Dash swap question - OBS/Bricknose dash into Bullnose

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I have been searching through this forum, FTE, and as many other forums as I can and have not found a simple answer. Is it possible to swap the dash from a newer (87+) truck into an older 86' Bullnose? My dash pad is rotted out and the interior plastics are generally in poor shape. I've got a lead on a fairly fresh looking OBS interior that I'd like to swap in if everything will fit. Thanks for any information, folks!
 

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Anything is possible, but at least the OBS dash is NOT a direct swap. I know @IDIoit has put an OBS dash in a bricknose. Needed brackets welded to the firewall I think he said?
 

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You'd also need the correct wiring to run the gauges properly too. Does your Bull have a tach? I believe that most (if not all) of the Bricks had a tach.
 

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Appreciate the responses. I found IDIoit's thread, as well as another one on Pirate4x4 that had a 96 OBS swapped into a bricknose. Going to see if I can work with what I've got and not reinvent the wheel in this case. A newer dash would stick out into the seat area further than the original in any case and take away cab room.
 

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You'd also need the correct wiring to run the gauges properly too. Does your Bull have a tach? I believe that most (if not all) of the Bricks had a tach.

It ought to, my 85 bull has a tach
 

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the top screws are all the same.
its completely doable.
youll need the pedal assembly, and some of the pedal mounting stuff on the cowl
 
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