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NVS-C10 12-15-2015 03:55 PM

My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
So since I'm done (for now) with my 63 Stepper "EZ Eight" and my 70 C10 is now a citizen of Australia :( I decided to pull my 63 SWB BBW project out (aka Frank) and finish him up...

Here's Frank sitting next to EZ Eight and starting to get piled in...
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psp8vhfwnu.jpg



And here's my former 70 C10 that now resides in Australia
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...pseeqarmzv.jpg

NVS-C10 12-15-2015 03:56 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
So got Frank out and have another project to keep EZ Eight company lol...
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...pstutmiosj.jpg

NVS-C10 12-15-2015 04:11 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
So now that Frank is in a place where I can work on him, I dusted him off and checked out where I left off and what's next on the list. I also installed some freshly powder coated stockers and new rubber.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psp4knaxc5.jpg

I had already finished most the front suspension and my next steps should be rear suspension then the 283/Powerglide drive train.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psdxdszfiz.jpg

Bomp 12-15-2015 05:20 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Looks good, I'll follow along.

NVS-C10 12-15-2015 09:19 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bomp (Post 7411524)
Looks good, I'll follow along.

Thanks.. I been watching both your builds but "C10 Dually with a lilttle C60 flavor tossed in" is my FAVORITE!!!

TJ's Chevy 12-16-2015 02:20 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
In for the build. Frank is a good looking truck!

Grizz1963 12-16-2015 02:46 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
I do like the EZ-Eight truck.

If it and the Australian are anything to go by..... Frank will Frankly be terrific.

NVS-C10 12-21-2015 07:42 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
OK some updates...


Got my CPP notches in (you can see the template I made on the floor in the background:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psbhwjjry3.jpg

Shipping was free and super-fast (1-day), fitment was spot on, and the only hard part of the job I could say was getting out (fighting lol) the factory rivets :waah:

NVS-C10 12-21-2015 07:47 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Next was on to the rear shock relocation brackets...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...ps59nx3gvj.jpg


http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psjaas3tnr.jpg

NVS-C10 12-21-2015 07:54 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Drill and bolt in...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...pst8yon4qb.jpg



They line up good with the frame and fit nice next to the CPP notches... you can also see the CPP Deluxe Trac Bar installed with 2" CPP Drop Blocks.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psbxayyfsf.jpg


http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...pswedrz8ia.jpg

NVS-C10 12-21-2015 07:59 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
I'm using the factory bottom rear shock mounts just flipped around and swapped sides...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...pse0vxky5i.jpg



Frame clearance is good...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psibsbdfvs.jpg



Here is the hardware for the top shock mount to bracket...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psjxfaqwug.jpg

NVS-C10 12-21-2015 08:02 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Best part is the shock angle looks really good so they should function the best they can...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...ps487hs1vv.jpg

TJ's Chevy 12-21-2015 09:18 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Looks good! :chevy:

NVS-C10 12-21-2015 09:51 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TJ's Chevy (Post 7418550)
Looks good! :chevy:

Thanks!!!

Next week Engine and Trans should be going in... SBC 350 (Dressed as a 283) with Powerglide Trans.. will be using factory V8 mounts and CPP tubular trans cross member.

NVS-C10 01-05-2016 08:40 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Well I worked on a few different items but kind of bounced back and forth between; not fully finishing any one item.

I got the engine and trans in but still need to bolt on some more items and then will post pics. I also started on the bed floor but wasn't able to finish with the holidays.. will post pics when complete.

So not to leave you without any pics; here's one I took on Sunday of the rear sitting a hair above driving height. The front is static drop and the rear will be bagged (currently the rear is blocked up to estimated ride height).

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psitjbdcvz.jpg

NevEno 01-07-2016 12:48 AM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Nice!!

clemdaddy 01-07-2016 08:49 AM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
subscribed… really like where you and Frank are going.

NVS-C10 01-07-2016 01:42 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NevEno (Post 7438114)
Nice!!

Thanks!!

Been checking out your 64 build for a while.. love your wheels/tire/hubcap setup and the C10 tailgate you did that ended up on your daughters bed.. gonna have to do something like that for my daughter when she's bigger :D

NVS-C10 01-07-2016 01:42 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by clemdaddy (Post 7438263)
subscribed… really like where you and Frank are going.

Thanks!!

NevEno 01-07-2016 07:20 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NVS-C10 (Post 7438560)
Thanks!!

Been checking out your 64 build for a while.. love your wheels/tire/hubcap setup and the C10 tailgate you did that ended up on your daughters bed.. gonna have to do something like that for my daughter when she's bigger :D


Thanks!! Do it they are only young once!!

NVS-C10 01-07-2016 10:56 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NevEno (Post 7438893)
Thanks!! Do it they are only young once!!

Trust me I know and I'm starting her out as young as I can.. she works on EZ Eight while I'm working on Frank lol

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psi3sxbqej.jpg

NVS-C10 02-08-2016 03:04 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Been a few weeks since I updated but still been working on Frank..

Got 2/3's of the bed done.. will finish back half after I get my tank and compressor mounted (its going under that part of the bed).

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psiccyemye.jpg

NVS-C10 02-08-2016 03:08 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Got motor and trans in..

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psnp5wd3h0.jpg





I used the CPP Trans crossmember and it worked great with my Powerglide; and I can use the same crossmember and mount if I want to upgrade to 700R4 later on.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psm0yufnh0.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psykq6wk6c.jpg

NVS-C10 02-08-2016 03:12 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Also since this chassis was originally fitted with a 3-Speed Manual Trans, I had to find an original Powerglide frame pivot bracket (that was a search lol).

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psyxiubb6y.jpg



I setup the starter for a remote starter solenoid and added a large 4-gauge ground strap for increased engine and starter grounding.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psojl4mkxp.jpg

NVS-C10 02-08-2016 03:16 PM

Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank
 
Lastly I cleaned up the cab for installation next weekend!!!! Can't wait!

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...psem4dn8yc.jpg


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