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Old 12-19-2017, 04:33 PM   #1
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my 86 2wd black swb i picked up this summer

2 owner truck from Ga I bought this summer, cleanest truck ive had so far

here is a you tube video of it

https://youtu.be/dSwwRUd6dBU


ive since changed the radiator support, new front bumper, new rear sport bumper/brackets, and installed wheels and tires....
245/45 20's on front and 295/45 20's on back, Polished American racing torq thrust II wheels, 20x8's in front and 20x10's in back


.....hopefully get it lowered next week, going with all western chassis components, 5" up front with 2.5" spindles and 2.5" springs, and in back, 7" using the WC flip kit, and 2" hangers

(ended up with a darn bulged disc a few months ago or I would've already had the darn thing done!)

doing an LS swap this winter, slowly been gathering up all the components needed
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:02 PM   #2
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Nice truck!! I'm a big fan of the original grille, but that does look sharp. What did you do with the original grille?

And I absolutely love the wheels
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:11 PM   #3
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Nice truck!! I'm a big fan of the original grille, but that does look sharp. What did you do with the original grille?

And I absolutely love the wheels
thanks man, I sold it locally, I had it on my garage wall as "wall art" for a few months, then a friend of mine offered me $150 for the grille and support so I sold it
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:15 PM   #4
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Great lookin truck.

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Old 12-19-2017, 05:20 PM   #5
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thanks man, I sold it locally, I had it on my garage wall as "wall art" for a few months, then a friend of mine offered me $150 for the grille and support so I sold it
I would like a Tailgate Band for "wall art". When my Dad worked at GM, he made those tailgate bands. He told me when he saw my truck, after I bought it. I actually never knew what he did all those years, when he worked at GM.

On another note, sorry to hear about your back. I've been there, so I know how you feel. Look up I.D.E.T. Back Surgery. It's an outpatient surgery, and it did wonders for my back.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:25 AM   #6
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I had a herniated disc repaired last year..Best thing I ever did. No more pain. Great way to live. Good Luck.

I can't wait to see what that truck looks like when lowered.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:18 PM   #7
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Great lookin truck.

Bubba
thanks bubba

hopefully its getting lowered next week
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:19 PM   #8
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I would like a Tailgate Band for "wall art". When my Dad worked at GM, he made those tailgate bands. He told me when he saw my truck, after I bought it. I actually never knew what he did all those years, when he worked at GM.

On another note, sorry to hear about your back. I've been there, so I know how you feel. Look up I.D.E.T. Back Surgery. It's an outpatient surgery, and it did wonders for my back.
id love to have more chevy stuff for wall art, so far its limited to a total 69 Camaro grille, and a 91 gmc suburban grille

i'll took that up, thanks for the tip, I'm sick of having numb fingers
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:21 PM   #9
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I had a herniated disc repaired last year..Best thing I ever did. No more pain. Great way to live. Good Luck.

I can't wait to see what that truck looks like when lowered.
ive been getting "dry needling" done at pt, its helping some for sure, hope I don't end up needing surgery

I cant wait either, ive been waiting quite awhile on my buddy to do it for me, he has a lift, so it'll be much easier
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Can’t wait to see it finished buddy!
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:07 PM   #11
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Canít wait to see it finished buddy!
been a darn slow process....waiting on other people is really frustrating

miss being able to do stuff like this myself without anyone farting around
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:43 PM   #12
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Re: my 86 2wd black swb i picked up this summer

finally got my truck lowered. (the struggle is real)

2.5" western chassis drop spindles
2.5" western chassis drop springs


western chassis flip kit in rear

KYB shocks all around with shock relocators in rear

also replaced the inner and outer tie rods and sleeves, and put on new assembled upper control arms. I'm sure it will settle some, I may end up using some drop shackles in rear, not sure yet, to get another inch or two
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:31 AM   #14
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Very nicely done. I'm not usually a fan of the 88-91 front ends on the smaller trucks, but it fits well here!
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:40 AM   #15
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It looks great..
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:08 AM   #16
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Brings back memories bought one identical twin new in 86 when I first lowered it in 86





After I redid it in 88 sold it the guy who bought totaled it a week later that hurt








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finally got my truck lowered. (the struggle is real)

2.5" western chassis drop spindles
2.5" western chassis drop springs


western chassis flip kit in rear

KYB shocks all around with shock relocators in rear

also replaced the inner and outer tie rods and sleeves, and put on new assembled upper control arms. I'm sure it will settle some, I may end up using some drop shackles in rear, not sure yet, to get another inch or two
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Looks great buddy
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:13 AM   #19
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Beautiful truck!!!
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:36 AM   #20
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Love it. What is the backspacing on the rear wheels?
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:31 PM   #21
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Love it. What is the backspacing on the rear wheels?
thanks you all for the comps

i'd like to suggest one thing, just some advice when you lower these trucks....ive found that it is best before tightening up the rear leaf spring "eye" bolts, make sure the truck is jacked up from the bottom of the rear end housing and is under pressure, in other words, the truck is lifted up off of the jack stands before you tighten those leaf spring eye bolts up....that way its not kinda "kincked" up and your truck will sit closer to where it will stay when dropped down....hope that makes sense? just a suggestion for the ones that haven't done this before

these are the wheels I used on the front:
http://www.jegs.com/i/American-Racin...52873/10002/-1



these are the wheels I used for the rear:
http://www.jegs.com/i/American-Racin...52173/10002/-1
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:43 PM   #22
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Sure aren't very many tire companies that make both of those sizes with matching tread.
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Sure aren't very many tire companies that make both of those sizes with matching tread.
believe me i know, i had a heck of a time finding these sizes that matched
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:32 PM   #24
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believe me i know, i had a heck of a time finding these sizes that matched
Lol. What brand did you end up going with? I'm pretty much limited to Yokahama it's looking like.
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:26 PM   #25
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Brother, she is beautiful! I call dibs if you sell! I like the way you build them!
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