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Sweet crew cab

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by freeflow, May 12, 2006.

  1. freeflow

    freeflow 1/2 ton status

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    Found this pic searching around today and damn this truck is hot.

    Anybody know anything about it?
    And if u got any more pics of 70's-80's crew cabs post them up, im trying to decide if i wanna go old school crew cab with a newer diesel put in it, or a newer diesel truck for my dd and tow rig.

    And the burb project is still going lol, doing some frame cleaning and repairing some rough spots.
     

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  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    any chance to be a pic whore :thumb:
     
  3. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Dude,
    Old school crew cab with a modern diesel powerplant is definitely the way to go. You can still find some good rigs if you look hard enough and long enough. As a matter of fact, someone here on the board is selling a crew cab in decent shape. I don't know what's going to be dropped in mine yet, but I definitely know I'm getting rid of the TBI 454/4 speed eventually. Some options I'm weighing are...

    Cummins 6bt/6 or 5 speed
    Duramax/6 speed
    Detroit 6V-53/13 speed

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  4. DavidB

    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    Mind if I hijack this thread with some thoughts? Crewcab related...

    I'm working on building a Chevy...thinking about using a CC and chopping the bed/frame willyswanter style, but keeping leaf springs (I'm not as rich as he :D ) How short ya think I could get it? Imagine there's a thread around here somewhere with the WB for all the different trucks, need to look at it. Easier (possible) to throw a CC on a shortcab longbed frame or shorten the CC frame?
     
  5. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Well I think my CC WB is 160", my Stepside is 118", and I think my long bed is 130 some inches. I would shorten the CC frame and chop the bed, cause a body swap sounds like a pain, and I know I could easily move spring hangars around.
     
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    I've seen a CC on a must have been LB frame with a flatbed. That truck was sick. I think it would be easier/cheaper to make a couple body mounts than have to move the axle and change driveshafts.
     
  7. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I agree theres only like 12 rivets to remove and than slide the cab mount back and drill new holes
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    actually you might be able to just drill body mount holes in the rear spring crossmember anyone have a CC to take mesurements from???need to know the differance in the rear mounts in relation to the front mounts I've got my LB frame sitting about 10 feet from me
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    i've got a buddy with a strandard cab K20. he measured up once for his truck to put a crewcab frame on it. it wasnt quite long enough, the tires would've just got into the cab corners. if you're using 56" springs, you could just turn them around and put the long side towards the front, extending the wheelbase 4", might be enough to clear the cab. :thinking:
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that's what i was thinking and backwords 56's and a zero rate
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Sorry to Hijack I agree Old CC with new diesel Power would be awesome
     
  12. DavidB

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    Have machine/weld shop, crane, forklifts...have to actually look at some stuff, see which seems easier...looks like I'll end up around 140"-150", eh?
     
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    I would LOVE to see an Eaton 13 Speed in a pickup, i love driving with those transmissions. Best ever in my opinion
     
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    Yeah...but this is gonna be a wheeler, and I prefer an Auto :D
     
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    I don't have a CC to look at...one I wanna buy is in the next state. Could some of you CC guys look and see how much you think you can cut out of the frame = how much could you shorten the wheelbase? 'preciate it - David
     
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    No way Drey...I'll take my 15spd any day. Way easier to shift when your not awake or paying attention, last longer, run cooler, and lots tougher. 2 years ago a friend of mine had his 15spd gone through, had 980,000 miles and was starteing to make a little noise. Had 2 broken syncro's and a broken sliding clutch. He couldn't feel it, said it shifted like a dream, just a little noisy. But 8% grades and straight pipes work great with a 13 to make a lot of noise.
    George
     
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    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    Never driven a 15. Driven, Eaton 8(Volvo), 10(Freightliner), 13(Ford LTL 9000), and a Straight 7 speed(International)


    Out of those I like the 8 and the 13 the best but the 13 was nice to get a little better mileage so I didnt have to fuel up my tender truck as much, of course I could run for two weeks on the amount of fuel that LTL 9000 could carry either 200 or 300 gallons i cant remember.


    Hijack off
     
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    saving up for a cummins and nv4500

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    Alot of nice trucks in this thread:bow::bow:
     
  20. DavidB

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    Now we just need some bad-ace CCs...any out there besides willyswanter?
     

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