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1963 Ranchero w/ a engine swap

 
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sooper dookie is lifted,
now back to the chero!
floor is almost done then on to a reverse shackle mod
then I can remount the cab, finish the floor, and make a dog house.
 
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it would be better if I had done it out of 18-16 ga, and bead rolled it,
but I don't have the equipment or the time.
im on a dead line for this truck, I gotta have it put back together by next Friday
and moved out of the shop, I have a side job to do on a 38 chebby.
my goal is to finish the suspension, hang the front sheet metal, and finish the floor.
I have all my driveshafts coming, and id like to get the fuel system done, so I can do some oki wiring and drive it out.
 
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video of it running and driving out of the shop under it's own power, or it never happened!!!
 
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video of it running and driving out of the shop under it's own power, or it never happened!!!
itll be from the drivers seat, but itll happen!
 
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Already one of my favorite builds here. Keep it up!
 
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Can we get pictures of the rear shackle mount too?
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:56 AM
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Can we get pictures of the rear shackle mount too?
soon as I get them done, sure! lol
I only had time to do the front yesterday.
today I hope to get the rear shackle mounts done,
and front cab mounts installed...
but its Wednesday, and I gotta do a Costco trip, payroll, quote a few jobs and order material. work stuff. gotta get that done before I can play.
I only get to spend a few hours a day in the shop.
since youre so impatient, ill give you a pre install shot lol


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Sexy already, I'm very interested because I'd like to build my own rsk to avoid more lift. I already have a 6 inch drop hitch on my flatbed, any more approaches foolishness and low weight ratings.
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:15 PM
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the RSK I did on my 87, lifted the front 1/2" higher
this requires you to sink the rear shackle mount in the frame.
the technical build thread is over on OB
"87 Crew Cab w/ 6 doors"
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:25 PM
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no dice for today, I got the rear spring hangers de-riveted, but that's it. work was busy
 
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Is there a noticeable difference with just an RSK and same springs? (I assume there is since you're doing it twice now)
 
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I honestly couldn't tell you.
my 87 rode rough all of the time,
but I tore it completely down and bought new springs, flipped the shackle and bought good shocks.
it rides like a dream.
kinda hard to compare a clapped out suspension to a new one, ya know?


I doing it for this one for future mods like a bumper and im also going to be using it as a radiator support.
I also like the fact that it strengthens the frame up front.


just got done with building the shackles, yesterday was a wash.
ill be doing it soon..
but first, my rifles are in, gotta pick em up!
 
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:28 PM
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a lot of progress today, I still need to do some more gussets, and blow it apart for final weld.
but here are some preliminary pictures.
forgot to take a pic of the shackle installed, oah well youll get one tomorrow






 

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