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I'm looking for information for the best route go with Manitoba safety. I have a gen 1 Dodge I'm restoring mostly the body because my plan is to put the body onto a different frame to hand the motor and better Axel's etc. I'm just wondering if I'm best off to 1. Get a safety for the truck and swap after, but the would mean fixing things and spending money on parts that won't be in final project or 2 do my swap and try to get the vehicle safetied after when nothing will be OEM and the vehicle is heavily modified
 

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Not sure about Manitoba, I am in Ontario. I did similar in the early 90s. I put a Ford truck cab on a Chevy Blazer frame. The paperwork still goes as a Ford, as that is what the body tag is. The mechanic that did the safety was only concerned that it had brakes, etc...not what brand they were.

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I can't see them having an issue as you are not going to cut up a frame or are you?

Also back then, I did a Nova clip onto an old truck frame. I had a harder time getting that through the safety as a pro didn't weld it, I did. He did pass it though after a good inspection of the welds. I drove it for 20 years, so it was good.

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No I have no intent to cut the frame that's why I want to the body swap but all the body mounts will be home made and the box will have to be made 1foot longer I appreciate the picture it's always nice to see some other people doing things that aren't typical
 
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