1991 Chevy V3500 - Old School Earth Roamer

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TahoePPV

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I don't get downtown very often, I am more worried about drive throughs! Honestly though, it looks really tall but it is about 8' 3" tall for now. I will have to double check the height after I do the shackle flip.
I figured that drive thrus would likely cause more grief. IT's looking very cool.
 
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Short post today, got the shackle flip install and was reminded why I hate frame rivets.... I installed the flip without dropping the tank, care had to be taken to not send the chisel through the side of the fuel tank. After some very choice words and a sore shoulder from swinging a hammer it was all removed. Got the holes drilled out and the new shackle flips bolted up, I am extremely happy with how it sits, I think it could stand another inch in the back but I am not worried about it. At some point I may put some helper air bags on it but I want to drive it some first to see if the coils settle any. Last few things before some shake down driving is a new pitman arm, building/adjusting the rear shock mounts, and clocking down the transfer case. There are some other little things like axle breathers and aux lights but those are not major.


 

64Trvlr

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Looks good, great job on the fabrication!

I may have missed it, what gears are you running in the axles?
 

BensonSTW

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Gonna have it all buttoned up in time for the vaccine zombies. Needs a porthole in the top with a turret and a browning 50. All joking aside that is an awesome build.
 

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Gonna have it all buttoned up in time for the vaccine zombies. Needs a porthole in the top with a turret and a browning 50. All joking aside that is an awesome build.
Lol, we have joked about needing to mount a turret on the top! I took it on a bit of a road test this past week during the Texas snowpocalypse and it handled pretty good. Still some small stuff to finish up but driveable!
 
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TahoePPV

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Lol, we have joked about needing to mount a turret on the top! I took it on a bit of a road test this past week during the Texas snowpocalypse and it handled pretty good. Still some small stuff to finish up but driveable!
Since you obviously won't "need" a hi-lift jack, you can roof mount it to look like a Ma Deuce.
 
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MazeVX

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I need to say it again, that's a totally awesome truck!
Not sure if I missed it or forgot it but what axles are holding up to this huge tires?
 

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Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, TX, USA
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This is a sweet rig. I'm liking how you set up the hydraulic assist steering, might steel that idea from you

Any plans for the interior of the box?
I am planning to seal the seams and add interior insulation, then I am going to deck it to add a sleeping platform. I am hoping to start on that this summer, right now I am trying to put some miles on it and see if any "bugs" creep up.
 
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I'm sure most of you saw that Texas had some craze winter weather two weeks ago. My family and I were fortunate enough to maintain power through the storm. I saw the slick roads as a good opportunity to road test the truck. With the hubs locked in and the case in 4hi it handled real good. I have been slowly stretching out how far I drive it but so far everything has been pretty good. Here are some photos from the "snow run"!