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Post Icon Posted: Aug. 06 2007,8:50 am Post # 26 see this member send this member a private message  quote this post in reply

Nice ride Art :good I will ask around here also and see if I can find a coil rear. When I did my 68 I went the new axle route and redrilled my drums, worked fine but axles are much more expensive now.

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Thanks Wade I appreciate it :good I'm looking forward to digging into this thing should be fun, and something different for a change,lol. I'll be bustin ass now with two projects at one time!.. :rolleyes  :D
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I'm keeping mine 6 lug......I'm working on a disc set up for the front... :D


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I thought yours was a 70's truck??? :stupid
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Post Icon Posted: Aug. 08 2007,7:16 am Post # 30 see this member send this member a private message  quote this post in reply

Nope...It's a '68.


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First disc brakes on the trucks was 71. The 71-72 set up is a little different than the 73-87, but  it should all bolt in up front.....


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Oh ok, thought it was a 71-72!.. Yep that stuff should all bolt up to yours!.. :good
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Here's where things get interesting. They didn't make a 6 lug 2wd 1/2 ton disc brake set up 'til '99, but by then they had completely redsigned the truck, suspension and all. None of it will "Bolt in".....However I have found another alternative that I'm working on that may bolt in with minimal modifications, if any....I'll keep ya posted.....


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Very interesting didn't know that, looking forward to seing that!....  Here's what I'm looking at!. :good

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Hmmm...'65  Step....

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Looks Like The Rear Fender Is A Little Rough, But They Make Glass Ones.....


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Yep, it's a 65 and I doubt the bed is worth anything but who knows??, right now I'm looking at the frame anything else is a bonus, they only want $500 and it's complete except for the seat!.. :good
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Does it Run??  :stupid


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Supposedly not, I haven't talked to them yet just by e-mail, I posted an ad in C/L and a half hour I got the pics, they said they picked it up for parts then didn't use it, they sent me some pics(too small)but it don't look bad, dash looks better than mine???, I called them just waiting for a call back!.. It has a six banger with the truck 4 speed and it looks like it's all there!...
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Probably has some short gears in it.....long Or Short Bed??


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When you do the front suspension, make sure that you install a sway bar!!


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Quote (Carrera Elite @ Aug. 08 2007,9:28 pm)
Probably has some short gears in it.....long Or Short Bed??

Short bed, that's the only reason I want it, figure I'll switch cabs and front clip, if I'm lucky the bed will be salvageable??.. Rear end will be replaced anyhow!..
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When you do the front suspension, make sure that you install a sway bar!!

Most definitely!.. :good
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I used a 3/4 ton front sway bar and front spring minus one coil from a 72 GMC with the 350. Used Early Classic dropped spindles and SSBC front disc setup. I was not impressed with the SSBC junk and will never buy anything from them again but everything I have ever purchased from Early Classic has been top quality. On the rear I fabricated my trailing arms and used standard 1/2 ton rear coils to get the drop I wanted. I built an adjustable rear panhard bar just like EC now sells. My 68 had a bad ass stance and handled like a dream, very fun to drive!

The only rear end I have found so far is a leaf rear but I am still looking :comp Local junk yards are picked clean :rolleyes


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Post Icon Posted: Aug. 11 2007,6:20 pm Post # 46 see this member send this member a private message  quote this post in reply

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I used a 3/4 ton front sway bar and front spring minus one coil from a 72 GMC with the 350. Used Early Classic dropped spindles and SSBC front disc setup. I was not impressed with the SSBC junk and will never buy anything from them again but everything I have ever purchased from Early Classic has been top quality. On the rear I fabricated my trailing arms and used standard 1/2 ton rear coils to get the drop I wanted. I built an adjustable rear panhard bar just like EC now sells. My 68 had a bad ass stance and handled like a dream, very fun to drive!

The only rear end I have found so far is a leaf rear but I am still looking :comp Local junk yards are picked clean :rolleyes

I Have A Leaf One That I'm Going To Put All Of THe Insides Of It In A Coil Housing......The Leaf Is 3:08 Geared ......I also used a 3/4 ton sway bar in mine. I started with the light duty 3/4 ton and moved up to the larger bar, It made it alot stiffer in a corner... :D  :D I'm going to see if AIM ind. makes a Drop Spindle for the set up that I'm going to try.....


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I can't remember for sure but the front bar I used was 1 1/16 or 1 1/8. After all the suspension mods 425HP 350 and 700R4 the truck felt like a Camaro or Vette. I had a 4.10 gear in mine and planned to go with a 3.55 but never got to it. All this talk makes me want another one :D


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I Have A Leaf One That I'm Going To Put All Of THe Insides Of It In A Coil Housing......

I thought the housings were a different lenght, or are you using the existing axles??. :stupid
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They Are Different Lengths, So Yes i'll Be Using The Existing Axels..... I Have A Couple Of Housings, One Had 3:08 Gears Already, But The Posi Carrier Broke Next To The Ring Gear For Some Reason..... :stupid  :stupid  :eek  :eek  :rolleyes  :laugh


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Quote (Carrera Elite @ Aug. 15 2007,6:29 pm)
They Are Different Lengths, So Yes i'll Be Using The Existing Axels..... I Have A Couple Of Housings, One Had 3:08 Gears Already, But The Posi Carrier Broke Next To The Ring Gear For Some Reason..... :stupid  :stupid  :eek  :eek  :rolleyes  :laugh

Gotcha!.. :good Can't imagine why the carrier broke though!. :laugh
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