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85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #120 on: Mar 21, 2014, 09:32:25 AM »
I really wanted to bob the bed to still have some usable storage capacity. A buddy bought an 86 ext cab that needed a bed and this bed came up for grabs at the same time.

I always seemed to be getting close to trashing the bed on the trail so I ended up going this route. I will add more tube to slightly enclose it more as soon as I get some tube and more time.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #121 on: Mar 21, 2014, 12:12:11 PM »
sounds like you are smarter than me, my bed is trashed now from one bad trip that really messed it up. i should have taken it off and went tube before it was smashed, would have been able to get some$$$ for it that way.

I like your desgn, cant wait to see how it turns out!

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #122 on: Mar 21, 2014, 12:19:38 PM »
That was another deciding factor. I got some good money for my stock bed in good shape


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #123 on: Mar 21, 2014, 09:50:26 PM »
That bed is badass. Came off another truck or was it a kit of some sort?

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #124 on: Mar 22, 2014, 08:21:12 AM »
Its a one off built for a 3rd gen reg cab truck. 2 guys that work at Shrockworks designed and installed it.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #125 on: Mar 23, 2014, 09:17:20 PM »
LEDs all wired up ready for final install.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #126 on: Mar 24, 2014, 07:51:38 PM »
Finished up the rear lights and threw the tray on to see how I want to lay out the bed. I think eventually I want to elevate the spare above the bed with clearance to my totes and ice chest.



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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #127 on: Mar 25, 2014, 07:54:00 AM »
Looking good. I'm so torn on a tube bed or cutting my bed on my 83. I have a long bed frame but it came with ashort box. Either the way same amount of fab will be needed.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #128 on: Mar 29, 2014, 06:50:54 PM »
Your build was a great read!  Thanks for the info!
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #129 on: Mar 29, 2014, 10:06:32 PM »
Thanks it's a fun project for sure.




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« Reply #130 on: Mar 30, 2014, 07:08:46 PM »
Got tired of staring a my Corbeau Baja SS seats in my garage and decided to get them put in the truck. I used the Chassis Unlimited billet sliders on the driver side for some adjustability. May pick up another set for the passenger side in the future.




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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #131 on: Apr 03, 2014, 02:10:23 PM »
did those seats or brackets raise the seat any from factory or is it the same? because I want some suspension seats too just worried about the brackets, and can you go all the way back etc? as factory
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #132 on: Apr 04, 2014, 09:25:07 AM »
did those seats or brackets raise the seat any from factory or is it the same? because I want some suspension seats too just worried about the brackets, and can you go all the way back etc? as factory

Yes the seats are raised up from the OEM position. My homemade seat brackets, the sliders and tabs along with the seats all add up. The sliders themselves are 1.75" tall. There is enough adjustability to move the seats forward enough to be comfortable. My cage prohibits some headroom going to the back of the cab. Thank GOD for the tilt steering column. I am 6' and 250 lbs so the mounts have been place for my size. So, no there is not the same amount of fore to back movement with the seat. The Corbeaus are more comfy though than the stock seats. I added padding to keep from banging my head too much but inevitably it will happen. These mounts are temporary until I cut the stock mounts out and run some tube to lower the seats. The passenger seat is about 2 inches lower but mounted in a fixed position and seems to be in a  pretty comfortable position. Both seats in the truck are just the right width as to not interfere with my twin sticks. The bolts that come with the Corbeau harnesses is also threads into the stock floor seat belt mounts which is a plus.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #133 on: Apr 04, 2014, 10:15:39 AM »
omg that seat looks so comfy  :sleeping:  :ha_ha: 

nice work on the rig  :thumbs:
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #134 on: Apr 06, 2014, 07:11:46 PM »
Thanks. Should have it all back together this week so I can drive it to work to let the 22re breathe a little before my wheeling trip in May.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #135 on: Apr 07, 2014, 06:00:14 PM »
How big is your waist?  How long can you sit in those seats comfortably?  I'm in a 2000 Taco.  I need a new seat bad.  I'm 6'6" and 270#

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #136 on: Apr 07, 2014, 07:36:27 PM »
I'm 6' 250 and have a 36" waist.
They are comfortable for me.

My suggestion would be so sit in a few different seats and find out which ones fit your body the best.  Maybe some PRP daily drivers or something in that size.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #137 on: Apr 08, 2014, 08:04:02 AM »
What trip are you taking in May Chris?
You going to man up and come to K2?
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #138 on: Apr 08, 2014, 11:58:35 AM »
Jambo is the first weekend and K2 is the last weekend

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #139 on: Apr 09, 2014, 06:13:59 AM »
Last nights Progress.

Bed, bed lights, license plate and tool box are mounted. I also added 6 tie downs to the edges of the bed. Just need to clean up some wiring and get my harness bar installed and the red truck should be ready to go.





License plate is low but removable. I may change it up later but it makes me street legal now.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #140 on: Apr 10, 2014, 04:59:06 AM »
I know what weekends they are...... Are you going to make it to K2?
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #141 on: Apr 10, 2014, 07:33:03 AM »
Im working on it. Right now I'm about 75% yes on making K2 and 100% on Jambo
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #142 on: Apr 11, 2014, 11:15:10 AM »
Dove it to work today. Probably drive it all next week as well.

Truck seem to have some pep in the highway now. Apparently the stock bed was a little heavier than the tube bed.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #143 on: Apr 11, 2014, 11:24:49 AM »
Im working on it. Right now I'm about 75% yes on making K2 and 100% on Jambo

I think it should be the other way around. come play w/ the trucks that are more like you and lees like your DD.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #144 on: Apr 13, 2014, 11:49:09 AM »
More than likely going as of this morning. :)


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #145 on: Apr 14, 2014, 05:00:02 AM »
I like that!
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #146 on: Apr 17, 2014, 06:45:04 AM »
Got my harnesses affixed to the roll cage, rear 6x9's reinstalled and passenger seat intalled.



Waiting on my clevis mounts to show up and meed to mount my antenna for my CB. Then pack up the red truck for Jambo.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #147 on: Apr 17, 2014, 03:21:58 PM »
man i cant get over how comfy those seats look. and they are beautiful too haha. I want some
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #148 on: Apr 17, 2014, 03:56:54 PM »
I'm curious how people without adjustable backrests like the comfort of that style.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #149 on: Apr 17, 2014, 06:23:12 PM »
Hijacking. I cant find anything on the Tinbenders. You mentioned the Jambo is first week in May. I don't see anything on there website. Nice rig by the way. Sweet flatbed and bitchin' seats.
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