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rs72z 10-30-2011 08:26 PM

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Here's a few pics and some info of my new project.

78 Crew
The plan right now is to do a shortbed dually conversion.
I already have the bed, i will start getting it ready for paint tomorrow.
I picked up a set of burb power doors with nice door panels.
I was suppose to also get the seats out of the same burb but the guy had left them outside for quite some time so i passed on them. Anybody have any seats?
I have a 5.3 and 4l60e ready to go in, i know i should do a 6.0 but i already have it. Beside i would really like to do a duramax or cummings later.

I will be doing a complete paint job and put all of the chrome back on. It's probably going back solid red or maybe red and silver/gray two tone.

I think i'm going to call it Clifford cause it sure is big and red.
Paul

rs72z 10-30-2011 08:28 PM

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(541)COLD_beer 10-31-2011 08:41 AM

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nice build!

rs72z 10-31-2011 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by (541)COLD_beer (Post 4982960)
nice build!

Thanks.

I am going to start pulling the front clip off tonight. Then it will be time to fire up the pressure washer.

rs72z 10-31-2011 10:45 AM

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Started stripping the bed this morning.

rs72z 10-31-2011 09:26 PM

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tear down.

rs72z 10-31-2011 09:34 PM

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As i start to tear into this truck i am really amazed at how clean it is. I had planned on changing the seats out to later burb seats, but after looking more i think i can clean up these seats and make them look real nice.
I am still going to use the later doors and panels, mainly because i want the power windows and locks.

trout 10-31-2011 10:03 PM

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nice truck

rs72z 11-01-2011 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by trout (Post 4984286)
nice truck

Thanks

75ChevyGuy 11-01-2011 07:15 AM

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How did the normal "rot out" areas look on the truck? It seems veruy clean from the pictures.

rs72z 11-01-2011 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by 75ChevyGuy (Post 4984660)
How did the normal "rot out" areas look on the truck? It seems veruy clean from the pictures.

It has one small spot of rust on the rear of the drivers fender and one spot on the right rocker under the rear door. Other than those two spots the truck is very clean. The radiator support and fender wells are perfect. The floors have no rust in them and still has what appears to be the original carpet and seat covers.

scottco 11-01-2011 06:55 PM

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What are your plans with the frame??

Dieselwrencher 11-01-2011 07:10 PM

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Great project and you have a super nice truck to start with. I have one I'm going to do but it's down the project line. By the way, cummins has no g in it. :lol:

rs72z 11-01-2011 08:43 PM

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What are your plans with the frame??

I going to shorten the frame.

rs72z 11-01-2011 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Dieselwrencher (Post 4985662)
Great project and you have a super nice truck to start with. I have one I'm going to do but it's down the project line. By the way, cummins has no g in it. :lol:

Thanks &:dohh::dohh: on the g

scottco 11-01-2011 08:57 PM

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Be sure and take pictures of the frame project. Getting ready to do one myself! Thanks, Looks like a great project!!

rs72z 11-01-2011 09:04 PM

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Be sure and take pictures of the frame project. Getting ready to do one myself! Thanks, Looks like a great project!!

I plan to take plenty of pics. It's going to be the week after Thanksgiving. I'm taking vaction then to work on the truck.
Do a search on here there are some threads on shortening frames.
From what i have read it doesn't look to be to hard.

Thanks, i am really stoked about this project. I have completly lost interest in the drag car for now.

scottco 11-01-2011 09:11 PM

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I shortened a 68 and drove it for years with no problems. I have a 79 lwb with a factory 454 I am going to shorten.Good luck !!!!!

Dieselwrencher 11-01-2011 10:28 PM

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Oh yeah, I did notice the sweet drag car in the back round. Vega??

rs72z 11-02-2011 06:46 AM

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Oh yeah, I did notice the sweet drag car in the back round. Vega??

Yes, its a Vega. Round tube, fourlink and strut front. Chevy 11 belongs to my brother.

77BBGMC 11-02-2011 08:07 AM

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Yes, its a Vega. Round tube, fourlink and strut front. Chevy 11 belongs to my brother.

Nice!

rs72z 11-02-2011 08:24 AM

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Nice!

Thanks

rs72z 11-02-2011 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Dieselwrencher (Post 4986204)
Oh yeah, I did notice the sweet drag car in the back round. Vega??

Oh by the way ground does have a g in it ;).
Sorry couldn't resist.

Dieselwrencher 11-02-2011 11:14 AM

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:lol: Nice. The drag cars are sweet! Will this truck be a hauler for one or both?

rs72z 11-02-2011 11:27 AM

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:lol: Nice. The drag cars are sweet! Will this truck be a hauler for one or both?

Just the Vega.


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