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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2008, 11:15:49 AM »
Nice progress!

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2008, 04:12:01 PM »
your truck is awsome i hope mine turns out that nice i love the stance what did you use to make the front and rear sit the way it is im very interested in this build i will follow this closely 8)

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2008, 04:46:35 PM »
That really looks good. ;D
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2008, 07:43:27 PM »
I'd raise the tail lights, put fatter meats on the back and add some mirrors. lookin good though!

 I agree, those wheels are awesome. Id put a little taller tire( maybe an inch or so) ,and wider tire on the back. It would fill in the wheel well, and not cost as much as swapping the whole set. It looks killer with those wheels and the stance. The bigger tire would give it a more agressive "prostreet" look
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2008, 02:46:30 PM »
Thanks guys! 1983stepside I lowered it in the front with 3" dropped spindles and 2" coil springs and I cut a half of a round out of the coils this gave me 6" of drop. In the rear it has a flip kit and 2" shackles for 7" of drop.  The next thing I am gonna do to the suspension is install a swaybar and get rid of the body roll. Other than the bodyroll the truck handles and rides great I have been very happy with it.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2008, 03:41:11 PM »
wow thanks alot do you have a web site i can get a sway bar for mine as well i have 3 in coil spring for mine and a flip kit for the rear its not on yet cuz the frame isnt done but i just might put it on and then decide if i wanna lower it any more im putting 15x8 wheels in front and 15x10 in the rear so it may sit a lil lower any way cuz im not puting tall wheels 8) on thanks and keep up the good work and remember to post new pics when you get them 8)

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2008, 06:59:53 PM »
With the 15s you will probably still have to put smaller tires on them to get it any lower without putting more drop in the suspension. The 20s on the front of my truck are the same overall height as the stock wheels and tires I took off of it. I also have low profile tires but they are as small as I will go, they still have a decent sidewall. I am probably going to get my swaybar from Summit or CPP(Classic Preformance Products).
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2008, 02:52:17 PM »
lol ihat billet aluminum steering wheel? bet thats cold to hang on to. one a the nicest stepsides iv seen
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2008, 10:46:36 PM »
I'd raise the tail lights, put fatter meats on the back and add some mirrors. lookin good though!

 I agree, those wheels are awesome. Id put a little taller tire( maybe an inch or so) ,and wider tire on the back. It would fill in the wheel well, and not cost as much as swapping the whole set. It looks killer with those wheels and the stance. The bigger tire would give it a more agressive "prostreet" look

I do like my wheels but they just aren't wide enough in the back. :( I may look into a bigger tire that would be alot cheaper than a new set of wheels.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2008, 12:37:03 PM »
Love it man. What kind of gauges did you use?

Looks awesome.

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2008, 04:11:05 PM »
Great lookin truck.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2008, 06:42:17 PM »
Try something like THIS to help move the wheels out more in the back. Every 4x4 1/2 ton I build I put these on the back.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2008, 09:09:20 PM »
Try something like THIS to help move the wheels out more in the back. Every 4x4 1/2 ton I build I put these on the back.

Cool idea, I never thought about that. I was wondering if I could get the rears out to match the front on my red truck, now I know. Thanks
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2008, 09:35:03 PM »
Love it man. What kind of gauges did you use?

Looks awesome.

Thanks man! The guages are autometer sportcomp guages.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2008, 09:57:34 PM »
It has been raining and nasty here the past few days so I done something I have been putting off, tucking my back bumper up close to the body. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I moved it in 2 1/4 inches I had to drill all new holes and trim the bottom lip of the frame and trim a little off of the inside bumper bracket. All in all I think it turned out pretty well. Here are a few pix the first is what I started out with and the rest is after I finished.




I was going to put my LED taillights in my stake pockets but after moving my bumper in I think I may put them between the tailgate and bumper since there is plenty of room and it would be less work. If I dont put them under the tailgate I am going to raise the bumper up because there is too much of a gap. What do you guys think taillights in the stake pockets or under the tailgate.


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