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Old 02-14-2007, 09:40 PM   #126
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Re: How about some pictures of '73-'87 short beds

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Old 02-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #127
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Wow so many short beds
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:11 PM   #128
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heres mine...



with new shoes



and currently torn down getting bagged and body dropped to the doors on a custom frame from the firewall back

Nice! Welcome to the forums.

What did you use to get those wheels to fit? They are 6 lug right?
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:07 PM   #129
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Progress pics are here... well what I have so far.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/46487735@N00/377555991/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4648773...7594445283108/



Not showing up ? try going to my flickr page here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/4648773...7594445283108/
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Nice! Welcome to the forums.

What did you use to get those wheels to fit? They are 6 lug right?
thanks. they aren't real ss rims, they are 22" replicas that are on a 5x5
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nice truck,maybe see ya out there cruising around,when weather gets better.i'm just up in longview.
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really nice truck and welcome to the board
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thanks. they aren't real ss rims, they are 22" replicas that are on a 5x5
Oh there we go! I thought you were running an adapter to fit six lug wheels. Looks good
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:41 PM   #134
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Yeah, that would be cool. looking to have it at least on the road for the summer, then back in the shop for more next winter. First trip out will be around the time the "Our Days" parade and car show happen in La Center June I think. By then it should be presentable. Paint and bodywork will be the last thing to do over the next winter.
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what exactly are these side view mirrors off of? i see them on a lot of trucks but never knew what they were off of. thanks

They are the factory mirrors, like others have said you can find them from LMC truck and others.
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Or does anybody have a similar drop, that can give me an idea of what drop that is?

5/5 ........ 5/7 maybe?
It is a 5/6 drop. Drop spindles and springs in the front, and a flip kit in the rear. It was not c-notched at the time, but I have had one time when I smacked the shortened snubbers. I will have a c-notch done before it gets back on the road. With the new found horsepower, gears, blower, etc... it will launch a whole lot harder than before and that will not be good if the suspension won't travel enough. I take some pics of the flip kit in the rear as I put it all back together.
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It is a 5/6 drop. Drop spindles and springs in the front, and a flip kit in the rear. It was not c-notched at the time, but I have had one time when I smacked the shortened snubbers. I will have a c-notch done before it gets back on the road. With the new found horsepower, gears, blower, etc... it will launch a whole lot harder than before and that will not be good if the suspension won't travel enough. I take some pics of the flip kit in the rear as I put it all back together.
Thanks for the info, sounds like its going to be a beast when it gets done

Just a couple more questions.

I have 15x10 rims all around and the current drop is just cut coils. What setup are you running in the front?
Rim size?
What drops spindle?

Thanks. I'm tired of my truck bottoming out on the slightest imperfection and want to drop the front correctly this time. I also dont want to change rims.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:29 AM   #139
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You're making good progress. It's gonna look nice when you're finished. And, it's gonna scream wicked fast. But, if you're not careful, it's gonna peel that original paint off the panels.

BTW, cool pic of Reflection Lake and Mirror Lake.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:39 PM   #140
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This my 86 K-10 with a 4.3 auto. future plans are, 350 swap,90 suburban front end swap, & maybe tbi.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:24 AM   #141
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That is a good looking truck!!
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:37 PM   #142
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:03 AM   #143
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cjracing15, that is a good looking truck! I like the 350 idea for sure and I only have one small suggestion (picky one)...remove or paint the white overspray on your fuel tank. Clean 4x4's from the 80's are hard to find and it appears you have one.
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Thanks for the praise on my 86. hiway what you see in the pic is the gas tank covers. The old guy I got the truck from painted them white . I plan on painting them black after I do The 350 swap.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:01 PM   #146
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Any more? A lot of good looking trucks on here so far.
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WOW! I could have sworn I had already posted my truck in here. Guess not.




I have since removed those hideous rear tires, and it looks a million times better. Brought the rear end about 2 1/2" down. Unfortunitely my camera took a dump.

I'll throw some vids in here too. I know its slow but we all start somewhere.

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Old 02-28-2007, 12:33 PM   #149
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Friend's truck:
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:11 AM   #150
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what are the specs on your friends truck? I think it looks really good.
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