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Old 04-08-2016, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1960 international metro step van build

looking to start a build on this metro in my shop right now.. I havent had much luck finding the right forum to do so. Hoping that pirate will dig this bad ass 2wd build. If this is totally fucked spot for it we can move it. This thing has some awesome fab work and ideas that I'm sure people will want to see!!!!!!!!!!

pics here in a few
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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as it sits now. and yes it has a cummins
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That good start.


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Old 04-10-2016, 07:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm digging it Cool old van project
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's really cool I would love to have something like that! I have been looking at the Sprinter vans but that one is 100x cooler!
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It's been a few since your first little few pic's. Wanna see more Meow!
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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im having ahard time with photo bucket trying to upload pics and its not working
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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first step build a jig table to bulid this van on. found some good used ibeams
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lets see some more of the body, looks like a great project!
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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got the wheels after searching forever to find someone that even could attempt to make these 20 in steel dually style wheels what a pain. this is my first build on a lowered vehicle.
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needed to make some motor mounjts that dont take up so much room and look nice.





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Old 04-21-2016, 10:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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sorry for jumping around pics are all mixed up.. looking for pics of the frame from the start..
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Badass! What's the intent, tow rig, mini RV, or shop truck? Who made the wheels?
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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it is a shop truck for a customer. dan @ bitchin sitchin seats. Bitchn Stitchn Inc.

dan makes the best motorcycle seats in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LOVE IT!!!!! THOSE WHEELS ARE PERFECT!!

I just stumbled on a big van type hauler I may have to go look at

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so this is how i started the frame.






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Old 02-11-2017, 01:20 PM   #19 (permalink)
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frame

The main frame rails are made out of 2x8 .188 wall. the rest is made out of 2x4 .188 .. It might seem like over kill to some but we are planning on tones of power out of this.







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The rear end is out of a 2001 dodge 2500 gas truck. its a dana 60 and was way to wide to fit. I ended up narrowing the axle 14 inches and yes its still a full floater. The front end was out of a 1979 g30 gm van. I narrowed the front end 9 inches. the front end is only for mock up as the control arms and center section will be custom fabbed.


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Old 02-11-2017, 01:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The whole process or narrowing the rear end was a pita.

i found the spindles for doing just such after lots of looking.




had them turned down and then pressed them into the housing 2.5 inches
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having a hard time finding pictures of the frame in progress.. heres a few









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needed to make a custom center link. made out of 1x 5/16 wall dom








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missed a whole bunch but heres alot more things.. tranny mount front cross member










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