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Offline Crispy

Sup guys ?
« on: April 15, 2017, 05:08:38 AM »
It's been a while, huh ?
My '61 has been frozen in it's previous state.
Well, besides all the brutal desert weather beating the crap out of it...

I've been thinkin' bout u guys a lot lately.

I hope the steering wheels I painted are still "round".

I'm not having much luck getting the forum to work.
Could be because of legal weed, but I'm too high to have an opinion.

I saw a whole mess of notices when I logged in, but I'm not sure where they went.

Anyway, I bought  POS truck


Offline Crispy

Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 05:15:09 AM »
It's a cool truck, I promise.

Offline Crispy

Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 10:12:43 PM »
Happy Easter.
Weird post, I know...but there's a reason.
I know y'all are busy this weekend, but I have a puzzle with many possible ways to solve & probably only one safe way.
I can't afford the safe way, so I'll have to be creative.

I never claim to be an engineer, I can't even drive a train.
However, I know there are some talented minds in the group that can tell me if I'm about to die doing this.

Priority 1 : don't damage the truck, of course.
2 : don't damage the under structure, as I will need it for my receiver hitch base.
3 : don't get squished. (#3 I'm not that valuable)
4 : try not to ruin the boom arm, some guy wants it. IDC if it breaks.

I have nothing big enough to lift it, so I'm thinking of tipping / sliding it off, lifting with blocks, or chopping it down piece by piece.
The dramatic course of tipping it off seems the most time saving way, but I have no idea where the center of gravity is.
With my luck, might go to cut the last bolts & the damn thing rolls over sideways on me.
Might be able to extend the boom, but it'll still have a good 3' to drop & possibly bounce the base.
Any ideas ?

Offline Cattle Axe

Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 09:44:37 AM »
Jack the truck up. support the bucket frame with a hoe made steel frame lower the truck and drive off. 
1961 Series 62 Convertible
1962 Coupe Deville

"I got my self a cadillac but I can't afford the gasoline" (AC/DC down payment blues)

Offline 62droptop

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Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 12:37:36 AM »
Jack the truck up. support the bucket frame with a hoe made steel frame lower the truck and drive off.
like Jim suggests or possibly chain to a tree if you have any around

welcome back
1962 Cadillac series 62 ragtop

driven like it is stolen
broken because it was driven(still)

Offline Crispy

Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 11:55:56 PM »
Ha, I was thinking about burying a railroad tie in the ground...
Tie a chain to it & the bucket...
Cut in strategic spots...
Drive away...
Watch it unfold like an accordion...

I opted for the time consuming, gas wasting & finger endangering method of chopping her down.
If I would have rolled it off the back, everything would have been crushed.
Wasn't going to buy cribbing, or blocks...was just going to let it slide off as if it were a massive turd.


What's that about stance ?
Oh, nobody asked about stance ?
Ok then.


Offline Cattle Axe

Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 06:33:35 AM »
due the frame will be up in the dashboard
1961 Series 62 Convertible
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Offline 62droptop

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Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 12:13:53 AM »
Ha, I was thinking about burying a railroad tie in the ground...
Tie a chain to it & the bucket...
Cut in strategic spots...
Drive away...
Watch it unfold like an accordion...

I opted for the time consuming, gas wasting & finger endangering method of chopping her down.
If I would have rolled it off the back, everything would have been crushed.
Wasn't going to buy cribbing, or blocks...was just going to let it slide off as if it were a massive turd.


What's that about stance ?
Oh, nobody asked about stance ?
Ok then.
if you get her like that it would look sweeeet
1962 Cadillac series 62 ragtop

driven like it is stolen
broken because it was driven(still)

Offline Crispy

Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 09:01:13 AM »
due the frame will be up in the dashboard

You'd think so, but even if I do a 6" body drop 4" of that is in the cab mount bushings. Only need to drop the cab 2".
I plan massive C-notches front and rear ( it's a HD straight axle front )
The pic is of a C30 which has like a 7" tall frame. The Medium duty trucks (including C50) have a 9" tall frame, so I probably won't get it as low as that pic, but I'm sure as hell gonna try.

Quote from: 62droptop
if you get her like that it would look sweeeet

Right, & I need a truck I won't be tempted to sell...
I think if I get it right, It'll hold my interest long enough to call it "my truck"

- So check it out...
Got my bed & it's damn close.
I wanted to tackle it without consulting builders that have done it before, just to see if I could figure it out on my own.
Turns out, my measurements were pretty damned close.
At this point, I have about 3 options...
- Stretch the bed.
- Move the fenders back.
- Or, my personal fav...graft a suburban dropgate & slanted roofline into the cab to fill the gap.

It's just 1.5" too short, & moving the fenders would be the easiest.
This is such a fun project.

Offline Crispy

Re: Sup guys ?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 10:53:48 PM »
Man, big trucks are a pain in the ass to find parts for.
Believe it or not, it was way easier to find parts for the Caddy ( thanks to y'all, of course )
I joined that big Chevy truck forum to see what's up.
( I guess someone has "Crispy", I'm "Crunchy" on there.)
Haven't asked for parts, just a single post about the chassis length.
No reply...oh well, I got this.

Fun thought...
You know how folks advertise their shop on their shop truck, right ?
I'll be doing it with magnets.
I'm not fuckin' up my paint to advertise.
...the whole point of having a huge pickup truck is to pick up the heavys.
Limos, utility trucks, Ambulances, Hearses...all that stuff that's too heavy for a normal tow truck.
If I end up making a set of door magnets, I'll make a pair with the Owner Group logo (for when I'm towing a Cadillac.)

Again, this build is too fun, even if the Chevy forum thinks I'm jacking the style they jacked a long time ago.
Having way too much fun to care.
This truck will be my Swiss Army Knife.
Installing the "toothpick" right now.