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Crew cab on a long bed chassis

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by whtsnk, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. whtsnk

    whtsnk Registered Member

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    Ive got a crew cab that I want to put on a shorter chassis. Will this cab clear the tires on a long bed chassis or should a suburban chassis be used? On that note is the suburban chassis any longer than the long bed chassis? Any wheelbase information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. whtsnk

    whtsnk Registered Member

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    No one has any wheelbase info??????? WTF?????
     
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    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    wow, no one answered in an hour on a saturday night. I know for sure theres been a number of CC body on other frame threads lately, I've been reading them. Try looking.

    C'mon... 1 hour of waiting? have some patience.
     
  4. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Suburban wheelbase is 129.5". Longbed std cab is 131.5".

    The Burb frame is likely easier to use. It stays low and flat for most of the span between the axles, unlike the pickup where it angles back up aft of the footwells.
     
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    whtsnk Registered Member

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    Thank you U2 that was exactly what I was looking for, someone that already knows the info that I need in order to save time.
     
  6. dremu

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    IIRC it's been done, and depending on the tire size, required some hacking on the back of the crew cab.

    Now, a Burb frame has the shorter wheelbase, as noted ... but is about 6" LONGER overall ... the Burbs have this heinous overhang on the body, more so than a pickup or Blazer.

    And breathe already! :rolleyes:

    -- A
     
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    Thanks for the info Dremu!
     
  8. k204dr

    k204dr 1/2 ton status

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    your best bet is a suburban frame unless you want a 4" hoemade bodylift, or shortening your stock crewcab frame.
     
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    Here's mine on a shortbox frame:
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    I have an extended wheelbase by using 52" front, reversed 56" rear springs. This adds ~3" to the front and ~4" to the back. The #'s jive with my measured wheelbase of 124" considering a stock shortbox wheelbase is 117"

    I had to notch the cab corners for tire clearance, and will need to finish them for looks now. As it sits, I don't drag the corner on the tire.... but then again, I havn't twisted it up really hard yet either.
     
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    looking at your pics a crew cab should go on a 'burb frame and allow you to mount a swb bed....albeit you may have to shorten the frame alittle tho. that would be neat a 4 dr swb...have people scatching their heads thinking.."wtf?"
     
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    If you do the math, a Suburban is about 20" short on wheelbase to make a crewcab shortbox. Pushing the Burb's rear axle back - you'd have to account for fuel tank clearance also.

    Now f you used a stepside box.... you could slide the fenders around a little. ;)
     
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    hey i didn't think about a stepside, you could bob it even, either end once you located your fenders. that would look sharp! if done correctly!
     
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    if you just want a factory shortbed, move the spring perches forward, and chop off the extra frame, slap on the bed and you're done. thats the simplest way.
     

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