This truck a custom build from day one. It all started with an idea on a piece of paper. I found a 1985 crew cab chevy that was 2wd, long wheel base, and brown in color, hence the name "the Turd." The frame was cut down for a 6' bed and a parts truck was used to put all the 4wd components under it. It was painted flat black, put on 38's and made an everyday driver for a couple years. The truck then got lifted a little and put on 42's and eventually four linked and 2.5 ton axles put under it. After playing hard in the truck for a few years and seeing a lot more builds, it was time to go back to the drawing board. It was time to take the build to the next level. Make the truck as wide and as low as possible with a tube frame, coil overs, and tractor tires.
I wanted to keep the look of a stock truck with the tires tucked up underneath the fenders and the only way to accomplish that with the widened stance was to split the cab in half and widen the cab 18"s. The truck was built with the suspension completely compressed to make sure everything would clear. I also decided to put the motor in the rear.
Not much foot room with the tire crammed in the driver floor board when turned all the way to the left lol.
Front and rear shock towers with built in hard bump stops to save the motor if shock fail (1/8" gap at bottomed out).
Hood, grille, and tailgate widened 18"s
Counter rotation 12.66 drop SCS case with Holden On's mounting bracket
Cockpit with pedals in place and rims back from Holbrook powdercoating
Breakin it right!
A few of the body parts held to be held on with ratchet straps but after all said and done, the truck performed and held up really well! Very happy with the build and had a great time with family and friend at Hogwallers Superbowl Weekend Event!
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