86 Crew cab LB7 build

DmaxSquarebody

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Nov 19, 2019
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On the bed, they have 3 or 4 inch cross braces underneath that would make it sit way too high. I cut all but the rear down to about 1/2 inch. The rear supports the bed sides and tailgate mounts so I made a crossmember and notched the frame. I'll go back later to smooth the frame and make bumper mounts.



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DmaxSquarebody

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This is just a cool pic from when I was figuring out body positioning. Frame mounts were not back on yet.



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DmaxSquarebody

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Nov 19, 2019
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First trip outside to get a look at the fit. The rear axle will get moved forward while lifting the truck.



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DmaxSquarebody

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Nov 19, 2019
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Thanks! This brings it up to about where I am now. I'll put up some more pics of the radiator support. I'm trying to graft the upper and sides of a 91 support to the duramax support and keep it clean looking.

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sawmilldmax

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Nice project. Would you mind including a pic or two of the Nomad and and the yellow 55,6,or 7. I didn't mean to be snooping around your shop, but I'm seeking some help for my automotive addiction.
 

DmaxSquarebody

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Nov 19, 2019
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Sure, I'll get some pics in the next couple days. The Nomad is frame-off with LS3 and 9 inch rear. The 57 is caged, 4-link, mini tubbed.

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DmaxSquarebody

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Nov 19, 2019
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Nice project. Would you mind including a pic or two of the Nomad and and the yellow 55,6,or 7. I didn't mean to be snooping around your shop, but I'm seeking some help for my automotive addiction.
Sorry for the delay, been busy as a one legged man in an ass-kicking contest. The Nomad is a custom build with LS3 and 4L65, 9 inch rear. The 57 is my brother's. It started out as a 10.5 drag car for a customer, but he got married and the project came to a screaching halt. It will be a street car now with probably a blown 540 and 400 trans.


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DmaxSquarebody

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Nov 19, 2019
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Getting a little time in on the project. I made a support for the hood latch and trimmed the right fender well to fit.


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DmaxSquarebody

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Nov 19, 2019
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I finally got the front sheet metal all mounted, so now she's coming back apart for frame conversion to 4wd, and engine & transmission upgrades/conversion. My brother has made a little more progress on the 57 too. It's gonna be a bad mutha...


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MarkBroviak

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This is going to be a sweet truck when you are done! My oldest son has an 85 GMC Sierra c1500 that we are doing a body swap with an 06 GMC Envoy XL with the 5.3L in it. That way he has the square body look with all the 06 features like abs etc. Keep it up boss!
 

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