00 GMC Z71 custom build

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  1. 00z71sierra

    00z71sierra New Member

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    OK, I am new to this forum and I am going to post my build to see what kind of opinions and/or comments I get from anyone. Plans are to build for off-road/excursion ready beast. I am the second owner and have had this truck since 40k miles and to this day it's still running strong with no probs. IMG_4153.JPG


    Time to strip the paint and prep for liner exterior paint and also start build for custom bed.

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    Started work on suspension and installing a Hellwig airbag system but failed to remember that I have a 1.5 in lift in rear so I fabled up a bracket and I must say "not bad"! Reason for the airbags are for the custom Steel bed which my plans may be a little over kill but will be fun. Going to need to strengthen the axle so that will be interesting as well.

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    Well let me know and please all comments good or bad welcome. Stay tuned....
     
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    05Alive Forum Idiot/ Stupid Narc

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    Interested to see where this goes.


    how many miles are on it now?
     
  3. Machingeaneer

    Machingeaneer GMFS Member

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    Why not go for an aluminum bed? A tube steel bed will weigh a fck ton.
     
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    00z71sierra New Member

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    187K, thanks
     
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    That's right; I'm going mix it up with both steel and aluminum.
    Gotta figure out how to upload a pic and I'll send a example of what I'm shooting for.
     
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    Machingeaneer GMFS Member

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    Cool, sounds like you have this pretty well figured out.
     
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    mccustomize My hero vvvvv

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    So much for the mix with aluminum and steel; gotta beef up the axle for sure now.



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    I'm in. Hella potential for it.
     

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