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Old 10-26-2020, 07:23 PM   #1
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"Pickup truck" conversion

This is a photo progression of my friend Mike Powell converting a 1989 GMC C7000 TopKick into a pickup truck for me.

What the truck looked like when I bought it
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Removing the box using hay bales
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After the frame was shortened
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: "Pickup truck" conversion

Frame welds
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Sub-frame
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1989 GMC C7000 TopKick Pickup 10.4L (636 c.i.) Caterpillar Diesel and an Eaton 6 Speed
Project Truck (SOLD):
1969 C/50 Farm Truck 292c.i. (with a drinking problem) and an SM465 (CH465) tranny with a 2-speed rear
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: "Pickup truck" conversion

Installing the bed
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Ready to drive
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Dually 6.6L LLY Duramax Diesel and an Allison 5 Speed
1989 GMC C7000 TopKick Pickup 10.4L (636 c.i.) Caterpillar Diesel and an Eaton 6 Speed
Project Truck (SOLD):
1969 C/50 Farm Truck 292c.i. (with a drinking problem) and an SM465 (CH465) tranny with a 2-speed rear
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:24 AM   #4
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Re: "Pickup truck" conversion

This is too cool!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:17 PM   #5
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Re: "Pickup truck" conversion

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This is too cool!
Thanks. I love it.
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1989 GMC C7000 TopKick Pickup 10.4L (636 c.i.) Caterpillar Diesel and an Eaton 6 Speed
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1969 C/50 Farm Truck 292c.i. (with a drinking problem) and an SM465 (CH465) tranny with a 2-speed rear
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:38 PM   #6
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Re: "Pickup truck" conversion

Thats a big ass truck
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Old 10-28-2020, 11:41 PM   #7
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Re: "Pickup truck" conversion

When I did a bobber, I cut the rivets for the spring hangers, centered the axle under the wheel opening in the bed, and bolted the new hangers in place. Then used a band saw to cut the frame hanging out the back to the desired length.
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Old 10-29-2020, 07:59 AM   #8
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Thats a big ass truck
Yes, it is.

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When I did a bobber, I cut the rivets for the spring hangers, centered the axle under the wheel opening in the bed, and bolted the new hangers in place. Then used a band saw to cut the frame hanging out the back to the desired length.
I saw a couple of YouTube videos where a guy did it that way. Very fascinating how he did the measuring and drilling.
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1989 GMC C7000 TopKick Pickup 10.4L (636 c.i.) Caterpillar Diesel and an Eaton 6 Speed
Project Truck (SOLD):
1969 C/50 Farm Truck 292c.i. (with a drinking problem) and an SM465 (CH465) tranny with a 2-speed rear
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