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Old 09-16-2010, 08:57 PM
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Ya it lot more work but I think it look cool it not like everyone else it diffrent

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Went to the Delta River Cruisin' at Samstown Casinio in Tunica, MS this past weekend. It was a pretty nice show. Being able to go to a car show and have good food that close by is nice.

The lighting made my front wheels look huge.



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Went to the Delta River Cruisin' at Samstown Casinio in Tunica, MS this past weekend. It was a pretty nice show. Being able to go to a car show and have good food that close by is nice.

The lighting made my front wheels look huge.



Great lookin truck.
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I got the truck out for the first time since I had my wreck (Oct '10...not in this truck). It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. weather was perfect for a 30 mile cruise around Memphis, TN



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I'm done with the rust thing. This winter I am going to swap cabs and make this a nicer truck.

Don't get me wrong, it has been fun, but I think I can improve on it (and I happen to have a great cab in the barn).

Right now, I'm thinking about sectioning it forward of the doors. Something like 1.5 inches through the hood, raising the fenders by the same amount, and trimming an inch or two from the bottom of the trailing side of the fender. The truck will go down a couple more inches also.

Currently thinking about keeping it a flatbed, but it will be redone with nicer wood (maybe sheetmetal sides under the flatbed).

Oh yeah, the new cab will get air conditioning
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You're not going to paint it!? I read this whole thread and got all excited for the last page for nothing! Hahaha But honestly, i did expect a nice clean shiny black paint job, fresh chrome on the front, dark tinted windows, etc.. Well at least thats how i would have it. Its your truck though so as long as you're happy
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You're not going to paint it!? I read this whole thread and got all excited for the last page for nothing! Hahaha But honestly, i did expect a nice clean shiny black paint job, fresh chrome on the front, dark tinted windows, etc.. Well at least thats how i would have it. Its your truck though so as long as you're happy
It's going to get painted after the cab swap. I'm thinking pearl white right now.

I kinda hate to loose the Alan Jackson story, but I'm starting to not like the rust.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:45 AM
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After much input from the kids, wife and toatal strangers... the rust is staying. They say they would rather ride in an unbearibly hot, rusty truck than have me paint the truck. There suggestion was build a whole different truck and leave this one as is. I never would have guessed.
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'49 Truck Guy ...

thanks for the input on how to mount the cab. I have had a lot of help on that area from great people like you. I think that part will work. NOW for the other question??? I put a 4x4 rear end on the s-10 frame to get a widder clearance around the bed, this is what I was told to do. So HOW do you get the front end to match the rear??? What did you do for this?
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My front end is a lot narrower than the rear, but that is a good thing. If you are low, you need to tuck the front tires so that you don't hit the fenders when you turn.
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tire width ...

so do you have a 4x4 rear end then? my truck will be stock height, so I need that even width to match the 4x4 rear end. spindles? maybe there is a difference with the 4x4 model? by the way your truck is very cool!! rat rod it is for sure. [IMG]002[/IMG] [IMG]cab front-sanded[/IMG]
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so do you have a 4x4 rear end then?
Mine has a 1979 Z28 rear end in it.

For stock height, the s-10 may not be the best choice. My front wheels are like 6 inches inside the front fenders. A deep dish would move it out some, but the tradeoff is scrubbing the tires when you turn.

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I think I found a solution ...

I found some wheel spacers on billets.com that will bring the wheels out some to match the rear end width. as for the height, I think that mounting the cab is going to be tricky. how close to the frame did you mount yours. some guys are saying use CJ5 mounts??? thanks for pictures of your truck front end. I will try to send you some as I get this thing in gear.
Sun over here - finally!!
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The red eurothane disc is the CJ5 body mount. I added a 1x1.5" subframe to beef up the body. I sat my body close to the frame because I wanted a low truck with lots of suspension travel. It required making a pretty decent sized transmission tunnel to do it the way I did.

My cab is mounted in 6 places (3 down each rocker). This is the one near the seat riser.
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that looks good ...

that picture looks good in explaining the process. does your frame show from under the truck or can I boost it up some? also how far did you cut your front of the s-10 off? and about how far are your front mounts from that cut? what did you think of those spacers?
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