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10 year project should have been 6

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by Reinovator, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Reinovator

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    why? why not?
    Have you ever seen a square body Panel truck?
    now you have.
     
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    Thank you.
    They were called Panel trucks.
     
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    A friend was going to build a Bolt on 4 link for me but money got Tight I'm still going that way but I was trying to keep it as stock as possible taking parts availability in to consideration. now its beyond that. Time is the latest problem. to many projects. not enough money
     
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    Yep, they were often referred to as a flower car or a hearse.

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    Might I suggest a mural to liven things up..
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    upload_2020-1-22_21-51-44.jpeg This one is craaaazy long.
     
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    How well did the truck frame mate up with the rest of the Suburban body? Was there still room for body bushings or did you have to fabricate?
     
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    I had cut off the mounts from the suburban The rear mount by the tailgate I did have to make the suburban drops some abut 1 inch or narrows. and I cut through the floor of the suburban Body to allow for the higher frame of the pickup. Then I added the rear of the pick up cab mounting area to give it more strength. Yea it seems like over kill but this was my first Mod of a body. Just wait for my next Project it's a lou lou. bodymount009.jpg bodymount010.jpg bodymount016.jpg bodymount036.jpg bodymount037.jpg
     
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    That looks like it will work out great for a flat load floor.

    If someone were to want a truck frame under a Suburban and also retain the rear seat, a crew cab frame would probably work well. Just lots more to cut off the back
     
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    A lot of you are asking Why? Here is the answer Because I was going Back to school for a Degree for a job that didn't Happen( thank you Politics). and my Wife said I could have a Hot Rod, (you know old age and stuff).
    I want to see if I could build a truck that made me and People that saw it , think twice if they Knew their Square bodies.
    and Because I could.
    I needed to stay Busy.
    I think I did pretty good.
    I do need to finish the Body work and Paint it. but before that I'm going to lower it 3 to 4 inches ad a hidden trailer hitch, and belly pan the rear body.

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    Yep Barn doors later this spring or summer the 454 If I can find one of then the on in my other truck 1986 C-20 or my motor home 1987 fleetwood limited
     
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    Honestly a 2 wheel drive suburban would have been easier but I had the suburban body and a very rusty pick up. with a great drive train. 305 small block 200-4R 4speed. great mileage
     
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    That was a Crazy Movie
     
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    i've had it on the brain since I saw your screen name...:shrug:
     

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