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good grief..another project..worth it? cool?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75k5, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    Seems I have anther "great" idea in my head that is killing me /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif


    well picture this..

    88 chevy short bed 2wd 5 speed...


    then.. turn around slam in a 203 with adapter and part time kit. A set of 3/4 ton axels.

    Put together a poor man's coil over kit using dodge lift coils "or coil overs if a deal could be found" and all spring super stiffs in the rear. Add the bling with a purdy set of weld rims or stock hd rims and 37 or 40 inch tires.

    replace the interior seats, steering wheel and tunes, and to top it off add a caddy front end conversion and a sweet paint job

    All this equals my nice daily driver tow rig, with looks and not to new of a year to hit me on the insurance..and lifted and capable /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif


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    after finding a few 88-92's and in fair condition for under 2500 my wallet says it is possable, just sucks to finish one truck and jump on another right away, I do enjoy the build though /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

    Just scored a deal on 2 gallons of canari yellow paint, to top it off with a gallon of clear to boot, not to mention a local shop has a customer gone broke with a caddy kit for sale, just over have the cost of new. New is 1800.00 with the cowl hood /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif


    so any comments.. sugestions, hate mail fan mail ect.. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    the 86 is being sold too, cant tow in comfort with it in my opinion /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    the only way I would change my mind is if a nice mack truck with a flat bed fell in my lab for a few grand..then right behind it a rust free 1st gen blazer waiting for my attention, shoewed up.

    I really want a nice daily driver, this seems like the best of both worlds since I need a tow rig and a nice dd /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Go for it, I think it looks cool! I've seen it done done on a yukon xl with the denali front clip /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  3. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    ya I know the front is cool, but what about it being lifted and used for a tow rig?, looks alot better than a stock 2wd /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif


    y-e-l-l-o-w /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  4. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    using it for a tow rig would be fine except one thing, 2wds are a pain. THey have a large front crossmember you really can't get around without a big lift. Bigger the lift the worse the tow rig.
     
  5. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Plus its a shortbed. For towing a K5 or similar, a long bed or ext cab short bed, (or longer) is better for stability sake. A SB is no fun to tow a load with, let alone with a lift.

    Just my .02,
    John
     
  6. supersize75k5

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    good point, I have been pondering the long bed thing too, I just dont think a long bed would look good for what I want to achive, as for the x-member..My friend Joe solid axel swaped his with coils with out any problems, he runs 35's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    his was 2wd? I'm just telling you what I've been told over and over when I thought about a 2wd to SFA swap. If its going to be a tow vehicle you need to put away the looks thing at least a little bit. Oh and the pickups I've seen in person with that front end on them, I thought it looked good too till I saw one. Just didn't look right in person.
     

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