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Old 02-23-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Here is my 88 crew cab pickup as i bought it. Still 3/4 ton with cut coils and dearched rear springs. Have it on jackstands pulling the crossmember out to change it with half ton including drop spindles springs and shocks.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Anyone know how to upload a jpeg picture on here
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:30 AM   #3
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

While typing your post you will see a "Go Advanced" button next to the "Post Quick Reply". Click that, then you will see your reply box for typing in, a box of smiley faces on the right, and a bunch of options below. One of those options is a "Manage Attachments" button. Click that. Then you will be able to browse your files to attach the right picture. Upload them and you will be good to go. Just continue to post your reply as you did before.

By the way: Sounds like you have a fun build getting going. I look forward to the pictures. And welcome to the greatest board on earth!
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:40 AM   #4
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Glad to see you finally made it! Theres TONS of good info on here.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #5
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Thanks a lot man. Here are a couple pics
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:07 PM   #6
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Welcome to the board! Cool truck. The Ford in the background looks cool too.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:08 PM   #7
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Looks freakin sweet. Any pics of the bagged 81 in your siggy?
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:32 PM   #8
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Thanks Here are some pictures of the 81 it is a project i started several years ago. I had it bagged for a daily driver then decided to body drop it now its body dropped and stock height to start the frame over again. Has a 91 gmc front clip Doesnt have body mounts in the stock height picture the cab and bed is just sitting on it. Once i get my crew cab driving again i think ill try to focus on getting the 81 a bagged roller again and sell it
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:44 PM   #9
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

That is a sick crewcab! I like it with those 3/4 wheels!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:48 PM   #10
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Thanks man i just sold the wheels yesterday to fund my 1/2 ton conversion
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:22 PM   #11
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Truck looks really nice. I am excited to see a crew cab long box stay long. Should be cool!
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:23 PM   #12
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Welcome aboard Will!!!!
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:17 PM   #13
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

I got the 3/4 ton crossmember out tonight. Next is to sand and paint the frame rails, section the half ton crossmember paint it and put it all back together. Here are some pictures from tonight!
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:51 AM   #14
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Damn you work fast! Looks good...Are you going to keep it slammed? What are you going to do with the 3/4T parts?
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:41 AM   #15
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

O ya its definately going to be slammed and I have the 3/4 ton front suspension on craigs list right now. Try and get some more funding
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:18 AM   #16
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:30 PM   #17
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Ok guys a quick question i am wanting to section the crossmember before i put it in. Do i have to pull the motor out to put the crossmember back in after its sectioned?
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:35 PM   #18
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

By sectioning you mean to take the 1 inch or so out to lower the truck right?
I would say yes you would have to pull the motor to swap if im understanding the question right.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:03 PM   #19
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Well i have the other crossmember out already and the motor is still in it but i read on a forum that you have to pull the motor. I just took the two lower motor mount bolts out and suported the motor with my cherry picker and the crossmember came right out so im not seeing why you would have to pull it out to put the new crossmember in even after i section it
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Oh I see what your saying. No you wouldn't have to pull it all the way out. But i think you do have to get new motor mounts. Maybe someone else can chime in on this??
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

I don't think you need different motor mounts with a sectioned crossmember.
The only problem I know of is the steering shaft, you'll need some u-joints.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:31 AM   #23
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Thanks guys i just decided not to section this crossmember and get the truck going again. Save my money for a dropmember . I was able to get the frame all sanded down as well as the crossmember and painted black so hopefully it will be going in tonight and sitting back on the ground.
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

awesome build! love the 1st pics!!!
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Re: Buildin my 88 Crew Cab long bed AKA STRETCH!

Im happy to see your not sellin my truck right off the bat and also that you have taken care of it and actually have some good plans for it. I did the crossmember thing on my 81 woked like a charm and you dont have to pull the motor. Its a good idea to do it though especially if you plan on bagging it as the front will always sit higher than the rear until you either notch the member or Z the frame up front.

I really wish we could have gotten that tire deal worked out im still needing rear tires for the burb. The steering is fixed now picked up a used gear now its driveable LOL! Wife still wont drive it though LOL!

Let me know if you need any more help man Ill be more than happy to lend a hand. God I miss that thing LOL!!!!

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