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Old 03-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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97 sierra ext cab build

Well this will be my first attempt at building a nice truck. I bought this truck last year with 115k. I runs great and needs minor aesthetic fixes. I will be lowering it and repainting or refinishing the paint. There are a few dings here and there and one large crumpled lower rear fender, blow out I'm guessing. I'd like to add picture but not sure why the forum won't let me.
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I'd like to add picture but not sure why the forum won't let me.

Hey lucky..... Welcome,

I'd like to see your build..... The most common issue with pic upload is they are too large, Resize your pics or upload to the forum gallery http://67-72chevytrucks.com/gallery/ then link them to your thread......
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thanks Rob, I figured it all out just now. Here are a couple pics.





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Old 03-25-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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Re: 97 sierra ext cab build

looks like a pretty good one to start with...are you switching to the earlier style steel wheels?
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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Re: 97 sierra ext cab build

Ya, I bought 6 of them, for 150, with rings and caps. I think it will make the truck stand out where I'm from cause everybody here has 20's. Gotta be different. I did think about buying some nicer ones for cruses and shows.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:39 AM   #6
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Ya, I bought 6 of them, for 150, with rings and caps. I think it will make the truck stand out where I'm from cause everybody here has 20's. Gotta be different. I did think about buying some nicer ones for cruses and shows.
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Cool...I know what you mean about being different...I had lime green Caprice/Impala steelies with Moon hubcaps & ribbed trim rings on my old '93. I always thought those alloys pictured on your truck were a decent looking wheel as well.
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Cool, got any tips on paint, I used a krylon but it seems to chip easy.... I blasted, used acetone, and primer sealer, but it looks like to paints is easy to chip?
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Cool, got any tips on paint, I used a krylon but it seems to chip easy.... I blasted, used acetone, and primer sealer, but it looks like to paints is easy to chip?
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not really sure...I just picked the color & had mine sprayed by a professional painter
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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not really sure...I just picked the color & had mine sprayed by a professional painter
How expensive was it?
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Tom, I would like to go lower but the roads around here are in constant construction or they just suck, and its probably out of my budget.

Rob, I'm probably gonna run 255/70's in the back and 235/70's in the front. So im a little worried the front wont clear, I'll have to do a little measuring before I start.
you're biggest issue might be the wheels...I ran 235/75's on my 5" front drop for a little while. It was close when I ran the alloys, so I trimmed the fender lips just to be safe. However, when I switched to the 15x7 painted steelies, I ran a 225/70 up front with no issues. I even had the springs trimmed to bring the front down just a bit more.

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How expensive was it?
I honestly don't remember since it was so long ago. I had some body work & 2-tone primer shot onto the truck as well, but I can't remember if I had that done with the wheels all at once. Seems like I had the wheels done shortly afterward though. Paint supplies were probably less than $100, & I don't think he charged too much to shoot them. I gave away all receipts when I sold the truck back in '07, or I could probably give you an exact #.
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welcome to the board....how low are you gonna go?
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I'm thinking 4-6 drop, as long as the front will clear...
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Just getting started ?

I'm run'n 4-6 and only have about 2" between K and road, Yeah..... It's hit a few times.....
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I'm run'n 4-6 and only have about 2" between K and road, Yeah..... It's hit a few times.....
On your 97? I have way more clearence then that between my k member and the road. Now the plastic dam under the front bumper, thats about 1-2" and hits now and then, but never the subframe or control arms. My old 79 that was 5" in front, that was a different story.
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On your 97? I have way more clearence then that between my k member and the road. Now the plastic dam under the front bumper, thats about 1-2" and hits now and then, but never the subframe or control arms.

Yeah Tom, My 97...... But, It just dawned on me I'm running 2" spindles with 2" springs and 215/65-15 tires up front with a extra 100+ lbs of BIG block fury !!!

The air dam was removed when the drop was installed, It was smashed when the truck was lowered off the jack......
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Tom, I would like to go lower but the roads around here are in constant construction or they just suck, and its probably out of my budget.

Rob, I'm probably gonna run 255/70's in the back and 235/70's in the front. So im a little worried the front wont clear, I'll have to do a little measuring before I start.
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Ya that's what I thought on the front drop, I'm hoping I can get by, or I'll roll the fenders myself, that way I won't have to worry about it. I don't drive to crazy, more of a cruiser...

And I was thinking about powder coat on the wheels, but I wonder if it will last with the ring scratching every time I touch them. Do u think red in the wheels would be better?
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Ya that's what I thought on the front drop, I'm hoping I can get by, or I'll roll the fenders myself, that way I won't have to worry about it. I don't drive to crazy, more of a cruiser...

And I was thinking about powder coat on the wheels, but I wonder if it will last with the ring scratching every time I touch them. Do u think red in the wheels would be better?
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I'm not sure about the powder coat, since I've never had anything done. I'm sure there are tons of others on the forum who could answer that question though. As for colors, I would just have someone do some Photoshop pics for you with various colors you like. That's what I did with mine. Or just search for pics of trucks with similar wheels. Whether you keep your truck's current paint scheme or do something different will also be a determining factor as to what looks best.
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I think the OP was referring more to the front wheel/tire & fender clearance, but we'll let him clear that up. I had a 5/8 drop on my '93, & the only thing I did was raise the "Y" (crossover) exhaust pipe. I did drag the front air dam on occasion, but I was always very cautious with my driving. Gotta be careful on speed bumps as well. I don't think the OP will have too many issues at 4/6 though. He already mentioned he's a cruiser, so that'll help as well. Just have to be a little more aware while driving.
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I think the OP was referring more to the front wheel/tire & fender clearance, but we'll let him clear that up. I had a 5/8 drop on my '93, & the only thing I did was raise the "Y" (crossover) exhaust pipe. I did drag the front air dam on occasion, but I was always very cautious with my driving. Gotta be careful on speed bumps as well. I don't think the OP will have too many issues at 4/6 though. He already mentioned he's a cruiser, so that'll help as well. Just have to be a little more aware while driving.
Yes I am more worried about tire/fender clearance, I drive responsibly as my youth taught me a great deal about safe driving......(I was once a horrible driver). I can however still get a different size tire for the front if needed, (suggestions?) As for under the truck, it looks like there's nothing hanging low enough to drag at 4/6, I will measure again before the surgery...

I'm going to stick with black wheels right now, as they seem to go with most colors. And the powder coat might be a little expensive, the local shop charges 65 a wheel but they do not use a acid wash, so I'm going to try an epoxy spray paint. My friend informed me it was much more durable than other paints.

On the exhaust I'm thinking 2 flow masters dumped before the diff, I think they sound the best when the sound has a chance to "bounce" a little underneath the bed. I also might get some headers. Not sure yet...any clearance issues there?

So more on the drop, what it the best way to cut out the mini notch, I have access to a torch, multiple saws, grinders, drills, and welder. I will only have 2 1/2 days to work on it when I do it so a lot of prep is good for me. On the front, spindles should keep the camber straight, right?
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On the exhaust I'm thinking 2 flow masters dumped before the diff, I think they sound the best when the sound has a chance to "bounce" a little underneath the bed. I also might get some headers. Not sure yet...any clearance issues there?
On the mufflers, Be prepared to install some kind of exit pipes..... Exhaust drone gets old pretty quick especially on 1/2 hr or longer trips.

I'm run'n Hooker Comp long tubes and bottom the K without the headers hitting so you shouldn't have any issues there.

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what it the best way to cut out the mini notch, I have access to a torch, multiple saws, grinders, drills, and welder. I will only have 2 1/2 days to work on it when I do it so a lot of prep is good for me. On the front, spindles should keep the camber straight, right?

On the notch, I prefer a grinder with chop/cut-off blades. They make a nicer cleaner cut and less chance of burning your truck down with a torch.....

Spindles shouldn't throw your alignment out much to worry about, but adding springs will require re-alignment.
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Yes I am more worried about tire/fender clearance, I drive responsibly as my youth taught me a great deal about safe driving......(I was once a horrible driver). I can however still get a different size tire for the front if needed, (suggestions?) As for under the truck, it looks like there's nothing hanging low enough to drag at 4/6, I will measure again before the surgery...

I'm going to stick with black wheels right now, as they seem to go with most colors. And the powder coat might be a little expensive, the local shop charges 65 a wheel but they do not use a acid wash, so I'm going to try an epoxy spray paint. My friend informed me it was much more durable than other paints.

On the exhaust I'm thinking 2 flow masters dumped before the diff, I think they sound the best when the sound has a chance to "bounce" a little underneath the bed. I also might get some headers. Not sure yet...any clearance issues there?

So more on the drop, what it the best way to cut out the mini notch, I have access to a torch, multiple saws, grinders, drills, and welder. I will only have 2 1/2 days to work on it when I do it so a lot of prep is good for me. On the front, spindles should keep the camber straight, right?
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Sounds good on the paint. What's the width on those wheels? As for exhaust, that should be fine if you don't mind any droning that occurs. I ran Gibson stainless shorty headers on my old truck. I'll let the experts chime in about cutting for the notch, as I had that professionally done as well.
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1997 Chevy Tahoe, 2dr/2wd, mild custom (Daily driver)
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=601142

Pics:
'66 C-10 https://flic.kr/s/aHsjHWD4h9
'97 Tahoe https://flic.kr/s/aHsjGZ7wKP
'93 C-1500 https://flic.kr/s/aHskxdpdnQ
'88 S-10 Blazer https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYGx4Md

Previous Rides:
1993 Chevy S-10 ext. cab, 4.3L, 4/5 drop (Sold)
1993 Chevy C-1500 short/step Retro-Rod (Sold)
1988 S-10 Blazer 2dr/2wd mild custom (Sold)
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On the mufflers, Be prepared to install some kind of exit pipes..... Exhaust drone gets old pretty quick especially on 1/2 hr or longer trips.

I'm run'n Hooker Comp long tubes and bottom the K without the headers hitting so you shouldn't have any issues there.

Does your truck have duels on it now ?

On the notch, I prefer a grinder with chop/cut-off blades. They make a nicer cleaner cut and less chance of burning your truck down with a torch.....

Spindles shouldn't throw your alignment out much to worry about, but adding springs will require re-alignment.
Stock exhaust right now, this truck is all original....and thanks for the advice on the notch...

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Sounds good on the paint. What's the width on those wheels? As for exhaust, that should be fine if you don't mind any droning that occurs. I ran Gibson stainless shorty headers on my old truck. I'll let the experts chime in about cutting for the notch, as I had that professionally done as well.
8'' steel wheels.

DRONING?
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Stock exhaust right now,
DRONING?
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Exhaust drone is primarily the result of sound waves traveling through the air and vibration that is transferred through a vehicle's frame, body and components...
Running duels on these trucks with the fuel tank inside the frame on the left side they have to be ran something like what's on my truck;



If you looked under the side of my truck you would see the mufflers mounted on their side to clear the driveshaft and floorboard like the lower drawing......
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