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Author Topic: 84 GMC build.  (Read 1755 times)
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« on: July 19, 2010, 12:44:55 PM »

This is the start of a long build. I plan on progressing from the street classes on up until I have a dedicated race truck.

I bought my GMC 8 years ago. I have gone from completely stock, lowered, air bagged, back to static lowering. Since I sent all of the control arms, and spring hangers to the scrap yard, I bought a rolling frame, which it turns out had a 12 bolt rear end geared at 3.08.

The plan for now is to refresh my 350, hook it to a turbo 350 and have fun learning the ropes of LSR. Eventually I want to move up to a Cadillac 500 with turbos, and more speed. My insprirations are the blue C-10 I saw on a Bonneville DVD and the Phoenix diesel truck.

My daily driver is a 90 Silverado, which I want to run as well, though it always be a street truck.

When I lower a truck by flipping the axle, I dont buy the BellTech axle flip kits. I use Moroso axle perches. The advantage for is it's cheaper to lower my truck.


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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 01:09:06 AM »

I haven't run Bonneville yet, but it seems like a truck makes sense. All kinds of room under the hood for a powerful engine, most of the weight already up front, easy to work on and modify, etc. Good luck, hope to see you when i get there.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 01:45:45 AM »

Chad, your correct on the engine compartment but your forgetting about the aero department. grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 09:38:19 AM »

Or the ballast part in a pickup truck.

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 12:50:28 PM »

That's why i'm here: to learn everything i can before i make my first run. cheers
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 05:14:10 PM »

No progress yet. I have been working on getting the clutch in the 90 bled. I ended up having somebody else work on it.


Trucks arent known for their areo advantage, but that's what makes it a challenge.
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