For tunes, a JVC head unit was installed. The heads were fire ringed and 60-lb valve springs were installed along with titanium guides. Our selection of body panels includes everything from cab corners and beds to … They are mounted on some Mickey Thompson Classic Lock 16×12 wheels. With a sound foundation, Miller installed a 6-inch lift with Sulastic rubber shackles and Adco sway bars. So, he made a deal with a local chrome shop that if he prepped and got everything ready for plating, they would chrome everything for a screaming deal! Behind it, a NV4500 5 speed with an upgraded 1 3/8-inch billet input shaft was connected. Your base model was the "Custom" followed by "Custom Deluxe", "Cheyenne" and "Cheyenne Super". To get the headlights and front grill to mount properly, Miller spent a lot of time cutting the core support and redesigning the mounts for a 2nd Gen Dodge intercooler. To keep the engine cool, Miller installed a Champion polished aluminum race series radiator and Flex-A-Light fan. See more ideas about Crew cab, Chevy trucks, Gm trucks. To give him the extra carrying capacity, Miller installed air bags between the frame and the axle and paired that up with a B&W gooseneck hitch. He called the guys at Offroad Design and opted to use a chromoly king pin, upgraded his tie rod ends and all of the linkage. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.WEBSITE DESIGNED BY REDSPOT DESIGN. It took years of hard work and dedication, but it feels good to have a new truck exactly the way I want it and for less money than a new 1/2 ton. For the past couple of years, Eric Miller, out of Iowa, has been building his dream truck. We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request. Miller works on his family farm where they buy and sell salvage AG equipment (in addition to farming). Then Corbin shaved the marker lights off the fenders, shaved the antenna and filled the original mirror holes. On top of that, it had to have great styling that would turn heads and good fuel economy,” Miller continued. It wasn’t until I saw the driver’s side, that I realized I shouldn’t have filled the panels. Guaranteed lowest prices and friendly customer service. “I’ve seen these old trucks rolled and they crush like tin cans,” explained Miller. He installed 2 layers on the firewall, one layer on the floor pan, rear of the cab, inside, and outside of the doors and then he filled the inside of the roof with foam. In 1973 & 1974 Squarebody trucks were offered with 4 different trim levels for the interior. All rights reserved. Unfortunately, when we pulled the dash out, we realized there was no vin in the truck,” said Miller a little frustrated. This is one of the cleanest square body pickups that I have run across that wasn’t a full blown show truc. If the results from the first show are any indications, Miller’s Chevy appeals to a lot of us. Once the rotating assembly was bolted down with ARP studs, a girdle was installed and the stock camshaft went back in. Miller had previously owned quite a few cars, but never a truck. © 2020 Power Automedia. In addition to all new gauges, the truck would be awful to ride in during the summer if it didn’t have some ice cold air. #73_87…”, DuallyScene.com - Ford, Chevy and Dodge Truck Owners and Enthusiasts, 1989 Chevrolet C30 Dually Up for auction here is a 1989 Chevrolet C30 that is in great shape. For fuel, Miller picked up a built 12-mm P-7100 injection pump from a local puller who was upgrading. (You can unsubscribe anytime), For any questions email@example.com, COPYRIGHT © 2020 SQUAREBODY SYNDICATE. All rights reserved. Miller has already been spotted driving the truck around with a camper in tow and around town. “My goal throughout the build was to make a very strong dependable every day work truck and weekend warrior,” stated Miller. When we meet up with Miller at the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza we also met his good friend and painter, Mike Corbin. After mounting the rear bench, Miller managed to squeeze a 10-inch JL subwoofer behind the bench. He braced the frame in a number of places (including a HUGE I-beam in front) and built a custom engine cross member. Next, he installed the dash, which is factory. Miller had his eye on a CaseIH Sprayer that was hit by a train traveling 55 mph. For the rotating assembly, they opted for Mahle Marine pistons, but opted to stay with the 12-valve rods and crank. Anytime we get the chance to follow the build-up of a truck from scratch, we are all over it. To make sure he was ready to have some fun, a custom adjustable pulling hitch was installed. CUSTOM DUALLY'S FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD! How the times have changed. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @DUALLYKINGS FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: DUALLYKINGS, 3,676 Likes, 60 Comments - Squarebody USA (@squarebody_usa) on Instagram: “Favorite truck out there today Tag the owner. USA1 has put together an interior kit giving you the option to pick different available product combinations. “The truck had the front clip, dash, and doors (power everything) from a 1990 Suburban. One of the best features about the truck (other than it was built from the ground up) is that fact it will be used! Bagged and bodied #swb #crewcab dropped on big inch #billets. “It may be an old truck but it still has a lot wiring with all the newer technology,” Miller said. A Vintage Air AC and heat unit was installed under the dash. “I can manually crank up and down the injection pump on the fly inside the cab. The steering wheel was a gift from his wife! Miller had taken most of the loose parts (including the cab) over to Corbin’s single car (very narrow) garage. No matter the cab type or model year, we’ll help you find what you need at a competitive price. Once the cage was installed, Miller went to work with Dynamat. The truck has a really great look about it due largely to the width of the tires. In the back, the same 6-inch lift with Sulastic rubber shackles were installed as well as custom ladder bars made from chromoly. There they bored the engine 0.040 over and prepped the block for the rotating assembly. Miller knows the importance of an intercooler and really appreciates the clean lines of the factory truck. Not wanting to leave anything up to chance (remember how Miller ended up with the engine), Miller custom fabricated a 2.5-inch full roll cage for the cab of the truck. Eventually he ended up purchasing a 1984 Chevrolet Crew Cab Short Bed truck that had a 6-inch lift. To keep an eye on everything, Miller opted for Auto Meter’s Ultra-Lite series gauges and added custom overlays to the factory speedo and fuel gauge (painted to match, of’ course). Receive the latest newsletter with the content you love from Diesel Army, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE! On the exhaust side of things, a PDI 3-piece exhaust manifold serves as the base for a BorgWarner S300 with a 62-mm high pressure turbocharger, which is fed by a BorgWarner S400 with a 74-mm compressor wheel. The subtle changes done are 3.75″ added to the cab for extra leg room, the bed has 8″ removed from the front and 2″ removed from the rear, also 4.5″ from the wheelbase giving this highway running tow rig modern proportions. Each headliner is manufactured out of high impact, leather grained, black ABS plastic and can easily be painted to match the interior of your truck. If you don't see the 1973-1987 Chevy truck body parts you are searching for, call or email us, chances are we have them in stock. There isn’t much space and most people who do a conversion just push the grill out or don’t run one at all. We promise not to use your email address for anything but exclusive updates from the Power Automedia Network. Then he focused on finishing the doors up with all new motors and seals. With everything together, Miller didn’t think it looked cool enough. When he’s not writing and shooting trucks and tech, you’ll find him in the shop working on turning the ideas floating around in his head into reality. 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Miller tried to keep the truck as clean as he could. Raybuck offers an impressive selection of 1973-1987 Chevy/GM truck body panels made of heavy gauge stamped steel. It is funny to think that this was an old SWAT truck. These tires stick out just enough to give the truck a really aggressive, “I mean business” look. The fuel runs through a new set of 0.093-inch stainless lines and to the SAC 7×14 injectors. The 14-bolt rear end received a spool to make sure both rear wheels are always turning. Such a staple should have the best, which is why we offer 9 generations worth of interior including seats, door panels, carpet kits, and more. We couldn’t agree more. Miller opted to run mirrors off of a 2012 Chevrolet truck.