shortened 1990 2500 pickup

shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: jimbo On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:25 am

My old plow truck had a frame failure on the last storm so we rolled her into the shop. I had to repair frame I ended up shortening the frame by 42 inches.
I figure that with plowing shorter is better we ended up with an 86 inch wheel base and 48 inch flat bed it a yard truck so we did not get to fancy with her.
Had to shorten the drive shaft and change pinion angle. worrked 3 days off and on to complete most of the work was done be my good freind Heath he is real handy with welder and torches.
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semi finished project still need lights
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2 halfs just stuck together
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rear axle cut out
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:13 pm

That's mint! You could market that as: THE POWER RAM STUBBY ! :lol: Imagine how that would handle at 70 MPH on a windy highway.... :o

"Git er dunn" is the name of the game! Nice work. 8-)
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:43 pm

Damn! Shorten up the bed and put it back on and it would look like an old Jeepster. Sweet!!!!! :) Scott
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: Paulie On: Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:25 am

Looks like a wide body jeep! Put a little weight back there and it will be unstoppable.
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:32 am

Ohhh Mama, It's short on both ends & the middle too! It must turn on a dime and give change. Good going! :)
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:36 pm

thats awesome. a truck bed tool box would make a nice bed for it. i bet with the plow up all the way a good slam on the brakes at about 35mph would get some nice "stopies"
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:56 pm

Jimbo ~ We have enough winter left for this idea to be worked out and placed in service. What to do is design and procure a power angle plow setup for the hind end.You will have the only bi~directional plow rig in the entire valley. They would pay big bucks just to watch it manuever. BTW ,I want a piece of the action when the design goes global!! Regards, Mike
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:15 pm

thye already make plows for the back of trucks. my friend has one on his superduty, its more like a blade, it doesnt angle though, its for backing up in a tight spot and the pulling the snow out
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: Bulldogr6 On: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:49 pm

What, no 4 wheel steering? :D You could u turn in two parking spots lol

Nice, I bet it works real well put some weight back there and your good to go.
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Re: shortened 1990 2500 pickup

PostBy: djackman On: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:10 am

Now THAT is a driveway plow truck!

It's fun to watch the hotshots here try and plow a 40' driveway with a crew cab dually.
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