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Old 08-03-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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MY little Project....

So this is the start of my 1984 king cab 3+3 GMC Dually.

The day i got it


under the beast.lots of leafs and old tow truck parts still under there...

Wider is better???? LMAO yes for trucks it is

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SBC 350 HD



off with the old bed...

rear leafs....


this thing was a ***** to get out :S



Ran out of torch fuel F%$^!



Re wiring the tail lights.... no more rats nest of wires


New gas tank and straps


taking the old bed apart



putting the new floor in

Before i took the rats nest out and the old wheel lift


getting ready to put the bed back on



My mom under the truck tightening the bolts up for the bed.


More pics to come.... just waitng for my drop kit...
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new cab and box (from down south)
pull motor and trans and re do them.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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Re: MY little Project....

Looks like a great starting point! Holy crap that is alot of leaf springs Cant wait to see more progress.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:30 PM   #3
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Re: MY little Project....

Thanks! lmao i can't wait to see how it rides with the drop and alot less leafs in the rear.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:22 PM   #4
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Looks like a great starting point! Holy crap that is alot of leaf springs Cant wait to see more progress.
had way over 2000LB of shingles in the back and still didnt make it touch the helpers lmao
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:30 PM   #5
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Re: MY little Project....

Some parts have come in the mail









just waiting for the 3rd box and i'm good to go
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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Re: MY little Project....

My new hugger orange Southern rust and rot free cab from Mississippi. got it for $600 with the rear doors on it getting the cab mounts this week and swapping next weekend.











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Old 08-23-2010, 11:40 AM   #7
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Re: MY little Project....

Great project you have going there! Those are definitely the largest U-Bolts I have ever seen holding those springs together!
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:47 AM   #8
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Great project you have going there! Those are definitely the largest U-Bolts I have ever seen holding those springs together!
Hahaha thanks. yeah once i do my drop the u bolts will be a little bit shorter lmao.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:45 PM   #9
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pretty cool!!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:56 PM   #10
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Truck was a bare frame at 2pm sat afternoon and was driven out of my shops drive way at 9pm and drove over an hour home...

Will get pics of the truck reasembled there was some issues so i put it together and didn't take pics put i will

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Old 08-31-2010, 11:32 AM   #11
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Re: MY little Project....

any pics with the new cab on? saw your wrote on dually scene you got it on
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:47 AM   #12
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any pics with the new cab on? saw your wrote on dually scene you got it on
yeah i'll be posting them today batt died in the camera so i have to take pics to day
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:58 AM   #13
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Re: MY little Project....

So been working away on the truck lately:
new gas tank/straps
new wiring front to back for the tail lights.
new cab and cab mounts
new bed floor
trans service and new lines from trans to cooler
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starter
put the new cab together installed stereo,glove box,got the heater fan working,hooked the heater core up (need heat for the lil one)
removed the old wheel lift equipment
ETC


Ever seen a fender like this? lol



worst spot on the cab, hear in canada that's a scratch that can be buffered out lmao.


More stuff coming soon
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #14
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Re: MY little Project....

dang man, I thought my leaf springs were huge! I had to run out and take a pic for ya:


16 leaves per side if you count the helpers. How did that thing ride? I assume like it had solid suspension in the rear! The shocks are pretty much stting at full extension, haha. Rides like a tank. I gotta do something about that...
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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Re: MY little Project....

LOL actually it rides rough but not as bad as you think. big bumps suck tho feels like you hit a mountain! but when i do the drop this will be addressed
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Re: MY little Project....

My truck previously did not have anything on the back, just a bare frame, so every time I hit decent sized bump it would hurt.

On my way back into the seat from the air the seat belt would lock up, sucking me yet farther into the seat. not so much fun... I'll be swapping to some much lighter duty springs in the future.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:29 PM   #17
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The New 89 jimmy Front clip! Looks awesome!











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Old 11-21-2010, 12:11 PM   #18
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New Air Dam from 89 jimmy 4*4

89 Jimmy steering wheel



Near mint dark gray dash pad 5 bucks!!!!!



Rear 89 Jimmy Bumper hahaha just waiting to fine a chrome one
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Where are the new measurements!???!!
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:49 PM   #21
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Where are the new measurements!???!!
LOL it got late, I did a trans service,oil change on the wifes van, this an oil pan gasket and oil change on the truck( Plus mod the exhaust to clear the axle) will get them asap

in total took out 19 leafs A SIDE and left in 6 a side= Total Drop 2.5 inch
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thats alot of leafs!
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:52 PM   #23
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thats alot of leafs!
LOL Rides like a Caddy Now!
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I bet it rides a ton better! Too bad sporttruck screwed you, now you get to pull them out again if you decide to lower it.
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:40 AM   #25
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I bet it rides a ton better! Too bad sporttruck screwed you, now you get to pull them out again if you decide to lower it.
lol it's all good i now know how to do it and whats involved. i'm thinking my 3 inch spindles in the front cut a coil out and do a 2 inch shackle in the rear (for now) and it will be a bit nicer.
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