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Old 02-19-2013, 09:35 PM
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narrow track street truck?

so mabey i have been thinking too much, but what if someone were to make a lowwered narrow track street truck? start with a 80's shortbed truck swap out the axles for narrow track ones, lower it an inch or two. change out the fenders. hard part is going to be the 1/4 pannels, easy way would be to find a two door narrow track cherokee and use its 1/4 pannels. but those are geting hard to find in good condition. you could also use a wagoneer but it would be more involved. so thoughts, is it a good idea?
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so mabey i have been thinking too much, but what if someone were to make a lowwered narrow track street truck? start with a 80's shortbed truck swap out the axles for narrow track ones, lower it an inch or two. change out the fenders. hard part is going to be the 1/4 pannels, easy way would be to find a two door narrow track cherokee and use its 1/4 pannels. but those are geting hard to find in good condition. you could also use a wagoneer but it would be more involved. so thoughts, is it a good idea?

Guess my question would be why you'd want it narrower? Even lowered, wider seems like it would give way better performance/handling. I supposed if maybe you like the narrower look better??


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i would only want to use narrow track axles so i could fit the tires under narrow track flares on a truck bed.
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i would only want to use narrow track axles so i could fit the tires under narrow track flares on a truck bed.

So I'm assuming it is the N/T look you're after then? You can do just about whatever you want with wheels/tires/backspacing to get the rubber you want under there.


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The NT rear axle will not fit unless you inboard the springs and even then tires will probably rub the back side of the fender wells. You have fab skills so this would not be impossible.
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street truck with narrow front tires/rims and big fatties out back. Then you can use the narrow track fenders in front and use the flared bed to cover the big fatties in back!
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The NT rear axle will not fit unless you inboard the springs and even then tires will probably rub the back side of the fender wells. You have fab skills so this would not be impossible.

x2, part of the reason the J-truck rear axle is wider than a Cherokee Chief is because the frame is wider, which makes the spring perches wider which means a N/T axle won't fit without moving the springs...
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it would probably be easier to back have the frame. and if you are going to do that might as well build a four link with some airbags. sometimes i think i think to much about stuff.
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