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Old 02-12-2017, 12:55 AM   #1
Cjcolbyjack
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85 crewcab on a denali sub chassis

i have a 85 crew cab long bed Dooley i would like to cut the bed to fit a denali suburban chassis and make it single rwd. does anyone know where i could find info about this? thanks!
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:25 AM   #2
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Re: 85 crewcab on a denali sub chassis

Got to start with wheel base and overall length.

Denali Suburban vs Crew Cab Dooley

Wheelbase - 116" vs 164.5"
Overall length - 203.9" vs 211.8"

Then see how you are going to put a body that requires a 164.5 wheel base on a chassis with a 116" wheel base.

Are you planning on making the crew cab a short bed dooley?

Lot easier to section a frame then to add frame rail.

And can you make body mounts? The suburban frame is dramatically wider than 80s frames.

Give the google a shot or ask the guys at Pirate4x4.com - they are very accommodating.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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Re: 85 crewcab on a denali sub chassis

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Got to start with wheel base and overall length.

Denali Suburban vs Crew Cab Dooley

Wheelbase - 116" vs 164.5"
Overall length - 203.9" vs 211.8"

Then see how you are going to put a body that requires a 164.5 wheel base on a chassis with a 116" wheel base.

Are you planning on making the crew cab a short bed dooley?

Lot easier to section a frame then to add frame rail.

And can you make body mounts? The suburban frame is dramatically wider than 80s frames.

Give the google a shot or ask the guys at Pirate4x4.com - they are very accommodating.
thank you so much!
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