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Old 01-02-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Found this crew cab back in oct. as you can see very clean had white driver door when I got it replaced that trying to make up my mind if I want to lower
it or make it 4x4 want do you think?
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Nice find. They look great either lowered or lifted. Hard to choose. Sorry I'm no help.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

4X4! ive been wanting to get another truck to build a 4X4! although they look good slammed too! lol i have a lowered c10 thats probably why i want a 4X4 now! either way itll be kool!
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

4X4 since that is what I would like to do with mine and would like to see how it is done! Good luck with the build!
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

4x4
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:53 PM   #6
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

4x4!!
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #7
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Go 4x4, that's my plans with my c30 dually
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:32 AM   #8
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4x4!!
+1. you gonna leave it a long bed?
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Yes I plan on leaving it a long bed I don't really like the idea of chopping the frame up. I have decied to make it a 4x4 I'd like to get a 4x4 parts truck to use just have to talk my wife into it. I love the way the long beds look lifted.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #10
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Definitely go 4x4! And sell me the High Sierra 2500 fender emblems I've been looking for a pair forever for mine. Love the look of lifted crew long beds.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Well here's an up date on my crew cab. Some won't like what I have done and it took me some time to make up my mind what to do. I know I had said that I like the look of the lifted long bed crew cab 4x4 and I do but I am gonig to stick with the 2wd drive. After looking at lots of pics I really like the look when they get shortend so thats what I have started. I did it a little different then most I have seen, wheelbase is 141 and once I get the bed done I should still have about a 6 foot bed.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:58 AM   #12
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Interesting. I do love CCSB's!
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #13
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Now have the box on I think it turned out nice. Still have to weld the box but you get the idea of how it will look. Also found some newer style rims that use the metric lug nuts. I was wanting to know how guys are making the lugs work to put the center caps on.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #14
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

So how much did you take out of the frame? Assuming you are leaving the box that way or are you taking some off the back?
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #15
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Personally I think it would have looked more proportional if some bed length was removed from in front of the wheel and some behind the wheel, like a factory shortbed. To me it looks too short in front of the wheel and too long behind the wheel. Just my opinion, otherwise, I love the project.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #16
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personally i think it would have looked more proportional if some bed length was removed from in front of the wheel and some behind the wheel, like a factory shortbed. To me it looks too short in front of the wheel and too long behind the wheel. Just my opinion, otherwise, i love the project.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #17
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Personally I think it would have looked more proportional if some bed length was removed from in front of the wheel and some behind the wheel, like a factory shortbed. To me it looks too short in front of the wheel and too long behind the wheel. Just my opinion, otherwise, I love the project.
I personally would have just bought a factory shortbed from the junkyard and used it instead of all that work when it's not necessary to do it....
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #18
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

I removed 23.5". I thought about taking some off the back of the box but I still wanted to have at least a six foot box. Its about 6'6". If you look at a lot of the newer crew cabs some have it long in the back also.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #19
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:15 PM   #20
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

looks like a suburban kind off, but looks awesome...
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #21
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

These lug nuts will allow you to put the new style caps for those wheels on the older standard thread wheel studs on that truck:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/32-LUG-NUTS-...#ht_1471wt_904

What is the latest on this project. I think it looks fine with the longer tail sections since it gives you a 6'6" bed length.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:43 PM   #22
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Hey thanks for the info. Picked up some of the lugs worked very nice. Not much new just put the centers on and working on the box when I have time.
Have 3 young boys that also keep me busy.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #23
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You've got mad skills buddy! I like it
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Hey thanks for the complment. I think there are many on here with mad skills also.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #25
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Re: 1986 gmc crew cab 2500

Different approach I think its gonna look pretty cool when its all done though. Good luck on the build.
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