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Old 04-30-2011, 09:48 PM
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gmc body to tahoe frame

will a body off a 83 gmc truck fit on a chevy tahoe frame ?

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in a word, yes

in 6 more, not without a lot of work
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well i got a 83 gmc truck 4x4 and i got a guy that gave me a tahoe with a vortec motor and id love to put my cab and bed on that frame and motor
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Maybe just putting the vortec engine in the GMC would make more sense. Since the Tahoe was free I suspect it's pretty hosed, otherwise i would never suggest cannibalizing a Tahoe to keep an 83 going.
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There is a big mismatch of years - since a Vortec Tahoe is probably from the mid 90's. The frame of a 90's GMC truck is completely different than the 83 truck.

Swapping the Vortec motor into your '83 is a relatively simple swap, as long as you get all the electronic parts off the donor. You can also switch the Vortec to a carb if you get the right intake manifold. Since you have a 4x4, if the donor Tahoe is not a 4x4, the easiest solution is to switch to a carburetor and use your original transmission and transfer case.

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