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Re: My 88 pickup (New Flatbelly pics)
« Reply #180 on: Dec 06, 2006, 06:43:51 PM »
It works good but the tire wobbles because its only 1/8" wall and the middle actually sagged a little. If i was to do it again i would use like 1.5" tube so it is more sturdy. It works great though and only took me a couple hours to make, and my ice chest fits right under it.
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Re: My 88 pickup (New Flatbelly pics)
« Reply #181 on: Dec 06, 2006, 06:51:30 PM »
It works good but the tire wobbles because its only 1/8" wall and the middle actually sagged a little. If i was to do it again i would use like 1.5" tube so it is more sturdy. It works great though and only took me a couple hours to make, and my ice chest fits right under it.

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Re: My 88 pickup (New Flatbelly pics)
« Reply #182 on: Dec 06, 2006, 09:47:51 PM »
I usually dont have money because of my truck :)
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Re: My 88 pickup (New Flatbelly pics)
« Reply #183 on: Dec 10, 2006, 11:04:59 AM »
I usually dont have money because of my truck :)

I'm with ya on that one :gap: , cool built. Waitin to see the new skidplate
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Re: My 88 pickup (New Flatbelly pics)
« Reply #184 on: Dec 13, 2006, 11:35:23 PM »
Some more progress on this flatbelly. Its taken me a lot longer than i planned but im starting to see the light. I have been working on the crossmember the last week.
Yesterday i got my fror crossmember and poly bushings from the brown truck. :) I forget what its like to drive my truck and i want it ready by the 27th of jan for lilbuddys snow run.

Clearenced the center 4 inches. Used 2" x 3/8" strap. I think its plenty strong to mount my trac-bar to. What do you think?




Plated the sides with 1/4" plate. Its ready to be welded back onto the frame relocated 2.5" higher than stock.



Cutting rear gas tank mount off

2.5" cut off and welded back together. Still need to weld the brake line mount somewhere.



The frame for the center console it pretty much finished. Used 1" x 3/16" strap.]




Next update it will be finished.
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #185 on: Dec 14, 2006, 01:21:51 PM »
Thats kickass. good job  :bowdown:
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #186 on: Dec 14, 2006, 05:52:34 PM »
Use 1/2" plexiglass in the open panel above the TC output flange, you can watch your DS spin and see if anything is wrong, plus it looks cool! :thumbs:

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #187 on: Dec 14, 2006, 05:58:53 PM »
Haha that would be cool. But i am going to mount my ammo can ontop of it for storage and put one or 2 cup holders there also.
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #188 on: Dec 14, 2006, 06:02:06 PM »
looks good.  mine took a lot longer to do then i thought it would too.

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #189 on: Dec 16, 2006, 07:08:14 AM »
WoW   U gona fin that with dimond plate ?
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #190 on: Dec 16, 2006, 12:57:15 PM »
WoW   U gona fin that with dimond plate ?

I was thinking just some 16g sheet. Diamond plate is a good idea hmm....
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #191 on: Dec 16, 2006, 07:15:44 PM »
Quick update.
Crossmember is up and frame plated. I had to cut 2 holes where the bushings are so i could get it up where i wanted it. The Drain plug hangs down like 1/4" and thats it! Good enouph for me  :)


Passenger side done


Driverside done


Sideshot, drain plug

I took this when i just had them tacked up


Motor sits

Radiator hose is getting kinked by the intake
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #192 on: Dec 16, 2006, 07:23:53 PM »
looks sweet.  yours sits about the sames as mine.  even has the same shape frame plates  :)  my intake kinked the radiator hose a little too.  is it going to be ready for the snow in a couple weeks?

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #193 on: Dec 16, 2006, 07:24:20 PM »
thats some clean work nice job :flamer:
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #194 on: Dec 16, 2006, 07:43:05 PM »
looks sweet.  yours sits about the sames as mine.  even has the same shape frame plates  :)  my intake kinked the radiator hose a little too.  is it going to be ready for the snow in a couple weeks?

Thank you so much brad! haha i knew you would say somethin about those, but i changed it up a bit :) Compair


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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #195 on: Dec 16, 2006, 07:51:20 PM »
ok nevermind i honestly thought i had made mine differently as i sat in the shop drawing them out for an hour. But now that i look at yours there just a smaller version haha   :haha: :hammerhead: Mine have more  :bling:

Oh yea it will be ready, i want to finish it this week. I really want to get it out and wheel i forget what its like
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #196 on: Dec 16, 2006, 08:23:28 PM »
ya, i got mine as tall as i could.  they are right up against the bottom of the cab.  i think mine are more bling bling since they have a hole in the center that is welded up for more strength!!!

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #197 on: Dec 16, 2006, 08:27:23 PM »
how close is your tranny shifter in 1, 3, or 5th to the dash?

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #198 on: Dec 16, 2006, 08:31:50 PM »
he has a body lift so it shouldn't be that close.  mine just barely hits the dash in first gear mainly.  it hasen't popped out yet.

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #199 on: Dec 16, 2006, 08:36:30 PM »
I wanted to plug weld mine in a couple different spots but i rushed and forgot about it. you beat me :) The shifter is good but i am going to bend it back some more. OH i forgot to weld the gussets it came with for the mounts! doh
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #200 on: Dec 27, 2006, 06:18:17 PM »
Heres some quick teasers from today, i will post the detaled pics of the flatbelly later.





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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #201 on: Dec 28, 2006, 06:01:30 AM »
Sweet! :yesnod:

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #202 on: Dec 28, 2006, 01:02:26 PM »
Lookin good how's that clean ass set of doors treatin you!  :haha:
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #203 on: Dec 28, 2006, 02:51:51 PM »
Lookin good how's that clean ass set of doors treatin you!  :haha:

haha, i remember that!

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #204 on: Dec 28, 2006, 03:05:46 PM »
Your toy flex's out frickin sweet  :yesnod:

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #205 on: Dec 28, 2006, 04:48:32 PM »
haha brad was spotting! :hammer:
j/k not your fault

There still clean they just have more character now :)
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #206 on: Dec 28, 2006, 09:47:40 PM »
haha brad was spotting! :hammer:
j/k not your fault

There still clean they just have more character now :)

haha, i wasn't spotting, i was watching.

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #207 on: Dec 30, 2006, 02:30:28 PM »
Sealed the tunnel with silicone and the back part of the cab i used marine foam to fill in the gap.









Done. Overall i like how stiff the drivetrain is now but now i get even worse axle wrap than before. I still need to make a skidplate for the t-cases and i might make one for the gastank. I just dont like how the stock tank skid hangs down so much

Exhaust done. Had the cat removed. I can tell the throttle response is way better and added some more power with the header. I wish that the bend up to a muffler was a couple inches higher but it still sits above the bottom of the frame so it should be fine.

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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Update)
« Reply #208 on: Dec 30, 2006, 10:51:21 PM »
Nice work. I like what you have done there Sir!
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Re: My 88 pickup (Flatbelly Done)
« Reply #209 on: Dec 31, 2006, 09:55:10 AM »
Nice work. I like what you have done there Sir!
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