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Old September 23rd, 2017, 06:28 PM
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Welcome aboard and a very nice truck to show.
Thanks! I love Crustine and she's the one that got me interested in this truck! Love the mods you've done. Looks and sounds great!
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Old September 23rd, 2017, 06:31 PM
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Oh, Former firetrucks are great values! very well maintained, usually very low miles, and good drivetrains, meaning good power and durability. Will normally be a couple holes in the body to patch from lights and sirens, but normally no rust.

I actually like the Orange paint, readymix concrete company I worked for between my Jr. and Senior year in College and after I graduated had everything painted the same shade of orange, even the D100 Dodge shop truck.

With the miles and condition of that truck you should enjoy it for another 20-30 years!
Thank you. That sure is the hope! Bought her for my 14 year old to prep as his first car. A few simple mods coming up this fall. Looking forward to it. Thanks again to all on this site for the great information.
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Old September 23rd, 2017, 08:45 PM
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Bought her for my 14 year old to prep as his first car. A few simple mods coming up this fall. Looking forward to it. Thanks again to all on this site for the great information.
That sounds like a great Father-Son project. Take lots of pictures. Something you will remember forever!
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Old September 25th, 2017, 11:02 PM
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Curious about the original stance on a 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive.....the current setup I inherited from the prior owner has a 1" block on the front and a 6" block in rear....pics attached....would like to return more to original....any pics/experience out there? Keeping in mind the current Short wheel base.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 02:17 AM
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Here's a factory pic from 62, it's not the greatest since it shows the suspension articulating.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 02:45 AM
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Here's a factory pic from 62, it's not the greatest since it shows the suspension articulating.
The folks on this board are incredible. Thanks so much for the pic. It looks like the stance is pretty much the same as my current truck.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 03:22 AM
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It does look close but I think your may have 2-3 more inches of height.
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Old September 27th, 2017, 01:27 AM
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[QUOTE=1965GMCK1502;68024]Curious about the original stance on a 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive.....the current setup I inherited from the prior owner has a 1" block on the front and a 6" block in rear....pics attached....would like to return more to original....any pics/experience out there?


How's this for a 3/4 ton stocker
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Old September 27th, 2017, 04:33 AM
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Curious about the original stance on a 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive.....the current setup I inherited from the prior owner has a 1" block on the front and a 6" block in rear....pics attached....would like to return more to original....any pics/experience out there?


How's this for a 3/4 ton stocker
Looks great!!
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Old September 27th, 2017, 01:28 PM
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I've always read that front lift blocks are not a good idea. They typically have more stresses from turning and are more prone to loosening, And all kinds of bad things happen if they fall out.

Plus I like trucks with a little Rake to them, a little higher in back than in the front. Then if you haul something the truck levels out. Nothing worse in my opinion than a truck with it's tail sagging or dragging.

My truck is not a GMC but is a stock 3/4 ton 4wd long box, 8 ft., rear sits about 4-5 inches higher than the front. It takes over a Ton sitting on the back half of the box to get it sitting level. I does have over-load springs, an extra short spring on top of the normal 4-5 leaf pack that catch "L" shaped spring perches. With your short box the rear about 3 inches higher would look nice.

I still like that Orange paint! And the clearance lights!
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