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Old 03-10-2008, 08:40 AM   #1
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something different 66 long travel truck

Well, what can I say for you guys that know me from this site! This is different for me lifting a truck and not with air ride but this truck will have some air bags too. I have this clean 66 long bed with a flat bed on it. I lowered it and was going to use it to pick up parts and stuff like but never drove once after I lowered it so my ol buddy nate (porterbuilt) had some fab tech stuff on the shelf he wasn't using so I scooped them up. I have almost finished my 78 and I'm waiting for parts on the 66 sub so me and nephews (Jake aka Waldo and Dave) got after it. We tore it down and scraped all the crap off it. The build will be the 6"fab tech lift, 4"spindle lift,6 shocks up front and hoop with a cross over bar, limit straps, the rear will have slam bags but in a different location than stock, and track locator on the rear with a hoop with six more rear shocks. The bed will be just bed sides and some cool front and rear skid plates and push bars.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

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Old 03-10-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

I also had some 38" wheel combo but the wheel center was to small on the rear, so monday i will get some different ones
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:02 AM   #4
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

omg thank you so much!!!! finally a lift instead of a lower!! no offense to yall but i just like lifted trucks. so what would all that cost if i wanted to lift my truck? also what would be my options for a lift in the rear (other than bags)? im not too good with anything suspension wise, i was dreading rebuilding my front end because ive never done any kind of suspension or steering work. looking at your truck and work ive just decided im gonna do a lift and that looks just about how i want it. looks great and thanks again!!
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:11 AM   #5
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

Very cool Dino!

Hewlett, You can just flip the rearend to the underside of the trailing arms for a quick/simple lift. I've seen it done on a 67-72.

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Old 03-10-2008, 10:34 AM   #6
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thanks frizzle, i also seen that done,
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

Dino,
that is very cool, and different!!! I like it!!
How was it lowered before?
Do you have some lowering stuff you wanna get rid of?
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:39 AM   #8
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this a good shot of the front
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:42 AM   #9
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might wanna get it aligned, lol
but seriously, that is some hella extreme ground clearance, even with the little tires.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:43 AM   #10
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that is very cool, and different!!! I like it!!
How was it lowered before?
Do you have some lowering stuff you wanna get rid of?
just springs joe, but if you were only closer i have tons of parts
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:51 AM   #11
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might wanna get it aligned, lol
but seriously, that is some hella extreme ground clearance, even with the little tires.
yeah i got some more work to do,I am going to change the front tie rods ends and i still have some work to do on the spindles,None of these part are really for this year of truck,that ground clearance is crazy and i don't even have the wright wheels and tires on it these around 31"just think what the 38"will be like
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

cool, Wish I were.
Some day I would like to check out your sweet rides in person.
The wife has a good friend in Cali that we are plannin to drive out and visit in the next year sometime.......so who knows
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:56 AM   #13
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cool, Wish I were.
Some day I would like to check out your sweet rides in person.
The wife has a good friend in Cali that we are plannin to drive out and visit in the next year sometime.......so who knows
anytime ,i am easy to find and always in the back yard
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:03 PM   #16
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

so what year model truck are those parts for? is your front end stock except for the new parts you just added? will 73-87 lift kits and such fit the front end of my 66? sorry for all the questions, just curious so ill know what to get when i do my truck. also if i flip the rear end to the underside of the trailing arms how much lift will i get?
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:11 PM   #17
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

Are you going for a 4WD look w/ mudders, or the DONK look w/ 30+ rims?
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:17 PM   #18
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

leave it to you to start something new!!!! what's next, i'm dying to know what you come up with....
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:04 PM   #19
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Re: something different 66 long travel truck

Cool, i had a 96 chevy stepside 2 wheel drive i put a 6 inch fabtech lift on with 33's yyyeeeeaarrrrssss ago. I guess the big tires and such killed my power and truck never seemed to drive right no matter what i did so i eventually lowered it again. When you get a set of tires on there i think it will make it look really good.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:20 PM   #20
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Dino:

Looks like a "gasser". You are a freak show! Keep us posted with pix and thanks for sharing.
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also if i flip the rear end to the underside of the trailing arms how much lift will i get?
thanks,
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Just a rough guestimate:

3" axle tube, 3" trailing arms, 1/4" axle saddles:

Half the axle tube on both sides of the arm (1.5"+1.5"), a saddle on both sides of the arm (0.25"+0.25"), plus the arms (3") is a difference of 6.5"

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Old 03-10-2008, 09:14 PM   #22
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Dino, are you going to cruise it, or go bomb around the desert?
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:15 PM   #23
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Are you going for a 4WD look w/ mudders, or the DONK look w/ 30+ rims?
the thought did cross my mind to install some 50" steel wagon wheels and blow some of the donk dudes away.I love these kinds of projects they are not to spendy they are fun to build and needs no painti plan on doing a ton of tubing and suspension
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Dino, are you going to cruise it, or go bomb around the desert?
No my plans is to take it out and thrash it, but still able to street legal
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hewlett i will get all the info on this and pm you, on what i have used
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