'89 D100 shorty build

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'89 D100 shorty build

Postby tiny2085 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:45 pm

So a little history. I've had 3 1st gen 12 valves 1 2nd gen 12 valve and 1 2nd gen 24 valve cummins. But now I have none. I picked this truck up for $500 from a little gas station car dealership. They said it had a bad U-joint. It did, so $15 dollars later she was up and running. It is a 1 owner 65K with the TBI V6 5 speed. Pretty solid except for the doors ? and the drivers rocker panel. This thing is a base model with factory radio delete plate and air vent delete plates. Is that normal ? I told the wife this will hold me over till she graduates from college and I can get another 1st gen C. The plan is a daily driver, bagged front and rear, re do the interior and fix the rust. Any and all comments and questions appreciated. Thanks Caleb. The night I brought her home Image Interior Image
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby tiny2085 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:54 pm

I pulled the bed and decided on a 3 link with a pan hard bar. It's so weird. The underside of the cab is so clean, but the frame has an inch of rust built up on it ??? And there is a hole in the front of the bed where it is rusted through, but the rest of the bed has primo paint and no rust, go figure. I pulled out the 'ol plasma cutter, and made short work of the rear spring hangers.Image
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby tiny2085 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:01 pm

I built some links, 3 of them 24" eye to eye, 3/4" QA1 heims on one end and bushings on the frame side. Traced out some brackets and cut them out with the plasma. The lower links will go in the front factory spring hanger location. I need to finish grinding the old spring hangers off the axle and pressure wash it. the trac bar will go from the inside of the C notch to under the passenger side frame rail.
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby tiny2085 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:28 pm

here is the start of the C notch, It was for a 90 S-10, but will work just fine. Found it in the local classifieds for $25 ! The rear bags are from a semi that was parked down back, They have 9-10 of travel in them and should work well. This pretty much brings us up to speed.
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first notch all in and looking prettyImage
I will use this as the spreader bar, but it's tacked in right now to keep every thing from tweaking.Image
she's ready for a panhard, some bags and plumbing !ImageImage right now the bumper is on the ground with 2-3" between the top of the axle and the bottom of the notch, perfect :D Image
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby RumbleFish » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:23 pm

i like it, definitely a different direction for these trucks. what are your plans for the front?
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby tiny2085 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:11 pm

The front will also be bagged, I already have the bags and brackets cut out, I hopefully can put them in tomorrow, it's my day off, but I have to work on a 48 suburban, so we'll see how much I get done. I should have the panhard in tonight. I'll post some pics if I do.
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby tiny2085 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:12 pm

is it just me or does it look like it is cutting half of the picture off ? maybe it's my browser here at work. Weird
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby RumbleFish » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:36 pm

pics look ok on this end, keep em comin!
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby dpuckett » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:52 pm

Looks like a good candidate for a 4BT conversion.

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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby jdslucky » Mon May 21, 2012 12:34 pm

very cool project. I love anything that's a reg cab short bed
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby louis c » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Any progress? you got hanging by a thread! Literally
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby SuperiorRam » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:47 pm

Lets see some more
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby 762frmafr » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:10 am

Not my style but you're doing good fab work. I'm with everyone else. Throw a 4bt in that baby.
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Re: '89 D100 shorty build

Postby Remps » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:49 pm

I didn't think they made dashes with a speaker as late as 89? Hmm...learned sumthin new!
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