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72 convertible tahoe

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rancid, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. rancid

    rancid 1/2 ton status

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    im thinking about turning my crewcab powerstroke project into a shortened convertible tahoe. what do you think, i know i suck at photoshop.
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  2. chevy wrangler

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    do u have a pic of it before the chop??
     
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    i kinda like it. might be easier to start with a burb though. hack it off behind the rear wheels and make it the same length as a Blazer (the overhang)
     
  4. rancid

    rancid 1/2 ton status

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    heres the before pic, and i dont know if you noticed i bobbed the rear to.
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    keep it the way it is!:bow:
     
  6. rancid

    rancid 1/2 ton status

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    this isnt my truck, and i really want something like this. here is my 2nd attempt.
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    i really dig it. if you can do it clean... go for it!
     
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    keep it the way it is and just buy a suburban and chop the top. the 2nd attempt was way better, but i stilll like your truck
     
  9. makovai

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    how dare you even think of tearing up a classic like that.

    Does look kinda cool though.
     
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    really man...don't hack up that blue truck!
     
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    and u say 72 tahoe and the truck looks like a '67...no side markerlights..i wouldn't dare cut on that thing...start with a k-5 or a suburban...i think that would be easier
     
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    another vote for start with a burb, your truck is way to clean to start hacking on. 1st gen burbs seem to sell pretty cheap
     
  13. rancid

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    that is not even my truck, i just used it for the pick. i have 2 ok cabs and have started a 4 door conversion, its a totaly disassembled truck im using.
    i have a powerstroke sitting in the frame now with auto trans and manual t-case, a 97 d60 front and a ford 10.25 rear end. and i want to build a burley rig to pull my quads to the dunes. i figure i could have a custom 2 wall soft top that lands on the custom cage. i think it would be a fun truck.
    heres what im working with. and i do have a long bed that is in very good shape to use, wich i will cut down.

    custom cab 4dr project with sub doors.
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    freshly blasted and por15 72 4wd frame, with the powerstroke motor, trans and transfercase.
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    ahhhh.... makes a lot more sense now. Holy shnikes that is gonna rock. I like the idea of a double walled soft top.
     
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    alright go for it. i thought the blue was was urs and i was like NOO!!!!
     
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    i agree with this.....

    Muddy b. do something with your avatar, everytime i see it i lose my train of thought and my mind goes into the gutter
     
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    yea that changes everything go for the tahoe like you drew out, wouldn't be but takin your 4 door cutting the back wall out and put the back top off of a 'burb on it, or make it where its removeable, kinda like an avalanche
     
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    x2:D
     

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