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Old 01-19-2017, 09:07 PM   #1
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it finally happened

I have wanted to convert my 68 to 4 wheel drive for as long as I can remember. first I bought a 78 f150 front axle thinking I could keep my truck coil sprung. Then I got a 77 k10 long bed, but the wheelbase was way off. I then bought a 74 4wd suburban because the wheelbases are only 2.5 inches off. I got to thinking about it and figured the only way to really do it where it looks good is to bite the bullet and buy a 67-72 4wd chassis. I found a 72 k20 that I got as a parts truck so I could have disc brakes and power steering.

First I pulled the old truck out of the barn its been in since 1991
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:11 PM   #2
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Re: it finally happened

I swapped the bed
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:24 PM   #3
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I have more pictures, but they aren't uploading.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:49 PM   #4
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Re: it finally happened

might need to resize them
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:13 AM   #5
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Love long 4x4 stepsides
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:11 AM   #6
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That's going to be a nice truck long bed step side sweet
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:38 AM   #7
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cab transplant
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:42 AM   #8
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #9
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:54 AM   #10
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This is a picture of the truck in 1986. My dad is driving and I am sitting right behind spare tire.
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:17 AM   #11
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Looks awesome, super cool vintage picture too
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:26 AM   #12
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Re: it finally happened

Hey, I just say Hank Williams Jr. in the back of that truck!

Nice work, you're going to love the 4x4... fun. Keep posting progress!
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:45 AM   #13
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I remember you had plans to do this. And now you did! Awesome! You hit the easy button going with that chassis...I'm sure you know. Looks great. Anything worth havin' is worth waiting for.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:00 PM   #14
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you have made an awesome truck, good choice on the 72 K20 running gear...
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Old 01-23-2017, 02:18 PM   #15
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You did a phtoshop making this a 4wd years ago, right? And, this was back when the popular opinion was long Stepsides are the redheaded stepchild of these trucks. Opinions have changed. It takes people with vision to turn heads around
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:04 PM   #16
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Re: it finally happened

sexy truck man . . . .leave the paint all alone . just mechanicals and run it .
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:23 AM   #17
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awesome! I love the long step 4x4s
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:55 PM   #18
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its cool because I photo shopped this about 10 years ago and now it looks like my mental picture.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:14 PM   #19
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I know its crazy! The truck doesn't even run yet, but I got a set of 35x10.00r16 Super Swamper TSL SX2s, on Ford 16x7.5 steel wheels. Call it motivation.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:18 PM   #21
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That looks sick, I love the cut fender cups, I did the same to an old K2500 step I had.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:21 PM   #22
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I love your truck. I've been following on Instagram. One thing I was wondering while looking at the photos is what is the logo/lettering just below the fender emblem?
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:21 PM   #23
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funny how the before and after looks just like the photo shopped picture.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:24 PM   #24
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I work in oil and gas, but my family runs cattle in central Texas. That's my family's brand
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:28 PM   #25
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I got front and rear bumpers from South Texas Outfitters, so this weekend I took the rear bumper off. It was welded on so it took 3 times as long as it should have. Surprise surprise.
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