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Square body on new chassis?

Discussion in 'Tech Discussion' started by 436'd skylark, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Craig 85

    Craig 85 Full Access Member

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    Nice work. I like the old camper mounts on the front fenders. Back in the day, I had thought about buying a set of those and using them to mount some Daylighters in that location.
     
  2. 436'd skylark

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    I paid 10 bucks for the ramps and a 25' log chain at an estate sale. It was a good buy.


    I should have pulled the camper mounts off the bed before i scrapped it.

    The IFS has never let me down. 208k and it still has the original cv shafts and lower ball joints. I've got an 8' fisher for it too. I turned the torsion bars up some.
     
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    Getting there.

    Not sure why the guy doing this with the 68 cab didn't just get a stake bed the correct length for the frame he had. Would've been much easier.
     
  4. 436'd skylark

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    Got it mostly done now. I have a few issues but I'm driving it. The paint match is about perfect, just as long as the truck is dry.

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    akchevrolet and bucket like this.
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    Hey! Just outta curiosity how well did the old body fit on the new frame? All mounts lined up? Thanks
     
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    That's a lot of frame and junk visible under the body...front is only about a foot too tall.
    If all you need is a good frame, head south and southwest, plenty of 'em here!
     

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