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 Post subject: Convert longbox macho to shortbox?
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:46 pm 
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Wondering how hard/if it is possible to swap a shortbox onto an original longbox truck (1979 power wagon macho).

Is the mounting or frame different between a longbox and shortbox or would the shortbox just bolt on?

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 Post subject: Re: Convert longbox macho to shortbox?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:19 pm 
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Frame is longer opposed to a short box configuration. Long Box Macho's are very rare option..... There are no obtainable factory numbers because the archives at Chrysler had a fire in the late seventies. All the late 70's truck production information is gone. But I can tell you that 1978 was the highest production of half tons. The rarest being the 440 cu in option. Gibbs book on Dodge Trucks (available at The Dodge Connection) made about 76 units in all the 100-150 series.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert longbox macho to shortbox?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:31 pm 
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Thanks for replying - that's what I expected but thought I would ask.

I found a very nice long box but I really prefer the look of the shortbox - guess I'm picky :)

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 Post subject: Re: Convert longbox macho to shortbox?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:19 am 
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Would you like to share where this long box is? I'll have a go at it if it's close by.

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 Post subject: Re: Convert longbox macho to shortbox?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Wertman94 wrote:
Would you like to share where this long box is? I'll have a go at it if it's close by.


Sure no problem - I found two longbeds which are from what I hear much more rare - of course when I'm looking for a shortbed....

One is on http://www.bismanonline.com (just search for Macho)

And the other one (not restored) is on craigslist.
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/6143770452.html

hope that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert longbox macho to shortbox?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:45 pm 
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Thanks but I was looking for a 77-78
Nice dual tank, dual headlight option on the one though

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