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Old 07-06-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

I have been doing my project for about 4 1/2 years now and never started a build thread. Slick67 inspired me to start one, so here goes. I had a 72C10 in high school, and have always liked these trucks. I am planning on doing a frame off restoration, and use it for truck meets and shows. I will try to keep these pictures in order the best I can. I want to do a 4/6 ECE drop,
350/TH350 combo, power brakes, pwr steering, 17" or 18" wheels, but want to keep that classic truck look also. I also plan on going with BC/CC paint, that I will do myself. I found a SWB for $1500, but the guy took $1200. It has a step-side bed on it, (it was originally was a fleet side and he traded the bed). I will go back with a fleet side bed. It has allot of rust, and holes where metal used to be..LOL So I guess the tear down will start. I know everyone like pics, so I will try to get as many as I can.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

Got a little done tonight after work, starting to remove the front clip and engine this weekend, it's a start. More to follow...
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

Engine coming out , that only leave 10,203 more things that have to come off, be painted and get put back on..
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

Engine out, an clip off, I want to fill all the extra holes in the frame and make it smooth. I plan to have everything all powder coated gloss black. I am sure no one will notice all the extra holes filled and smoothed, but it will look awesome...
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

All the extra holes on the frame are getting weled up, so they frame will be smooth and clean looking for powdercoat.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

A few updates, the frame is all smoothed off now and getting ready to be sent off for powder coating. I aslo cut some holes for the exhaust to be routed through. Moving right along, I have all new front end parts, ECE 2" Fr drop springs and spindles, 6" Rr drop springs, rotors, wheel bearings, etc.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:13 PM   #7
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

Finally got some suspension parts painted and the frame is going back together. All bolts were replace using grade 8 hardware, about to have a roller again...then onto sheetmetal replacement..here are some pics..

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:15 PM   #8
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:18 PM   #9
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #10
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

project looks good, any mods to the frame to happen ?
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:06 PM   #11
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project looks good, any mods to the frame to happen ?
Thanks for looking,
No real mods to the frame, I just welded up all the extra unused holes, and made it all smooth. Also made some cut outs for the exhasut to be routed through the crossmember. It has a ECE 4/6 drop kit, shock relocators, adjustable track bar and I added power steering.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:25 PM   #12
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:43 PM   #13
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Keep up the good work looks great so far!
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:05 PM   #15
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Thanks hbchevy..should have some cab sheetmetal updates for this weekend,
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:18 PM   #16
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

Cab update and progress, this cab is rough, but I have time and want to learn sheetmetal repair and painting. This will take some time, but I really wanted to keep the original cab. I will order all new sheetmetal and such, now I just need to get after it..ha

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:19 AM   #19
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

small hole above gas filler fixed now,,,few more tacs, and some smoothing out.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:17 PM   #20
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Nice work man.
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Re: Project: 72C10 "Clear Blue Sky"

top of dashboard replacement, taking out all the rusty metal and replacing the top of the dash.....I also eliminated the defroster vents for something a little different.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:29 PM   #24
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Pics replacing R & L inner and outer rockers, cab corners, partial floor pans, lower A pillar, all was blasted and sprayed with epoxy, this was way more work than I planned for,,,
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