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06-04-2006, 07:13 PM
ive got an 84 long box regular cab, and the box is just nasty, so buddy has a short box and i wanna put that on mine, would the mounts match up and just have to cut off the frame to the springs or would nothing match up??? also does anyone know if i would be fine running a 33 with 5.29's on a 317,xxx 22r, thanks
06-04-2006, 07:31 PM
there is ~ 9" of differance between the long and short beds
to make a short bed fit a long bed frame ... you'll most defanatly have to change the mounts , front mounts only , as well as shorten the frame between the cab and the bed .
06-04-2006, 07:35 PM
what he said
the extra length is between the wheel wells and the cab, so its a lot of work to swap them.
as for the 33s and 5.29s that would work pretty good with a 22r
06-04-2006, 08:17 PM
i know a guy with a mint 84 85 long box now forsale
06-04-2006, 08:54 PM
where and how much, this thing is a daily driver, the frame needs a patch but im getting that done once i find something to cover the frame so its not such a cop magnet. i think right now its struggling to push the 31's on it so with 5.29's i would be better built for 33 34 pushing it 35's, what do you guys think???
06-04-2006, 08:54 PM
oh and thanks for the reply about the box swap, too much work for me haha.
06-04-2006, 10:51 PM
im guessing ur from the loops hes in north van not to sure on price. 5.29 are good for 35s brings u back to around stock gearing again.
06-04-2006, 11:34 PM
oh damn haha, yeah thats usally the deal with the 5.29's but the truck seems kinda tired just with 31 10.5s....might have to find someone with 35's just to tester first i guess
06-05-2006, 06:04 PM
i drove 5.29's with 33 boggers for 5 months and it was fine, pretty slow on road, it would suck driving highway, 5.29's and 35 boggers are what i have now and its mint, i also have a header, holley carb and it is a hell of a lot better that the stock setup, those are cheap ways to get more power
06-05-2006, 06:29 PM
hmmm i just may have to see if i can find some then, did you get yours new or used, what price if new??
06-06-2006, 01:33 PM
the frame needs a patch but im getting that done once i find something to cover the frame so its not such a cop magnet.
This is a massive understatment! Its bad when the inside is gone. Yours both is gone. Man why not just truggy it, and get something else for a DD.
What ever happened to floggin it??? Nick you'd be wise to flush the shit outta the frame and see what the condition of the rest of the frame is. I suspect it is gonna be fairly thin for a fair ways from the front rear spring mounts. 
06-06-2006, 01:48 PM
i already did, it was only that one side that needs repair, the pasenger side is starting too but im gettin that patched as well.
06-06-2006, 01:50 PM
tha or i can sell the truck and find another zuki and keep the 5.29's for toyota swap after haha.
06-06-2006, 01:52 PM
i see you typing jared, buwahahaha
06-06-2006, 02:05 PM
um i was there man.. both outter frame rails are done right as they ramp up at the rear springs. Dont feel bad, it is a normal Toyota thing.
06-06-2006, 02:09 PM
yeah i know, but i took a chisel and pick hammer to the frame and the only soft spot i found was on the driver side inbetween the two body mounts, passenger side has rust chip off but was still sittin strong, but still should be patched for safety.
06-06-2006, 02:10 PM
i wonder what it would cost to get someone to weld on a new half end of a 2wd box??
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