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2006 megacab rebuild and longbox conversion 2006 megacab rebuild and longbox conversion
cowboy568
09-12-2009
Well after waiting forever for the machine shop to get things done the motor is finally finish and in the mean time I extended the frame on put a longbox on it since my cousin has a pickup the same color and put a flatbed on. Heres a bunch of pics of the process.

2006 megacab shortbox with 57000 miles and a spun rod bearing.

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engine removed

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The damages

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part of the new parts

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putting the main caps back on.

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Part of the front gear train.

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Head studs installed

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Head and exhaust manifold on.

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Bout ready to come off engine stand

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In pickup with injector harness and what not on.

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Transmission washed up

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Bout ready to close er up

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New bumper ready to go on.

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Frame extension
First cuts


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The damages complete

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Under cab cut

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New box off cousins pickup

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Little bit of grinding

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Cutting out extension pieces

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Bending extension channels

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Outer channels 1/4" thick

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Working on inner frame tubes

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Inner extensions complete

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cowboy568 on 09-12-2009, 09:31 PM
First slide together

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welding together

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Extension pretty much complete

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box coming in

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Bad picture but pretty much finished. Just need the leveling kit on and the chrome on the box

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  #2  
scott2001 on 09-13-2009, 12:06 AM
looks cool good luck finding a parking place. Do you have to get it dot inspected now. Did you paint the brush bar or have it chrome dipped
  #3  
cowboy568 on 09-13-2009, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by scott2001 View Post
looks cool good luck finding a parking place. Do you have to get it dot inspected now. Did you paint the brush bar or have it chrome dipped
shouldn't need to get it inspected as far as i know. ill just play dumb farmer if they say something. The grill gaurd is aluminum its just polished
  #4  
HOTTAPPER1 on 09-23-2009, 09:41 AM
Damn you guy's did a good job.
  #5  
me1magoo on 09-23-2009, 09:55 PM
Hell of a task and it looks like you did a knock out job! Congrats on the 'in house' rebuild and frame extension, pretty ballsy.
  #6  
cowboy568 on 09-24-2009, 09:42 PM
Yeah it was alittle nerve racking making that first cut lol. But then the worst of it was over then ha.
  #7  
slowgo on 09-25-2009, 01:55 AM
That is nice!
I want to do mine. I'm just scarrrrrred. I bet that first cut was hard to do
  #8  
fordpickupman on 08-04-2013, 10:19 AM
Real cowboys fabricate with their hats on.


FORDpickupman
  #9  
tex 6,7 on 08-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Nice build that thing is looooong haha
  #10  
6.7hillbilly on 09-18-2013, 05:16 PM
How did u know how much to add ? Did u use another long box as a measurement guidline ? Or just go by the length of the beds? Did the rearend go back square usually weld will pull a little one way or the other ? If it is in alignment that's fantastic work ? Totally something I would never have done. I would have just went and bought another old longbox truck with bad body but good frame and swapped everything over . Again Great Work !!!
  #11  
talskinyguy on 09-25-2013, 12:41 PM
Dodge never made a long box mega cab. The only way to get a truck like that is a custom job. I think there is a company that was doing it also.
  #12  
DRAM2500 on 10-27-2013, 12:02 PM
looks amazing impressed with the work
  #13  
apocalypse1812 on 10-27-2013, 12:37 PM
Did you get the bumper out of an '05
  #14  
tornado112 on 12-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Looks real good! What did you do for the rear driveshaft?
  #15  
jbutch on 04-19-2014, 06:41 PM
man I would love to do this to my mega!!
  #16  
vr1967 on 08-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Looks good. Good work on the conversion.
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