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Old 04-01-2012, 03:09 AM
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can anyone tell me if the 2wd and 4wd d21 chassis's are the same ?
and if not what are the differences ?
reason being mines got a bit of rust in a few tricky spots to repair and i know of a 2wd dual cab that i can get for cheap which has a good one.
so if they where the same i'd get that one and do a swap over.
rather than repair mine.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:43 AM
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They're very different.

The front end suspension is very different, and there's no mounts for the front diff.

And the body mounts are 50mm lower.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:28 AM
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They're very different.

The front end suspension is very different, and there's no mounts for the front diff.

And the body mounts are 50mm lower.
righto thanks. i kinda thought that'd be the case but you never know untill you ask.
what about throughout the d21 4wd range did they change any thing between the years ?
there's an early one in the wreckers nearby that has a rusted out body but the chassis looks alright, was a farm hack and probably never saw the beach.
unlike mine i think it spent a lot of time on the beach or may even have had a swim some time in the past.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:11 PM
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what about throughout the d21 4wd range did they change any thing between the years ?
there's an early one in the wreckers nearby that has a rusted out body but the chassis looks alright, was a farm hack and probably never saw the beach.
unlike mine i think it spent a lot of time on the beach or may even have had a swim some time in the past.
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As far as I've seen, provided the cab type is the same (single/king/dual), it should be interchangeable. I'm not aware of any differences.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:19 PM
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The worst you're likely to find is thickness of various bits and pieces. extra gussets, welding in different places. It shouldn't make too much difference if you're gonna just straight up swap the chassis'
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:21 PM
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thanks dion
i'll go and sus it out tomorrow.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:41 PM
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The worst you're likely to find is thickness of various bits and pieces. extra gussets, welding in different places. It shouldn't make too much difference if you're gonna just straight up swap the chassis'
all depends on the dollars they want for it.
i can repair this one no probs just time wise and the end result.
if it's not too expensive then i'll sand blast it and paint it up properly so then
it'll last for years.
the way it is now i reckon i'll be doing repair after repair chasing the rust.
if i do swap the chassis then it'll be a good excuse to give it a panel and paint at the same time. :)
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:11 PM
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went and seen the guys at the wreckers. $400 for a 86 dual cab chassis it's in pretty good nick no rust to be seen anywhere. average price i thought.
but i might go one better and be able to get hold of a whole car for $200.
gotta go and have a look at it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:30 PM
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went and seen the guys at the wreckers. $400 for a 86 dual cab chassis it's in pretty good nick no rust to be seen anywhere. average price i thought.
That sounds like par for the course. Still bloody unfair though, wreckers are so arsey. Something that they would have otherwise got $100 for from scrap metal, nobody else is going to come looking for it, no labour in getting it ready since it's already stripped or will have to be anyway to get the other parts, but it's apparently worth $400.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:55 PM
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and that was a "just for you" price because i'm a regular customer.
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