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just got it today
its a 78 crew cab short bed
there is alot of troughts going on in my head
im not sure what im going to do but i know the rear is going to be bobtailed and an xocage
i have a fresh 468 and a th400np205 witch will be infront of a divorce 205
i also have a set of rockwells and 44in boggers that are just sitting around
i might use them and i might not
as soon as it stops raining im going to get started
do you have any ideas on what i should do
here are some pics






 

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Chevy 468/ th400/205 on Rockwells..................HELL of a SET_UP!!!!!!!!! Good luck and have fun.
 

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jamminzz Holy God that thing is fugly (I mean that with love)!


I would definitely use the Rock's. Cage and dove-tail it in the back, bob it so you've got good departure angle. 4-link the Rock's.

I'm not clear (my own ignorance) how the driveline will be sorted out though with a divorced 205 behind a mated one...?

I would leave the crew cab intact and take all the length out of the bed. Are you willing to cut the frame to shorten the wheelbase?

My personal opinion, I would not exo the cab, but rather have an internal cage that extends out through the cab to the bed cage and have the bed cage with mounts for your accessories (air tank, tool box, ice chest, spare, whatever floats your boat). I would have tube doors bent up and covered Jeep-style for soft half-doors.
 

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that thing looks like a ford HIGHBOY, bob the bed. rockwells, exo will do....L
 

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that truck is :evilbat: bedsides bolt on fenders to stay legal and it can tow 2
 

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I like the way that truck is progressing!


 

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Another with the half doors and boatsiding.


 

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468? Turbo 400? IN A FORD????? I'm gonna have to take back all the compliments I made on your behalf Robert! Maybe you ought to call it "Project Bas**rd Child" lol
 

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i dont want a chevy cause everyone and there mom has one
how many old crew cab fords with 454 and rocks do you see out there
i havent seen meny
even thow i dont like chevy the 454 is one hell of a motor and cheeper to get parts for then a ford 460 and the horse power is cheeper to get in a 454
 

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Holy strip job Batman! You're right about the cost of building the 454 vs. the 460, you can build three 454's for what you'd spend building two 460's, and there's a greater variety in the parts available too.
 

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sure thing, give me a day or so to find the disc.
 

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wud you do with the axles?
 

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GOD that chevy is awesome. If you have anymore pictures, please post them.
 
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