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'96 c1500 shorty

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Since I have 3 of these 454 ss kits I decided to build one as a mild street truck. Then I decided to take the interior and chrome bumpers/grille from the snap '96 dually and make this one a '96 regular cab short box. I cut the interior tub from the dually and spliced in the back wall from the '90 interior to make it fit the reg cab. Then I flipped the front spindles to lower the front end and I modified the mounting points with brass tubing to fit the Pegasus wheels.
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I'm going to leave all stock other then the wheels and the lowered suspension. I just want a nice clean street truck.

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NIce looking Truck.

Good Idea with the interior and front spindles.

Build on.. :)

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Did you have to modify the front clip for the grill to set properly?

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Thanks Rodney.

Nick, nope it all fits together perfect. Only thing I modified to fit was the interior tub.

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Hmmm. I guess only the tahoe grill is different.. Thats good to know! Keep up the great work, I want to see more.

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Nice work!!!

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nice

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Off to a nice start!! Very nice! B)

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looks awesome!

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Nice looking truck what color are you going with.

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Thanks guys. For the color I'm thinking a bright red.

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a gm red or a nice kandy red

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Well here is a long over due update on this truck. I painted it shortly after the last post. Paint went bad so I pulled out a second kit and painted that one. That also went down hill so I got discouraged and put it away.

Well now I decided to get it back out and open it all up. Hinges are finished and now it needs door jambs.

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Nice, i picked up 2 of these barely started for 5.00 for the pair. Im looking to do a nice lowered street truck out of one and a custom truck out of the other. I really like the interior swap you did. I would think about opening up the grill and adding a new grill out of small rods.

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Great project, I have one that I'll build sometime in the near future (I hope :) ) but is a long bed and I need a short bed to resemble a '96 C-1500 I used to drive some years ago (I miss my truck :( ), and I need to make or find a dash to...I'll keep an eye on this build!

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That's nice... I like

Got it sitting just right

Are those Peg's 19" or 23"?

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I think they are the Peg's 19''. same ones I used.

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Peguas also make a staggered 19/20 something? set as well. You can find them on ebay under "big and little" but they fit this truck well. I have them on some other c-1500s ive built

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Looks very nice :D

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Thanks guys! They are Pegasus 23 T's. I have a set of 19's too but I thought they were too small for this build.

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