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how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« on: Jun 22, 2006, 04:08:00 AM »
I think I am going to change my mind again and do a flat belly.

I pm'd metal mangler (nc4x4) for some info but I thought I'd start a thread of how everybody went about this and if there were any issues with oiling etc...

please make your experience know so I can benefit from it.

I'll use a budbuilt flat Xmember, bolt the motor mounts down, window weld in the single tcase mount.  can't decide if I should run tube through my cab and mount the seats on it/ built a tunnel and mount the seats in the stock location, or build a sub floor outta 1x1 like metalmanger.  opinions and advice are appreciated.

thanks.  oh yeah- I'm dual cased in a regular cab.
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #1 on: Jun 22, 2006, 04:35:18 PM »
im kinda doing the same thing with a FROR t-case plate and fabbing my own skid/bellypan.  I like the idea of raising the tunnel like the guy on pirate4x4, but my sheetmetal is far from swiss cheese and we are already short on room. I have already taken out quite a bit from the member' for d-shaft clearance, just waitin on my engine so i can bolt it up and measure/and or cut away for more room
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #2 on: Jun 25, 2006, 08:22:02 AM »
I think you are talking project blue at PBB.

Rick (that helped with blue) just built a new rig starting with a 85 2wd. He did some really inovative things including a flat belly with almost no floor modifications other then a 2x2 area to clear the 4wd indicator swtich. Well worth reading end to end.


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=447914

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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #3 on: Jun 25, 2006, 11:05:34 AM »
I think you are talking project blue at PBB.

Rick (that helped with blue) just built a new rig starting with a 85 2wd. He did some really inovative things including a flat belly with almost no floor modifications other then a 2x2 area to clear the 4wd indicator swtich. Well worth reading end to end.


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=447914
thanks for the link... I'll read it for sure  :drooling:
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2006, 04:55:59 PM »
43 pages and counting!  :outtahere:
I might have to sit down and read it tonight though, Rick is a very clever guy from what I've seen.
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #5 on: Jun 25, 2006, 09:40:04 PM »
Here are a few pics that a friend of mine is doing on his F-Toy.
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #6 on: Jun 25, 2006, 09:41:24 PM »
One more. :beerchug:
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #7 on: Jun 26, 2006, 04:13:10 AM »
thanks... I wish my setup was that simple.   cool work man.
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #8 on: Jun 26, 2006, 09:41:12 AM »


thats Rockkiller from pirate flatbelley.  What he id is cut out a piece of 3/8" plate the shape of his frame with a notch for the front d-line and then drilled holes for the mount bolts and cut out the floor for clearence.  Pretty simple and i imagine pretty cheap also

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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #9 on: Jun 26, 2006, 04:01:41 PM »
I can't sees anything?  more details please?

at this point I'm thinking mild dtrain lift and go wheeling
I'm going yota JUST so I can buy from Marlin more.

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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #10 on: Jun 26, 2006, 04:10:41 PM »
at this point I'm thinking mild dtrain lift and go wheeling
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #11 on: Jun 26, 2006, 04:35:22 PM »
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yea- I'm sick of wrenching... I already have too much to do to get ready for the 4th w/k at the beach so it'll be mild lift and skid.  ;)  thanks to all.
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*quote*-  goes to show that a ramp hero doesn't always have what it takes to be a trail hero as well.

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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #12 on: Jun 28, 2006, 04:37:52 PM »
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Re: how to flat belly an 84 p/u
« Reply #13 on: Jun 28, 2006, 07:00:04 PM »
cool rig... how are those dshaft angles treating you?  fine I guess since you did this...  :eyebrow: ....
again- nice rig but I think I'll pass on cutting up my tunnel and building a big custom deal... at least for now  :dunno:
I'm going yota JUST so I can buy from Marlin more.

*quote*-  goes to show that a ramp hero doesn't always have what it takes to be a trail hero as well.

 
 
 
 
 

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