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Old 04-20-2016, 09:21 PM   #1
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89 c3500 project

I bought this a little over a year ago so I could use it to haul stuff around for house projects as well as tow my shortbed to some shows out of state. I had to replace the driver side floor pan, inner and outer rocker panels as well as the cab corner. Still need to seam seal and start the bondo work but wanted to start on the static drop and that where I am at currently. Now that it is dropped I am looking at some 19.5 wheels and tires but am looking for some suggestions on which wheel adapters, wheels and tire size that would work best for my set up. Here's a few timeline pics.



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Rear suspension tear down


Finished the flip kit and notch.

Dropped the front this past weekend.



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Old 04-20-2016, 10:02 PM   #2
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Re: 89 c3500 project

Love the single cab duallys!
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:10 PM   #3
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Re: 89 c3500 project

Coming together really nice. I grew up with square bodies, but these were the best trucks gm made imho. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:24 PM   #4
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Re: 89 c3500 project

I'm wanting to go with some direct bolt-on 19.5s like these for my dually eventually. Well, these are 19s, but they do direct bolt 19.5s too.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:28 PM   #5
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This place has 19.5 direct bolt steel wheels. That's got me thinking a bit too.

http://www.ricksontruckwheels.com/wheels-gm-3500drw.php
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:51 AM   #6
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Re: 89 c3500 project

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This place has 19.5 direct bolt steel wheels. That's got me thinking a bit too.

http://www.ricksontruckwheels.com/wheels-gm-3500drw.php
I saw those as well but really like the look of the extra lugs which means I'll have to run adapters and that's where I'm stuck. Will the combo of the Accuride wheels and adapters push the track width out where the fronts will rub and cause me to widen the rear flares?

I really want to keep it static as I will use it as a DD but it's hard to keep on track when I saw this pic.

Hopefully there are other guys running the same set up that will chime in.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:37 PM   #7
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Re: 89 c3500 project

Any idea what steering columns would fit my 88 3500? Single cab with a flatbed on it and the column needs replacing. Looking for a bolt-in if possible. Getting old.
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