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Old 01-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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95 s10 body dropped

This is my first project. Pic of how it looked when I brought it home.


started taking it apart. here is frame before and after sandblasting.




let the fun begin
Old 01-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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what are your plans???
Old 01-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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baged and body dropped on 22s
Old 01-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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stock floor I have a lot of the frame work done more pic to come.
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by all means. post away
Old 01-05-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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notch done.
made a 2x2 sub frame, and welded to the bottom of the frame to keep the frame stright, while we could cut the top and in side of the frame out and weld 2x3x1/4 into the frame.


The 2x3 was pie cut and bent and welded toghther to match the frame angles.


Welded the frame toghther, now we cut the top of the frame down to the 2x3


I decided to renforce the inside of the frame behind the cab where i am mounting the mount for the four link with 1/4 inch plate and 2x2s

drilled holes in the plate so we could plug weld the plate to the 2x2s in frame
Old 01-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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Coming along nicely.
Old 01-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #8
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yes looks nice i'm about to do the same on my truck with the bracing underneath to prevent the frame from tweaking smart idea. the pic cuts though, not sure how your going to finish off the plating but won't that weaken the 2 x 3 in those areas?

when you welded the 2 x 2 to the bottom of the frame what did you do with the part of the inner c channel that hangs down? it adds about 3/16 to the bottom of the frame so i would have to add spacers on the back to mount the supports even
Old 01-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #9
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Looks really good man. I like that you ran the 2x2 brace along the bottom while re doing the frame. Most don't and I can imagine the frame easily sagging or warping while welding. Thumbs up for thinking ahead!

Ill be watching this one!
Old 01-06-2012, 12:42 AM   #10
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Ya i will be plating the front and back of the frame. I had to put the body on to reinstall the body mounts, as of now the body is on the frame, i had to put the sub frame under the frame with the body on the sub frame that i used to keep the frame stright, it is representing the ground. are you refuring tothe front of the frame
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Re: 95 s10 body dropped

Sorry if this seems dumb but ive never crossed over to rebuilding my frame and body dropping yet, but u used 2x3? It looks like u made it 2 high x 3 wide.... Isnt that too weak? , shouldnt it be 3 high 2 wide?. So it doesnt wanna flex as easily.. Just curious. And wanting to learn for when i hack up a 1st gen on of these days to practice hahaha
Old 01-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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Well I have read alot of posts on this and i left some of the original frame so it is more like 2.5x3.5x3/8 or 1/2 so im hoping that will work if it deflects to much i will plate the inside with 1/4" flat stock.
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Running 4 rails @ 2 inches tall under the cab instead of 2 is another option as well.
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Ohhhh i see.... Didnt think of plating it if it deflects too much... Awesome, thanks for the info!
Old 01-07-2012, 12:07 PM   #15
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well here are some more pics




yup i know it is not tuckin yet the fenders are not cut out yet but it will besoon
Old 01-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #16
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Good idea with the 2x2 welded under the frame for support while cutting the top and inside off the stock frame never seen that done I'm going to copy that idea when I start my sfbd next month good luck on the build looks good so far
Old 01-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #17
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Thanks i'm a carpenter by trade so brace brace and it wroked verry well.

To deadbroke in the front where i think you are talkin about in the pic with the 1x1 welded to the 2x2 two pic up is how I helped that 3/16 gap on the inside and bigger tacks from frame to sub frame and made the sub frame 2" wider than the original frame so is that I had some good area to tack to sorry it took so long to get back had to find the pic.
Old 01-07-2012, 02:39 PM   #18
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The body kit is for sale if intersted pm me thanks
Old 01-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #19
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Hey guys, i'm at the frount body mount and I need to cut it. I have been searching the form for after market mounts that have been cut but can't find any. Does anybody have any ideas? thanks
Old 01-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #20
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Well got an update front body mount complete, with out cuttin the body should have back mount fabed up in the next day or so, then I can take the body off and paint the top of the frame and start on the tire tubsfor the front fenders. will post pic soon
Old 01-20-2012, 08:02 PM   #21
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sounds good man lets see more pics.
Old 02-01-2012, 03:33 PM   #22
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Here are some pic of the rear body mount that i made




and got some of my motor parts.
Old 02-18-2012, 12:29 AM   #23
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Got the firewall tubs in last night not all welded in yet just tacked.




now to finish the frame and paint frame
Old 02-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #24
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well my 350 turbo froze and cracked the case so trany is junk so 350 turbo or 700r4 what do you all think they are both around the the same price so some in put would be greatly apreciated thanks.
Old 02-27-2012, 03:31 PM   #25
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700r4
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The DS pic of the tub, its tough to tell, but did you remove the entire outer cowl?

I started to set my tubs thi weekend, and am trying to figure out how to rebuild the cowl so it continues to function properly
Old 02-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #27
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trucks looking like ur gettin there
Old 02-28-2012, 03:29 PM   #28
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Quote: Originally Posted by gunther19820
The DS pic of the tub, its tough to tell, but did you remove the entire outer cowl?

I started to set my tubs thi weekend, and am trying to figure out how to rebuild the cowl so it continues to function properly

are you refuring to the fire wall behind the tire?????
Old 02-29-2012, 01:40 AM   #29
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if you are refuring to the wiper cowl i did not cut it at all
Old 02-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #30
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Quote: Originally Posted by BnBon22s
if you are refuring to the wiper cowl i did not cut it at all
this, where the wiper cowl drains down the side of the cab, behind the fender.

Ok thanks. Looks like I may have placed my tub too far back... Ruh-Roh
Old 03-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #31
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I ordered my motor mounts yesterday they will be here tomorrow and i can get the trans crossmember fabed up the paint the frame
Old 04-17-2012, 01:02 AM   #32
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painted under the frame so i could pot the cab on the frame


this when i started fabin the trans tunnel







Old 04-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #33
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makin trans crossmember
Old 04-17-2012, 09:55 PM   #34
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lookin sweet bro
Old 04-18-2012, 10:47 AM   #35
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thanks
Old 04-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #36
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Still not done what are you waiting for ..........
Old 04-30-2012, 09:12 AM   #37
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well this thing is are taking a little longer than expected you could come up and help Theo na it would take even longer lol
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Sub'd to follow along. Good job so far.
Old 05-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #39
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well i orderd my 4 link yesterday. hope they are done by the weekend
Old 05-29-2012, 11:01 AM   #40
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I have orderd my bag kit soi have 2-4 weeks to finish the rest of the truck got to get movin)))
Old 06-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #41
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Got my 4 link yesterday thanks Crazy Talk Customs


Old 06-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #42
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nice dropped, man
Old 06-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #43
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Thanks more pic comming
Old 09-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #44
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well here is an update been wating on upper bag mounts and lower control arms for two and a half mounts it sucks wating on someone else
Old 10-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #45
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so after not having my calls returned for a week i told the guy that was making my parts to go to take a leap and keep the parts that he had not made yet im sorry but four mounts to make lowers arms and upper bagmounts what a joke so i plated my lowers and made my own bag mounts for the front and im in the process of making my upper bag mounts for the rear it should only take me one day once i get the 1/4 plate next week.
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