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Old February 17th, 2019, 07:14 PM
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Slap some OD Green on that bad boy, add some dents and nobody will know!
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Old February 17th, 2019, 08:52 PM
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looking good!


Thanks! All the jeepers in this area are voting for the more stock look where the square tubes are inboard about 4.75.


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Old February 17th, 2019, 08:54 PM
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Slap some OD Green on that bad boy, add some dents and nobody will know!


Haha, thanks! It has plenty of dents already- Ill be taking a few of them out, though.


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Old February 24th, 2019, 07:34 PM
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Whew.



Now the real body work can start.


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Old March 17th, 2019, 01:39 PM
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The cab is off. Im taking advantage of the warmer weather to clean up the shop and get ready to dismantle the Chevy cab/front clip.




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Old April 1st, 2019, 05:45 PM
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One panel at a time.


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Old June 9th, 2019, 09:13 PM
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Looks great so far. What's the size of your bfg tire? I'm looking for possible replacements for my michelin tires.

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Old June 14th, 2019, 07:06 AM
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Looks great so far. What's the size of your bfg tire? I'm looking for possible replacements for my michelin tires.


Those were 38s. But not too roadworthy. Usable, but a bit dry rotted and mostly weather checked.

I traded them for a complete Dana 44 front axle hub to hub. I had a set of spare 33s I put on until I get the cab situated.



The cab is on, but the back 32 of the cab have to be modified for it to sit it down the 5, or so to make it look stock. Ive got some vacation time coming, so thats the plan (that and going to the lake!).


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Old July 11th, 2019, 04:57 PM
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I finally was able to tackle one side of the floor boards. I need to drop the cab from its current height down 6. This minor mod will give me 7 of drop onto the frame.



I should be able to weld it all up by sundown.


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Old July 27th, 2019, 07:00 PM
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Shes lowered- and I still have .25 to .75 inches to play with to lower it. The bed still needs to come back another 1-2 and I have to fill the gap between the bed and cab. Whew.


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The old 6 cyl radiator and grill support are out. The 1978 V8 radiator support is in, along with a 63 Wagoneer grill support.



I also might have to drop the cab a few more inches IMHO.

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I did drop the cab another 1.75. Its as low as it can go and still get clearance with the standard air cleaner and the reservoir for the hydro-boost. Its within .75-1 of where the SM shifter would poke through the floor.


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