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Body swap

It wouldn't be too difficult to swap an ECSB f150 body on to a SCLB F350 would it? The Idea would be to buy an ECSB f150, and an SCLB f350, swap the bodies and sell an SCLB F150 and keep an ECSB F350.

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Your going from single cab to super cab correct? Keep in mind the f150 must be late 94-96 to have correct holes in firewall and hole for PCM

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I don't think the wheelbase is quite the same but 99% of the body will swap over. The biggest thing you will need to swap is the radiator core support, other than that it's just going to be a bunch of little stuff like mounts and grommets for the accessories.

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My brother has a 1995 f150 xlt with the 5.0 and 255k.

I was thinking of possibly buying it from him when he graduates, and having an F350 4x4 ECSB. I think it would be a neat little truck.

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different wheelbases and different frames the ecsb has a longer flat spot where the cab sits

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I figured the major difference would be that the bodies were the same but the f150 frame would be less heavy duty than the 250/350 frames. So the body mounts are not at the same locations even though the frames are different?

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wy would the body mounts be in the same spot with different frames? and yes the 150 frame is different than the 250/350 frame

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I guess my thinking was that all the bodies were the same, and had the same measurements and mounting sites, and the frames were built differently, yet still had the mounting locations for the bodies in the same locations since the bodies seem almost Identical. I haven't gotten a chance to check out the f150 compared to the F250 though.

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The front body mounts should be in the same place, it's the rear mounts that would be in a different place due to the body being longer.

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The short bed will also have a smaller front tank.

There is a guy on here that has a CC with a micro box. I believe he relocated the rear cab mount crossmember and used a body lift to get the back of the cab to clear the frame kick-up.

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