1987 GMC Crew Cab
Who doesn’t like the 80’s GM squire body pick-ups. Back than a 4-door, 4x4 pick up truck was a rare thing to see. They are even scarcer today and when you do see one they have seen their better days.
A customer of ours found one in decent shape and brought it to us to transform. He didn’t want it restored to factory specs. He had just picked up his 1969 Dodge Power Wagon from us and wanted us to do the same thing to his new found 1987 GMC. This time we agreed that a newer model GM 2500/3500 with a Duramax power plant and an Allison transmission should do the trick.
These two trucks measured out petty well and the two were mated together with relative ease. (About 650 man-hours, not counting paint and interior work). We shortened the frame, moved a few things around under the hood, and repositioned the gas tank, body mounts, exhaust and so on.
The integration of the classic cab with their short dashes onto a modern firewall and dash is always the toughest part of these builds. You want the transformation to look seamless while maintaining all the functionality of the modern donor, yet you need to remove 6-10” of the modern dash for seat positioning work out. How we do that is our secret. Why we spend countless hours on this step is evident as soon as you open the door. The classic cab is seamlessly integrated to the modern donor, which in this case was a 2010 Chevy 2500 low mileage truck.
Like all of our Time Warp Custom builds we upgraded the brakes, replaced all ware parts on the engine, steering and installed a 4” suspension lift to support the American Force 20x12 wheels with 37x13.5 inch Toyo tires. We fabed custom bumpers front and rear, added a Warn winch, changed all the lights to LED’s and added a spray in bed liner.
We spent it out for paint and interior preformed our shake down and delivered to our customer in June 2017.