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Old 01-16-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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Custom 1987 GMC Crew Cab Short Bed

Day 1.

So what brings us to day "1"?

Well, it started with project "Crash": A 1954 2 ton 4X4 that was in need of a donor.

After cruising the "Craigslist" ads, I found a 1987 GMC Crew Cab Dually 4x4. This truck was previously an "Old man's" truck.

What's a "Old Man's" truck? It's a truck that gets treated, by its owner, with the kind of respect that only comes from a man who knows what it means to earn an honest, hard earned dollar!

So, after a 12 hour road trip, I arrived home with this:
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:55 AM   #2
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After a few hours of pressure washing, I discovered the diamond within the rough...
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:59 AM   #3
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I'm not going to lie to you, and tell you it was love at first sight... I had a 1954 2 ton truck just dying for a few parts!

For any of you who followed the beginnings of project "Crash", than you know where my heart truly was...
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:05 AM   #4
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So lets just get down to "Brass Tax" shall we...

After posting a few parts ads, to get rid of what parts I knew I wouldn't need, I found myself playing in the wrong swimming pool...The 73-87 pool!

I had no idea that a crew cab truck could look so cool as a short bed...
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:21 AM   #5
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Today is January 15, 2010, and tomorrow I will show you what kind of mess I have made...

The dually bed is Gone!
The shell is Gone!
The Dana 70 rear axle is Gone!
Wheels / Tire are GONE!

NEW PARTS
37X14.50X17 Toyo A/T (Smokin' $200 per tire at Les Schwab)
17X9 Custom Wheels (Picked up today with tires)
Skyjacker 8" lift (Will be here in (1) week)
Procomp ES3000 Shocks (Any-day)
Aluminum Radiator w/electric fans
14 Bolt FF rear axle (Arriving tomorrow)
2 Wheel drive Power steering box
Cross over steering (Lavender Brothers)
Tilt steering column (Ready for install)
Fleet side short bed!

Parts to be ordered:
Turbos

You guys are about to see the most thorough Short Bed Conversion on this site!

Almost all the parts are already here, so hold onto your pants, and brace yourselves for the real "On Your Marx Customs" deal!

One last note: For all you 6.2 Diesel guys... Yep, a twin turbo 6.2 diesel power plant is in store for this beast!

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Old 01-16-2010, 01:23 AM   #6
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Here are the wheels:
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:25 AM   #7
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Just in case you are wondering what happened to "Crash", I am waiting for the right donor...
Dodge 3/4 or 1 ton, cummins diesel, 4X4 with a 6 speed manual trans
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:29 AM   #8
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cant wait to see more. i love the plan
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:05 AM   #9
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After posting a few parts ads, to get rid of what parts I knew I wouldn't need, I found myself playing in the wrong swimming pool...The 73-87 pool!
I had no idea that a crew cab truck could look so cool as a short bed...[/COLOR][/FONT]
Welcome to the dark side of the boards!

Truck looked awesome when you first got it. It sounds like you have a good plan ahead of you, and I am anxious to follow it.

Those are sweet looking wheels. They will look good on a ccsb.
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i'm getting a front row seat early! good luck
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One last note: For all you 6.2 Diesel guys... Yep, a twin turbo 6.2 diesel power plant is in store for this beast!

can we get some more info on that! im building my 6.2 into a twin turbo allready have turbos and other parts
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I found myself playing in the wrong swimming pool...The 73-87 pool!
NOOO...... Not at all bud, The waters just fine !!!

I'm sittin next to BGRAFX in the front row on this one....
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #13
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Good Morning!

Here are the photos I promised!
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:42 AM   #14
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This is my grocery getter... Yep, it's a crew cab short bed!
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:48 AM   #15
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I'm sittin next to BGRAFX in the front row on this one....
I have a friend that got me front row tickets too. Barry, don't bogart that popcorn bucket....

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Old 01-16-2010, 12:36 PM   #16
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I'm in!!!
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we are all Voyuers......
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:31 PM   #20
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I'm in on this one also....I'm putting a turbo 6.2 or 6.5 in mine...just gotta get a few things buttoned up first...would be great to get it turbo'd first before I swap it out...
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I'm a big fan of kettle corn popcorn!
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I'm watching too i've seen the adds on craigslist too! Is the front axle a dana 44?
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:29 PM   #25
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looks like a 44,

this will be good, Have fun "NO REGRETS"
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