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1972 GMC 4X4, Willy's 4X4 Conversion

I'm Starting to build my 1950 Willy's 4X4 and decided to use a 1972 GMC 4X4 frame to build it. I really lucked out with the purchase of the GMC. It was in a fire and it just got hot enough for the paint to bubble up and the rest of the truck is still like new. It has a Dana 60 in the back and a Dana 44 in the front, completely rebuilt like new, the leafs still have the stickers on them (6 inch lift springs) built by Black Diamond. It has a Wheeler Engineering 383 Stroker engine with about 30 miles on it. The Tranny and Trans case was newly rebuilt with about 30 miles on them as well (TH400 and a T205). It also has Mickey Thompson Aluminum Rims and Mickey Thompson 33 inch (Brand New) All Terains on it. I'm going to shorten the Frame to fit my Willy's pickup and by the measurements it looks like Im going to need to take about 11 inches out of the frame to make the wheel base right. I still need to figure out how much of the frame I need to cut off the back for the correct bumper placement. Right now we have taken the front clip off and we are trying to figure out how to pull the bed off. Its a heavy son of a gun and its way up in the air. I am going to pull my crane out and hoist it off with that. Pictures to come soon.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:11 PM
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Bruce, I use a cherry picker with a 4x4 to pull the beds. WES
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Bruce, I use a cherry picker with a 4x4 to pull the beds. WES
That Sucker (Bed) must have jumped about 3 feet in the air when the Saddle tanks finally busted loose of the Spring Shackles. It was raining dirt on me and I about had to change my britches!!! Its off but I had to pull out the biggest crow bar I had in stock... I should have run a video, I think you might have enjoyed it...

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Wes do you know of anyone looking for a Cab and Bed and possibly a Hood for a 72 GMC Longbed. I will give it away to a good home. Not so good home will cost $500... If someone needs it I will donate it but you have to bring a Trailer and lots of Strong help to move them.

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How's the project coming along. It sounds like it should be a beast.

I haven't been on the board lately getting sidetracked by other things and sure would have made a road trip for a decent longbed box for my 71. Mine is solid but that electric drill my dad gave my uncle for his birthday got used a lot drilling holes to mount things in that bed.
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