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Greeting fellow SquareBody fans

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Coobie, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Coobie

    Coobie Junior Member

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    My name is Matt but everybody calls me Coobie or Coob.

    Had several hot rods and C10’s throughout the years. I picked up this 1979 shortbed a while back. It was lifted when I got it and sitting on 33” tires...well that look was just not gonna work for me so down down down she went.

    Fun little truck but needs more power. I was thinking about building a stroker for it but came across a deal on an LS1 complete with decent mileage so I bought it. Just found a 4L80 trans that I will be mounting up to it.

    Which brings me to the reason I signed up for the forum, I will have questions while doing this swap and what better place to pose those questions than here!

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  2. Coobie

    Coobie Junior Member

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    It is still a work in progress

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  3. HOTFOOT

    HOTFOOT Full Access Member

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    Welcome from Connecticut the search button is your friend and good luck with your new truck
     
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    Welcome from Florida . looking good !
     
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    animal Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :welcome:
     
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    :welcome: nice truck
     
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  7. 78C10BigTen

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    Welcome from PA. My personal opinion... i liked it before the drop.
     
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  8. Coobie

    Coobie Junior Member

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    I hear where you are coming from but if that’s what I was after it would have to be a high end pre-runner build with 20+” of travel quad linked rear, etc...not the hack pile of shit 3” body lift that it had!

    I knew what I wanted to build and was looking for the right vessel.

    BTW I’m liking that Impy SS in your profile pic
     
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  9. 78C10BigTen

    78C10BigTen Full Access Member

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    Ok now im changing my mind a bit.... i didnt notice it was body lift.. . I HATE those!!!! But i still liked it lifted. Lol and my avatar pic is a yank from google, 64 impala is my DREAM car :drool:!! Ive looked at many and almost bought 1 but the "right" one hasnt found me yet. Ive got my fingers crossed!!!:naughty:
     
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  10. Coobie

    Coobie Junior Member

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    I feel ya on the dream car. Mine is a ‘49-‘51 Merc a true chopped lead sled. Someday
     
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    Welcome :boti:
     
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  12. OldBlueDually

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    Welcome from Minnesota!! Hey, I am glad to see you put that baby where she belongs, slammed down! I just love that look. That looks like the same setup I put into my big dually this past summer. Love the looks of these old squares on the ground, especially when they are a 2WD truck!

    A 4x4 on the other hand, those are cool lifted.

    Nice truck!
     
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  13. Connor koehler

    Connor koehler Junior Member

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    I’m not a fan of lowered stuff really. But I like what you did especially getting rid of that body lift, good job!
     
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