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Old 06-16-2016, 07:27 AM
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:09 PM
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Mac, first, nice truck. Great start for his project. A bit of info for you on the head end on it. GM used 2 different rears in their 1 tons. First was the 14 bolt. These were put into cab & chassis trucks. They were narrow units and put the inner tires real close to the springs. The other was a Dana 70. Known as the wide rear. It was put into the dually pickups. Is he planning on keeping it a dually?
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:55 PM
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how much are the towers and reels

dang put a flag on pole on my Wanderlodge and show off!!!!!!!!!

wow looked again and WOW what a nice truck!!!!!!!!!!!!
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How awesome to have a kid like that with a project that cool
Gerry it's both a blessing and a curse. I am so fortunate to have out in the shop doing cool shit with me but his projects always take much longer than planned and usually occupy the entire shop and leave no room for me to do anything.

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WOW!

Just sitting here drooling over a project like that. Gotta finish the Sammy first!
The Sammy must get finished first and Trevor knows it.

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They were narrow units and put the inner tires real close to the springs.
Is he planning on keeping it a dually?
Greg, this truck has the narrow 14 bolt. He originally planned on going SRW but since he discovered the narrow dually, he's going to keep it that way.

If he goes with a short PU box, he'll make new wheel tubs to accommodate the DRWs but he has been looking more and more at custom flat beds, here is a pic of one that caught his eye.

He plans on a 4" lift with Alcoa big rig wheels and rubber. He has a few potential buyers interested in the utility box so that should generate some funds to start buying parts for the truck.

Here's where the Sammy sits tonight. The chassis and running gear is all done and the body is ready for primer on his 2 days off next week.

I can't get the Sammy pics to upload off this mac, I'll have to try the other box
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:06 PM
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OK, here's the Sammy pics
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:18 PM
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Looks like an awesome project. I vote flatbed, now that I have mine I never want a regular pickup bed again. More room, easier to load and tie stuff down, and better access under the truck.

If he wants to do all the oval lights like that don't buy them at the local parts store. Autozone and Tractor Supply get about $40 a piece for 6 inch oval LED, with the gasket and pigtail. I got them at principal truck supply for about $10 each. The gaskets and pigtails are separate so you have to be sure and buy them all.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:28 AM
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Looks like a lot of fun, really lookin forward to seeing it progress!
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Is the Sammy the unit you put the diesel in or is it it's twin?

When I was his age, I didn't have the balls to try one project like that, let alone two. You are a great dad to teach him skills he'll have for life.
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I might be interested in one of those air masts too if not already spoken for.

Don't use that tackle block on the front of the truck with that winch! It is not going to hold up and could hurt someone. It is rated for regular rope, not the stress of a wire rope.

How is the seat in the truck? I have brand new seat upholstery for the bottom of the bench seats. No seat backs though.
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:16 PM
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Is the Sammy the unit you put the diesel in or is it it's twin?
This is another Sammy. Trevor had on a few years ago but it was a total rust bucket so he sold it. It took him a year to find this one that was relatively rust free, but it had not motor or tranny. I had a spare tranny and he rebuilt a 1.6L motor out of a Tracker to go in the Sammy.

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Don't use that tackle block on the front of the truck with that winch! It is not going to hold up and could hurt someone. It is rated for regular rope, not the stress of a wire rope.

How is the seat in the truck? I have brand new seat upholstery for the bottom of the bench seats. No seat backs though.
We actually got a good laugh when we saw that tackle block on there being used as a snatch block, that block will most likely wind up on a wall as a decoration.
He may be interested in a bench seat bottom for the back seat, I heard him mention 60/40 seats out of an Escalade fro the front.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:21 AM
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Awesome projects! Good on Trevor for taking the time to do them right and also for picking such good starting points. Lots of young people don't have the patience.

I had a 1990 Samurai with EFI 1.3, spring over, rears up front, YJ springs in the rear, lockright rear, GRS II tcase gears, traction bar, x-over steering, etc.. Was a great little rig and never broke anything which is great cause I had no money for repairs.

Now I'm diesel powering a crew cab square body chev that was a former fire department truck.. Sounds familiar.
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