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Offline 69byrd

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #90 on: February 11, 2009, 07:12:10 PM »
Both of my fenders and one step needed replacing so I bought new ones, that was before I found this fourm. They dont have a fuel door, and they seem to be good quality and suprising they fit good.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #92 on: February 11, 2009, 09:07:49 PM »
Looking good Byrd!    How 'bout this ? ? ?

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #93 on: February 11, 2009, 09:15:58 PM »
I like it  8) I have been thinking about 4-linking the rear and dropping it some more. I have a friend that wants me to bag it, I like bagged trucks but I dont want one. Call me old school but I like a static drop.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #94 on: February 11, 2009, 09:43:29 PM »
Byrd, I know the picture is poor...Take a close look, what I did was lowered the perimeter of the bed. Look at the bottom of the step to rocker in your photo & then look at the one I did. The photo in 1983stepside's avatar (he posted in this post on page 2) is done this way, plus a bunch of lowering of coarse, but the step & rocker are lined up. 
 I did my fleetside this way in a weekend, it would seem to me that the stepside could work well. I allways thought the 4x4 stepside's should have a 2"-3" bodylift under just the cab.
 Isn't it great to look at the "Before" picture...The thing looks like a 4 wheel drive! Back in the fall we were out in my truck & backed in beside a nice stock, restored 1/2 truck at a cruise. I said to my wife "Isn't it hard to believe that this truck was that high when we started?" She replied, "But that's a 4 wheel drive.".... It wasn't!   Lorne

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #95 on: February 11, 2009, 10:14:20 PM »
Raise the step an inch or two and graft the lower section from a fleetside on it to match the body line. Thats what I plan on doing. I think it will make the truck look finished, and be subtle enough that it doesnt look added.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #96 on: February 12, 2009, 06:57:34 AM »
I like both of those ideas I haven't thought of either one but that is one thing I dont like about my truck, how the steps dont match the rockers. I think I will look into dropping the bed and see how it looks. I wish that picture was alittle clearer so I could really see if I want to try it.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #97 on: February 12, 2009, 08:58:40 AM »
Byrd, Here's what I did...Print out Two copies of that picture. Carefully cut out the bed, fender & bumper, but not the tire. drop it down & tape it together. The other picture is to fill in the garage in the background ;D I'm sure some of the guys with some "photochop-shop" ability could do it also, but I'm not that computer savvy.
 I lowered mine 2" & really you have to know Chevy trucks to see it. Much more than that, it would start to be more work & inside the bed (grooves, ect.) would take away from the "correctness" of the look. The only thing I see with doing just the bed 3" or so is the back of the cab indentions would start to show. Look it over carefully & plan it out. Maybe lower the bed 2" & the fenders/steps 1" more? Of coarse you'll need to make altered rear bumper brackets. Have Fun! Lorne

 

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #98 on: February 12, 2009, 09:23:16 AM »
Interesting?  Adding sheet metal to the bed sides to lower that body line and raise the bed sides sounds pretty trick.  I may have to photshop that on my truck.

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #99 on: February 12, 2009, 11:05:32 PM »
you got me thinking  about changeing plans and shorten and stepside my truck, that thing makes me druel
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #100 on: February 13, 2009, 08:12:23 AM »
Thanks man! With your skills I know you could make it awesome and I think you would be pleased with it.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #101 on: February 13, 2009, 08:28:53 AM »
69Byrd:  You ever scrape with your long tube headers?

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #102 on: February 13, 2009, 08:30:16 AM »
you got me thinking  about changeing plans and shorten and stepside my truck, that thing makes me druel
dan i think you should shorten your frame and make it a stepside it would look awsome man

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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #103 on: February 13, 2009, 08:55:41 AM »
69Byrd:  You ever scrape with your long tube headers?

I have only had them drag a couple but I know the roads around here and can be carefull when it comes to the bad spots.
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Re: 84 Stepside Chevy
« Reply #104 on: February 13, 2009, 10:05:35 AM »
I lightened the pic up some. Been playing with photoshop. Still got a long way to go.
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