop kits. Then look for Chevy Truck lowering Kits and Instalation, or Drop Your Truck.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:33 PM   #12
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Dropshopp has some control arms available for your application.

Also, we make a Dropmember for the 60-62 chassis.... and will also be making some conversion cab mounts to stick the 60-62 cabs on the 63-66 chassis.

TONS of options for your truck!

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Old 05-24-2011, 06:19 PM   #13
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Nate , I have talked with you thru email a couple times and I am FULLY impressed with your builds and the quality of your dropmember and all the other products you create. Like I said Custom "bagger" Harleys and hayabusas I know but just getting my feet wet with the C-10 world. I found what I think is a very good deal on a donor 63 so thinking I will start a full motor body swap.... Nate what do you have as far as body mounts and still considering the drop member......
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Is there anything wrong with your stock 1962 frame? Is it bent, broken or cracked? Then why would you want to go through all the hassle to change it to a 1963 and up frame? The 1960 to 1962 Truck frame, is the stoutest frame there is for these trucks. Parts are available to slam your truck without changing frames. Dropped Lower Controll Arms will lower your truck 3 inches without adjusting your torchen bars down. If your want some aditional drop, the torchen bars can be adjusted down for another 2 inches. You can keep your drum brakes or change to disc if and when you want to. Swaybars are a bolt on handling plus. No need to change your shocks to shorter ones either. The ride will be like stock, even at a 5 inch drop. If you have a 1960 to 1962 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton and are interested in more info, please e-mail me and I will answer any questions you have about suspension mods for these 1960 to 1987 Chevy/ GMC Trucks. dropshop99@hevanet.com
I emailed you sir
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Milo I havent recieved anything.... try and resend
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