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shores6 03-09-2016 06:12 PM

Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Hey everyone. Been lurking around here for a long time stealing ideas and getting advice. Thought it was finally time to share my project with yall. I set out a few years ago to find a patina'd short bed truck. After many months of searching I finally found one. 1970 C10 short bed, good patina. Fairly solid truck. Started working on it, but life got in the way and I had to sell it.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...IMG_0650-L.jpg

Fast forward a couple of years and I was ready to find and start on another truck. I tried to buy the blue '70 back but the guy just didnt want to sell it. Cant say that I blamed him. So my search continued. I had a friend that had a '68 short bed that he had lost interest in. We agreed on a price and I brought home. It wasnt much to look at it. But it was a start.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...0/XL/746-L.jpg
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They had taken the bed and the firewall of the cab down to bare metal so I knew the truck was solid everywhere. Had the entire suspension sand blasted and painted. But it was a long bed frame that had been cut down. I wasn't crazy about that so I found a true SWB frame to start with.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...XL/1461-XL.jpg

Couple of long nights, a bunch of cut off wheels and a few air hammer chisel and punches later and voila! We were ready for Porterbuilt.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...XL/1485-XL.jpg

shores6 03-09-2016 06:21 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
A call to Nate and Dave at Porterbuilt and three agonizing months later, it all shows up.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...5%20128-XL.jpg

I was as giddy as a school girl when I got all of this. I'm running level 3 dropmembers front and rear with Ridetech coilovers.

Couple days later. I had a rolling chassis.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...5%20640-XL.jpg

shores6 03-09-2016 06:29 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Started looking for a 6.0 and got lucky and found a LS2 for a good price. And started ordering some goodies.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...XL/1264-XL.jpg
https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3966-XL.jpg

The motor is getting stage 2 turbo cam from tick performance, Comp pushrods and dual valve springs, melling HV oil pump, ARP everything.

69short 03-09-2016 08:58 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Cool build!

flashed 03-09-2016 09:23 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Im in .

shores6 03-10-2016 04:21 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Got the LS2/4L60e put in.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_2444-XL.jpg
https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3137-XL.jpg

But then plans changed and someone talked me into building a turbo motor. So I ditched the 4L60e and the trailing arm crossmember for a 4L80e and PB's inner frame stiffener.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3314-XL.jpg

UPS decided I needed a custom bend in one of the IFS mounting points.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3320-XL.jpg

Got the IFS and 80e in.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3323-XL.jpg
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low69chevy 03-10-2016 09:39 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Nice project keep the updates coming

Hart_Rod 03-11-2016 09:34 AM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Glad you finally started a build page, :D!

RRR18 03-11-2016 12:40 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Damn gotta watch this.

shores6 03-11-2016 03:08 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 69short (Post 7516297)
Cool build!

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Originally Posted by flashed (Post 7516342)
Im in .

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Originally Posted by low69chevy (Post 7517897)
Nice project keep the updates coming

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Originally Posted by RRR18 (Post 7518579)
Damn gotta watch this.

Thanks, guys.

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Originally Posted by Hart_Rod (Post 7518368)
Glad you finally started a build page, :D!

I've been contemplating it for a while. I felt I was finally at a stage where everyone might think its cool for now lol

shores6 03-11-2016 03:30 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
And then it was onto the fuel. I gave Travis a call at azproperformance and he got me set up with a Boyd welding tank with an Aeromotive a1000 in it. Should be more than sufficient for the turbo. Running AN-8 supply and return.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_2449-XL.jpg

I wanted the tank to be a little higher than just riding on top of the frame rails. So I found some bushings from energy suspension that would help with that.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_2486-XL.jpg

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Then it came time to run the fuel lines. Enter a lot of google searching for how to run the fuel lines. Most everyone I've seen has ran them on the outside of the notches. And as I found out for good reason. But I wanted them hidden for the most part and knew that the only way I could do this was to go through the notch. I'll be the first to say that this was a pretty big pain in the ass and fairly expensive mod. I found some bulkheads from Russell and they worked great.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_2508-XL.jpg

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_2522-XL.jpg

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aboesec10 03-11-2016 10:25 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Im in to watch this one!!

69short 03-12-2016 12:07 AM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Looking good. The boyd tanks are nice. When you get a chance could you measure the distance from the top of the mounting bracket on your tank to the top of the tank? I just want to know how high above the frame the top of the tank will be. Thanks man, I hope it's not too much trouble.

shores6 03-12-2016 12:10 AM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 69short (Post 7519263)
Looking good. The boyd tanks are nice. When you get a chance could you measure the distance from the top of the mounting bracket on your tank to the top of the tank? I just want to know how high above the frame the top of the tank will be. Thanks man, I hope it's not too much trouble.

From the top of the mounting bracket to the top of the tank is right at 3".

69short 03-12-2016 12:20 AM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shores6 (Post 7519269)
From the top of the mounting bracket to the top of the tank is right at 3".

Awesome! Thank you :metal:

shores6 03-14-2016 12:33 AM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Decided on a set of wheels (for now anyways). Gotta save my pennies for a set of billets lol Boss 338 20s and 22s

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_2978-XL.jpg

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_2979-XL.jpg

And after searching for what seems like forever trying to pick a set of tires out, I settled on Dunlop 255/35/20 and 265/35/22.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3117-XL.jpg

Oly72C20 03-14-2016 01:10 AM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Wow! I'm definitely watching this build! I can't wait to see how it progresses! Looks great!

Joe

Bennett68C10 03-14-2016 10:41 AM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Very nice looking Chassis! Subscribed!

mooseknuckles 03-14-2016 07:31 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
wow. looking good, awesome build!

shores6 03-14-2016 09:41 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aboesec10 (Post 7519130)
Im in to watch this one!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oly72C20 (Post 7521688)
Wow! I'm definitely watching this build! I can't wait to see how it progresses! Looks great!

Joe

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Originally Posted by Bennett68C10 (Post 7521923)
Very nice looking Chassis! Subscribed!

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Originally Posted by mooseknuckles (Post 7522533)
wow. looking good, awesome build!

Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate the kind words. Keith and mooseknuckles, I've been drooling over yalls trucks for a long time now. Keith I'm anxious to see how your new one comes along.

Sac 03-16-2016 03:20 AM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
I'm in! Killer looking frame.

shores6 03-16-2016 09:38 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
The frame mock up is pretty much done at this point.

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3429-XL.jpg

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shores6 03-16-2016 09:48 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Now it came time to put the body on. And I drug my feet heavily when it came to this. Not that I didn't have a solid truck because I did. But I just couldn't get excited about the truck body that I did have. It wasn't what I wanted. So the search was back on to find a patina short bed truck. Many months of searching and absolutely no luck. I was starting to get a little discouraged. The whole time I was building the chassis, the blue truck was in the back of my mind. Kicking myself for ever selling it, I kept thinking it would be awesome to have it back. Well luckily I sold it to a guy that was fairly local to me. So I call him up one day and ask him if he wanted to sell it one last time. (probably asked him a dozen or more over the last couple of years lol) And once again, he shot me down. I had one last hail mary for him. I told him I would trade him the '68 body that I had for the blue truck body since I had already built the suspension and he had already built his as well. After what seemed like a lifetime over the phone, he agreed on that. OH HAPPY FREAKIN DAY!!!! I was giddy as a school girl. The blue truck was coming home!!!!

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3413-XL.jpg

https://jtshores.smugmug.com/Blucill...MG_3416-XL.jpg

69short 03-16-2016 10:07 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
That blue truck has perfect patina. I can't wait to see it sitting on your frame. Badass!

RRR18 03-16-2016 10:26 PM

Re: Project: Boosted Blucille. '70 C10 SWB PB Fab, LS2 S475
 
Cool you got that one back. What size are your new tires?


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