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Old 11-10-2011, 08:48 AM   #51
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Re: crew cab short bed build " clifford"

These pics are not very good but here ya go. I will plate the inside after i final weld. I need to bring the bed home before i cut the rear. I guesse the 1 ton rear frames are diffrent than a 1/2 ton? If i cut 6 inches off the rear my bumper will have to have holes cut through the rear hangers? Someone know if this is right?
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:51 AM   #52
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rear of frame
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:23 PM   #53
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Are you going to box or fish plate the frame??
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:11 PM   #54
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Are you going to box or fish plate the frame??
Fish plate. May do the inside and outside. I will be pulling some with it. I don't know if it will be necessary to do both. What do y'all think?
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:10 PM   #55
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Part of me would like to weld it up and dress it out so its not visible but I know it needs more strength. I will box mine and clean it up nice. It could also have a fish plate behind it. I just want a clean look. I know frames flex some, Just don't want cracks.....
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:25 PM   #56
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These are some plates I have made for boxing in the frame.....
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:00 AM   #57
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:56 AM   #58
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These are some plates I have made for boxing in the frame.....
So you are going to box just the area where the frame was shortened at?
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #59
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Yes.. and a few inches on each side... Open to all suggestions....lol
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:01 PM   #60
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Bed ready for first prime. Just need to get right fender in and fitted.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:27 PM   #61
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Re: crew cab short bed build " clifford"

Cant wait to see how this turns out, I have a cclb dually that I am wanting to cut down to a swb. Not sure if I would want to make it a dually or just go single wheel.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #62
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What are your plans for the suspension. Lowering it, or stock ride height?
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:55 PM   #63
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Cant wait to see how this turns out, I have a cclb dually that I am wanting to cut down to a swb. Not sure if I would want to make it a dually or just go single wheel.
Getting pretty anxious myself. I'm taking vacation the week after Thanksgiving, with nothing planned but working on the truck.
Keep it a dually, the ones i have seen are sweet!!

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Old 11-15-2011, 05:59 PM   #64
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I plan on lowering it. Looking at hangers and shackles for the rear and 3" spindles for the front. I want it to be low enough to look good but not so low that it's not functional. Bags are not in the budget, i don't think that i have mentioned that this is a budget build.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:53 PM   #65
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These pics are not very good but here ya go. I will plate the inside after i final weld. I need to bring the bed home before i cut the rear. I guesse the 1 ton rear frames are diffrent than a 1/2 ton? If i cut 6 inches off the rear my bumper will have to have holes cut through the rear hangers? Someone know if this is right?
From what I've researched, you don't need to cut as much off the rears as the half tons because the 1 ton frames were shorter from the factory back there. I wondered the ame thing on mine. Also, did you just measure 1/2" back from the front bed mounting hole, make a mark, and then remove 14" from there back?
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:58 PM   #66
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I measured back 7 inches from from the rear cab mount, that put me about a inch behind the front bed bolt hole.
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Re: crew cab short bed build " clifford"

Did you just go 7" back from the rear edge of the cab mount, or 7" from center? (I'm reading it like 7" from the rear edge of the cab mount but just want to be sure) Thanks for the help. I'm going to try to cut mine down soon.
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Yes rear edge.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:01 AM   #70
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No problem.
Plans are to take the truck to work this weekend to shoot the firewall so i can get started getting the engine and trans in.
I will set the bed on while it's there so i can figure out how much needs to come off of the rear of the frame. I will post up after i figure it out.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:02 AM   #71
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Don't forget the pictures!! This is exactly what I plan on doing to mine. Shortbed, 5.3, 4l60, and a 6/8 drop. So I'm watching this build close......
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:04 PM   #72
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Will do. Are you doing a dually or single wheel?
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:22 PM   #73
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Definately keeping it dually. I havent decided on wheels yet. Probly just stock 16's. Semis are not really in the budget. Plus I don't know if I wanna mess with the adapters and all the added weight.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:28 PM   #74
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Definately keeping it dually. I havent decided on wheels yet. Probly just stock 16's. Semis are not really in the budget. Plus I don't know if I wanna mess with the adapters and all the added weight.
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Got any pics of it?
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #75
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Getting pretty anxious myself. I'm taking vacation the week after Thanksgiving, with nothing planned but working on the truck.
Keep it a dually, the ones i have seen are sweet!!
Sounds like you should be able to get a lot of work done on it then. I have thought about keeping it a dually, but mine is 4x4 and lifted duallys just don't look as good as a srw. Plus I have seen one or two lifted short bed dually 4x4s and they look unproportional.
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