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Thread: The tank, an earth roamer on a budget

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    1988 Chevy CC 5.9 12v swap, baby "earth roamer" SOLD
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    1988 Chevy CC 5.9 12v swap, baby "earth roamer" SOLD
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    Stretched the frame 24", plated the inside of the frame at the slices.

    While I was working I went ahead and welded in the drivers side box rockers I built a few months ago. The old rockers were full of mud and bondo. New ones are 2x3 1/8 wall rect tubing. I'm going to bend up a sch 40 1.5" nerf bar to finish it off.

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    I also put the flatbed back on, I'll get some more pics tomorrow.
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    You made it BIGGER???
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    Awesome! This things gonna be LOOOOOOOOONNNNGGGGG!

    Cant wait to see the sleds on the back!
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    Very nice looking fabrication work there Pony! It looks like your welds are clean with a nice flow. It looks like it is not the first time you have a welder in your hand. I am just wondering if you dont think that there will be issues driving a truck that long off-road. Also your turning radius must be huge.... I am looking forward to seeing how the truck comes together in the future. Keep up the good work and lets see some more pics soon. Cheeers, Chilli....

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    This isnt going to be an "offroad" rig per say, more of a trail head base camp and a future drive around the country/world type rig. Think Earth Roamer F550 on the cheap. Concerned about it being big? Next major step in a 6" lift and 37's......
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    How much overlap of the extension piece and the frame? Just curious.

    Looking forward to this build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mc Taco View Post
    How much overlap of the extension piece and the frame? Just curious.

    Looking forward to this build.
    About 5" iirc.
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