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Old 12-05-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

Here are some pics of my 77. Porterbuilt Dropmembers front and back with 3" spindles, Firestone bags and Air Ride Strong Arms in front, 22" Vintec's ( 22x8.5 w/ 5 1/2" backspace & 22x10 w/ 4" b.s) I'm running 255/35/22's front and 285/35/22 rear. The truck lays frame with 5/8" to spare! So with this combo a 30" front would lay!! I narrowed the rearend 2" per side, and raised the bed floor 3" to clear the fuel cell and 4-link bars. I will be moving the stock wheel tubs up and will post pics as progress is made.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

Crawdad... Y1K () that thing is sweet!

Hopefully not to many will give you crap about cutting up such an original truck, but you won't hear that from me!

Nice work!

Are you going to build a tunnel for the rear c-notch or leave it exposed?
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

Crawdad,... THAT IS A BAD MO FO! I am super jealous. How did the backspacing work out front and rear?
I know you were a little worried about the rear.
I wish YOU would have done your bed floor BEFORE me. I like yours so much better.

What engine are you going with?

Any other things I need to know?
Anyone have a good swb floor?
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:30 PM   #4
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

Second pic is my new wallpaper,...
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:34 PM   #5
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Crawdad... Y1K () that thing is sweet!

Hopefully not to many will give you crap about cutting up such an original truck, but you won't hear that from me!

Nice work!

Are you going to build a tunnel for the rear c-notch or leave it exposed?
As much as i hate to cover up Nate's killer work....i have to cover the notch I wouldn't want my ice chest gettin' caught up in the new c.v driveline!!
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:43 PM   #6
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Man i was sweating the rear, i thought it was going to be too much backspace but 6" overall was perfect! I had a guy sand blast and prime the bed floor sections for 40 bucks! Moving it up was a piece of cake, just re-drilled the holes 3" higher and bolted it back in w/ a 1/4" spacer in the front bulkhead, and all those extra body lift blocks at work came in handy!!

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Old 12-05-2008, 09:45 PM   #7
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

Dumb question...

Is that the original floor? I'm guessing not since it's a different color, but I didn't know if that actually came in the truck when you bought it.

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I got my answer from your post above...
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:48 PM   #8
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

I need to ship you a rearend to get narrowed. I love the dish!

Better yet,... bring Bigblock73 your 6-banger,... and I'll send a rearend home with you. (Beer and cash provided)

I think the blazer needs some Vintec Dish wheels now,...
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:55 PM   #9
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

duude nice work, truck is sic,
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

Crawdad,... Lets head to Texas this summer with your truck and Jeff's (hot trux') truck.
We need to hook up with some cool trucks since Goodguys won't let you guys in.
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Thanks Dino, you have a damn fine herd yourself!! I couldn't let you buy ALL of Nate's stuff !
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:11 PM   #13
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Crawdad,... Lets head to Texas this summer with your truck and Jeff's (hot trux') truck.
We need to hook up with some cool trucks since Goodguys won't let you guys in.
Yeah we need to hook up with N2trucks, Keith (n2billet) and the rest of the TX. guy's. It would be cool if they had something around Dallas, that way we could check out Stoked Out..Rich allways has some killer stuff to look at!
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:23 PM   #14
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

So,... Texas guys,... where's the good show this summer?
(Sorry for the Hijacking the thread,...)
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:03 PM   #15
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cool truck. looks very clean and simple. good work
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:18 PM   #16
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Sweet lookin truck it make me feel all happy inside
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Better yet,... bring Bigblock73 your 6-banger,... and I'll send a rearend home with you. (Beer and cash provided)
Are you trying to get me a divorce!?!?

Love the truck crawdad!!
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Thanks bigblock73, i hate to see s super clean 6 banger w/ all the acc....ps. a/c,alt. hei etc. go to waste!
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

OK Crawdad,... what's going under the hood of the '77?
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Wow. Cant wait to see more of that truck.
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Is this the truck that was on eBay for the longest time, from Arizona or out in that direction? Looks like it. I was hopin somebody would cut it up. Looks great!
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OK Crawdad,... what's going under the hood of the '77?
I put a steel crank 350 w/ aluminum heads and the stock turbo 350 trans. I was tempted to put an LS-1 that i have laying here, but that will go in the Biscayne! Now i have to decide on acc. drive, i might just go w/ the Gm. serp. set up.
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Is this the truck that was on eBay for the longest time, from Arizona or out in that direction? Looks like it. I was hopin somebody would cut it up. Looks great!
Thanks, yes its the same truck. And i didn't feel bad about wackin' it up at all...it needed to be done!!!
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Re: Porterbuilt Dropmembers & 22's on my 77 Ebay truck

dropmembership has it's privileges! sweet looking truck. I love the look of the dish on the rear wheels.
I like way you hooked up the bed floor to. I always preferes a slightly shallower bed to a bunch of crazy holes or huge covers.

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dropmembership has it's privileges! sweet looking truck. I love the look of the dish on the rear wheels.
I like way you hooked up the bed floor to. I always preferes a slightly shallower bed to a bunch of crazy holes or huge covers.

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Thanks, Dropmembers are THE way to go for easy "max" drop! The Burb is looking great, your rear Dropmember must be the first one! Heres a pic. of the back wheel.
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