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Ochre/white 11 33.33%
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Solid Denali white 3 9.09%
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:51 PM   #26
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Re: Another Crew Cab, {72 Denali style}

Well not much on updates, been working my day job too much and combined with rain, yeah. So I’ve been collecting more parts, selling parts, getting cleaned up and a little more orginized since I don’t have much room.

Got the bed on a dolly so it’s not outside but can move it out of the way easy.

Weather was nice today so the 72 k5 blazer hangers got put on the front exactly 8” forward of the originals. If you notice the single thick fender washer that’s because the frame had a factory oval hole right there that lined up.
Here is the thought process, obviously I get the lift and they are correct for the narrow 40.5” leaf spring spacing. The wheelbase will now be 149”, regular cab short bed is 115” plus the 33” of the rear doors and you get 148”. Now I’m going to slide the bed back a 1/2” to avoid any rubbing on the cab when off road, now at 148.5”. Lastly I’ve always thought the rear wheels sat just a smidge too far forward when going with a large tire so that’s the last 1/2”. Should be perfect.

The lift is actually 8” also and the rear I will do a shackle flip which gets me 6” if lift in the rear which will make the total suspension lift 7” for the rear axle. My front is a 52” spring swap with 4” skyjacker springs, combine that with the weight of this thing it should be 7” of lift up front. When it’s all assembled I hope to remove the factory(I think) rear block and have it sit level.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:58 PM   #27
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And the sun was out today so I got a bit more done. Over halfway to being a 4wd chassis now.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:53 PM   #28
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Lost my job
Going up for sale
IF someone things work themselves out I’ll get back on it at that point. But right now is just bad timing
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:00 PM   #29
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Re: Another Crew Cab, {72 Denali style}

Too bad to hear...hope things get better for ya.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:30 PM   #30
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Too bad to hear...hope things get better for ya.
Me too. This is what happens when you have a vendictive manager and a weak union. Maybe I’ll get back where I need to before it sells. I couldn’t believe how much money I had wrapped up in it already
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:50 PM   #31
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Lost my job
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IF someone things work themselves out Iíll get back on it at that point. But right now is just bad timing
Wow!
Sorry to hear that. Ive been in a similar situation before and it sucks. Things have a way of working out though. Stay positive. Truck looks great!!!
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:18 PM   #32
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Well if I can make things work out for the next few months and it doesn’t sell. The new goal will be to cut my 70 halfway up the b-pillar and where the top of the windows start curving down. Then join it to the crew so I’ll have 95% of my original truck from high school, have a title, registered as a truck, Oh and the Cummins drivetrain.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:40 PM   #33
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As you know, no progress on the truck. But I did want to share my drive home. I got to pull two fords off the side of the road at one time. The guys wife said she didnít want me to hurt my truck trying to move them. Little did she realize I had a lot more motor than that broken down powerstroke.
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:14 PM   #34
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Re: Another Crew Cab, {72 Denali style}

Sorry to hear about the misfortunes. I really hope you get back on your feet and are able to keep the project. Do you still have and would you sell the 3500 badges? I could use them. Thanks. -Joel
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:45 PM   #35
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Sorry to hear about the misfortunes. I really hope you get back on your feet and are able to keep the project. Do you still have and would you sell the 3500 badges? I could use them. Thanks. -Joel
Those are gone. Sold a bunch of stuff to help keep on my feet. Didnít wanna dip into savings. I think now Iím about to get back on it. Sure hope so
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Those are gone. Sold a bunch of stuff to help keep on my feet. Didnít wanna dip into savings. I think now Iím about to get back on it. Sure hope so
Hey no problem. Glad to hear it actually. looking forward to updates. Just started on a crew cab project myself. Thx
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:49 PM   #37
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So I havenít been real happy with the cab attachment. Strength no doubt, but just donít like the custom look of it. So I picked up something today from my local member. So tell me is this a 67-68 only thing? Iíve never seen the floor center like this as Iíve always seen smooth center ďtunnelĒ areas and the under fuel tank extra pieces of metal Iíve never seen.
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I did a lot less today than I really wanted to. But the weather feels so nice it was hard to push myself to do any real work. I did get the chassis into the garage, with the mindset that Iím going to get the suspension right, and the frame cleaned up first. Then transfer the cab over to the frame so I can start making my final modifications to the body. I love the duplicolor rust converter, funny seeing it turn blue/purple before it goes black. While I was getting the frame horns cleaned in preparation for the 4wd spring mounts I found these numbers. Anyone know the meaning of them?
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:36 PM   #39
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Itty bitty progress, I seriously am enjoying the weather too much to car about working. But here are the DIY4X front spring hanger body mounts that I had on the Cummins truck. Also notice my angle iron cross tie to the rear bracket/nut plates. I always thought the front of these trucks should have had the hangers tied together. Still need to drill the bottom holes but Iíll do that when I roll the front axle under it
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Re: Another Crew Cab, {72 Denali style}

Those are stout.
There’s a lot of numbers on these frames. The only ones I know about are the VIN. Maybe the others are part numbers or some date code from the stamping.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:10 PM   #41
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Those are stout.
Thereís a lot of numbers on these frames. The only ones I know about are the VIN. Maybe the others are part numbers or some date code from the stamping.
They are so stout I was very careful not to drop them on myself when bolting them up, lol. Allows you to go stock spring location or in my case run 52Ē rear springs
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:19 PM   #42
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So the garage has had a family vehicle in it that does not park outside. So the chassis hasn’t been in there. Well I strung out the air hoses to the yard and decided I could do just a little bit. Need to notch the crossmember for the sway bar and crossover clearance like when it was all on my other truck. I’m hoping I have time before work tomorrow night to make the shackles and the it’ll all be bolted up. I plan on using 1/4” square steel tubing and notching for where it wraps around the frame and clearancing for the flat of the spring. Figured this way they will be strong and have lateral bracing more than any store bought units. Ofcourse I’ll post up a picture when I’m done.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:40 PM   #43
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Got the shackles made up today and bolted up, didnít want too much height being the frame is flat right there they didnít need to be real long. Every cut and notch is for a reason, complete stroke in both directions just touching frame and body mounts. Seriously doubt I will ever use this much articulation but you never know. Note I also had to notch the frame as the 157Ē frame is wider. Notice the lower half of the shackle has a complete box around it which should help any twisting and sway with the longer springs. Also if I ever broke a shackle bolts or say lost a nut, The shackle would not come completely loose until the bolt walked all the way out
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