The driveshaft will also have to be shortened before re-installlation. Before we make a single spark, the truck is set on jackstands so that when the rear half of the chassis is removed, the rest of the truck remains stable. The templates remain attached to the rear portion of the frame so that the second cut can be made. The bed was then finished off with brand new polished stainless steel bed strips, and new hardware. Ive got over 30k in the truck and never was my intentions to sell. Before we start cutting, there are a handful of items that need to be removed or modified.
New 18 inch boss wheels front and back, Nitto tires,Radio made to match original but will hook up to phone ect. Next we unbolted the two bolts that hold the trailing arms in place to the trailing arm cross-member and rolled out the whole thing in one piece. The good news is reproduction sheet metal is available from Classic Industries for these models, as well as a bolt on, back half frame kit from No Limit Engineering. The cab mount is then bolted in place using these new holes and then used as a template for the rear pair. We found that the simple way to install the rails was to locate the factory holes on the top and bottom of the stock frame just past the cab mount.
Before the bed is set in place, we slid the new, shorter brake line between the rails and snugged up the fittings. It was hard work and it still needs a little more attention. I just need to find a title for it. Complete kit Includes Raised rail Kit, Fat Bar 4-link, Complete bed Sheet metal. Since the No Limit C-10 back half kit changes the geometry of the frame rails up by 4-inches, the stock bed floor will need to be raised up or a section will need to be cut out so that the bed will fit back into place.
So here are some photos. Stay tuned as we show you how to do that and set up the suspension in an up and coming issue. I think it looks pretty good. Great handling truck that is ready for some fun with its new owner! I have had a local mechanic go through the entire truck and fix all mechanical issues. A watchful eye and a steady hand and the chassis conversion is complete. Once both sides are cut, the rear portion of the chassis is simply rolled back out of the way. Next the template needs to be used to drill the new cab mount holes.
Driver's door needs an adjustment. It is a 292 inline 6 Chevy motor from a 1965 Chevy truck. Found a new house and it all worked out so I have a few pics of Nacho the trucks name from just before we moved and a few from after moving and getting to work on welding the bed up. Alarm has shock sensor and kill switch. My goal is to make the buying process as simple and easy as possible for the winning bidder or interested parties. Here are some photos of what the rims looked like after paint, and on the truck with a mocked up fender.
I still work on my truck a little at a time at the expense of other things in my life. Satin black interior with Almond Seat cover. The location of the rear pair of holes on the template are then transferred to the chassis. Brothers Trucks is proud to announce the release of our highly anticipated 1963-72 Longbed to Shortbed Conversion Kit. So with it I did some work on a support on the cab on my drivers side.
See, a few years back I replaced the glass in the truck and well I touched up the back with some killz primer to make it look white. Because the bedsides are double walled, this makes cutting and splicing the bed back together a lot of work. Thank you for taking the time to look at this stunning truck. At the center of the bed both panels overlap forming a seam. I have an extra one that comes withthe truck. I decided to keep as much of the old panel as possible. You too can get your hands on the same kit shipped right to your front door with a click of a mouse.
I bought it from a friend of mine who restored it to look like a rat rod. These are the new mirrors that I got. How-to instructions are available on our website: This video is featured in Classic Truck Magazine and HotRod. Need to find a 4l80e trans for it. So far super I'm impressed. Things have been really busy lately, I haven't had time to get much done.