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Turning a full size 1 ton into trail rig

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by merace19, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. merace19

    merace19 1/2 ton status

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    I got a spare m1008. Its complete mostly. I am gonna pull the diesel engine and maybe install a 350. I was going to build up my blazer but i desided that i would rather not tear up such a nice truck beating it in the woods. But i want to know if anyone has shortened the frame on the 1 ton long bed? I will be removing the bed and maybe cutting the back side out of the cab so to add 2 more seats behind it. I have plenty of roll cage tubing and the equipment to install it. Just wanted to know if someone has done this and there thoughts on it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    This was once an M1008 but now runs an '89 TBI 350.
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    See my web page for more info on the process...
     
  3. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Never done it but sounds like a pretty cool idea. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Good luck to ya.

    Allan
     
  4. merace19

    merace19 1/2 ton status

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    Its like you pulled my thoughts straight out of my head and put them together /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. Man that thing looks cool. I dont know how to get to your web page. Could you post it? What hood and windshield is that you are using. Seeing i will be in mud some of the time i was going to try and have a roof on mine also. I dont need no stinking doors /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Sorry, didn't think about you being new. It's in my profile (click my user name), but here is a link directly to it. Much of the major steps of the buildup are covered in there. The windshield came from the original cab. The hood is a cut down stock GM item that I skinned out, narrowed, and relocated (lower and back).
     

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