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dgrinnan #1428427 Fri Oct 29 2021 09:30 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
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Sell it. Dont shorten it. As all else said, it dam near a crime..... nono

dgrinnan #1428428 Fri Oct 29 2021 09:34 PM
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Heck sell the whole truck, or dont buy it if you haven't bought it already. Buy what your after, dont ruin a truck designed to be a truck. Many of us would love to have, and use it as designed. Got any pics?

Last edited by glenns towing; Fri Oct 29 2021 09:36 PM.
dgrinnan #1428599 Sun Oct 31 2021 05:32 AM
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59 Apache 3100
I agree don't cut it. I'd build a cab over camper on a chassis like that, I think that would be cool dance

dgrinnan #1428860 Tue Nov 02 2021 02:28 AM
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First off, it's your truck do what you want to it.

Anyhow, The 3800 truck frame is flat on top, there's no rear axle arch. Once you figure out where you want your axle, you could just whack the end of the frame off.

If you're wanting a shorter, lower truck, the 3800 probably isn't the best option to start with. You would need to c notch the frame in the rear. As far as the front goes, the 3800 is quite a bit different than the 3100 or 3600 trucks, so lowering may be an issue. A new chassis, or find someone parting out a 3100 may be the way to go.

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