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Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/27/17 10:03 a.m.

Flip kit with u bolts 132.99 on ebay, spindles should be 150. Cut springs, free c notches from me, sub $300 before shocks. Belltech nitro drop shocks are cheap

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/27/17 10:17 a.m.

Good point. I will call so we can discuss.

The budget room would probably allow for a set of sways. Are there any junkyard sway bar upgrades you are aware of?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
7/27/17 10:22 a.m.

I used 1 ton suburban sways on my last one.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
7/27/17 10:22 a.m.

Save money on the budget and don't use the bed unless it is important for the style.

I have a pair of giant CCW classics that nobody wants because they are too wide that would look nice on the back of that without a bed.

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
7/27/17 10:34 a.m.
Andy Neuman wrote: Save money on the budget and don't use the bed unless it is important for the style. I have a pair of giant CCW classics that nobody wants because they are too wide that would look nice on the back of that without a bed.

Interesting thought on no bed. Maybe what it needs is some GIANT aero wing "fabricated" from a few bed rails and the fiberglass doors of a Trans Am.
Maybe in this case a tail gate fashioned to be a wing.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
7/27/17 10:37 a.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman:

Define giant...

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/27/17 10:37 a.m.

I have plenty of room in budget. Plus weight of bed will help with traction.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltraDork
7/27/17 10:38 a.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

I've got your theme right here:

Lof8
Lof8 GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/27/17 10:42 a.m.

What's this I smell? An OBS Chevy battle?

eastsidemav
eastsidemav SuperDork
7/27/17 10:49 a.m.
Lof8 wrote: What's this I smell? An OBS Chevy battle?

Damn that looks good.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/27/17 11:17 a.m.

I have front flares if needed

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/27/17 11:20 a.m.
Dusterbd13 wrote: I used 1 ton suburban sways on my last one.

Yeah. I junked a 1 ton bar last year, forgot to take it off truck. One of the places makes a 1 1/8 rear bar. It's glorious. I have one.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
7/27/17 11:31 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13:

18x13 335 wide tires that look stretched.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/27/17 12:18 p.m.

What year suburban? Is it a 2500 front I am looking for? Or front and rear?

B13Birk
B13Birk Reader
7/27/17 3:41 p.m.

Dang i gotta start finding these auctions. I need a tow pig soon. What auction was it?

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/27/17 4:09 p.m.

Copart

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
7/27/17 4:19 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3:

3500 front and rear, 2wd. The later in the body style, the bigger the bars. Generally speaking of course. So, late 90s.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
7/28/17 10:05 a.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ wrote: In reply to John Welsh : I've got your theme right here:

I approve of this idea

Bobzilla
Bobzilla MegaDork
7/28/17 12:52 p.m.

I really want to come down just to partake in this. Wife would likely kill me ....

Gunchsta
Gunchsta Reader
8/2/17 11:17 a.m.

Oh man- as a truck aficionado I'm on board. Also relatively envious of your particular purchase.

My input on suspension is a set of drop spindles, cut a coil, flip kit (with the included plates so you don't have to weld new leaf spring pads on) and let it rip. My 83' has this with 2" shackles and I have no need for a c-notch.

I'm excited to see how this thing does- I want action shots.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
9/20/17 7:45 p.m.

Less than a month out.  

Plan is to arrive Wednesday night to start the build Thursday morning.  

Suspension has been ordered.  I have two local buddies lined up to help.  

Who is in to turn a wrench or spray some paint?

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
9/20/17 8:19 p.m.

I am on for the duration on the PLB, but... there also may be a late entry with my name on it needing a little last minute attention.  

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/20/17 10:02 p.m.

We'll hopefully be arriving Thursday with some time left to help out on this and the qute45.

Re: John. Don't be such a tease!

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
9/21/17 7:17 a.m.

I will be there to hold things or tear things apart. Generally just to give really bad ideas. 

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