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Project: 78' Chevy K20 Long Bed

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by Rickleo, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Rickleo

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    Wheelbase is a hair under 14 inches
     
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    Okay what’s the width?
     
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    The width tire to tire. Front 10 inches. Rear 10 1/2 inches. I have small spacers between that dually wheels
     
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    Been a lot of rain around here lately. Guess I'll make the best of it. Took Ole' Heavy to get a little mud on him. Was going to take a video by I lost the freakin set screw in my rear driveshaft after taking these pics[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    4x4 is over-rated, you only need a FWD truck!
     
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    Lol! Not in that mud. Truck wouldn't go nowhere. Fronts just spun. My rig is a heavy pig.
     
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    Fixed the set screw issue and did a maintenance check and cleaning on Ole'Heavy. Under the truck really got caked with mud and once it dryed it was hard as a rock. Had to chisel it off.

    Really love these wheels. They can come off the hub just like the real ones. Scale[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Paging Dr. Leo...Paging Dr. Leo... The patient is ready for surgery.......

    Lol. That's what was in my head this morning when I got home from work and setup to do what I've been thinking about all night. Well fast forward hour and a half later and I can say surgery was a success. Now Ole' Heavy is a crew cab dually. Just have to stitch him back together. Used 1/2 inch steet square tube to stretch the rigs total lengthy to a 25 INCHES!!!! I'm going to love driving this truck. Ok enough talk here's the new crew cab Ole' Heavy. Tell me what you think.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    As the truck wasn’t cool enough...and heavy lol! No worries my rig is a pig too!
     
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    Thanks man. It's actually not that heavy. Before I started the transformation I weighed it. It was only 10lbs. Ole' Heavy really ain't that heavy
     
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    Finally got the frame extensions securely connected and the drive shaft extension figured out. I used a carrier bearing I had laying around. Its a good thing that since I started in the hobby I've been collecting parts I see that I like. Guess I'm a parts hoarder lol. But anyway. Soldered a bracket onto theframe extensions to hold the carrier bearing. Cut down a extra drive shaft I had to connect the divorced transfer case to that carrier bearing. As you can see I made sure there was nothing hanging belowthe frame for maximum clearance. This time I made sure I put thread locker on everything. Took Ole' Heavy out for a little test drive and everything ran smooth. Glad to have my old friend up and running again.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    This thing is sick! Love what you've done!
    You should be quite proud. Great build!
    I'll be following this one, for sure!
     
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    Thanks. I am proud of my rig. Didn't think it was gonna turn out this good. But still got a long journey til done. So stay tuned
     
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    Is never done are they
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    Love this

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    Thanks
     
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    So true
     
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    Thanks. As you can see, it's a crew cab now
     
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    Love the land yaht crew cab as well ....My plan once i get a blazer body and a clod buster body for my tf2 [​IMG]

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