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Old 10-30-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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crew cab short bed build " clifford"

Here's a few pics and some info of my new project.

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The plan right now is to do a shortbed dually conversion.
I already have the bed, i will start getting it ready for paint tomorrow.
I picked up a set of burb power doors with nice door panels.
I was suppose to also get the seats out of the same burb but the guy had left them outside for quite some time so i passed on them. Anybody have any seats?
I have a 5.3 and 4l60e ready to go in, i know i should do a 6.0 but i already have it. Beside i would really like to do a duramax or cummings later.

I will be doing a complete paint job and put all of the chrome back on. It's probably going back solid red or maybe red and silver/gray two tone.

I think i'm going to call it Clifford cause it sure is big and red.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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nice build!
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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nice build!
Thanks.

I am going to start pulling the front clip off tonight. Then it will be time to fire up the pressure washer.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:45 AM   #5
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Started stripping the bed this morning.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:26 PM   #6
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:03 PM   #7
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:42 AM   #8
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Re: crew cab short bed build " clifford"

How did the normal "rot out" areas look on the truck? It seems veruy clean from the pictures.
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How did the normal "rot out" areas look on the truck? It seems veruy clean from the pictures.
It has one small spot of rust on the rear of the drivers fender and one spot on the right rocker under the rear door. Other than those two spots the truck is very clean. The radiator support and fender wells are perfect. The floors have no rust in them and still has what appears to be the original carpet and seat covers.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:55 PM   #11
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What are your plans with the frame??
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What are your plans with the frame??
I going to shorten the frame.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:10 PM   #13
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Great project and you have a super nice truck to start with. I have one I'm going to do but it's down the project line. By the way, cummins has no g in it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:45 PM   #14
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Great project and you have a super nice truck to start with. I have one I'm going to do but it's down the project line. By the way, cummins has no g in it.
Thanks & on the g
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Be sure and take pictures of the frame project. Getting ready to do one myself! Thanks, Looks like a great project!!
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Be sure and take pictures of the frame project. Getting ready to do one myself! Thanks, Looks like a great project!!
I plan to take plenty of pics. It's going to be the week after Thanksgiving. I'm taking vaction then to work on the truck.
Do a search on here there are some threads on shortening frames.
From what i have read it doesn't look to be to hard.

Thanks, i am really stoked about this project. I have completly lost interest in the drag car for now.
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I shortened a 68 and drove it for years with no problems. I have a 79 lwb with a factory 454 I am going to shorten.Good luck !!!!!
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Oh yeah, I did notice the sweet drag car in the back round. Vega??
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Oh yeah, I did notice the sweet drag car in the back round. Vega??
Yes, its a Vega. Round tube, fourlink and strut front. Chevy 11 belongs to my brother.
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Yes, its a Vega. Round tube, fourlink and strut front. Chevy 11 belongs to my brother.
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Oh yeah, I did notice the sweet drag car in the back round. Vega??
Oh by the way ground does have a g in it .
Sorry couldn't resist.
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Nice. The drag cars are sweet! Will this truck be a hauler for one or both?
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Nice. The drag cars are sweet! Will this truck be a hauler for one or both?
Just the Vega.
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I need a tube chassis for my vette!
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