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Old 04-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Heya Guys!, I guess this is where I put my build thread. This is the first time Ive done a build thread on any of the million and one projects Ive done but her goes nothing
I picked up a really sweet 72 swb from a trade. 454 BB/ 400turbo/ no clue whats in the rear end. Setting on 17"s that are garbage but will work for the time being. I got anot of awesome extras with the truck too. Here are a few pics of when I got my "Storm"


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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Heres a few more



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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Theres a little rust in the floor pans and some work to be done to the suspension. Which im planning on baggin it and layin frame, so no biggie there. Ive been working with the motor some trying to work out the kinks I've run into that are keeping it from running. First off I had a bad Carb, Fuel pump was wrong (pumping 14psi to the carb.) Spark plugs and wires were horrible, and it needed a new rotor button and cap for the HEI dist. Got all of that fixed except the carb... Waiting on funds$$$
So I started working with what I have. Metal work is what I love! Im gonna start tomorrow with tearing the front suspension off and fixing the broken shock mounts then work my way back to the rear and make some new shock mounts to suffice till I get another frame built to dig earth with.

This is after I started working on the 454

Not really diggin the Black grill, Figured I'd put it on till I got the other polished to perfection
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Ok I did Change the steering wheel first off and gave my son that ricer wheel.

And I started with a few small things in the interior like the glove box and the ash try... I know, "What is he thinking?" I'm scatter brained as hell.

Cleaned up and ready to paint

Blam it looks better
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Heres a better pic with the dash pad.
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Looking great...keep it up
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Ok, before I start to tear her in to pieces here is my installment of the before pics.



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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Due to funding issues... lol. I decided to make some of the small parts I need. I made upper front and rear Shock relocation brackets today. Ill post the pics when I get home from work. Hopefully Ill have them installed Friday or Sat.
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Heres the rears mounted and a pic of the front mounts I made.



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Old 04-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #10
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

I made some c-notches today and started to sand and primer the dash. Having problems removing the light knob.... cant figure out how it comes off... Grrrr.
Also found out the main issue with my truck moving. Rust and trash in the tank. Clogged up carb. Fun Fun. Now to save for the tank cleaning kit and sealer. then a Rebuild kit for the carb. YAY!
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Reach up behind the dash to the light switch.Feel around and you'll find a button.Push the button in and pull the knob out.The shaft will come with it.Disconnect the battery orthe lights will be on and the batt will run down.Looks like a fun project and you're making great progress.
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Let me know what yall think?
These should get me to lay frame if my calculations are correct.

Started the Priming

Got the underside of the dash Primed and painted
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:01 PM   #13
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Awesome thanks bud I'm gonna go do that now.
You are now my hero! All Hail the Ref!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #14
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Well today I put my dash back together to see how it would look with a grey back ground. Its lookin pretty sweet, but.... I saw a truck today that may have changed my interior directions. Still doing grey and black but An addition of more red is very appealing.



What ya think? Red?
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #15
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Well its been one heck of a week. I did however make some new deep notches and the brace that will go between them that will also become where my new relocated (again) rear shock mounts will be located.


And I started sanding getting rdy to paint. Oh huge update... FREE PAINT! Dupont Flat Black! Im lovin it!



Wait where did the red come from?.... Some one is color blind....
Also as soon as my new bank card comes in Ill be getting a sweet set of headers from one of our very own, Thanks to Fred @ Specialtyretail
Cause mine just ain't doin it....

Hangs to low.... I WANNA LAY FRAME!
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

Looks like a great project. I Like all the small bolt in pieces your designing yourself.
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What exactly did you do with the red in your cluster? That looks sweet!
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And away you go !.

Looks like you made a good start .

Looking at your 'C' notches , will you retain that cross brace after they're welded in ? .
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Yes The cross brace will stay. it will be where i mount my new shock mounts once it is installed. Ill have to be creative and make some crazy @#$%. you know how it goes. I gotta get my tank cleaned and sealed then rebuild my carb, then its roll time. Paint and new deep C noches.
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Sounds good ~

I assume the cross brace is to keep things aligned as you're driving ? frame flex is a serious problem when you're cornering fast and that beastly big engine is going to put it to the test .

For cheap and easy fuel tank cleaning , go to the Big Box Hwe. Store and look in the flooring dept. for " Jasco Metal Etch " in pint or quart bottles , you'll need about one quart , it's just Phosphoric Acid , you dilute it with 3 gallons of distilled water , pour it in the tank along with all the old nuts & washers you can find , I use BB's , then cap it and shake the bejeebers out of it until your arms fall off then shake it some more , it'll take time but it'll eat ALL the rust away and not damage the good metal .

After a few hours of shaking , pour it all out into a clean plastic pan and marvel at the accumulated crud , rust flakes and so on , strain it through some clean felt (Thrift Store) and put it back in , shake it some more , curse my name out loud but don't quit , after you've done this shake , drain & strain , re fill and repeat a few times , your tank will be as clean as it was in 1967 , no foolin' .

Phosphoric Acid is also the primary ingredient in " Sno-Bol " toilet cleaner @ Wall Mart .

DO NOT let any idiot talk you into using Muriatic Acid ! that's BAD STUFF and it will eat the good metal plus blind you if it gets the chance , Phosphoric Acid cannot hurt you .

Best of all , it's CHEAP and re - usable too ! .

I keep a few plastic milk jugs of it handy for general cleanup of old metal things, rocker boxes and so on .
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Sounds good ~

I assume the cross brace is to keep things aligned as you're driving ? frame flex is a serious problem when you're cornering fast and that beastly big engine is going to put it to the test .

For cheap and easy fuel tank cleaning , go to the Big Box Hwe. Store and look in the flooring dept. for " Jasco Metal Etch " in pint or quart bottles , you'll need about one quart , it's just Phosphoric Acid , you dilute it with 3 gallons of distilled water , pour it in the tank along with all the old nuts & washers you can find , I use BB's , then cap it and shake the bejeebers out of it until your arms fall off then shake it some more , it'll take time but it'll eat ALL the rust away and not damage the good metal .

After a few hours of shaking , pour it all out into a clean plastic pan and marvel at the accumulated crud , rust flakes and so on , strain it through some clean felt (Thrift Store) and put it back in , shake it some more , curse my name out loud but don't quit , after you've done this shake , drain & strain , re fill and repeat a few times , your tank will be as clean as it was in 1967 , no foolin' .

Phosphoric Acid is also the primary ingredient in " Sno-Bol " toilet cleaner @ Wall Mart .

DO NOT let any idiot talk you into using Muriatic Acid ! that's BAD STUFF and it will eat the good metal plus blind you if it gets the chance , Phosphoric Acid cannot hurt you .

Best of all , it's CHEAP and re - usable too ! .

I keep a few plastic milk jugs of it handy for general cleanup of old metal things, rocker boxes and so on .
The cursing will start today....... lol Thanks, what about sealing it? or should I be good after that?
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Re: Project "Nether~Storm" 72 swb

As far as cross bracing. I will be adding more, Im removing the exsisting ones but they will be replaced with my own home made ones.
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What exactly did you do with the red in your cluster? That looks sweet!
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I took the cluster apart and painted the plate in there. it wasn't hard. rattle can red and clear.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #24
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Hey neighbor... Looks like you got a cool project started! It's gonna be sweet!
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Thanks bud, Im trying. Most of it will be hand built, but I have faith that my creative concotions will be surdy enough to handle it. Wow I just saw where your from. I lived in hayden for a while when I was driving a Rig. beautiful country
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