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Buddies truck my new project(s) (update9/20)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by backyardbuilt, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. backyardbuilt

    backyardbuilt 1/2 ton status

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    A little background he has a 3/4 ton plow truck and saw what mine could do, and now he wants to go play too. He got a 80's 2 wheel drive with a good body so we are gonna switch the 4x over to it. Whats gonna go on it is 52" springs on the front, stock 56' on the rear with the front rear spring mount for a shackle flip for lift. A tube frame for the bed skins the frame will be cut off right after the rear spring mounts which may be moved forward to lose some length as it is a long bed, not sure what tires yet or size. Now on to the pics, I will update as we move along we got the bed off and the interior out but it was too dark. I'll get those pics tonite after it is pressure washed.

    p.s. that is the motor, the previous owner fragged 3 connecting rods in those pics.

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  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: Buddies truck my new project(s) Really good blown up motor pics!!

    sounds like a neat project!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: Buddies truck my new project(s) Really good blown up motor pics!!

    nice engine.how the hell did he blow all three con rods.nuts. /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gifthat bed and frame are definitely too long for any serious wheeling.about as long as a suburban.bad departure angles.is he gonna chop it as much as a blazer or have you guys not decided yet.maybe a couple foot longer than a blazer with a little flatbed.ive seen a few of those around.i like that style.
     
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    Re: Buddies truck my new project(s) Really good blown up motor pics!!

    Not sure how much we are gonna chop it maybe around 120" wheelbase. It will have a tube frame bed with just the bedskins bolted to it. I think they ran it without oil on the highway when it let go, it actually oblonged the holes on the flexplate from the lock up. Good thing the 4x4 has a real strong running motor.
     
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    Re: Buddies truck my new project(s) Really good blown up motor pics!!

    Got the rear suspension and axle out, tranny is out along with both saddle tanks, with the suspension mods we decided a blazer tank between the frame rails would make things easier. Should have the rear mounts bolted back on tonite. Here are the new pic links.

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/177579374/181146328EvriIV
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/177579374/181145637xcAEWF
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/177579374/181144730LURJLm
     
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    Re: Buddies truck my new project(s) Really good blown up motor pics!!

    Got the rear suspension into position with the shaved and welded 14ff in it. Now we have to get the shocks mounted and run brakelines so we can get started on the front.

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  7. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: Buddies truck my new project(s) Really good blown up motor pics!!

    Looks like its coming along good. Tell him it looks good! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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