Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Chopped crewcab frame flex?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Posts:
    903
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    I've got a 1988 K30 4x4 Crewcab. I want to chop the wheelbase to 131". This will give me a 4dr with a 5ft shortbox. I would like to make the vehicle multi purpose like an Avalanche. Sometimes it can be a 4dr Suburban, othertimes with the removal of a top, it does pickup duty. If I physically attach the box to the cab, will the 1 ton frame flex, and in essence, make this a bad idea?
     
  2. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Posts:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    BC Canada
    150" wheelbase... I'd say my frame flexes. :D
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Eric M.

    Eric M. 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2001
    Posts:
    2,118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Better to start with a Suburban and make a removable top - probably easier and no frame work.

    Eric M.
     

Share This Page