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post #1 of 30 Old 08-29-2009, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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2wd reg cab shorty build

well i just got a 2000 reg cab long bed 7.3 work truck for 3400.00 and i bought it only to cut up and lower into a shortbed. but i would like to keep my fuel tank so i looked under the truck and leaving the fuel tank as is, i could move the axle foward about 5-6 inches. so im thinking of doing that and bobbing the bed as short as i can. than cut the wheel panel out and moving it forward to match the axle location. then lower it and throw on some 22,s and 24,s. as well as some mods to the 7.3. heres a pic of the truck and another photoshop of the plan, i guess it will be a long wheelbase shortbed.



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that looks kinda cool but for some reason, it dont look like that can be done. can it?

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just make the right cuts and i see no reason why not, for 3400.00 im willing to try it on this rig. im thinking of cutting first the wheel panel like this first, then cut across the whole bed to get my wanted legnth wich will close the opening up. then place the opening where i want sine i will have blank bedside at this point.


and after this i could then install aftermarket wheelwells to fit wider tires.

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well i got a little done i took out 13" behind the wheel and 5" in front of the wheel. i cut out the wheel arch so i only have one cut in the bed. wheelwells are 5 inches to far back, but im putting larger tubs to fit some big 24,s. i still need to cut 5" from the inner bed out back then i can slied the back of the bed forward. the rear is already slid forward but needs to go 5 more to be done.

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So did you move the rear axle?

looks like nice progress towards your goal.

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no axle is still in same place, i need to move it forward 5". im going to try just moving the hangers forward on the frame. i think the rear bumper might hide the rear hanger and shackle.
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Looks like a lot of work but I cant wait to see it finished.

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What style of wheels are you looking at?

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i dont know yet, somthing in a 24" rear and 22" front.
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