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Old August 23rd, 2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Crew Cab, Crawler Hauler

Started out with an '83 Chevy crew cab, 6.2 diesel, 2wd.

Would of liked to of kept the diesel, but 140 hp and 250 lb-ft wasn't going to cut it. Neither was 2wd.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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Oooh...always had a soft spot for double cabs....wedge or roll-back bed would be killer, but a decent comfortable gooseneck hauler is cool too.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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I converted it to 4wd using axles from a 79 GMC 3/4 ton with 4.10 gears.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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Oooh...always had a soft spot for double cabs....wedge or roll-back bed would be killer, but a decent comfortable gooseneck hauler is cool too.
There just isn't much room in a standard cab.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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The diesel was swapped out for a 500 cubic inch Cadillac engine.




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Old August 24th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #6
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nice- I run the same but on BBQ Juice
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Old August 24th, 2012, 07:44 AM   #7
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The stock rocker arm assembly is very weak when using higher pressure valve springs. I made my own assembly that is alot stronger.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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This engines ideal cruise/tow RPM is about 2500. With 4.10 gears and a turbo 400 trans. @ 70mph, calculates to a 40 inch tall tire. I'm going to try a 37" tire.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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Nice! I will be watching this thread, as I have a 91 V3500 Crew and these are my favorite trucks. And the 500 Caddy is a sweet touch!
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Old August 27th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #10
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More Cadillac parts. Installed 2005 CTS, full power, heated leather seats. Major floor modifications required.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #11
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Here it is almost ready for paint.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #12
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Had the dash recovered.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #13
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This is how it sits today. Still need to wet sand and wheel the paint, and final assembly.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #14
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Wow that is fucking sexy! Good job!
Smokey burnout is in order when it is all done!
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #15
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The studs broke off the "Silverado" fender emblems, $40 a piece to replace.

I designed these on my work computer, and had the cnc guys machine it.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #16
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Nice! Your truck looks great.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #17
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Thanks for the compliments.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #18
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NICE!
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Old August 27th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #19
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Looks awesome!
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Old August 27th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #20
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That is badass Neal!!!! Keep the pics coming.
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