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Old 02-24-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Project: Tall Grass

Hey guys, been around here for a while, but Finally getting around to the rebuild of my slammed 66 er 64


My buddys have been calling it project tall grass, as one of my favorite sayings goes, throw it in the tall grass never to be seen again. any one with a farm knows wha I mean.

the truck has sat idle for a two long.


as it sits now its on a frame with a 3" Z and 10" notch and a two link.

never really happy with that im now starting fresh using a dropmember , pb arms, notch and 4 link.





here she is before the z 1.5 sectioned crossmember spindles and bagged .






in action




after the Z and some 20's


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1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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Re: Project: Tall Grass

jump ahead. here she is laying in the tall grass




so fast forward a bit, I finally bought a house. crudely finished the garage with some insullation some osb and a couple coat of paint .

and here we are today. sitting idle collecting debris and dust while the new frame gets thown together



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check its rebuild here.Project: TALL GRASS
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1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
1987 long fleet relaxing
1998 Reg Short Z71 Black, n chrome daily beater
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:29 PM   #3
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The Bullet. carb,d 5.3 to a th400.

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1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
1987 long fleet relaxing
1998 Reg Short Z71 Black, n chrome daily beater
2012 Sierra crew short. All black 6.2 shiny
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #4
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Got a bit more work done today........

mounted the 4 link brackets I got from Porterbuilt

removed all previous leaf and 10 bolt junk this frame came with, the truck was prostreet.



then I spent an hour battling the shock mount crossmember and the crooked crossmember, the c notch was boxed in on the inside and welded to the crooked one, took some serious grinding and beating but its all out now.



NOTCH TIME!!!

Hmmmmm leave it , and bury this thing over some 35inch all terrains???




Nahhhh trim it to fit, if your wondering, the notches came from porterbuilt, and it they look lower than usual its beacuse they are, I want to put em as low as I can to keep the maximum bedspace , and im limited in tire size being a step side.

so this is all for now More tommarow.



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check its rebuild here.Project: TALL GRASS
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=449019
1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
1987 long fleet relaxing
1998 Reg Short Z71 Black, n chrome daily beater
2012 Sierra crew short. All black 6.2 shiny
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:43 AM   #5
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Very cool! I'm really starting to like them bagged steppers.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:53 AM   #6
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Thanks me too, I was going to go fleet side. But, I used up my box when I turned this>>





into this!!




after that I figured it was born a stepper, might as well leave it alone.
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check its rebuild here.Project: TALL GRASS
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1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
1987 long fleet relaxing
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:01 AM   #7
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Wow, that's quite a transformation! And I thought I was crazy for bagging a 3/4 ton.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:13 AM   #8
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Thanks me too, I was going to go fleet side. But, I used up my box when I turned this>>





into this!!




after that I figured it was born a stepper, might as well leave it alone.
Doesn't even look like the same truck. Much improved.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:11 AM   #9
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well, im back from work, and ive got both the rear notches welded in , I just need to trim out the frame and cap them,... I forgot to take pics. Ill grab some in the am, but for now, some new parts showed up!!! things are getting exciting now



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check its rebuild here.Project: TALL GRASS
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=449019
1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
1987 long fleet relaxing
1998 Reg Short Z71 Black, n chrome daily beater
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:08 AM   #10
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looked pretty good before... cant wait to see it finished.. btw ur utility truck looks pretty hood to!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:42 PM   #11
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Thank guys you've both got some sick trucks..


not much progresss but burn in one notch ,




hung some more front junk, still need to buy a rack and install the notches.. baby steps....





took a couple pics of the old frame and my lack luster z.









thats it for now, off to work for a week then 26 hours of driving and portland swap meet Booooya !!!!!!!
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check its rebuild here.Project: TALL GRASS
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=449019
1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
1987 long fleet relaxing
1998 Reg Short Z71 Black, n chrome daily beater
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:49 PM   #12
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Re: Project: Tall Grass

That truck is gonna be sweet man. I am hoping to make it to the Portland swap meet as well.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:36 PM   #13
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Thanks Cort. Your last truck was awsome I loved the look, can't wait to see how your burb progresses!!!!

Hopefully you can make the swapmeet looks like your a bit closer than me lol
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check its rebuild here.Project: TALL GRASS
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=449019
1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
1987 long fleet relaxing
1998 Reg Short Z71 Black, n chrome daily beater
2012 Sierra crew short. All black 6.2 shiny

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:52 PM   #14
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Cool man. Looks great.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:02 PM   #15
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Any updates? Pics of your swap meet finds?
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:53 PM   #16
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duuude glad your back this is one of my most favorite trucks!! killer job on both
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Wow thanks dino, that means alot coming from you!!

I just finished another set at work and im headed back home in the am, so progress pics soon and maybe some of my parts scoress from portland..





The lil red 66 gmc has moved to a new home a while ago, im pretty stoked to see Dave AKA Notch1988 take it all the way!!!! build thread dave lets go!!!!!
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1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:05 PM   #18
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Update?? dont mind it I doooooooo.


Got the notches in 4 links mounted and tacked, gotta check on the proper way to set up and mount the brackets on the diff. also tacked up the watts link. gotta get a couple tubes bent for the notch that I can attatch my upper bag mounts to, then shocks cycle it and finish weld everything.








Portland was awsome, bought, a mint grille support, new tailgate a roll pan, new steering wheel, a traffic light lol, a set of rims and a front bumper for my 06.







New parts have started rolling in too, yesterday these showed up!!!!







and fedex left this on my porch this morning!!!!!

unisteer power rack, ohhh yeaahh
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1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #19
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Also not sure if I made the right move or not, as the torque thrusts looks awsome on everything, especially my truck. but I have a verbal sale , of my 17's to PHAT TONY, they'll look great hes building a killer 72 2wd blazer

pics of his ride can be found in here...

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Ive always wanted a 18's and 20's combo , and im gonna get this thing on the road this year , so boyds or intros werent in the budget, so I ordered up a set of 18x8 and 20x10 eagle 225's the front are back ordered, but they claim theyll be out this month sooo we'll see...



if they show up ill be puuumped, should look good!!!!
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1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
1978 BIG 10, long 4/5 drop on rallys relaxing
1987 long fleet relaxing
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2012 Sierra crew short. All black 6.2 shiny

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Old 04-16-2011, 08:34 AM   #20
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ya those should look really nice!!! looking good man
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Dang, I'm really diggin' those rims! I'm still torn between big rims or steelies.

Were the upper arms on the wrong side in the first pic of the new front set-up?
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #22
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Yep hahaha, you noticed eh

Burnt I'n the rack notches test fit the rack, then broke it down. Got most of my pieces, primed and painted. Pics tommarow after I get more painted and some reassembled.

Play safe tonight kids!!!
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check its rebuild here.Project: TALL GRASS
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1972 long fleet 26,000 original miler , bagged with accuair on 20" Coys
1968 Camaro SS/RS relaxing
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:08 AM   #23
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DAMN!!! Lookin good Matt!

One of my favorite trucks too.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:04 AM   #24
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Is the steering wheel going on a stock column? If so, will you post a pick of what the adapter looks like and give me a rough idea of how deep it is? Your truck is really coming along. I can't wait to see the progress pics.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:28 AM   #25
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Im in.......... I have always wanted a step side and this one looks like its gonna be pretty damn nice..
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