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Newer ('88 +) GM Crawler Trucks *Pics* !

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by TLCOR, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. TLCOR

    TLCOR 1/2 ton status

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    Why come the 1988 + (IFS) Chevrolet/GMC Trucks isnt more popular among the "hard wheelers". I just seem to "find them" polished at shows with chrome add-ons, and the Toyota Trucks (:screwy:) out in the Rocks. Is there something I am missing ?

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    Sweetk30, that is a nice write up. Good lookin truck.
     
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    I cant see any pictures.
     
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    i believe there is 1-2 competition rock crawlers out there now but they have the super long a-arms like in the baja trucksq but there is no way to get enough suspension out of an ifs suspension to go rock crawling...the best way and the cheapest way is to do a sfa swap.
     
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    TLCOR 1/2 ton status

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    Solid Front Axles All The Way !

    Offcourse ! Im a huge SFA Fan myself ! ;) I was just using "IFS" to refer to the 1988 - 1999 GM Trucks - GMT 400.
     
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    TLCOR 1/2 ton status

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    What The **** ?

    Hellooo !

    I cant believe this, why isnt GMT 400 and 500s more popular among us wheelers ? :eek1: I mean, its Chevrolet. Yeah, yeah once Ill purchase a preferably GMT 500 1500 Extended Cab (Ill take whatever is there) through a insurance company or scrap yard. Ill show you what its good for ! ;)
     
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    This Is What Im Talking About !

    Why come I dont see more of these:

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    :eek1: :bow:
     
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    thats a sweet truck, whos is it?
     
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    what happened? it used to be so pretty :doah:
     
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    What you talkin bout?

    [​IMG]

    It looks better with one color of paint though...
     
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    just messin, that truck will always be badass. you could put a Ford Focus body on it and it'd still be cool.
     
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    Totaly Sick !

    :eek1: Yep ! That truck is total, freaking, extremly awesome ! Well done WW ! :bow: A set of 47" LTBs on U1300s would finish it off ! :D

    But why isnt there more of these, okay maybe not in *that* grade. But you know, 350, 52" leaves, D60/14B - simple, effective and easy.
     
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    my build is in the ifs forum, no updates recently, but its still inching along towards completion. hit the link in my sig to check it out.
     
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    Nice. Looks like a good platform, I dont understand why more people take advantage of it..
     
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    my main reason for building this was it was what i had on hand, i had originally planned to swap out most of the drive train into a blazer i had, but then decided that it would be easier to swap lazer stuff onto this. I also like the visibility afforded by the lower window sills and the sloping hood. i can see TONS more from mine than i could out of my blazer...
     
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    Downsides ?

    Exactly ! The *only* thing that I can think of that is a downside with these trucks is the fact they dont have a fully boxed frame. Is this a big issue ? Are they difficuilt to box ?
     
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    they are boxed till right behind the firewall, the rest of the frame is stragit c channel, shouldnt be too hard to box the rest if you wanted to, im not sure you would gain much vs the effort. the best way to stiffen the frame would probably be good strong crossmembers and a well built cage.
     
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    Yes, but does that concern every GMT 400, and even 500s ? :confused:
     

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