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Old 01-13-2013, 07:33 AM
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So I've had this for about 8 years. I bought it from a guy in upstate NY, it was Coastal SC before that, so you can imagine what happened to the body. After several body shops told me the same thing, it was time to start searching for a new cab. I found this 83 cab for $400 delivered to the shop. I'm saving a bunch of money on labor by not having 2 vehicles and just the cab. So here is the start of the teardown and some pics of the new cab. I'll post some updates as I get them.



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Old 01-16-2013, 12:52 PM
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going back to black on the new cab?
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what kinda powerplant are you going with?
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Originally Posted by ls/vtecstitch View Post
going back to black on the new cab?
Yes, gloss black cab. Satin black shell, satin black racing strips on the hood, gloss underside, and satin frame.

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what kinda powerplant are you going with?
I've got a 350 crate motor with 20k miles that I've had for a few years now. Just had the heads rebuilt and MSD distributer installed, with full tune up. Polo's is gonna redo the exhaust. I've got long tubes, back to flowmasters to 3" angled tips. All hangers will be bolted to frame. It's got 4:10's and 35X12.50 20"s.
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Sounds good. Simplistic, reliable, inexpensive, and it won't kill you to drive it.
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Had to get new fenders, found some GM rust free ones in CA. $100 for the pair $200 for shipping.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:35 PM
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Finally getting some work done.... new cab going to blasting this week. I arranged for my son to be there today (he's almost 4) he loved watching that! Then the reassembly begins. I think I'm gonna source a roll bar for the rear. Since my son will be riding back there for the next 5-8 years.












Well thats all I got for today...
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man this thing is going to be nice once its finished, I had a friend in highschool who's dad left him one of these, black looks similar.

All in all theyre awesome.
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Originally Posted by Ugin757 View Post
man this thing is going to be nice once its finished, I had a friend in highschool who's dad left him one of these, black looks similar.

All in all theyre awesome.
Man, this thread hasn't been posted in for 2 years. Try actually contributing something other than this useless dribble.

BTW your post count will be reset soon enough
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man this thing is going to be nice once its finished, I had a friend in highschool who's dad left him one of these, black looks similar.

All in all theyre awesome.
You know what's going to be nice once it's finished? You on this forum.
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