Mating a 72 tub to a 74 4 spd drivetrain - is it possible and worth the hassle??

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Need some advice here. My 74 needs a new (used) tub. Found a 72 used tub in ok shape. Anyone ever try to swap an earlier tub to a later drivetrain and transmission? Worth the effort? OR have a tub semi-within driving distance from me that might better suit my needs (73-78)??

Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated....:cool::beer:
 

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Not for the body hitting anything. Seat monts are different. Brake master cyl. holes holes can be different. Not sure on all the differences
 

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I am wrapping up a 72 tub swap onto a 76 frame with 78 running gear.
The body mounts are fine. Master cylinder mounts were good.
There is nothing else that is a real deal breaker, but mine was not a plug and play for the firewall penetrations (steering column, throttle linkage) or for the dash penetrations.
I had to use the 72 tranny tunnel and modify it for the shifters- the jury is still out on that because I haven't gotten the motor back together yet and the running gear installed.
Quite a few riv- nuts for bits and pieces in the engine compartment, but no major problems.
Seat mounts were different as you noted.
I welded sheet metal on the '72 cowl to eliminate the fresh air vent, as I had none of the hardware to make it functional.
While I don't really have any experience with a '74, as long as you don't mind having a " non stock" truck and aren't thinking you will have a "restored" vehicle, you should be fine. with the tub swap.
That covers the major items as far as I remember now without being in the shop.
Good Luck
 

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