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86swb 02-14-2007 09:40 PM

Re: How about some pictures of '73-'87 short beds
 
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84 400 02-15-2007 07:10 PM

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Wow so many short beds

Low84 02-15-2007 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by dubdeuce80 (Post 2027298)
heres mine...

http://myspace-060.vo.llnwd.net/0107...74563060_l.jpg

with new shoes

http://myspace-485.vo.llnwd.net/0109...90420485_l.jpg

and currently torn down getting bagged and body dropped to the doors on a custom frame from the firewall back :crazy:

http://myspace-551.vo.llnwd.net/0116...67800551_l.jpg

Nice! Welcome to the forums.

What did you use to get those wheels to fit? They are 6 lug right?

Twisted78SS 02-16-2007 03:07 PM

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Progress pics are here... well what I have so far.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/46487735@N00/377555991/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4648773...7594445283108/



Not showing up ? try going to my flickr page here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/4648773...7594445283108/

dubdeuce80 02-16-2007 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Low84 (Post 2034867)
Nice! Welcome to the forums.

What did you use to get those wheels to fit? They are 6 lug right?

thanks. they aren't real ss rims, they are 22" replicas that are on a 5x5

boatpuller 02-16-2007 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Twisted78SS (Post 2035615)

nice truck,maybe see ya out there cruising around,when weather gets better.i'm just up in longview.

84 400 02-16-2007 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Twisted78SS (Post 2035615)




really nice truck and welcome to the board

Low84 02-17-2007 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by dubdeuce80 (Post 2035662)
thanks. they aren't real ss rims, they are 22" replicas that are on a 5x5

Oh there we go! I thought you were running an adapter to fit six lug wheels. Looks good :cool:

Twisted78SS 02-19-2007 12:41 PM

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Yeah, that would be cool. looking to have it at least on the road for the summer, then back in the shop for more next winter. First trip out will be around the time the "Our Days" parade and car show happen in La Center June I think. By then it should be presentable. Paint and bodywork will be the last thing to do over the next winter.

Twisted78SS 02-19-2007 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by SulphurDave (Post 2014955)
what exactly are these side view mirrors off of? i see them on a lot of trucks but never knew what they were off of. thanks


They are the factory mirrors, like others have said you can find them from LMC truck and others.

Twisted78SS 02-19-2007 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Low84 (Post 2022846)
Or does anybody have a similar drop, that can give me an idea of what drop that is?

5/5 ........ 5/7 maybe?

It is a 5/6 drop. Drop spindles and springs in the front, and a flip kit in the rear. It was not c-notched at the time, but I have had one time when I smacked the shortened snubbers. I will have a c-notch done before it gets back on the road. With the new found horsepower, gears, blower, etc... it will launch a whole lot harder than before and that will not be good if the suspension won't travel enough. I take some pics of the flip kit in the rear as I put it all back together.

C&C Chevy 02-19-2007 01:54 PM

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http://members.cox.net/soonerz1/truc...0rt%20qtr2.jpg

Low84 02-19-2007 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Twisted78SS (Post 2038895)
It is a 5/6 drop. Drop spindles and springs in the front, and a flip kit in the rear. It was not c-notched at the time, but I have had one time when I smacked the shortened snubbers. I will have a c-notch done before it gets back on the road. With the new found horsepower, gears, blower, etc... it will launch a whole lot harder than before and that will not be good if the suspension won't travel enough. I take some pics of the flip kit in the rear as I put it all back together.

Thanks for the info, sounds like its going to be a beast when it gets done :cool:

Just a couple more questions.

I have 15x10 rims all around and the current drop is just cut coils. What setup are you running in the front?
Rim size?
What drops spindle?

Thanks. I'm tired of my truck bottoming out on the slightest imperfection and want to drop the front correctly this time. I also dont want to change rims.

boxrodz 02-20-2007 02:29 AM

Re: How about some pictures of '73-'87 short beds
 
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Originally Posted by Twisted78SS (Post 2035615)

You're making good progress. It's gonna look nice when you're finished. And, it's gonna scream wicked fast. :cool: But, if you're not careful, it's gonna peel that original paint off the panels. ;)

BTW, cool pic of Reflection Lake and Mirror Lake.

cjracing15 02-20-2007 08:39 PM

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This my 86 K-10 with a 4.3 auto. future plans are, 350 swap,90 suburban front end swap, & maybe tbi.

Low84 02-21-2007 12:24 AM

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That is a good looking truck!!

86swb 02-23-2007 08:37 PM

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hiway 02-24-2007 08:03 AM

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cjracing15, that is a good looking truck! I like the 350 idea for sure and I only have one small suggestion (picky one)...remove or paint the white overspray on your fuel tank. Clean 4x4's from the 80's are hard to find and it appears you have one.

cjracing15 02-24-2007 05:45 PM

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Thanks for the praise on my 86. hiway what you see in the pic is the gas tank covers. The old guy I got the truck from painted them white:crazy: . I plan on painting them black after I do The 350 swap.

84slopwaggin 02-24-2007 06:05 PM

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Heres something a little different.

86swb 02-27-2007 04:01 PM

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Any more? A lot of good looking trucks on here so far.

Low84 02-27-2007 05:46 PM

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WOW! I could have sworn I had already posted my truck in here. Guess not.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84...oublefixed.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/low84/pennysp.jpg

I have since removed those hideous rear tires, and it looks a million times better. Brought the rear end about 2 1/2" down. Unfortunitely my camera took a dump.

I'll throw some vids in here too. I know its slow but we all start somewhere.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84...h_DSCF4055.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84...ronimo-Tie.jpg

84slopwaggin 02-28-2007 03:58 AM

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Ebay shots

Low84 02-28-2007 12:33 PM

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Friend's truck:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/low84/gold.jpg

Col Clank 03-01-2007 01:11 AM

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what are the specs on your friends truck? I think it looks really good.


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