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The Fat Girl, My 86', C30, 3+3, dually, bagged, SFBDed on 22.5"s

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by John-e Bravada, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. John-e Bravada

    John-e Bravada Full Access Member

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    Wow, that title wore me out and I skipped the part about the 91' Cummins and Eaton FS6306 trans.

    Well the story goes once I grew up and moved from the mountain biking hobby to the automotive one I loved slammed duallies. Years later I'm finally building a slammed Square! I bought the 86' 2yrs ago but after finishing up a couple other projects, a job swap and a move later I'm finally getting rolling on it. I'm starting late on the thread so I'll be playing catch up at 1st.

    We'll start with where I spotted it and it on the trailer on it's way home(the last house).
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    After I got it home I pulled some of the "accessories off I wasn't going to use, the brush guard, visor, grab handles, etc and gave it a good bath. It was amazing the mildew and mold that was growing on it.

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    I wanted to run a Cummins in it so I spread the word and waited for something to pop up. I ended up with a lead on a 91' intercooled W250 Dodge that the guy bought just fo the trans. That was just fine with me I didn't want the Getrag anyway. I saved the D60 front axle and the Cummins and the rest went to the scrap yard.

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    After the job change and the move I setup the new shop to get some real work done and started to tear down "Steve". Once I pulled the front clip I found "Steve" writted on the front of the cab under the passenger side fender and so it got it's name. The bed came off and it was ready to pull in for the fun to begin.
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    Subscribing. That looks like the body is in good shape.
     
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    I wonder if Steve was a worker at the assembly line or a bodyman later on?
     
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    very cool rig!!!
     
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    "Steve" my 86', C30, 3+3, dually, bagged, SFBDed on 22.5"s

    Awesome rig! Looking forward to seeing the progress.


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    cool I like it
     
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    Re: "Steve" my 86', C30, 3+3, dually, bagged, SFBDed on 22.5"s

    Subscribing...

    SWSS from somewhere....
     
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    Thanks guys! It's coming together fast. My buddy Nick's been a huge help in the shop. I'm amazed how much we get thru in a night.

    Onto the progress, I pushed the truck in the shop and pulled the drive train, which will be going in Nick's 64', and started Z-ing the frame. I went 4" up and 1" forward to get the cross member off the ground and the tires away front the firewall. With that welded up it was on to the front suspension. I'll be running 3800# bags all the way around so fitting them in the front wasn't easy. It took 10" pipe cups and allot of cutting to get them to fit. I'm not running drop spindles so that further complicated things. I'm also switching from DRW hubs to SRW hubs so I had to stretch the arms to allow tire to frame clearance. The upper arms are 3" longer and the lowers are 2 1/2" longer.
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    Then we went on to the body drop. We ran 4 x 3 x 5/16" tubing under the cab and cut off the bottom of the stock frame. This put the frame above the pinch welds but I was planning drag blocks on the bottom of the frame anyway so it should all work out.
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    Hell yeah! :popcorn:
     
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    Last night was plating the arms and C-notching the rear. They ended up WAY higher then I thought they should but putting the bags over the axle adds 3" to them.
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    Oh, almost forgot the eye candy, I procured 6 brand new in the box 22.5 machine finish Alcoas. I proceeded to make my own 8-10 lug adapters.
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