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1987 Avalanch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Grim-Reaper, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    I may have just come accross a deal on a wrecked burb. It's a 87 Deisel.

    I'm looking for something that gets a little better MPG then my 88 454 Burb for DD duties. Should get close to 20 out of a 6.2. Price is right and it suposidly has a usable motor. Got to round up a front clip and some other parts but not a big deal. Also needs to find some time for yet another project.


    I have the crazy Idea to make a Avalanch style vehicle. Chop the roof behind the back seats and graft the back of a truck cab on with a slider window. I know doing something like this was discussed before but lets here some ideas or crazy junk you have thought of.

    I'm going for that whole deconstructulizim Mad Max scare the old people theme. I think the truck is 2wd but I'm not beyond lifting it and a body lift.
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Mad Max eh? Then you might want to invest in one of these.............
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  3. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I know someone w/ a super clean front clip. You do too.
     
  4. beater74

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    go for it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I know someone w/ a super clean front clip. You do too.

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    Yeah and I know somebody with a cheaper not as clean clip. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    However what do you plan to do with that cab? I need the last 4 inches of one. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  6. kazajames56

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    There's a truck exactly like you're describing around my house. I thought it was a regular truck at a quick glance, but then saw it another time and noticed the tailgate had the window crank in it and the bed was really short. It was quite unique.

    Steven
     
  7. tecton

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    ive wanted to do this for a while...i thought it would look more like a H1 /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    if you do it, put it on rollers so you can slide it back and have an open compartment for girls to hop into
     
  8. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    The front clip on my p/u was smashed, you don't want it. I was going to try and sell the cab this spring, after I get my trailer. It's in great shape and I'll let it go cheap. Shoot me a PM if you want it. (I think you have something I'd trade you for)
     
  9. Cmoe

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    I've always wanted to put the back half of a Blazer onto a Suburban. That way you could that the back half off. The rear could be a p/u or still used to carry people or supplies without anyone stealing it.....
     

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