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Old 04-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Thoughts? Shortening the Suburban!

So I have been thinking alot about chopping the roof and shortening the suburban. I was reading that doing so you lose alot of the ridigity of the body and alot of the strength with that. Since it will be a while until I can get a cage in it, I don't want to have to worry about the roof collapsing in the case of a rollover.

Are the strength issues negligible?

I was goofing off in Photoshop and thought about doing this. Anybody ever seen one done like this?


Mine won't be that tall and will only have 36-38's on it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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That looks pretty awesome
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I'd just put a crew cab and front clip on it. Then fill the rest of the frame in with a job box for storage.
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This is the other route I am considering.

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I'd just put a crew cab and front clip on it. Then fill the rest of the frame in with a job box for storage.
I want something different and I already have the sub body.
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I don't think you would lose any structure by cutting the body down. It would probably crumble in stock form fairly easy anyways.....
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Now that second pic is a little different. It probably would lose a little of the safety factor there.....
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Now that second pic is a little different. It probably would lose a little of the safety factor there.....
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brace the c pillar and put in roof brace and will be ok
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