Square body d-max swap

Discussion in 'diesel engines & drive trains' started by stepside, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys,i work so fast so i'm not allways rember to take pictures
     
  2. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Sounds as good as 99% of those that visit here !
     
  3. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    When do you sleep ??? ;)
     
  4. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    I work long days usualy 12 hour shifts seven days then seven days off ,sometimes 5 weeks 12 hour shifts ,i'm use to it but i have 5 and 8 year old sons so some times it's hard
     
  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    My 2 sons are the same age now.
     
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  6. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    I been allways on the road,and that suits for me ,but it's hard for family
    Girl frends usually tired aboat 2-3 years
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
  7. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I am 49 now. 50 later this year.
    I will be a real old man when my boys turn 18.

    Yes on the Road I know some.
    Commute drove to Chicago area for years. 900-1000 miles per week.
    Kinda miss.
    But gone alot from home.
    Only daily driver projects got done typical.
    Boys getting older. Have to be around more.
    Diesel Mechanic School Bus working out Ok.
     
  8. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    Bed floor
    IMG_20190313_144934.jpg
     
  9. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    the further the project is advanced the better the results look!
     
  10. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    That wood floor looks better that i thought
     
  11. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    You work Fast !
     
  12. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    8-10 hour days and good shop ,over head grane helps that kind of jobs
     
  13. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Well-Known Member

    Nice work. I like the inboard fuel tank and location. I never liked the side saddle tanks chevy's had for many years. Are you relocating the fuel door to the back also, or are you bringing the filler tube up thru the bed.

    My bad... I just relooked at your latest pic and seen the filler tube coming up thru the bed.
     
  14. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    I have one saddle tank and one back of the bed i get 180 litter fuel in tanks
     
  15. T-Test

    T-Test reliable source of info

    Never run outta gas at the track on Saturday night, will ya?
     
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  16. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    I'w been playing with idea that i do extended cab for my truck
    I have one rotten cab and found suburban doors
    If i shorten the bed and suburban doors and weld back half of that rotten cab to my truck
    So then i have extended cab with short back doors and short bed
    What you gentlemens think,does it look right
     
  17. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    take accurate measurement of the proposed components, then,
    do an accurate too scale, photo shop version, to get a visual idea on how it may look,
    well before you start physical work on the physical components,
    prior proper planing goes a long way toward reducing problems
     
  18. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I have to see a sketch on paper.
    Just maybe.
    Suburban was built on an extra wheelbase frame chassis.
    Be easier to just buy a Clean Suburban.
     
  19. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    Something like this 3087-a12c6c4fdd803db8970c0286d3d27b15.jpg
     
  20. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Looks good either way. But I have to ask, what do you need more of ...... interior space or bed space?

    I guess it wouldn't make a difference either way if it's just about, can you do it for the fun !
     
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