1973 chevy 2500: buildable?

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glamiskid395

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im still trying to find a truck to build into a 1450/1400 class truck.
ive found a 1973 chevy 2500 regular cab long bed, with a 454 (pre-smog).

the front suspension
is there a company that has built a front end for this?
im sure there isn't but i still want to find out for sure, otherwise i will just use a new style chevy front end, and weld the brackets into the right spots.

the engine
would a 454 be a good engine to race, or should i drop a 305 or 350 crate motor into it?

the body
does any fiberglass company make bedsides, fenders, and a hood for that old of a truck?

If anyone has other suggestions about building this truck into a race truck, please let me know.

thanks,
Mike
 
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My suggestion would be to buy an existing 1400/1450 truck. By your questions I can see you are not prepared or equipped to build a truck, but for practice you could try throwing $100 bills into a fire.
 

glamiskid395

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thanks i think...
ive thought about buying an already built truck, but did not like the idea.
your right, i dont know a whole lot about desert racing, but once i find a truck to build off of, my buddy Mike who has been racing jeepspeed for a few years and knows quite a bit will help me out on building and racing my truck.
 
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I just think you will find it cheaper, more fun and a lot easier to buy an existing truck.
 

glamiskid395

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i know it will be cheaper, but i would rather build my own truck, that way i know how everything is put together and all that good stuff.
i think it will be fun to build a truck because i like to take things apart, and weld, and just work on vehicles.
 
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Buy an existing 1450 and learn from that; then build your truck. You'll save a ton of bucks and time. You'll need to do plenty of "taking thins apart, and welding, and just working on it".
 

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Buy an existing 1450 and learn from that; then build your truck. You'll save a ton of bucks and time. You'll need to do plenty of "taking thins apart, and welding, and just working on it".
x2! Much cheaper and you will learn a bunch.
 

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Thats what I plan to do eventually. Plus you can buy a truck and race it/drive it til it breaks....then figure out how to fix it and make it better or put it back together
 
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