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Old 03-14-2010, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my 89 Chevy build

I started this build a 1 1/2 years ago and been working on it as the money comes in.

I bought the ORD leaf spring perches and I am using 6" springs in the front with F250 superduty rear spring

I narrowed the front 12" through a little trial and error it turned out decent. My Dad got me the CAT lights, they are 12v floods and fit nicely.








Then I started on the dual hydraulic ram




Which brings us to where I am now.
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I have alot of body work to do to make this thing look straight but it is a good start.

I narrowed the bed 14" then bobbed it





I will be starting the boatsides this weekend then after some bodywork I plan to two tone it using Durabak liner.
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The truck looks damn good and the fabrication looks top notch. I think this body style looks real good with big tires and little lift.
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Looks like a nice clean truck.

With all that body work, are you actually going to wheel it?
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I plan on beating the hell out of it!

Of course there is a nice clean exo cage soon to come.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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truck looks good man. makes me really excited to start on my 94'.

Whats that drivetrain all consist of? tires?

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D60 front, chromoly shafts, stage 8 nuts, North west fab drive flanges, lincoln locked
D70 rear lincoln locked
stock EFI 350
built TH350
203/205 twin stick
drive shaft super store super 60 front shaft
42" tsl tires
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badass deal man.

Im gonna be looking at about the same setup. cept a 14 rear with a 454 or 496 with a 241/205 hopefully.

so your running what? approximately 9" lift total?
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Yeah I think the ORU kit is about 3" plus the 6" lift that sounds about right. I used stock f250 superduty springs in the rear and mounted my shackles on 4" square tubing to get it all level. BTW those superduty springs are long and very flexy!
Good luck on your build!
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SUB'D!, lovin this truck, i have a 90 and all i see is you truck when i look at it
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Bad ass rig bro keep us posted.
What are the front springs?
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looks good.the narrow is nice
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Yeah I think the ORD kit is about 3" plus the 6" lift that sounds about right. I used stock f250 superduty springs in the rear and mounted my shackles on 4" square tubing to get it all level. BTW those superduty springs are long and very flexy!
Good luck on your build!
If u get a chance can we get a pic of
the 4" square tubing you were talking about using as a shackle.

Edit: nevermind I forgot you bobbed the truck. I see what ya did
now. Carry on.
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Cool build! Where are ya gonna wheel it at? I'm located in Yukon, so I'm pretty close to ya. I'm building a solid axle 94, but I'm just using the 94 body on an older frame.
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D60 front, chromoly shafts, stage 8 nuts, North west fab drive flanges, lincoln locked
D70 rear lincoln locked
stock EFI 350
built TH350
203/205 twin stick
drive shaft super store super 60 front shaft
42" tsl tires
Champion beadlocks
What gears?
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What are the front springs?
bds 6"
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Cool build! Where are ya gonna wheel it at? I'm located in Yukon, so I'm pretty close to ya. I'm building a solid axle 94, but I'm just using the 94 body on an older frame.
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Here is my attempt at a center console. I made it out of mdf and used herculiner to cover it. The trick was covering the hole in the floor board and still be able to use the power seats, That's right, my crawler has power heated seats. Truth is my dd has them and they are comfy so when I found 2 for $150 i jumped. They are from a 2002 Chevy silverado. I also had to make some access panels to lube the 203 box and another to adjust the cable shifters I picked up from NorthWest Fab.




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Here are some pics of the belly of the beast.




And I pulled it out in the sun today to stand back and check some body lines. Still have a ton of work to do but I can see light at the end of the tunnel finally.

Sorry for the shitty pics. I used my iphone


I am not happy with the rear axle being forward in the wheel well but I will leave it for now. It will get it centered up when I can afford coil overs and 4 link it.



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Starting my boatsides this weekend thanks to Dad going to the steel yard for me while I was at work. Don't pay any attention to the masking tape. I used a pen to mark the line on the tape where I wanted to cut so even though the tape is not straight, the line is.
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Nice clean work! Makes me miss my '93 that I got rid of earlier this year, wait, nevermind I have enough projects.

Keep up the good work, can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:54 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Dude, super clean build. I really like it. Only question, how did you stick the grill back together? I taperd my '94 18" and that's been my only issue. The modified grill really finishes out the front of a rig.
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