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prerunning an old chevy?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shaun, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    Just as the title says. What would be better 2wd or 4wd. 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. I found a 79 3/4 2wd with a 454 for 850. I figure I will ditch the bed shorten the ends of the frame tube the rear with some fiberglass shortbed skins and an all fiberglass front end. What would I do for suspensionon a 2wd. On a 4wd I am assuming a well planned out 4 link. Any tips or suggestions or just plain opinions wanted.
     
  2. COCHEV

    COCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    check these two threads /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Dezert
    Peeps
     
  3. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Leaf springs work just fine, If wait another couple months mine will have front and rear suspension that is dezert tested and approved.
     
  4. k5redneck

    k5redneck 1/2 ton status

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    it all depends on how much money u are willing to spend. fabtech makes a 4 inch kit for 2wd 1/2 ton, or u could call around to see if there is any fab shop willing to make a long travel front end for u, but thats not cheap at all. as for the rear leafs work ok, i have friends that run leafs in there short coarse race trucks. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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  6. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks I will now let the fun begin. Maybe I will just make the jimmy dual purpose. Rocks and sand. HMMMMMMMMMM
     
  7. supersize75k5

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    seems I just found out why you are looking around for 67-72 truck parts....

    if this is where you are headed... /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  8. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Ok, more info and pitcures of the front suspension. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Since you live in Fallon, I think VORRA does a race there. Go check it out when they do. They love to talk shop and share tips. I know there is a guy who runs an older Ford. I know nto a Chevy, but you could definately get some ideas from his truck and see what he has done to it.
     
  10. ntsqd

    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, more info and pitcures of the front suspension. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Check out dezert people II is you want to see that truck in action. My favorite shot of that truck is after the calamity the camera pans in to show the "Remember, You're driving this Home." sticker on the cage just above the center mirror.
     
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    That would be awesome, but I bet that landing HURT.
     
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    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif.... /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone notice anything odd aboot those tires?
     
  16. 55Willy

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    the center lugs are uncut. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    here's an 80's model with updated skins
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  18. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    That would be awesome, but I bet that landing HURT.

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    Doubtful. Truck like that, the landing is like landing on cotton, very smooth and soft...............
     
  19. supersize75k5

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    dude this website is killing me /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    I have enough projects already, now you show me this and now I am dreaming of a nother project....I think I need to hurry up and get into ahouse of my own...

    then I will have all the room to have 5 trucks...

    can you say rv gate and rear parking /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  20. k5james

    k5james 1/2 ton status

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    I believe those are the Goodyear race tires but I'm not positive so don't quote me on it.
     

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