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1970 Gmc Climbing The Rocks

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One of the most obvious mods to the outside of the GMC is the protective tubing that travels around the bottom of the bodywork. The sheetmetal on the fenders and bedsides was trimmed to provide better ground clearance as well as room for the 38.5-inch-diameter Super Swamper TSL SX tires to travel unobstructed. Tubing was then fashioned to conform to the body and it was welded to the trucks original frame to protect the sheetmetal. This tubing was also tied into the custom front and rear bumpers, which are part of a full cage that travels the length of the vehicle. All of the aforementioned tubework was made from either 1.5- or 2-inch-diameter, 0.120-inch-wall material with the exception of the rocker protection, which uses 2-inch-diameter, 0.250-inch-wall DOM tubing. Other exterior mods include a Warn 9.5ti winch, 15x10 steel wheels with Ruffstuff Specialties beadlock rings, and custom half-doors made from 2-inch-diameter, 0.120-inch-wall tubing and 0.0625-inch-thick sheetmetal. The low-buck rattle-can paint