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OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:40PM

I'm trying to find out if the frame is straight all the way to the rear bumper after the cab?
Or does it have the little hump over the rear axle like my G3500 below?

Thanks.


Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: January 13, 2020 02:54PM

I have a 2011 1500, if that dos you any good...

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Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 04:05PM

Thanks for the offer Eric. I'm not sure.

FYI - I'm looking at buying a dually truck bed or box and they come on the 3500s.
I would be out checking dealerships if we didn't just have freezing rain and then snow.
Nasty weather to be looking under trucks. Grin

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:16PM

Tony:

See if this site helps.

[www.arizonachevroletparts.com]

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
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Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: choppedliverpr ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:20PM

No hump. I'd post a pic but I can't figure out how.

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:25PM

Thanks Al.

If the picture is correct. It shows that the frame takes a curve upwards shortly after the cab.
And after the raised front bed mounts the frame remains straight or flat, all the way to the end.

But then again, is the picture correct.

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:27PM

I have a 2018 1500 4x4 Z71 Silverado. I don't remember a hump on it either. 1500 and 2500 should be same frames until the HD designation is added.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:28PM

choppedliverpr Wrote:
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> No hump. I'd post a pic but I can't figure out how.


If it is level or straight in the back, I will have to make raised mounts for the entire bed.
Unlike the Silverado itself.

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 13, 2020 05:51PM

Well I found a dually bed today and a trailer to rent for 24hrs for $90 to go get the bed...

I haven't looked into a U-haul trailer yet, to see if it would be less.

But I'm no body guy and I hate to buy the thing and I can't use it.

Hope this works...
Mel posted a nice picture of how I have envisioned my Toy Hauler. It's in the lower left and is the dark van with sleeper box and dually bed.

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: tony66 ()
Date: January 13, 2020 06:06PM

Some pictures of a 2500 frame...

[www.purplewave.com]


It is straight, but sits higher than the hump in your frame relative to the spring perches.

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 14, 2020 11:04AM

Thank you guys!

I called Kevin, my fabricator, this morning and it will be easy for him to make and install risers for all the frame to bed mounts to acommadate that bump or hump in the frame.

And this is a welcoming work order change, for him, vs building an entire flatbed, with him being so far behind.

Once I have some free time and the weather is good, I need to go get the dually bed.
That by itself will eat up an entire 12-15 hour day of traveling and loading up.

But I have between now and the new date of February 1st, to get it done.
As of this morning, that is when he thinks he can now start my project.
So the delay from the original start date of the week of January 6th till February 1st is a blessing in disguise.
It allowed me to see more pros for going with a truck bed/box vs a flatbed, where everything has to be tied down.
And this will be most helpful when it's time to build the barn, if I'm able to use an 8 foot bed/box vs the flatbed to haul things like sheets of plywood.
Plus if needed I do have the 22 foot flatbed trailer I can use too. Grin

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: January 14, 2020 11:52PM

Glad yo got it sorted, and now I feel like crawling under my truck just to have a look.

Eric Player

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 15, 2020 03:27AM

Thank you Eric.
I just wish that I could drop what I'm doing and have to get done to go get the dually bed. Grin

Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 15, 2020 06:12PM

For those interested....

If you look at this picture, of a Silverado, directly behind the cab, you will see 2 riser mounted to the frame, on either side, where the frame is lower than the rest.

I'll have to get Kevin to make every mount like this to be able to mount the dually box level, over the bump/hump on my G3500.


Tony, Thank you for the pictures.



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Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: January 16, 2020 09:17AM

On your other thread about this same daydream, you stated 100" CA (Cab-to-Axle) on your chassis.
An 8' dually bed has 56" CA distance.

Have you found a sleeper that measures 43-44"?

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Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 16, 2020 10:33AM

Richard Wrote:
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> On your other thread about this same daydream, you stated 100" CA (Cab-to-Axle) on your chassis.
> An 8' dually bed has 56" CA distance.
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> Have you found a sleeper that measures 43-44"?


Richard, Thank you for the drawing and information.
Didn't know I could get such a thing online or what to ask for in a search.
But now I do.

Sleeper boxes come in 32" and up. Till about 48" they go up 4" in depth.



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Re: OT Does anyone happen to have a 2015 Silverado 3500 or 2500?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 16, 2020 10:54AM

So all that means is:

1. The easiest thing to do would be go with a 42" or smaller sleeper box, or
2. Use either a 6.5' or even a 5.8' truck bed vs the 8' and that would allow for a deeper sleeper box or
3. More expensive and bigger project would be to lengthen the frame and driveshaft which would allow for a deeper sleeper box and to be able to have an 8' bed too.

I already own the G3500 right to start this project.
And what is nice about the rest of the project is the fact that once I find, purchase and deliver the items needed; I can move on to other things like building my garage, while someone else installs those items. Grin

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