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Old 12-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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My DD LWB to SWB build

hey whats up guys i say its time time to start my build it was given to me by my father the truck is a 87 lwb 350 tbi all electric inside, has factory A/C, truck runs good but im not a lwb guy its waaayyyyyy to long lol so my plans are to cut the frame down and make it a swb gonna take out 14'' out of the middle and 3'' out of back i gather all the parts already so lets start, my plans are to paint it factory white again with a 4/6 or 5/7 drop and drive the heck out of it since its gonna b my DD i want the truck to come out when its done just like Classic87/Anthonys truck




this is what it look like b4 the cut down oh and thats my lil helper Bella





i took 14'' out then brought everything together trust me i measured it like 20 times b4 i made my cuts lol sorry the welds look ugly but they will hold lol after the grinding it down they came out nice and i put 2 plates inside the frame to reinforce it






well this is the aftermath after it came out i have more pics of the welds and cuts but its in a diff camera il try to post them as soon as i get it ..



its gonna be a slow build due to work its slow right now since its winter, so pls b patient with and as new parts come in ill post pics of my progress
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

nice chop..
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

Now all you have to do is drop that ****.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:39 PM   #4
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Now all you have to do is drop that ****.
lol trust me its in the works
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

Nice!

I'm going to watch this one.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:27 PM   #6
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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

I don't wanna down you. Overall good job but damn, those welds make me cringe... Its hard to believe they have great penetration/strength looking like that
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #7
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its all good bro naw that was a b4 pic the welds came out way better then that it was my first time useing a stick welder and wanted to try and weld lol but my uncle who is a welder and does it for a living came over and did the job 4 me and trust me he laugh at my welds 2 so no biggie u gotta learn sumday
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:02 PM   #8
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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

wow, you conquered the frame shortening....i cut my 67 and had a guy weld it for me. i took about 2 hours to measure and remeasure and look at it at all angles and check it again, etc. took 2 mins a side to cut it....lol....20 mins for the guy to weld it. if its not too inconvienient, cut a couple 3 x 3 or 3 x 4 squares out of flat stock and weld them over your cuts. this will help spread the stress of the welds....extra insurance!

got you bookmarked....good job so far.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #9
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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

Looks good -

I'm not so sure about that "helper"; appears inquisitive, but I like my helpers to have opposable thumbs....

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:56 PM   #10
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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

a lil update santa came a couple days early i can say got my mcgaughys flip kit in and drop spindles will b here on friday will post pics soon
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:34 AM   #11
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Ok guys all my drop kit is here got my mcgaughys spindles, flip kit and DJM 2" drop springs, plan on dropping it this weekend dont really know what 2 do about shocks yet
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ok here is my update sorry took so long been busy with work and no camera well got a hold of one i finally took sum pics i did the drop on my truck so this is how she sits, i think i just gotta drop the rear a lil more..



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Old 01-12-2012, 06:05 PM   #13
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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

Did a lil update to my Interior sorry the carpet is dirty lol but i redid the headliner in black, painted all the trim also black what u see blue is gonna be black, i plan on ordering a new dash pad as well, anyone know whats a good dye for my seats belts



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Re: My DD LWB to SWB build

Looks really cool dropped!

Nice progress!!
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well you did it looks good how's it drive
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well you did it looks good how's it drive
It's drive good but tire rubs a lil when I turn so might go with a smaller tire up front thinking about 255/60/15 and plan on c notching the rear cuz on bumps I bottom out and I wanna lower the back a lil more lol



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It's looking good man. Wish mine was at a running and driving stage.
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255/60r 15 should work up front a guy at work has 255's up front and 275's out back here's a pic
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255/60r 15 should work up front a guy at work has 255's up front and 275's out back here's a pic
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with 255/60/15 up front from the ground to the wheel opening 26in and it looks like they don't hit in the rear 28in.

on my truck i cut my front springs I'm hoping to run 275/60R 15 front and rear
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she looks good baby girl now i gotta on the same page and get a project of my own.....
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Hey whats up guy havent got that much done on the truck lately but I did dye my door panels black
and I put the stock springs in the front back in I cut one full coil off the reason I did that was because everywhere I went I was bottoming nout or rubbing the tires when I turn it rides so much better now
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