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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."
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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.
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The truck then got lifted a little and put on 42's and eventually four linked and 2.5 ton axles put under it.
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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.
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awesome man! keep the pics comin!
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I know I wanted slam the body on the tires and widen the stance as wide as possible so I flipped the hubs, bolted on the 24"x8" rims and 16.9 tires, and turned the front tires to bottomed out to see how wide I could make my bottom link bars and cradle which was 40"s wide center to center. With this measurement and what wheel base I wanted, I was able to put the ground work of the tube frame together with the help of Grilla Production cutting out all my tabs and top hats.
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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.
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Not much foot room with the tire crammed in the driver floor board when turned all the way to the left lol.
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Wow this build=sex![biggrin][love]
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Front and rear shock towers with built in hard bump stops to save the motor if shock fail (1/8" gap at bottomed out).
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Bracing for the front and rear fenders with hood and tailgate split
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Hood, grille, and tailgate widened 18"s
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Sheet metal work on the rear off the truck to keep the mud under the truck instead of on top... hopefully less to pressure washing as well lol. With fuel cell and trans cooler in the back
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looks wicked.
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Seen it runnin at hogwaller.....bad ass ride along with the suburban
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Thanks guys!
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Time for the tear down to finish welding out the roll cage
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Counter rotation 12.66 drop SCS case with Holden On's mounting bracket
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Cockpit with pedals in place and rims back from Holbrook powdercoating
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After a total of 560 hours of work in 3 months and cramming in an all nighter and 30 straight hours from 3pm on this last Thursday to 9pm on Friday, I was able to get the truck, not necessarily finished, but together "good enough" to make it out to Hogwallers Superbowl Weekend Event. We didn't make it to the hood pins hence the ratchet strap holding the hood down lol.
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Here's a good picture to show how wide the truck is with the billet decal for the grille and the custom front windshield (stock window cut down the center with a piece of 18" filler glass). I figured I'd hashtag the turd truck to get any pics taken of the truck lol
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Breakin it right!
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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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