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Old 11-04-2018, 03:19 PM
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Hello everyone,

​​​​ I am new to these forums so I apologise if this is in the wrong section. I live in the florida panhandle and over the past few years have been restoring a 1986 Ford step side. However, due to the storm a large tree fell on the completed frame that was powder coated and everything. I'm wondering if a 1989 frame will fit the 1986 body. Thanks if anyone can assist.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:35 PM
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Yes. The only difference (given the same wheelbase) is the slots in the front frame horns for the later bumper.


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Steve, the attachment you posted is for a bronco, correct me if I'm wrong but broncos have a shorter frame than the f150s. Is that correct?
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Wheelbase is different - and I said you have to get the same wheelbase as your original truck. Everything else in the caption of that diagram applies to F-series frames. Follow the relevant links in the caption, too.
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