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Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #26
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Re: 1972 GMC Using 2003 Chevy 2500HD duramax Chassis

Yeah man, doin' work! I am really wanting to see how this progresses. I have yet to see anyone follow through and finish using the late model frame.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #27
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Yeah man, doin' work! I am really wanting to see how this progresses. I have yet to see anyone follow through and finish using the late model frame.
Oooh, ouch!! That stings!!

OK, enough of the pity party,, check out DREWSKIREN's build YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN,,, yep it's finished.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:40 PM   #28
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Re: 1972 GMC Using 2003 Chevy 2500HD duramax Chassis

This is a pretty awsome build keep it up.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:51 PM   #29
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Oooh, ouch!! That stings!!

OK, enough of the pity party,, check out DREWSKIREN's build YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN,,, yep it's finished.
Definitely not a hit towards you! lol, I actually thought about that after I posted it. And I meant with a 4wd. I should have stated that. I've read all of Drew's build thread.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:58 PM   #30
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Re: 1972 GMC Using 2003 Chevy 2500HD duramax Chassis

No offense taken! I think this diesel build should be one to watch. He can get some good ideas from both Drew's and my build. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:45 PM   #31
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Okay, I'm in for the ride. Looking great so far!
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #32
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Re: 1972 GMC Using 2003 Chevy 2500HD duramax Chassis

Today I started measuring the 2003 radiator and inter-cooler. It's huge.

The core support is going to get a makeover. It will be a while before I get pics up of the modification. I have to go buy some metal.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:48 AM   #33
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Cool build so far Fakerwade. Wish I found it sooner.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:52 AM   #34
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For anyone messing with a newer frame. I found out by accident that WD-40 removes that wax / tar coating on the frame. Scrape off as much as you can with a putty knife, then spray it with WD-40 and wipe it clean.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:01 AM   #35
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I've been watching Drew's build. I would love to do a crewcab build. One thing at a time though.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:23 AM   #36
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Cool build so far Fakerwade. Wish I found it sooner.
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Thanks for the compliment!! I was mentioning Drew's build because I thought he had used a newer frame. Maybe I was mistaken,,, I'll have to go back and take a look. Thanks again for checking out my build.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:27 AM   #37
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Thanks for the compliment!! I was mentioning Drew's build because I thought he had used a newer frame. Maybe I was mistaken,,, I'll have to go back and take a look. Thanks again for checking out my build.
He used a 2002 ex-cab i believe
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:19 AM   #38
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I'm about half way done with the core support. I'll post some pics later.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:33 AM   #39
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wow, nice build!
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:49 AM   #40
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Do any of you guys know of a good quality paint and body shop in or near Ohio. I' m trying to get this ready for paint and body by this winter.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #41
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Re: 1972 GMC Using 2003 Chevy 2500HD duramax Chassis

If you would like to get an idea on a modded core support, check out Ryanroo's build thread. He just modified his chevy support for a dodge rad and intercooler. Maybe it'll help you out on where to start.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #42
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Here's what I have so far. I'm picking up more sheet metal tommorrow. I used 1"x3" 1/8" thick steel tubing to frame out the cooler and radiator. I still have to cut out the front part of the core support so the opening matches the radiator.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:07 PM   #43
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It uses the same mounts as the 2003.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #44
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Christmas came early. My truck came with a Toolbox on the passenger side of the bed. My door was rusted out, but everything else was good. The doors are very expensive, if you can find a good one. I was going to fill in the bedside and not have the toolbox anymore but I couldn't do it. It's too cool to cover up. So I bit the bullet and bought one. Luckily I sold one of my frames to cover the cost.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:17 PM   #45
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Here's a pic of my first build. A 1969 Chevelle from California (no rust). I got it when I was in the Army, stationed in Ft. Irwin. I built it When I had nothing better to do with my money. It's got a 435 HP 350 sb. Eventually I'll put an LS motor in it. All hotchkis suspension, and it's blacked out.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #46
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Gonna be a cool truck! I'm watching this for sure
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #47
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Rite on with the build
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #48
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SCRIBED! Schweet build so far man!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:55 PM   #49
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Okay I have finished the core support. All I have to do is mount it to the frame. I already know how I am going to do it. I still need to put the Headlight buckets on the core support. Here are the pics.
The first one is the top mount for the radiator. It uses the factory bushing from the 2003 truck.


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Old 10-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #50
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Sorry for the blurry pics.
Next is the core support in the truck.

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