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This was my weekend project. a buddy wanted his SASd tahoe caged so.... we are building removable tube doors to go with it. There's a whole lot left to do but... :grinpimp:









the fender flares will be back on.

 

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Man that was a perfecly good truck :laughing: Deffinately a different approach.. I like it :smokin:

How much lift is on that thing ?

Is that a stock factory color ? If so what year ?
 

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wow that one of the semi late model trucks ive seen all tubed up and ready to rock.whats the specs on the truck it looks badass so far :grinpimp:
 

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That thing is awesome! Looks like a body lift and some 42 IROKs(about all I can come close to guessing on lift and tire), cool looking. Again, Im with the other guy, can we get some specs?

Slowly taking mine that route, I like to see the tech involved in doing so, there is a lot of stuff on these trucks that has to be creatively engineered.
 

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The owner designed the A pillar the way he wanted it. As for the 4wp sticker that about 6 years old from when it was still IFS.

Specs:
1997 4dr tahoe
SAS'd with ford 60s, 5.13 and detroits
3" body lift to clear custom fuel cell and allow for flat belly
42" Iroks
Custom driveline brales, SYE, tom woods shafts
Lift is all custom with a 6" stretch in the front and 2" in the rear
12k warn winch
rock ram assist

still has the 350 vortec with some custom tuning, beefed 4l60e, it is not a factory color (can't remember the name though)

Im sure theres a lot im forgetting. Everything on this truck has been done in a home garage by 2 college students on a limited budget. All of the designs, brackets, etc are built not bought.

Pics of driveline:










Before the cage:
 

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It looks sweet, I don't care for the A pillar but hey I'm not riding in it. Sweet lookin rig and I'm diggin it.
 

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I'm the owner of the Tahoe. I admit the A-pillar doesn't look so great, but the bars that protect the fender flares are spaced out a few inches. In order to meet the fender flare bars, the A-pillar bars had to be spaced out little bit. So while they don't provide the tight look that we all love, they tie in nicely and provide adequate protection. So I agree, they don't look spectacular, but they do their job, and that's what we're all going for...right? We added a couple bars in the rear to provide more support. Pictures are coming later. We also have a 300 pound tubing bender virtuoso, who loves to bend tube, so it makes our job easier. His fuel is the kegorator that is in the garage. More pictures are on the way.

PS. The tubing bender virtuoso is a three time national rugby champ. he made me write this, and i'm drunk
 

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So while they don't provide the tight look that we all love, they tie in nicely and provide adequate protection. So I agree, they don't look spectacular, but they do their job, and that's what we're all going for...right?

His fuel is the kegorator that is in the garage.
You can't beat good ole' redneck engineering.. A couple of guys,a few beers, a hammer ,saw.welder. duck tape :D and some imagination is the roots on how all of this stuff got started in the 1st place.. That is what paved the way to all of these fabrication shops and fancy machines you see today..

I'm sure that there is not anybody that has ever built something that when they got done they didn't think about how it could have been better if they done something different..

And you got to admit this is better then that other post with the gay ass Hummer with the pink furry carpet :flipoff2:
 

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I have been wanting to build a pretty hardcore Tahoe for quite some time. I was hoping nobody else would do it until I did. Oh well...

I like it a lot, except for those fender bars. They are way too far out. :barf:
 

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i love the idea of a built Tahoe but you guys could have lost the fender flares!!

fender flares= :rainbow:

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the owner is very protective of his fender flares... don't ask me why :shaking:
 

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the owner is very protective of his fender flares... don't ask me why :shaking:
They are expensive....

I think the truck looked real good before the tube...(that includes the boner on the front) Im biased as hell though cuz I hate an exo.. :barf:

Still looks like a fun ride though either way, just not asethetically appealing to me personally.
 

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They are expensive....

I think the truck looked real good before the tube...(that includes the boner on the front) Im biased as hell though cuz I hate an exo.. :barf:

Still looks like a fun ride though either way, just not asethetically appealing to me personally.
yes they are! Its not built for looks, because i agree on the exocage thing. Believe it or not this thing gets wheeled hard. Its goin to tellico as soon as the cage is finished (gonna attempt 2 Upper and lower) and should be at the east coast M&G at crozet in august.
 

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Ok, I'm the owner. I just registered. I agree, the fender bars stick out kinda far, and I might regret the fact that the tires don't stick out a few inches past them, but I'm pretty stubborn, and I wanted to keep the flares. I think they look pretty decent, but better yet... they keep lots of mud off of me. Lots of people, even Flex, admitted that the fender flares need to stay, but that doesn't really matter. Just wait til it's done. It will look much better when it's all put back together and painted black, but thanks for all the criticisms. :beer:
 

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Ok, I'm the owner. I just registered. I agree, the fender bars stick out kinda far, and I might regret the fact that the tires don't stick out a few inches past them, but I'm pretty stubborn, and I wanted to keep the flares. I think they look pretty decent, but better yet... they keep lots of mud off of me. Lots of people, even Flex, admitted that the fender flares need to stay, but that doesn't really matter. Just wait til it's done. It will look much better when it's all put back together and painted black, but thanks for all the criticisms. :beer:
Yeah, i agree the flares add somethin to it, but we prolly could've used the bars in place of the flares... maybe
 

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i know this thread is kind of old, but any more info on the t-case e brake? id like to know how it was built. it looks like a go kart caliper and rotor from northern or TSC
 
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