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Old 02-24-2014, 08:20 AM   #76
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Re: Retro-Tech- 77

Glad you got it out Ken; looks good.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:44 AM   #77
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Ken's '77 beauty from Lone Star Throwdown coverage,...
Damn that is what my truck looked like in 78, that is one fine example of a new truck, only much better and shiner than the factory could ever produce.
I have forgotten what it was like to have a new truck!!
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:02 AM   #78
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I never get tired of pics of Ken's truck! It's KILLER!
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A few more from the internet,...
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:55 AM   #80
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I have been dragging my feet with getting this thing back out because I knew it was going to require a serious tear down and clean up. I was correct. It took 6 long weekends and several late week nights to get it where it is. I still have several bugs to fix, but it is driveable once again.

Thanks to Keith (n2billet) for the motivation, and Keith (lolife99) for the pics.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:18 PM   #81
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StreetTrucks magazine coverage from LST,...
http://www.streettrucksmag.com/lonestar-throwdown-2014/
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:25 AM   #82
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Its been a while since I have posted here so its time to update. I sold an 84 GMC last year and the buyer preferred my 20" Vintecs over the 22" Racelines so we worked a deal. I put the Raceline Static 5s on to see how they looked. Everyone seemed to like them but me so I pulled them and put a set of Coys on for now. Before you ask. the Racelines are sold and the Coys are not for sale.

While I was playing swap the wheel I realized its been a few years since the 77 had any real love. I have talked about it several times, and had a couple dozen renderings done but life keeps taking me away from working on it.

In February while attending Lonestar Throwdown with my latest build "Scarlett" on display in the American racing booth I was asked by several people when the 77 was coming back out. I made a commitment to my wife and my nephew Chris that it would reappear at LST 2018. I try to be a man of my word, so I feel that making a public commitment I'm giving my word it will happen.

I have been talking to various vendors gathering info on products I plan to use. There will be several updates and some noticeable changes. For those that have always complimented its timeless looks, dont worry. The changes made should be ones that meet your approval.

Once I get a few more things worked out I will post a build thread. Until them heres the latest pic I have with the Raceline Static 5s mounted up.
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it would reappear at LST 2018. I try to be a man of my word, so I feel that making a public commitment I'm giving my word it will happen.
Awesome!
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:19 PM   #84
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...In February while attending Lonestar Throwdown with my latest build "Scarlett" on display in the American racing booth I was asked by several people when the 77 was coming back out. I made a commitment to my wife and my nephew Chris that it would reappear at LST 2018. I try to be a man of my word, so I feel that making a public commitment I'm giving my word it will happen...
WooHoo!

I will say you are not alone on the Static 5's on this truck. I don't think it fits either. BUT, had I not ever seen this one before with the Vintec's, then I might feel different.

Can't wait to see what you and Chris come up with on this one!

BTW, your other recent trucks, you have given them a name. Does this one have a name other than "Ken's Black '77"?
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:22 AM   #85
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I will say cant wait to see what you and Chris come up with on this one!

BTW, your other recent trucks, you have given them a name. Does this one have a name other than "Ken's Black '77"?
Thanks guys. I have been working with several vendors lining up various parts that I will need for the build. I will have some exciting news very soon.
Regarding a name, I don't have one yet. I may have to consult my buddy Keith (N2billet) He has always had great names for his builds.

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Old 04-07-2017, 08:14 AM   #86
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I can't wait to see your plans for the 77
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:53 AM   #87
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I'm in for this, Ken. Can't wait!
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I have been talking to a few vendors.
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It's about to get real up in here!
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