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Old October 29th, 2015, 12:38 PM   #1
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I bought someone else's unfinished project because I thought it could be pretty cool.
This started out at a 1997 Chevy AT&T utility truck.
P/O cut the frame and moved the axle forward already, but I wasn't happy with the way it wasn't centered in the wheel well, so I cut it back out, moved it 1 1/2 inches forward.

I have the truck blown apart, and the frame is going to sand blaster tomorrow.


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Old October 29th, 2015, 12:54 PM   #2
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I dig it. Any plans for motor? Is the grille painted or factory? I'm wanting to get rid of my chrome and go to black on my expedition truck
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Old October 29th, 2015, 01:05 PM   #3
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The grille is molded dark grey, but will be painted body color. I am planning on blue/white.
I am going to use the 350 that I took out of my other Dually for the cummins swap.



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Old October 29th, 2015, 01:11 PM   #4
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Not your average hauler.

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Pretty sure I've seen you around in that green one somewhere...
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I hate welding upside down, it amazes me how many times I have had flying slag land in my ear (always the right ear because I am right handed)


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I know people that wear earplugs welding for that very reason, cough @FyrFyr cough
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Old October 29th, 2015, 04:21 PM   #8
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Completely reasonable in my opinion . And ... Cool project.


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shit mother fukc nothing worse than a nice piece of molten metal sizzling against your ear drum. ear plugs are a good choice for welding anyways since grinding is loud
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I've only had it happen once... so far. I'll put them in for overhead when I remember
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Finally got the frame back from the blaster. Prepping it for paint.
I love working on clean stuff!


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Is this where your interest in the narrowed flares came from? (Obvious question lol) I'm strongly considering going single wheel, maybe in the spring my flares will become useless to me...
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Yes, I really like the look of your narrowed Dually fenders. I like duallies, but they are so big and inconvenient. I like the idea of having a Dually, but a more convenient Dually.
I already bought some Dually fenders to cut down, but I bet getting the body line right.... Sucks.


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Short box? That'll be different.
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Progress has been slow, but I have the brake lines run, fuel lines and fuel tank in place, I still have to put straps and anchors to hold them from wiggling. Welded up the exhaust today.
I had to order an oil filter relocation kit, since the old style block wouldn't accept the angled oil filter housing, and the DSD differential is right where I wanted the oil filter to be.


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I got the cab on, and the engine running. I had some flow masters sitting on the shelf from an old build, they are too quiet for my taste.


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The color is house of colors white, with a mid coat pearl. The truck will be two tone blue and white


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