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Author Topic: Pictures and features  (Read 9990 times)

ED-NY

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Pictures and features
« on: October 22, 2009, 04:31:34 PM »
I'm new to this web site stuff, if there are any features you would like to see, ie picture size, avatars etc..let me know. Can't promise anything..but I will look into it. If the site catches on..will also need moderators to help keep the site clean.

Right now I have the picture count allowed as (4) for each post and the size at 600kb each photo. If you would like to suggest additional or redefined forums descriptions..let me know also.


Thanks

Ed
« Last Edit: October 22, 2009, 04:34:27 PM by EdDude »

BigBlockV6GMC

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 09:25:08 PM »
Very Nice place here man. . .Glad to be apart of it early years. . .

Mike
1953 Studebaker M275.
1962 GMC K3000.
1969 AMC AMX-390.
1977 Ford F350.
1982 AMC/Jeep J-5500.
1982 AMC Eagle SX/290.
1988 AMC/Jeep MJ-343.
1992 GTA Trans AM.
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ED-NY

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 10:31:46 PM »
Thanks Mike!

Ed

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 10:18:46 PM »
Say do you have any photos of the 4x4 3500HD's ?  I don't know as there factory but i have seen a few. . .

are both axles 10 lugger's ?

Mike
1953 Studebaker M275.
1962 GMC K3000.
1969 AMC AMX-390.
1977 Ford F350.
1982 AMC/Jeep J-5500.
1982 AMC Eagle SX/290.
1988 AMC/Jeep MJ-343.
1992 GTA Trans AM.
2007 Honda Rubicon TRX500.

ED-NY

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 07:19:15 PM »
BigBlockV6GMC

Sorry for not responding sooner....didn't notice that you responded. I'll make a change to the forum display that will show the most recent posts on the bottom?

As far as a 4X4 3500HD..this is from the history section:

"GM never offered the C3500HD in four wheel drive off of the assembly line, however several aftermarket conversion companies offered them in a 4x4 version with either a Dana 60 or Dana 70 front axle. At least one company, Monroe Truck, was offered as a ship-through 4WD upfit using the RPO code VCB."

Would like to see one of those conversions myself.

Ed


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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009, 07:22:20 PM »
ah so them few 4x4 3500hd's i saw were custom built units by a conversion company that explains a lot. . .

Mike
1953 Studebaker M275.
1962 GMC K3000.
1969 AMC AMX-390.
1977 Ford F350.
1982 AMC/Jeep J-5500.
1982 AMC Eagle SX/290.
1988 AMC/Jeep MJ-343.
1992 GTA Trans AM.
2007 Honda Rubicon TRX500.

ED-NY

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2009, 07:27:26 PM »
FYI:  Just set the display to show the -6- most recent posts at the bottom of the opening page.

Ed

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 10:32:16 PM »
BigBlockV6GMC

Sorry for not responding sooner....didn't notice that you responded. I'll make a change to the forum display that will show the most recent posts on the bottom?

As far as a 4X4 3500HD..this is from the history section:

"GM never offered the C3500HD in four wheel drive off of the assembly line, however several aftermarket conversion companies offered them in a 4x4 version with either a Dana 60 or Dana 70 front axle. At least one company, Monroe Truck, was offered as a ship-through 4WD upfit using the RPO code VCB."

Would like to see one of those conversions myself.

Ed



First post here, thanks for letting me join.

Funny, your quote on the Monroe info is what I posted a while back on several places online after I got the info right from my RPO list on my 94.


I had to look for several years before finding the one I wanted. Had to get it in Kansas and drive it home to AZ.

Mine shows that they weren't all 10 lug fronts as mine has 8 front and 10 rear. The 10 lug hubs were an $800 option that was skipped and now I have to correct on my own. It seems 4.63 is standard for two wheelers and 5.13 for four wheelers as every factory 4x4 conversion truck I have seen has had 5.13's. I missed out on one on ebay a couple of years ago that I have kicked myself for ever since as you can see here. This was not a factory job, but it had everything I wanted, crewcab, cummins, nv4500 and 3.73's already done. Missed it by $100 at the last second. Thought you might like to see it as well.

Tim
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 10:34:00 PM by AZTimT »
94 K3500HD (factory Monroe 4wd upfit) short wheel base 9' bed 454 no more/NV4500HD/NP261HD/D70 frt/D80 rear 5.13's Cummins powered with 3.73's.
93 C3500HD long wheel base parts truck 14' bed 6.5(gone)/NV4500HD/D80 4.63
95 C3500HD medium wheel base 11' bed 6.5/4L80E/D80 4.63
2000 C3500HD Monroe extended cab 9' bed, 6.5/4l80E/D80HD 4.63 will become 4wd with D70 front and repowered some day...

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 10:56:22 PM »
Tim:

Welcome to the forum...ironic is that I have been borrowing your information and quotes for some time now!  Thanks for the pictures...really a pleasure to meet you (here) and have you as a member.

I have the 1998 extended cab for sale in the Parts for sale section. The story with the cab is a couple years back I read where the 3500HD was not offered in the extended cab. Then I found a site where someone took an extended cab and modified it on a 3500HD (2wd) long wheel base chassis….it looked great and I wanted one.

Later I found a disabled 94 GMC long wheel base truck, removed the cab and began searching for a "clean" extended cab to make the modification. In the long process one guy approached me to sell the chassis that I had all painted and ready to go.

Two days after selling the chassis I found this mint 98 cab!

So now I’m building a regular cab, short wheelbase 3500HD.

How did you find this forum anyway?

Ed

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 10:56:59 PM »
I was googling info on the axles and it came up as a new link I hadn't clicked a few months ago when I last looked.  This was the search and at the time it was the 4th one listed. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=monroe+dana+70+3500hd+front+axle&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

I found that the short wheel base regular cab works best for me due to less weight which equals more towing capacity and better turning. I am working on a 77 GMC 3/4t 4x4 crewcab with a shortened frame to fit a shortbed with a 4BT Cummins for my 28-30 mpg daily driver.
94 K3500HD (factory Monroe 4wd upfit) short wheel base 9' bed 454 no more/NV4500HD/NP261HD/D70 frt/D80 rear 5.13's Cummins powered with 3.73's.
93 C3500HD long wheel base parts truck 14' bed 6.5(gone)/NV4500HD/D80 4.63
95 C3500HD medium wheel base 11' bed 6.5/4L80E/D80 4.63
2000 C3500HD Monroe extended cab 9' bed, 6.5/4l80E/D80HD 4.63 will become 4wd with D70 front and repowered some day...

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Re: Pictures and features
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 11:32:27 PM »
Thanks...looks like I need to submit this forum for testing via McAfee etc. Noticed that the site doesn't have the "green flag" on google yet.

I know what you mean about the turning radius on a long wheel base...almost got wrecked the first time I tried to make a U-Turn in traffic with my previous 160" 3500 dually.

Right now my short wheelbase 3500HD project has about 3 feet of snow around it. This was our first snow..and a pretty good one.  Did get a chance to try out my new New Holland 4X4 tractor with loader!
« Last Edit: December 12, 2009, 03:33:30 PM by ED-NY »

 


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