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87 gmc build thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lunchbox, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. lunchbox

    lunchbox 1/2 ton status

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    started as a stock 87 sierra classic

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  2. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Looking great, keep up the good work! :thumb:
     
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    Nice truck man!
     
  4. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    what are the future plans for it?
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    nice good job
     
  6. lunchbox

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    thanks! plans are to convert the front to 8-lug ,4.56 gears first then maybe a little protection , i also want to relocate the rear shock mounts ,d-60 eventually , but right now i need to figure out what angle shims i need. the rear vibrates like crazy when i let of the gas at freeway speeds and when im decelerarting from freeway speeds :eek:
     
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    post a pic of your rear driveshaft angle. i would think you need to shim your pinion down, as the shackle flip rotates it up.
     
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    Here's a stupid question regarding your vibration: When you installed the 14 bolt, you DID change the rear U-joint over with a conversion joint, right?
     
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    ya i changed it to a 1330/1350 u-joint part # 447 from napa.
     
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    i know i need shims i just dont know what ones to get.:dunno: and the whole angle finder thing confuses me:doah:
     
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    i dropped the t-case 1 inch when i first lifted it and that took away all vibrations, but now that i swapped in the 14 im feelin them

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    i checked it out, i think im gonna park it until i can get acess to an angle finder, i think i got it now.:thinking:

    heres a pic of my tailgate. i took the front grill emblems off a 63 gmc at the pick n pull . I painted em and made a stencil so that their nice and centered then i drilled and mounted them with bolts from the back.

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  14. lunchbox

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    wow i forgot about the biggest future plan, lol. i got a 350 out of a 92 ck and i was planing on takeing it down and building it back up with a new mild cam and vortec heads and manifold. any ideas for a cam? also would i have to change anything along the fuel system to account for the bigger fuel demand of the 350 over the current 305?
     
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    sub box center console. 10in kicker comp cvr backed by 650watts sounds awsome with the amped alpine type s's and the soundstream 3.5s

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    That sub box is pretty cool.
     
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    Man that truck looks sharp!!!

    I really like the paint combo on it.
     
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    thanks! yea i actually didnt really care for the combo when i bought it , but now i love it and wouldnt have it any other way, got surface rust on the hood and roof but i still like it,lol
     
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    What would these trucks be without a little rust? It gives em character. :D
     

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