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i hydro locked my 5.0 of my daily driver last month. the trans slips, the rear is starting to go plus the front diff is from a truck(i have the rear from same truck) so the gears are not the same. i have planned on getting all these things fixed when time permitts but since i locked the 5.0 i dont think this truck is worth putting money into. i paid 800. for it 2 years ago, i got my money worth out of it.
a co-worker's brother has a 78 bronco, 400 c6 that supposedly runs strong but the tub is rusty, the qaurters flap in the breeze.he said i could get this probably for $300. how hard would it be to swap my 94 tub on the 78 chasis? plus what other things would i need to change?
 

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i think the biggest thing you'll run into is body mounts, i believe they are in different spots i believe. that shouldn't be hard to change though. do a write up on here if you do the swap
 

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Thats the other thing i was going to say, just new body panels and patch the floor if you have to
 

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I brought mine back from the dead and it was beyond bad, if there is any chance to fix the old tub do it, if not take the running gear and stick it under the other frame
 

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I don't think swaping the tubs would be hard just new body mounts, what would take awhile is makeing all the gauges and stuff like that work, I doubt the trransfer case will come through in the right spot, a bunch of little stuff like that, steering column, master cylinder.
 

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The front of frames are different width (frame to frame) also....
 

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this is after all a thought i am toying with. my 94 was my daily driver, so i thought it would be easier and quicker to just swap tubs out. i have not seen the 78 yet, but my 85 beater qaurters flop in the breeze along with the floors being gone too. so i am asuming that the 78 would be in the same shape.i really dont want to make a long term project out of it if i was to do it.
i agree that the 78-79's are the best looking bronco's of all, but my 94's body isnt in that bad of shape. like i said it is a thought and i still have no idea what the 78 looks like one's idea of real rusty varies.
 

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I brought mine back from the dead and it was beyond bad, if there is any chance to fix the old tub do it, if not take the running gear and stick it under the other frame
i thought it may be eaier to swap tubs, i have access to several loader tractors (john deere 644g)
 

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I am sure you could do it easy enough as long as you got some fab/welding skills, you are the one you will know what you need to do, you have to remember this is a 78-79 site so of course we are going to say "Save it" if its to far gone its to far gone, do what you have to , it will still be a 78-79 at heart, you won't get flamed to bad....or will you????:lowblow
 
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