In case your wondering it is a static drop 4. You can convert a long bed to a short bed or use on a short bed to raise the rear rails. 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. Before we do so, however, a series of six pilot holes need to be drilled into each framerail. Out back, we need to trim 8 inches from the back of the frame and drill a handful of holes.
Emergency brake cables are also removed and will be replaced with shorter items. Another set of pre-cut, etched lines mark the portion to be removed. This is a great new product from No-Limit it raises the bed floor 4 inches to get the truck nice and low. I have obviously lately decided that Nacho is going to maintain his patina. The truck they eventually found and purchased was a 1967 Chevy C10 long bed. Just don't want to take the chance. We moved the chassis over to the assembly room and figured that the easiest way to remove the rear suspension was to drop the shocks, Panhard bar and the top spring plates that attach the springs to the frame.
So this is where I got to work restoring his patina with some rags and acetone. So the progress is, I finally got some time to get the tires mounted on the rims last weekend. You can use the 4-link kit or trailing arms with this. The templates remain attached to the rear portion of the frame so that the second cut can be made. With the amount of sheetmetal components being reproduced today, a new short bed is simply a phone call away.
Need to find a 4l80e trans for it. These last few photos are of a motor that I have been on the look out for, for a long time. This will take a little explanation. So I had twice as many cuts and welds to make. I bought this truck this morning. Before the bed is set in place, we slid the new, shorter brake line between the rails and snugged up the fittings. I'll just share the pics and explain them as i go.
They are repro's so they are a little flimsy. It is a 292 inline 6 Chevy motor from a 1965 Chevy truck. Now you can compare an example of the piece that Rob cut using the laser table, to another rail that was cut and bend into a frame rail using the press brake. Searches are carried out in real-time, and from the main page you can easily browse most car makes currently available. Flush with the back of the framerail the template is used to transfer the location of the rear bed mount hole as well as to scribe the cutline. Purpose Built Cars since 1999 Complete Turn Key Builds Custom Fab and Chassis shop Dealer for Ridetech, Detroit Speed, Vintage Air, Billet Speacalties, Forgeline, Flamming River, No-Limit, SoffSeal, Classic Tube, Rushforth Wheels, Wilwood, American Autowire, BeCool, Moser Engineering, MotorState and many more. It is going on a 89' S10 chassis.
I just need to find a title for it. When they were first produced the need for a truck was to work out of or carry a camper in the bed, so most of the models made were long bed versions while the short bed numbers were few and far between. 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. Next the template needs to be used to drill the new cab mount holes. Next she received a sparkling, glass-smooth paint job. After her initial modifications Lowla was then shipped off to Max and Margaret David at Possum Holler Garage in Sawdust, Tennessee. So with it I did some work on a support on the cab on my drivers side.
I thought that maybe I could install both sides today. Feels good to get back going again. Yes I know it has been a while since the last post. So I got a new welder a few weeks ago, and it is great. Now this conversion might seem like a lot of hard work that involves heavy fabrication tools and or skills that many might not have. Here are some photos of what the rims looked like after paint, and on the truck with a mocked up fender.
So here is some attempt to get going on it again. The templates are designed to bolt to the chassis using existing holes labeled 1 , removing any guesswork when it comes time to make the cut. To do so, the top and bottom needs to be trimmed to clear the rivets holding the crossmember in place. The crew brought the old truck out of retirement. I eventually found an original passenger side mirror arm on ebay that is white and has all the right patina. Not really sure how I am going to be able to get it home but I'll figure that out.