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76 CrewCab Dually...4/1....powdercoated parts!

As many have followed and commented on my Iron Maiden thread, I bought a 76 Crewcab dually in Utah, and drove it home last weekend...
Eric (Blazinzuk) did a lot of legwork hunting down a solid platform for me to start a tow rig rebuild with.

My wants for a truck were:
Must be a round headlight year
Crewcab Dually
454/T400 drivetrain
A/C, Cruise options
Solid frame and body

The 454 runs strong, although it does use a quart of oil every 400mi or so;
the trans shifts great, and appears to be in great overall condition.
The 4.10 rear D70 also seems to be in good shape.
Hopefully a few upgrades to the drivetrain will satisfy my need for the duty this truck will see.

I wasn't going to do much to it but drive it for the first year, but I already decided to renew the front brakes....it has an out of true rotor, and they were down to 1.480 or so, and minimum is 1.465, so new rotors/hubs/pads up front are going on, and gradually going to go to 16" rims as it has 16.5's now. I have 2 GM 16" dually rims that are at the stripper right now, and will paint them a matching color of a future paint plan, and get some decent rubber on them for the front. It has a nice set of 4 matching tires for the rear on 16.5's. I'll use them for the next year at least.

So here is what I'm starting with, it may look familiar:

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I'll get a few more pics up in the next day or two...upcoming: brakes on the front, refurbbed front 16" wheels, and paint buffing.

Read more about this build here...
 
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Looks like it's clean. From another newly CC owner, I'm already thinking a 2wd Dually version, and I don't even have mine yet!! Is that red or orange?
 

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hey Zim did you make a deal with Kert on those 16.5 dually wheels Cuz I need a set lol
 

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Looks like it's clean. From another newly CC owner, I'm already thinking a 2wd Dually version, and I don't even have mine yet!! Is that red or orange?


I thiink its Crimson Red, but haven't checked the code yet.

hey Zim did you make a deal with Kert on those 16.5 dually wheels Cuz I need a set lol

I did Gus, he aint' getting them right away but he wants them.

Sweet! Nice score.

IMHO, round headlights are the way to go.

Yeah, I've had both, and still dig the round eyes.:pimp:
 

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yeah, I only need 3 more GM steelies...anybody got some spares?
 

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Ha, soon as zim pointed out they were 16.5s if I would have my 16s mounted up I would have traded him right there.

Oh well I do want 17s eventually and I only really want 35s

I want to run 37" H1's on my dually like all the cool kids lol!!
 

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hahaha....nice...but wait til you see mine for the Maiden Gus, we come up with what I think is a killer design for the re'inforcment ring....
 

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hahaha....nice...but wait til you see mine for the Maiden Gus, we come up with what I think is a killer design for the re'inforcment ring....

I'm sure it will be sick!! Kert does awesome work.


Keep me in mind for those slotted mags if you decide to get rid of them!!
 

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do you know the headache story behind them? I think I got it figured out finally, but what a bastard fitting lugnuts...
 

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No I didn't hear the story, but I can imagine I have a set of turbines at my dads and a set of slot mags on my 75 K10 the lug nuts must be made of gold by the cost of them
 

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well I got the nuts cheap enough, but the chrome is already flaking off....the big deal was they are of course shank style, but there are 2 different sets of 2 wheels...look closely at the Maiden and you'll see the difference. One has a hub flange that is only about 1/2" thick, the other almost 1" thick. The lugnuts for the thinner type had to be cut down length wise or the flange wouldn't seat against the hub...then we had to cut the end off the nut to allow open threads because the inside of the nut didn't have enough threads, and it would bottom out inside before the wheel was tight...of course I found out all of this on the night before leaving for BB11....but it works now.
Anyhow, if I might hang on to 1 pair for the off road trailer build, but I would get rid of the other two (the two with the lugnut issues)
 

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I'm guessing the thicker ones are Western Wheels ? All my Shank type wheels are western and have a 1"thick mounting flange
 
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