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Old 01-22-2020, 11:34 PM
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This story started in 2013.
I picked up a 57 GMC LCF (Lower Cab Forward) pretty cheap. One of the guys I worked with, (Named Stumpy) just had to have it. So I convinced him it would fit great and be a unique rig on a 1975 Caddy Eldorado that I had picked up a few years earlier. So I sold both of them to him and we pulled the cab off the frame and then removed the body from the car frame. I hauled the pieces out to another guy from work's house. Stumpy and Lee then cut the bottom out of the cab until the running boards were where they wanted them. They also cut 26 or 28 inches out of the frame between the torsion bar bracket and the rearend.

Stumpy lost interest in the project and was moving out of the state. I bought it back for about a third of what he paid. That was Spring of 2014. It's been sitting at my place ever since.

I decided it needs to go away and the best way to sell it is finish it and make it run and drive. I've talked about working on it for years but it is now in my shop and getting worked on.

I started this thread to help motivate me and provide a little entertainment for all you guys.

On to the pics

These were in Lee's shop in December 2013
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:45 PM
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So here are a couple pics from November when I moved it into my shop. Not a lot on the exterior is going to change much. Not sure what I'm going to do for a bed yet either. I've got a couple of options. None of which are yellow
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:52 PM
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I like it!!!!!!!-!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:56 PM
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And finally cab mounts. Stumpy never got this far. I've dreaded doing the front cab mounts for years. And yes they lived up to the PIA I thought they would be. I will do something with the core support/radiator mounts next days off. Seats are mocked up. Probably try to find something better. Those are just a random set I have sitting around.

The steering column was a source of many many hours of debates around the the lunchroom table years ago. It still is not exactly settled yet but I ordered more parts today to hopefully finally be able to steer this beast around.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:04 AM
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Edit: double post to add pics.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:33 AM
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Cool
Have you thought of the Steer Clear steering box drop? may help to get down to the Eldo box.....
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:50 AM
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Have you thought of the Steer Clear steering box drop? may help to get down to the Eldo box.....
Not yet...
Off to the Googles

Edit: It looks like a 16" drop will solve a lot of my issues. If I can get it squeezed between the engine and the cab mounts, and convince the wife it's the only way the truck will drive.

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Old 01-23-2020, 01:40 AM
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:02 AM
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Really cool truck
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Love this project. That truck is very cool!
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