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I building a 65 chevy 4 door pick up with a 5.9 setting on a 3500 chevy
chassis, Its got a nv4500 5 speed and 3.42 dana 80.
 

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That is cool! Did you graft 2 cabs together to make the 4door. The rear section looks like a 60-63 model with the knee-knocker doors. I thought about building a 52 with two cabs grafted together.
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im not a chevy guy, but ford also had a truck like this in the 60s it was a special order thing like for railroads and county trucks. ford started it back in the 50s? so chevy proly had the same thing going on .
 

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Now that is just awesome. I am a classic chevy fan through and through.
 

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sorry to take so long to get back to you on my 4 door pickup
the body is part of 2 pickups,with the top off of a suburban, on the bed
i used a 95 chevy long bed (6" shorter) for the inside, suburban uppers and
pick up lower sides, I also used the suburban tail gate. on the doors, I made
a mold of the doors (65) and put the top of the 61 door post, the reason for
the fiberglass doors is because I can't find any rust free doors.
I just got it driving, It looks like it will get about 20mpg around town. I've got
a #6 plate in it.

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More pictures???

That sounds like quite a project. Keep us up to date as you finish it up.
 

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any pictures or tech info on conversion?clearance issues or problems? i have a 65 1ton on 73-91 frame now bbc.need to go diesel for mpg.
 

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any pictures or tech info on conversion?clearance issues or problems? i have a 65 1ton on 73-91 frame now bbc.need to go diesel for mpg.
With that frame your will be alot like my conversion. I detailed it in a thread over in the build section. Your firewall and front clearance will be different, but the frame mods will be the biggest challenge most likely. Those old trucks are pretty deep with alot of room....I would think as much as the original body to the frame you are using.
 

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Kewl beans dude! One of my favorite vehicles EVER was a '64 Chevy SWB Bump Side!!!
 

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With that frame your will be alot like my conversion. I detailed it in a thread over in the build section. Your firewall and front clearance will be different, but the frame mods will be the biggest challenge most likely. Those old trucks are pretty deep with alot of room....I would think as much as the original body to the frame you are using.
The frame I used is a 4wd 1 ton 95 chevy, I removed the cv joints on the
frount and moved the rear crossmember forward about 4". the support bearing
was in the stock location. I relocated the body mounts to fit the 65 body.
the motor will fit if you put it back to the firewall, I put mine a little close, it
doesn't hit but I only have about 3/8". I used a 95 dodge radiator support, radiator, and intercooler. It was close. I've driven it about 400 miles now and
it's still getting just a little over 20mpg.
I post some more shots after thanksgiving.

65 crew
94 ram 2500 (5.9 cummins 326,000 miles)
90 chevy 1500 (3.9 cummins 5 speed)
48 chevy suburban (5.3 vortec(?? what was I thinking)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yw3cZxkfFk
 

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I was also looking in to a 49-52 4 door pickup, I was going to use a 3/4 ton panel to get the top to look like it should. in fact I may do it later, i have the
3/4 ton panel and a few extra doors. if you notice form the picture it would use the panel sides for the bed.

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Did you change the front suspension to handle the added weight? Looks cool.
How is the ride. I have a '64 3/4 ton lwb and a '91 w250 cummins. I'm going to do a body swap. :rasta:
 

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Did you change the front suspension to handle the added weight? Looks cool.
How is the ride. I have a '64 3/4 ton lwb and a '91 w250 cummins. I'm going to do a body swap. :rasta:
I used a 95 chevy 1 ton extended cab frame, It fit the way I wanted, I thank you will find the D250 frount end 78" wide out side the tires, the fenders on the 65 are 73" that would make the tires stick out to far

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65 crew cab 12v 5.9 nv4500
48 suburban 5.3 vortec
99 dodge 1500 3.9 cummins nv3500
 

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im not a chevy guy, but ford also had a truck like this in the 60s it was a special order thing like for railroads and county trucks. ford started it back in the 50s? so chevy proly had the same thing going on .
I saw one of those once a few years ago but didnt have the room to take it. The guy ended up junking it two days later. I felt terrible....!
 

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nice truck

I building a 65 chevy 4 door pick up with a 5.9 setting on a 3500 chevy
chassis, Its got a nv4500 5 speed and 3.42 dana 80.
where did you find that truck ive been looking for one do you know where there are any other one or would you sell yours?
 

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Great Project!! I saw it before it was complete I bought a 2wd NV4500 out of a 1 ton chevy from you a couple of years ago, You inspired me from this build and a couple other 4bt projects you had. I'll swing past with my 85 Crew Cab 6BT swap when I finish it.

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Great Project!! I saw it before it was complete I bought a 2wd NV4500 out of a 1 ton chevy from you a couple of years ago, You inspired me from this build and a couple other 4bt projects you had. I'll swing past with my 85 Crew Cab 6BT swap when I finish it.

Thanks
Dan T
Concur with DanT. Here Here, pass the Beer
 
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