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1980 gmc.. build thread.. im back.. post 438. :/

Discussion in 'The Driveway (build threads)' started by Xtremegmc80, May 3, 2007.

  1. Xtremegmc80

    Xtremegmc80 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    since everyone is doing it. i thought why not me too? long story short for my truck.. i got this truck 1 year and 10 months ago from my finacee for my late birthday and it was only 300 bucks. and we both got together 2 years ago.. this saturday 5/5 will be our 2 year anniversary.. So far i rebuilt the engine. the original engine broked on me. the cam was flat. replaced that. next tranny blew and i guess jerked the engine bad and made it spun the bearing in piston number 7 and 8, i kept the engine to rebuild later. new engine got rebuilt and is going strong. but its only abt 6 k miles now after a year and 8 months i think. tranny got rebuilt at the same time. beefy with shift kit. all i can say is the truck screams. i first got the truck it was 64,000 original miles and the owner was 80 something yrs old. im the 2nd owner so i like that!. well enough of the story! heres my truck.
     
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  2. Xtremegmc80

    Xtremegmc80 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    forgot to add pics before i submit..

    heres my truck... what ya guys think?

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  3. twoslo4five0

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    nice start:D
     
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    I'll be watching! :D Keep going strong!
     
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    the paint job screams 1980. you gonna have it ready for May 20th?:wink1:
     
  7. Xtremegmc80

    Xtremegmc80 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    errrr... ummm.. how do i say this.... umm... no i wont be ready.. *accks* how bad is the trails.. maybe ill use my 2003 silverado.. need to know.. thanks....:bow:
     
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    Looks like a good start. So what are the plans for it?:D
     
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    Build it!!! Build it!!!!
     
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    That paint job screams A-Team!:pimp:
     
  12. Xtremegmc80

    Xtremegmc80 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    my plan is get everything checked out and rebuild. im hoping for a 6 inch lift. may lean to 4 inch.. still havent figure out the plan yet.. most likely is 6 inch lift. and 4 inch heavy duty rear springs with 2 1/2 inch blocks in back. im still not too sure about anything.. been racking my brain alot abt those stuff.. 3/4 ton axles is going on. some more.. need to think of what else. will post when ihave a idea. and need ur help n pointers too.. thanks!..
     
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    Well if you listen to Trevor/SkyyK5 he will have you talked into 6 inch in no time. :D I was going to go with 4 inch but hes got me talked into going 6 now.
     
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    since you have a trailer the decision can be really easy. cut off anything that doesn't get you down the trail. I would go with a 4" shackle flip, 2" spring and a longer shackle in the rear. 6" springs in the front.
     
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    Xtremegmc80 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    a lil work from a few days ago.. took me abt 2 days..

    did a lil of work.. took me abt 2 days of work to take everything apart. heres the pics..

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    Xtremegmc80 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    more pics..

    chas (gmc4cw).. glad i posted them pics??

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    one problem. that trailer isnt mine. i borrowed it for 1 weekend from my transmission man. i only borrowed it to bring the other truck home but that fell thru. and i dont really want shackle flip since my truck will osscally(sp?) haul abt 2 ton to 3 ton of dirt and rocks.. i have done it. and boy did that truck do alot of scrap work.. so need it to stay beefy.. and trust me u will be suprised to see where i took the truck thru in the woods with stock suspension.. and other truck was sitting on 6 inch lift.. i was right behind him the whole time.. in.. i would say pretty tight spot n etc.. let just say this. im not scared to take my truck anywhere.. just i aint drivin the truck to work ever again! i spend 100 dollars in 1 day just to go to and from work.. thats 200 miles tho.
     
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    Subcribed ;)

    Oh and how are those lug nuts working out for ya?
     
  19. gmc4cw

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    look at that. you are already loaded on the trailer and ready to go wheeling.

    2-3 ton in the back of that old of a truck is asking for disaster. I want some to show me actual statistics where a shackle flip hurt payload or towing ability. You have the newer truck, make this one a toy. it's cheaper.
     
  20. Xtremegmc80

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    they are doing good.. sitting on the truck too!
     

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