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Old 06-29-2008, 05:44 PM
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They said it was foolishness. But they were wrong! Well not really... But I thought I'd show what I've done. I bought a parts truck the same color and style as my truck with the four doors. Mine had the two doors but the extended cab. It took one day to remove the fenders and hood, gut the new cab and rework the HVAC box. Then, a half a day to separate my old cab. At the end of the second day, the cabs were swapped. then it took all the third day to get it running.


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Old 06-29-2008, 06:08 PM
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nice job! how hard was the wiring?
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:40 PM
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Not hard, they were the same year, and both 1500's. This is the ultra high tech mounting device known as channel iron bolted to the seat anchor points...Click the image to open in full size.
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And this is it finally coming off....Click the image to open in full size.
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My little brother thinks I'm crazy...Click the image to open in full size.
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And here it is, in all it's four-door glory...Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:48 PM
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Had her running 24 hours later, and no problems... An awesome adventure, to say the least. Then began the legal aspect of it. I took the truck to the county vehicle inspector, he looked it over, and gave me some paperwork to fill out, sign, and notarize. Now, my registration has two VINs, but no big difference, since I reused my old dash with that VIN.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:57 PM
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heck if i was reuseing the old dash i would have never took it to dmv lol .. would have been a nice time to do a body lift lol
seemed like a pritty nice "parts truck "
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Nice job. Sir you are a crazier man then I. I was thinking the same thing asct russ. That would of been the best time to do a body lift. Then again if your not planning on bigger tires and what not then it doesn't really matter. I bet you were just glad to have the job over with.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:49 PM
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I'm not wanting to lift it now, maybe if gas goes back down lol. Yes, I am glad to have it done. Now I have remote entry, overhead console, power seats, in addition to my 4X4 frame. I really couldn't pass that parts truck up. I knew the person who had it, they got in a wreck that crumpled the passenger side front end in, and the insurance company totaled it out. They fronted the buy back, which I then paid them. I took it to the DMV cause the sticker on the driver door pillar Vin didn't match my dash and pcm vin, and I didn't want to run into problems later. You wouldn't believe how hard it is remembering I now have two extra doors!!
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Thats cool! Good Job! I did something simalar. I swaped frames on my truck to make mine 4wd.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:49 AM
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Nicely done... got some completed shots in the daylight?

wish I had such a nice lifting device... last time I swapped a cab took me a few cases of beer and a lot of pizza...
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Here you go!!

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:14 AM
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Damn man nice job.



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Old 07-02-2008, 06:13 AM
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Lol, no that's his pocketknife and sheath..
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The problem with doing these swaps is that some of the newer 2000 and up dodge ram have the VIN plate riveted on the cab under the windshield and there's no way to remove the VIN plate without destroying the tamper indicating paint or the rivets (Never would I attempt to do this myself).Most newer vehicles have a Confidential VIN here and there on the frame and inside the cab that noone other then law enforcement or forensics know about.(Even if you get lucky and find all the locations yourself it still wouldn't be no good to you anyways).If by any chance you get pulled over and the police officer suspects that the VIN plate has been tampered with that's more then enough evidence to have the vehicle seized and investigated further.That's why it's always wise to take both titles to the DMV to make sure it can be done legally before you do a swap of this magnitude.Good job on the two door to four door conversion,looks all original.I'm planning on doing my 2001 4x4 this spring to replace my rusted cab with one that's in alot better condition from a 2wd.Just waiting to make sure the doner cab's good before I waste time tearing into it.

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Dude.... 5 year old thread...
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Yeah I know,I didn't bother to see the date until after I posted.Looks good though!
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