Big Dog

Donor chassis. Kit body

This is no small vehicle. The bottom part of the body kit is heavy-gauge steel and provides solid feel and weight to the truck when it is sitting on the ground. It took a couple weeks to prep the frame and get it ready for mounting the body. Extra modifications were required to accomodate the motor and transmission desired by the customer. While we are using a few of the "donor" parts from the original truck, most of the parts needed to complete the vehicle will be new.

Saff Lokar gas pedal assembly

Saff, the primary builder on this project, takes one of the many measurements needed to make everything fit together. Among the donor truck parts we did use is the brake pedal assembly. To the right is a Lokar gas pedal assembly. Both are being mocked up to decide the best mounting position.

Bilstein shocks. 1998 Chevy 7.4 liter Vortec

The frame suspension was set with a 4-inch lift. The motor is a 1998 Chevy 7.4 liter Vortec. The shocks used are top-of-the-line Bilsteins. In the picture on the right you can see the end of the ididt column hooked up to the stock GM box with Flaming River linkage. The offset is neccesary because of the narrow frame and wide body combination.

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