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Old 06 Feb 2009, 11:52 am
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I'm not sure how my old thread ended up in the turbo section..
anyways, I got the Bed welded on.
I had to shorten it about a foot, to bring it into proportion.
Here's a few random pics for ya all to gander at...


I back but it behind the stakepockets to hide the welds when I shortened it up...


Here's the proportion before...

here it is now, and the bed is perma-mounted!!! (finally)
I think this brought everything into my vision....
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 12:19 pm
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I WANT ONE
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 12:22 pm
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I should add I don't want to do all the work but OMG I love it paint that bad boy a deep dark Manhattan blue and it is tight

I may have missed it some place but tell us what truck bed did you end up using?????
is it going to be rear wheel drive???


I am guessing you had to extend and strengthen the frame--since there isn't one

this is a really coool project and the out come has to be awesome post up some more pics
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 01:00 pm
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Well the drivetrain is 100 percent stock. It is staying as such.
This is for looks and Home Depot runs, wont be (cant) hauling rock hehehehhehe.
Yes, it is subframed, squaretubing right to the floorpan to keep things stiff.
There was enough space on top of the floorpan under (what will be) the wooden strip bed floor to tie the shock mounts together across to keep em from collapsing as well. All thought out already. Theres no separate flex like normal trucks. This is a solid unit affixed the cab, but I left a separation to appear it was not... the bracing is tucked behind the front bed panel that ties it all to the cab.
The bed, is not a stock bed. I used the side panels, front panel and tailgate from a '57 chevy stepside, but made my own dims...
I had to cut the fenderwells out of the sidepanels..
I also plan to put on 2" stainless (polished) lake pipes, that will actually be more subframing underneath... they will have a funciton, look good, but I wont bother with them being *real* exhausts..
My motive is going to be semi-gloss black (google Kirker HotRod Black) with retro flames on the front, stock steel wheels painted red with wide whitewalls, and a simple push thru center cap cone rather than baby moons... cheaper for me...
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do i spy a volkswagen fender???
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 02:47 pm
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Been following this since you first posted it. You my friend are doing a heck fo a fine job! I will be following your progress and like many others can't wait to see it finished. I have been lurking here for many months getting tips and ideas for my 06 and 08 Cruisers and never felt the need to post anything before as there is so much info on this sight if you just take the time to look for it, but I had to let you know how much I admire what you are doing. Take care and take your time, I can wait to see the finished product. Gary
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 03:59 pm
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[/QUOTE]do i spy a volkswagen fender???[/QUOTE]
Yes.. you spy 2...
i was gonna graft em onto my panel... I wasn't too happy with how the front fenders came out.
The VW fenders will give me a bigger headlight. and a smooth radius I'm after int *that* vision (someone make the visions stop!!!)...
But, Im gonna fully finish the truck first, then finishe the panel next.

It appears I have. PT modding A.D.D. ....

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Old 06 Feb 2009, 04:01 pm
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Been following this since you first posted it. You my friend are doing a heck fo a fine job! I will be following your progress and like many others can't wait to see it finished. I have been lurking here for many months getting tips and ideas for my 06 and 08 Cruisers and never felt the need to post anything before as there is so much info on this sight if you just take the time to look for it, but I had to let you know how much I admire what you are doing. Take care and take your time, I can wait to see the finished product. Gary
Dang man, I'm a total amature... I just have no fear of trying is all..
Believe me, what you see me do never goes smooth. LOL I usually mess up and build it 7 times before its "right"...
I cant tell you how much I appreciate your comments.

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Old 06 Feb 2009, 09:15 pm
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That is going to be one SWEET Ride!!!!!!
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 03:31 pm
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Clicking along..
Got the final piece for the cab section done, the round bar inner frame to the rear window. I did this to give a factory rolled edge...
so it dont look flat when i put glass in there... the roll will transition to the inset glass... and should look decent and not chopped...
I bent 2 halves,

welded em together here

had to tack some loose spots of the sheetmetal tot he inner square frame... no biggie

clamp the new round bar frame in to weld on th e inside... cant see it, but when its all tacked in place, i will lightly grind the radius of the sheetmetal to the roundbar for the rolled edge.

lookey those cab corners... they came out pretty smooth.
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