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crew cab 1st gen
« on: Nov 21, 2015, 04:34:38 PM »
Don't really know where the correct place for this is so here goes.
Does anyone on this forum personally own a 1st gen crew cab?
83 long bed 2wd sas, 3rz, w56, duals with 4.7 rear, 4.88 elock front, spartan rear, 39.5 iroks
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Re: crew cab 1st gen
« Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2015, 08:54:44 PM »
In!  I'd love to find a source to import just the complete cab!
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Re: crew cab 1st gen
« Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2015, 01:56:15 PM »
A mate of mine owns a wrecking yard and I know he had one... Freight would be a killer though!

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Re: crew cab 1st gen
« Reply #3 on: Nov 23, 2015, 03:11:22 PM »
I thought about building one once, by cutting a 1st gen cab right behind the doors, and another cab 1/3 of the way along the door area, splicing the two cabs together, building the front edge of the rear door frames, then modding a couple doors to be straight on the front.

It's a little more complicated on the doors, because the top edge of the door (not the window part) is shorter on the front. So you'd have to slice back horizontally from the leading edge just under the window lip, pull that piece up, then scab and fill to get it level with the rear part of the front door window sill.

The upper window track could be cut off two more donor doors, from the middle top back, and then flip the two pieces from one side to the other and reverse them, creating a squared-off window track on the front of each rear door, instead of the sloped way it is stock. You'd have to have custom glass cut or use Plexiglas for the windows.

If you could find a set of rear crewcab doors from Mexico? Canada? Australia?, shipping would suck but it would be easier.

I have FlexiSign 4.5, GOOD sign-making software, and have put a good side-profile pic of a crewcab into it and used the measuring tool to measure everything. I tend to build rather than buy, when buying would be painful.

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Re: crew cab 1st gen
« Reply #4 on: Nov 23, 2015, 04:42:00 PM »
FlexI is a good tool, I used to have a sign shop ans ran flexi7-flexi9.
My friend in navarre had a cab imported and has plans of cutting it at rhe front doors midway and grafting a front clip on to it. It's far from done but he does have it. I'm hoping within the next 10 years to find one and make a dd out of it much like my brown 83 except with something more than a 3rz.
83 long bed 2wd sas, 3rz, w56, duals with 4.7 rear, 4.88 elock front, spartan rear, 39.5 iroks
01 double cab hunting truck
06 tacoma street truck

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Re: crew cab 1st gen
« Reply #5 on: Jan 18, 2016, 05:26:17 PM »
To make it easier I could sourve some stock rear doors to build it around?

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