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Link Posted: 1/9/2022 10:28:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GingerKid] [#1]
Good story. In on one (damn, missed it)… love that freakin model truck. Teenage buddy and his dad had a baby blue restored, tubbed out bed with I think 18” Mickey T’s on the rear, and a nitrous switch.
Link Posted: 1/9/2022 10:29:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 68Ford:
Let's restore it.
It will be quick and easy.

Famous last words.

Congrats and good luck, OP.
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So true, my avatar gif is a testament to the insanity!
Link Posted: 1/9/2022 10:32:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By denverdan:


Glad I’m not the only one that noticed that.
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Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
No way you are 13 in that pic. Looks more like 40. Seriously.


Glad I’m not the only one that noticed that.

Maybe he got held back a few grades
Link Posted: 1/9/2022 10:41:33 PM EDT
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OP.....


Start a real thread over in the general cars/bikes.
This thread will probably be archived in a week, and 20-30 pages back.

Take pics of your progress....and then post those pics.

Do your research.......thousands of those trucks have be restored....resto-modded.....and all-out race custom.

So tons of info out there just waiting for guys like you to come along and read it.



Link Posted: 1/9/2022 10:45:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kentucky_smith:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/92324/4AA55B86-3F2A-40E6-8670-9D21A4A15C4F_jpe-2235046.JPGI've had this one about 10 years now.  Replaced the oil burning 307 for a stout 355. 72 is peak pickup.
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that is really nice.      dam.
Link Posted: 1/9/2022 10:49:11 PM EDT
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Subscribing because I've got a 1972 K-5 Blazer CST I've had for 21 years and haven't restored yet.
Link Posted: 1/9/2022 11:07:58 PM EDT
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OST
Link Posted: 1/10/2022 12:23:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By evo7011:


Nope, its going to be a Honda K20 with a Turbo

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surely you mean K24, I have 4 of them currently
Link Posted: 1/10/2022 12:26:18 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/10/2022 12:40:10 AM EDT
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You did it!  You got it and are going for it!  Bravo OP.  Can’t wait to see how she turns out!
Link Posted: 1/10/2022 12:43:31 AM EDT
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I am so jealous I have an LS3/6L80 sitting in my garage wrapped in plastic like a dead hooker waiting to find a truck like OPs or a square body to drop it in.
Link Posted: 1/10/2022 12:59:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By kentucky_smith:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/92324/4AA55B86-3F2A-40E6-8670-9D21A4A15C4F_jpe-2235046.JPGI've had this one about 10 years now.  Replaced the oil burning 307 for a stout 355. 72 is peak pickup.
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The ‘67 to ‘72 series Chevys were definitely the pinnacle as far as solid truck that were simple and easy to work on and maintain. Not to mention the best looking trucks ever, in my opinion.
Link Posted: 1/10/2022 5:17:15 PM EDT
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Ordered bed bolts, a bed floor patch, and a windshield gasket today
Link Posted: 1/11/2022 6:06:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Into_the_Void] [#14]
I'm already thinking colors....

Satin dark grey with NO fucking metal flake
White
Flame bright AF red
Link Posted: 1/12/2022 12:32:28 PM EDT
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Still trying to thrash out logistics with my brother lol
Link Posted: 1/12/2022 1:40:16 PM EDT
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Hurry up we need more pics.
Link Posted: 1/13/2022 5:08:35 PM EDT
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Okay, we have a plan after a few beers last night...

Truck is staying with him, bed is staying here.  I ordered all the parts that require welding last night.  When they arrive, we take it to our dad's shop and thrash all weekend welding and cutting.  Then it comes here to be finished.

I had zero idea how much he had already done.  Fully rebuilt small block, intake, 4 barrel, headers, etc.  Totally rebuilt the rear. All new brake lines.  New aluminum rad.  $4k worth of stuff from LMC already put on.  The list goes on and on.

I gave him $4k even though he wanted less.  He really wanted me to have this truck

Then I proceeded to order $1500 of stuff from LMC.  

Now I'm poor.
Link Posted: 1/13/2022 5:08:55 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/13/2022 5:16:44 PM EDT
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I really really need help finding rear drum backer plates for this thing.  12 bolt rear.  Think the drums are 11".

I can find backing plates for everything except this
Link Posted: 1/13/2022 5:19:20 PM EDT
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One of my all time favorite models.  I'm jealous.  Looking forward to the build
Link Posted: 1/13/2022 5:22:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dhmjr40:
One of my all time favorite models.  I'm jealous.  Looking forward to the build
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You can help see your dreams come true by buying me a rear disc conversion kit
Link Posted: 1/13/2022 9:44:09 PM EDT
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Rocker panels aren't rusted out?
Link Posted: 1/14/2022 6:35:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nooobie:
Rocker panels aren't rusted out?
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Rockers, corners, floor, etc
Link Posted: 1/14/2022 7:07:19 AM EDT
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OST this fantastic thread, SDMF_Rebel.

In my childhood, I had neighbors with a 63 C10 stepside that I thought would be really cool to drop a 350 into and do a Corvette grandsport paint job on.  They sold that truck when they moved and I have no idea where it ended up.

Certainly I think you're going to have a lot of success with this truck and I look forward to reading about it.
Link Posted: 1/14/2022 7:13:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By M4ger:
OST this fantastic thread, SDMF_Rebel.

In my childhood, I had neighbors with a 63 C10 stepside that I thought would be really cool to drop a 350 into and do a Corvette grandsport paint job on.  They sold that truck when they moved and I have no idea where it ended up.

Certainly I think you're going to have a lot of success with this truck and I look forward to reading about it.
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Always a gentlemen
Link Posted: 1/14/2022 7:52:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:


Always a gentlemen
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Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:
Originally Posted By M4ger:
OST this fantastic thread, SDMF_Rebel.

In my childhood, I had neighbors with a 63 C10 stepside that I thought would be really cool to drop a 350 into and do a Corvette grandsport paint job on.  They sold that truck when they moved and I have no idea where it ended up.

Certainly I think you're going to have a lot of success with this truck and I look forward to reading about it.


Always a gentlemen

Danke!
Link Posted: 1/15/2022 11:44:00 AM EDT
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Check out this 72 K10 that sold at Mecum this week

Link Posted: 1/15/2022 12:03:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:
I really really need help finding rear drum backer plates for this thing.  12 bolt rear.  Think the drums are 11".

I can find backing plates for everything except this
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Are you a member here? Paying members can place want to buy ads. Anyone can buy from paying members. I have been a member for many years and have brought lots of parts through many of the members.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/index.php
Link Posted: 1/15/2022 1:45:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Thealien:
Are you a member here? Paying members can place want to buy ads. Anyone can buy from paying members. I have been a member for many years and have brought lots of parts through many of the members.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/index.php
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Originally Posted By Thealien:
Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:
I really really need help finding rear drum backer plates for this thing.  12 bolt rear.  Think the drums are 11".

I can find backing plates for everything except this
Are you a member here? Paying members can place want to buy ads. Anyone can buy from paying members. I have been a member for many years and have brought lots of parts through many of the members.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/index.php


I decided the cost to totally replace the drums is only a tiny less than going disc in the rear
Link Posted: 1/17/2022 1:29:11 PM EDT
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And my brother just bought a 67 c30
Link Posted: 1/17/2022 7:52:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:


I decided the cost to totally replace the drums is only a tiny less than going disc in the rear
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Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:
Originally Posted By Thealien:
Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:
I really really need help finding rear drum backer plates for this thing.  12 bolt rear.  Think the drums are 11".

I can find backing plates for everything except this
Are you a member here? Paying members can place want to buy ads. Anyone can buy from paying members. I have been a member for many years and have brought lots of parts through many of the members.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/index.php


I decided the cost to totally replace the drums is only a tiny less than going disc in the rear
That website is a great resource for Chevy trucks.
Link Posted: 1/17/2022 7:56:37 PM EDT
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This one sold for $70k this past weekend in Orlando. It's all original with low miles.

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Link Posted: 1/21/2022 5:28:52 PM EDT
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I fucking hate sanding

Still waiting for a load of body panels
Link Posted: 1/23/2022 5:32:27 PM EDT
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I hate everything

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Link Posted: 1/23/2022 9:14:54 PM EDT
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You'll love it when you're done though.
Link Posted: 1/24/2022 8:08:15 PM EDT
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Parts parts and more parts

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Link Posted: 1/24/2022 8:35:48 PM EDT
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I'm in on all things 1972.
Link Posted: 1/24/2022 8:59:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/24/2022 9:06:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:
I really really need help finding rear drum backer plates for this thing.  12 bolt rear.  Think the drums are 11".

I can find backing plates for everything except this
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I’ve got a set on a 72 GMC frame and rear axle.  You can prob find an entire axle easier than the backing plates.
Link Posted: 1/25/2022 8:18:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By brass:


Which bits are going to be original?  Did you try to source any from a junk yard (body, suspension, or driveline components)? The replacement new plated parts are wonderful to work with at least.   To find parts, saerch around the interchange site that has all the junkyards in the US saved some with photos to get the missing bits you need.  Car-Part.com  They actually have a pretty good selection for body panels, grills, wheels, etc for the C 10

How many different colors has the truck been, looks like at least 2 so far (yellow and red, maybe black bu that could be primer)?

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Originally Posted By brass:


Which bits are going to be original?  Did you try to source any from a junk yard (body, suspension, or driveline components)? The replacement new plated parts are wonderful to work with at least.   To find parts, saerch around the interchange site that has all the junkyards in the US saved some with photos to get the missing bits you need.  Car-Part.com  They actually have a pretty good selection for body panels, grills, wheels, etc for the C 10

How many different colors has the truck been, looks like at least 2 so far (yellow and red, maybe black bu that could be primer)?



Not much will be original.

The front fenders are toast.  Door bottoms will get cut out.  Rockers, floor, and corners have already gotten done.  Roof drip edge needs to get done.  Drives bed wheel arch is getting cut out.  

Chassis is still solid.  Engine was yanked.  Trans is original, so is the rear.

The cab was only ever red.  The bed was maroon with yellow underneath.  Yellow was the original.
Link Posted: 1/25/2022 8:44:05 AM EDT
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Throw a pair of bedsides on it.  

Tuned in!

My 55 was in way worse shape than that.  
Pic for inspiration.  

Link Posted: 1/25/2022 4:32:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By daveo:
Throw a pair of bedsides on it.  

Tuned in!

My 55 was in way worse shape than that.  
Pic for inspiration.  

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/160435/4B827D53-EB4C-4639-A14B-DE36D9241D1F-2253757.jpg
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I'm not worried about the bed at all lol.  It'll be done this weekend.

My brother may not know it yet, but I fully intend to work nonstop with him starting Friday night and ending Sunday.  It'll be lots of beer, coffee, pizza, and likely toilet paper.
Link Posted: 1/28/2022 3:56:59 PM EDT
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Harbor freight wire wheels are the worst thing known to man.  I am now a porcupine.  That is all
Link Posted: 1/28/2022 10:01:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:
Harbor freight wire wheels are the worst thing known to man.  I am now a porcupine.  That is all
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Face poker 9000 whirly thing.
That's too much.  Perfect.  Probably not.
Link Posted: 1/28/2022 10:39:43 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/28/2022 10:57:16 PM EDT
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Try going to your local air gas or welding supply store and buy a few strip disks. They fit on a small grinder and work way better than a wire wheel to remove paint from metal without removing metal. They look like a sponge or a scotchbrite with grit in it, but last a long time.

Or just Google strip disk.
Link Posted: 1/28/2022 11:14:05 PM EDT
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Had a 73 with a lot of 68 parts, 283 with a 3 on the tree, loved that truck
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