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Standard GMT-800 rust issue. Rocker Rot, then Cab Corner Rot, then the Bed Rot over the rear wheels.Yet the doors remain perfect...
Taken: Feb 18, 2013
Taken: Oct 27, 2010
Look at the doors on this GMT-800 and the rest. Now What did GM do to these doors that prevented them from rotting away like the rest of the body?
Taken: Oct 5, 2010
Taken: Sep 28, 2010
Typical GMT-800 year 2001. Rotted rockers, cab corners and wheel wells.
Taken: Sep 20, 2010
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Taken: Oct 6, 2010
Here's a 2006 GMC. The rest of the body and paint look like new still. Unfortunately, if you look a little lower it's in bad shape already.
All clear under the center section.
Again, no low slung frame. They are straight frame rails that Have to stay up high by design.
Wheel/Tire size depending, All Ford SD's and Chevy HD's share roughly the SAME door height from the ground. The Ford body drops NO Lower than the Chevrolet to "cover up" the frame as some mechanically challenged claim.
Oh snap.. Isn't that what the kids say now? FanOfDurant is right again... Straight, high tucked up frame rails just as I said. And look there, a tape measure with a 2 inch base reads nearly 19 inches. EXACTLY as I said it would.
The elusive "low slung" frame.
Yep, still there...
As said before, Ford SD & Chevy HD have roughly the same door/body height from the ground to the bottom. Exactly as I said....
Here we have 12 inches from the ground to the frame. It will vary from tires/wheel size. 10 inches to even 12 3/4 that I've seen from the factory.
12 inches. Just as I said...I was able to squeez the ruler right under the frame to hold itself in place.
This picture's gotta sting for the naysayers...
Here's further education for the GMC Kid's, Those round steel black rods there are called Torsion Bars. The frame by design Must be slung low to so those bars can tie in horizontally to the lower control arms.
See there? 12 inches, just like the frame.
Here's another one with a slightly smaller tire.
This is where the frame starts to Sling downwards.
Slightly smaller wheels drops the body a little over an inch.
Oh no! FOD is Right again... 11 inches.
11 inch torsion bar tie in height.
Here we have an even lower ground clearance issue. Right in the center break over spot of the truck. We barely get 9 inches.