The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > 67-72 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2017, 06:06 PM   #76
thetucks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grand Lake Oklahoma
Posts: 181
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

on a side note..... how many people have told you that you are crazy for tearing up a perfectly good tahoe? I have had about 6 or 8 people tell me that..lol
thetucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 07:56 PM   #77
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by thetucks View Post
on a side note..... how many people have told you that you are crazy for tearing up a perfectly good tahoe? I have had about 6 or 8 people tell me that..lol
Totally! My son thought I got it originally for him. He has a beater car for high school, and it is a great learning car. So he was the first one who was ticked. BTW you probably face the same thing, everyone, and I mean everyone of your friends who are not car folks think we are crazy for driving anything but stock rides. The strange part is that a lot of them like them but just don't know why we waste our time doing all this mess!
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2017, 12:16 AM   #78
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Not much to report right now, but I have been working on getting the Tahoe ready for body removal. Just a lot of unbolting, and labeling everything so I know where it goes when it comes to reassembly. I try to take my time on disassembly, that way your not guessing what goes where.

Hope everyone has a good and safe Thanksgiving!

Stay tuned!
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 11:08 PM   #79
COS399
Registered User
 
COS399's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Northern, MT
Posts: 546
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Sorry I am late for the party but anxious to follow along and watch your handy work. I was going to do something similar to my Jimmy but changed directions when I realized the frame of the Tahoe was bent. Keep up the good work.
__________________

1981 GMC Jimmy http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=715377
1988 Chevy R30 CC DRW 12 valve Cummins 5 speed Getrag
1989 GMC V3500 CC SRW 24 valve Cummins 4L80-SOLD
COS399 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 11:29 PM   #80
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by COS399 View Post
Sorry I am late for the party but anxious to follow along and watch your handy work. I was going to do something similar to my Jimmy but changed directions when I realized the frame of the Tahoe was bent. Keep up the good work.
I think your going to enjoy this build... I just wish I could sit back and watch someone else do it all for me, but hey that's not how I roll... but you knew that right...
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 11:24 PM   #81
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

I finally got some actual work done today! I traveled every week the entire month of November... Yeah I know..., but sitting in the hotel room every night made me wish I was home wrenching on this project.

So today's effort was getting all the last items finished up so I can take the body of the Tahoe off the chassis. All the wiring is now disconnected from the chassis to the cab, the transmission cable was disconnected, and the e-brake line was disconnected too. Those were my last items to get finished up. The trans cable was not too bad, but I have never had an e-brake cable not fight me. I know they are not made to come apart, but really!!!

Yesterday our car club Banzai Cruisers held a toys for tots car show. It was a great success! We even had some high end trucks show up, Mr. Olivera from Vulcan Specialties brought out his Dodge crew cab dually. Such a cool guy, and an amazing ride! If you get a chance check out YouTube and you can see a couple of videos on this amazing truck. My son in law also brought out his very cool GTR Skyline. A poster car for his generation if there ever was one.

Time to get back to work and get the 68 mounted to the Tahoe chassis.

Stay tuned!
Attached Images
    
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2017, 05:01 PM   #82
Dieselwrencher
6>8 Plugless........

 
Dieselwrencher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Prairie City, Ia
Posts: 15,175
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

That is probably the nicest First Gen Dodge I've seen yet. The chevy dually fenders look great on it!
__________________
Ryan
1972 Chevy Longhorn K30 Cheyenne Super, 359 Inline 6 cylinder, Auto Trans, Tilt, Diesel Tach/Vach, Buckets, Rare Rear 4-link and air ride option Build Thread
1976 K30 CC SWB Build Thread

Tired of spark plugs? Check this out.
Dieselwrencher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2017, 10:46 PM   #83
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Bed work tonight! Actually bed lifting would better way of saying it. It was a very easy lift and that got it out of the way. Now I can roll the Tahoe chassis out from it's body and roll the 68 frame under it and get it out of the shop so I can start the real work on this project.

One cool thing on lifting it tonight was I used the hooks on the bed sides. I plan on keeping these hooks on the finished project, and they sure did come in handy this evening!

Tomorrow night I hope to have the Tahoe body lifted up and hopefully the chassis switched out. That's my plan at least!

Stay tuned!
Attached Images
   
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 11:53 PM   #84
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

The UPS guy dropped off my 22" transport wheels today! He also dropped off the 2" lowered spindles. I have been super busy lately with work, church, and house honey do lists. So my project has suffered over the past couple of weeks. However I am going to try and get back on track with getting the Tahoe body off the frame as soon as possible.

Stay tuned!
Attached Images
   
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 02:33 AM   #85
Trackbar
Registered User
 
Trackbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Princeton Texas
Posts: 38
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Following along. Nice work so far.
Trackbar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 09:40 AM   #86
hewittca
Registered User
 
hewittca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 1,339
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Cool project! I've been following on Instagram and just now realized you have a build thread too. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
__________________
Build: Green Gus
Instagram: @dr.hewitt
Concept Photos: Master Thread
hewittca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 11:33 AM   #87
Jalapeno's 67
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: DooMas, TX
Posts: 4
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

You have a great project in your hands.. Keep up the good work.
Jalapeno's 67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 04:39 PM   #88
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trackbar View Post
Following along. Nice work so far.
Thanks! I hope it get's done enough before LST to roll up on the trailer!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hewittca View Post
Cool project! I've been following on Instagram and just now realized you have a build thread too. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Me too! LOL! Keep following this should be interesting...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jalapeno's 67 View Post
You have a great project in your hands.. Keep up the good work.
Thank you very much!

It would be nice if the Christmas Elves would work evenings while I sleep and get this project knocked out!
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 05:07 PM   #89
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by hewittca View Post
Cool project! I've been following on Instagram and just now realized you have a build thread too. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
I was just reading through your blog and thought the way you did the rear rims was really cool! I looked at my rims and they are simple welds about 7" long. I guess you just cut those welds and then flipped them and rewelded them? Correct? Did you run into any issues? Let me know. Thanks!

Very interesting!

Last edited by 75Dually; 12-14-2017 at 05:22 PM.
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 06:25 PM   #90
Dieselwrencher
6>8 Plugless........

 
Dieselwrencher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Prairie City, Ia
Posts: 15,175
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Nice new wheels! It's funny how busy a person gets and doesn't realize how much other stuff you really have to do. Keep up the good work.
__________________
Ryan
1972 Chevy Longhorn K30 Cheyenne Super, 359 Inline 6 cylinder, Auto Trans, Tilt, Diesel Tach/Vach, Buckets, Rare Rear 4-link and air ride option Build Thread
1976 K30 CC SWB Build Thread

Tired of spark plugs? Check this out.
Dieselwrencher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 09:49 PM   #91
hewittca
Registered User
 
hewittca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 1,339
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by 75Dually View Post
I was just reading through your blog and thought the way you did the rear rims was really cool! I looked at my rims and they are simple welds about 7" long. I guess you just cut those welds and then flipped them and rewelded them? Correct? Did you run into any issues? Let me know. Thanks!

Very interesting!
Yeah it was really pretty simple. Cut those welds, knock the center section out, clean up the welds, flip the center and hammer it back in w/ wood block at the backspace you want, true up, and weld. The most critical part of course is truing it up. I put it on the rear axle and spun it by hand and measured runout.
__________________
Build: Green Gus
Instagram: @dr.hewitt
Concept Photos: Master Thread
hewittca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2017, 12:01 AM   #92
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by hewittca View Post
Yeah it was really pretty simple. Cut those welds, knock the center section out, clean up the welds, flip the center and hammer it back in w/ wood block at the backspace you want, true up, and weld. The most critical part of course is truing it up. I put it on the rear axle and spun it by hand and measured runout.
Super cool in my book!
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2017, 12:43 AM   #93
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

I have been waiting on this day for quite a while. I finally got the Tahoe chassis out from underneath the body. I then rolled the 68 GMC chassis under the body and rolled it out the door this evening.

I have taken several bodies off in the past, but this one was the most challenging... I would not allow anyone in the shop until it was all over. I took my sweet time getting everything right before I moved it out from underneath the body, so it took a long time, but in the end the patience was worth it. I'm just glad it is done!

So now the chassis is ready to start on. I am going to try and get the 68 cab set on it in the next couple of days. I can't wait to see what it is going to look like. I know I have a ton of fab ahead of me, but that is the stuff I enjoy so it is no big deal.

Stay tuned!
Attached Images
   

Last edited by 75Dually; 12-20-2017 at 12:50 AM.
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2017, 08:51 AM   #94
thetucks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grand Lake Oklahoma
Posts: 181
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by 75Dually View Post
I have been waiting on this day for quite a while. I finally got the Tahoe chassis out from underneath the body. I then rolled the 68 GMC chassis under the body and rolled it out the door this evening.

I have taken several bodies off in the past, but this one was the most challenging... I would not allow anyone in the shop until it was all over. I took my sweet time getting everything right before I moved it out from underneath the body, so it took a long time, but in the end the patience was worth it. I'm just glad it is done!

So now the chassis is ready to start on. I am going to try and get the 68 cab set on it in the next couple of days. I can't wait to see what it is going to look like. I know I have a ton of fab ahead of me, but that is the stuff I enjoy so it is no big deal.

Stay tuned!
Hey that looks familiar.lol looking good keep it up
__________________
1972 chevy pickup/ 2004 chevy tahoe merge...

My build -http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731246
thetucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 01:56 AM   #95
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

After work today I got busy and got the cab on the chassis. As I have seen with other similar builds the 2 front cab mounts lined up with 2 holes in the frame. It still needs the rear mounts built, but those are the jobs I really like. I will try and take pics of all the mounts, hopefully I will remember the measurements, but remember I'm under the LST crunch timeline so I will do the best I can.

I have 2 style of frame mounts available, the Tahoe mounts, and the new 68 mounts I got from LMC. The 68 mounts are easily and inch shorter than the Tahoe mounts, and I will most likely use them on the front mounts, but everywhere I can use the Tahoe mounts I will. They are just better in every way over the 68 mounts.

The last portion of the evening I got the front clip torn down and put the passenger fender on to see what it looked like and how well it fit.

Over the weekend I hope to start on the radiator support. I have to take everything off the Tahoe support and then work out what I want to do to the 68 support to make everything fit. Another job I'm looking forward to.

Stay tuned!
Attached Images
   
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 09:25 AM   #96
flashed
Post Whore
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: canton ga
Posts: 11,306
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Wow ,you are moving fast ,looks great too.
flashed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 12:35 PM   #97
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by flashed View Post
Wow ,you are moving fast ,looks great too.
Thanks! I'm under the LST crunch deadline! 62 days, 21 hours, 25 minutes, and 15 seconds, that's if your counting...
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 12:53 PM   #98
69SCSS
Senior Member
 
69SCSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Neskowin OR
Posts: 1,043
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

I've been thinking about that swap for a couple years now, glad to see someone's doing it. As cheap as 2000-206 Tahoes are right now, it's almost cheaper than building up your stock frame. Now you got my wheels turning again.

Great work, look forward to seeing how this goes for you!
__________________
My 68 SWB
Al Silveira Music
<- My daughter loves this guy 8-)
69SCSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 01:15 PM   #99
75Dually
Registered User
 
75Dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 726
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Quote:
Originally Posted by 69SCSS View Post
I've been thinking about that swap for a couple years now, glad to see someone's doing it. As cheap as 2000-206 Tahoes are right now, it's almost cheaper than building up your stock frame. Now you got my wheels turning again.

Great work, look forward to seeing how this goes for you!
It is way cheaper than building up your stock frame. Depending on what you want the truck to end up looking like there will have to be modifications and fab work, but hey this is our hobby, and that's what we do right!

Here is what you get when going this direction. A modern frame with ton's more rigidity than the C10 frame, modern suspension, anti lock brakes, 4 wheel disc brakes, LS!, 4L80E!, and all the other stuff that the Tahoe's have to offer if you want to add them to your ride. There is just so much going in your favor. I think what keeps most folks from going this direction is the lack of kits to make this work. Most guys (and this is not a bad thing BTW) just want to pick up the phone and order the necessary parts to build their truck. I'm cool with that, but if you have the tools and the skills I suggest you try this direction.

Another thing that is interesting is the Tahoe's wheel base is 116" and the short bed C10 is 115". Now for some history. The C10's front wheels are not centered in the wheel arch. They are set back (for what reason I can never understand...) aprox. one inch to the rear. Go look at a bunch of 67-72 C10's and you will start to see it. This extra inch is a blessing because it centers the wheel in the front wheel arch.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how this truck turns out and can't wait to see how well it drives.
75Dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2017, 02:34 PM   #100
69SCSS
Senior Member
 
69SCSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Neskowin OR
Posts: 1,043
Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

I'm pretty far into my truck as far as chassis mods, so if I would do a swap like this, it would be on the next truck build.
But - if I did it I'd like to swap a 64-66 Suburban tub onto the Tahoe chassis, would make a great stealth hauler.
__________________
My 68 SWB
Al Silveira Music
<- My daughter loves this guy 8-)
69SCSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
air bag, air ride, chevy, gmc, slammed

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com