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Making a Chevy Square body Dually

Ranger850

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Forgot to mention that I get to keep any leftover parts from the Chebby, and as a payment for my labor, I'm getting a late 90's/early00's (?) single cab long bed F-150, that runs and has a clean title. Said I can come get it whenever I want.
that's it under the carport.
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Fenders even have the clearance lights. Nice find on that. :headbang:
 

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Fenders even have the clearance lights. Nice find on that. :headbang:
Yep red and amber reflectors too so I know front from back :icon_thumby: . One fender is cracked a little but they're fiberglass so hopefully his paint/body guy will be able to handle that
 

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So what's your buddy going to do about an axle and stuff? Swap it with a dually one? I imagine the whole dually "swap" is more of an aesthetic thing rather than a capability thing.
 

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So what's your buddy going to do about an axle and stuff? Swap it with a dually one? I imagine the whole dually "swap" is more of an aesthetic thing rather than a capability thing.
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this truck has the dually axle. It was a dually from the Factory and at some point the bed was removed. This is the truck that will be a dually. The blue truck that has the bed w/fenders, is the parts donor. He also has a newer Chevy parts truck, I don't know what year it is but it's post 2000's pre 2010.
 

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So what's your buddy going to do about an axle and stuff? Swap it with a dually one? I imagine the whole dually "swap" is more of an aesthetic thing rather than a capability thing.
I think his goal is to have a very sharp looking truck to haul his "Donk" with. He's doing the Truck, a car, and a trailer. The car is all but finished. The Truck will be next, then the Trailer.
 

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You/your buddy got any nice side mirrors or door handles you wanna sell off? Lol. Mine are all rusty. I'm sure Florida was much nicer to the chrome over the years than up this way.
 

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The small mirrors on the blue truck can go. He wants to keep the flag style ones for the dually. probably same goes for the handles.
 

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The small mirrors on the blue truck can go. He wants to keep the flag style ones for the dually. probably same goes for the handles.
Right on, I think I may actually put some old school tow mirrors on mine.. not sure yet. Lemme know about the handles though!
 

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A few pics of the Dually Axel
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Ranger850

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Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
Right on, I think I may actually put some old school tow mirrors on mine.. not sure yet. Lemme know about the handles though!
I asked about the handles. Unfortunately he doesn't want to get rid of anything yet. he said when he's finished, it's all good, but until then ...
 

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I asked about the handles. Unfortunately he doesn't want to get rid of anything yet. he said when he's finished, it's all good, but until then ...
Understandable! Thanks for the inquiry.
 

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