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new project for dd/tow rig?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by freeflow, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. freeflow

    freeflow 1/2 ton status

    Nov 6, 2004
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    alexandria, minnesota
    Well since im looking for a newer truck for my dd/tow rig, i started thinking about the extra suburban frame i have sitting out back. How hard would it be to mount a 88-98 chevy extended cab and bed on that frame?? Im thinking about doing it because i like that body style and im not a big fan of ifs.

    The overall lengths are extended cab short bed = 218" and the suburban frame is 219" overall correct? If that is correct than it would just be moving the rear axle back like 11" i think.

    Another reason for building it using the sub frame is it would be cheaper and i wanna put a diesel in it probably a 6.5.

    Any opinions?

    thanks brad
  2. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Dec 20, 2002
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    Afton / Star Valley Wyoming
    sounds like a cool idea to me. I won't say it will be easy but would definatly be cool when done

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