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what do you guys think of a Short Burb

Discussion in 'Tech Discussion' started by kleedus, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It would be more involved than that. It's a couple layers of fiberglass with a mounting flange, plus the cab would need a mounting flange for the top to bolt to and seal against. But the biggest hurdle is the body mounts- the cab is on isolated mounts but the bed is mounted solid to the frame. And of course the cab and bed are independent of each other so they are free to move separately with frame flex, even if both were mounted solid.
     
  2. Turbo4whl

    Turbo4whl Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Ray, you didn't put any finished pictures in your album.

    Luke, found these pictures. I want to see finished pictures too.

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    Powerhouse Ranch 3G Connoisseur Supporting Member

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    i give ALOT of credit to the ingenuity and craftsmanship there. That is how you make a statement that'll be remembered in the Square Body world, that's my opinion. thanks @Turbo4whl for posting
     
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    I think you have too much time on your hands.
    Just find a fiberglass camper top and don't chop up a truck.
     
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    Hey Salty , l have a Blazer , rotted out body ,good running gear. Good cap, no money in it , a new cap would be in the $1400.00 range. I have looked everywhere for a used cap. it use to be they were laying in everybody back yard. I'm experienced with this kind of work, not a dreamer.
     
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    Hey bucket, you bring up some good points. Rather than boring everybody with tech details, l figured I would just throw the plan out there, to see if anybody had done this kind of project before.
     
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    Nice job turbo, got any finish pictures?
     
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    Nice Job Turbo, do you have any finish pictures?
     
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    Thanks for the link. I'm loving it. Stay in touch.
     
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    I'm wanting to shorten the frame and hood but not the interior for max room so I can camp out of the Suburban. Something like this. I've posted it on here before but no one liked it at all! Lots of work getting the front tires and grill in place. I'm thinking VW Syncro van on a budget with cheaper and easier to find parts. photoshop van image.jpg

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    You're sure not lacking in aspirations!!!
     

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