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Finally got a crew cab

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by RatSoup, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. RatSoup

    RatSoup Junior Member

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    Just wanted to say hey. I've been passively looking for a square body crew cab for years. I finally pulled the trigger on a 1985 3/4 ton 454.

    I plan on fixing it up to pull our small travel trailer. May do an LS swap and a short bed conversation.

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  2. RoryH19

    RoryH19 Full Access Member

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    Nice truck.
    I've been looking for a crew off and on myself.
     
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    Welcome from Oregon :boti:
     
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    Welcome and what a nice truck..
    toss the LS and stroke the 454... get some good heads, 781 for example, high compression and propane with twin mixers/regulators..
    Or, I don't care what fuel you want to run but for sure consider just rebuilding that BB into a 496..
     
  5. Shorty81

    Shorty81 Baby Boomer

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    Welcome from the Buckeye State. Short bed conversation ??
     
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    TubeTruck I like anything fast enough to do something stupid

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    :welcome: from northern IL!

    Keep the 454 or get and EFI 454 from a 90's truck. Keep the long bad and make it a dually.
     
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    Welcome from another crew cab owner. I love my '85 3+3.
     
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    Welcome from South Dakota. Good looking truck.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Howdy!

    Single wheel crew cabs are cool! I also vote to stick with a big block. Heavy trucks need grunt, especially when a trailer gets involved. Plus, you already have one under the hood, so it will greatly simplify things.
     
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    animal Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice looking find :waytogo:
     
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    I`d love to have a CCLB Square Body truck, just aint found one for a price the wifey wont bitch about. Is that possible ?
    Nice looking truck You got there.
     
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    Nice truck. Weld Super Singles too!! I miss my old 3+3.

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    "Conversation"! Lol. I didn't notice that. Auto correct must have got me.

    I will keep the 454 in it for a while and see how bad of mileage it gets while I fix the little things.

    It had been sitting in a field for years. We hauled it home on a trailer. I had to replace a couple of wires the mice chewed in two. Pulled the carb cleaned it. Ran a hose from fuel pump to a gas can. Put a battery in and it started up and purred.

    It still needs lots of work. But I'm excited about it.
     
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    Welcome to the site. Short bed conversations go a long way around here.
     
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    Should average 10 mpg, maybe a couple more if you only drive the interstate. That's the nice thing about a big block though, you can hop it up and build a real animal out of it, mpg will stay the same.
     

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