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Old 03-25-2018, 11:56 AM   #1
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Another one to be resurrected

Recently I had the chance to acquire a truck from a board member who became frustrated with one of his projects. The purpose for his project was to have a nice truck he could use to not only have a hobby while repairing it but to also have a viable truck for those days when he needed one for doing household chores and projects. He had built the transmission over the course of a year or so and had just installed it in the truck, and while out with the truck the motor let go and that was the catalyst for him buying a retired flatbed fire truck which he intended to use as the new truck as it ran and drove.
I picked up the truck about a week ago in Maryland and I was originally intending to use it as a parts truck, but upon looking at it I was bitten by the restore it bug
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:05 PM   #2
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Re: Another one to be resurrected

so the motor on this truck is a factory 400 SBC and I want to get this truck at least moveable so I just bought this truck , which is a 2wd 74 GMC camper special 20 series truck. It originally had a 454 motor which was replaced by a 350. My plans are to get his running ( its sat for a while) then pull the motor and the bed and rear bumper and some other parts and put them on the solid red truck making that whole and runnable. Eventually if possible I will salvage the 400 and replace it back into the red truck. The red truck is a K20 the parts truck is a c20. I will also use the fenders and inner fenders on the other project shortbed I have. The interior will be stripped and used on the shortbed as well as some of the trim work. I am going to store the trans core as a possible trans to hook to the 454 if I can get it for the right price.
I will probably sell the cab as a usable part and scrap the 2wd chassis
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: Another one to be resurrected

followin along...
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:56 PM   #4
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Re: Another one to be resurrected

Im in too.
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:38 PM   #5
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Re: Another one to be resurrected

So yesterday my nephew came over and we were messing around with junk in the yard.. and we got to pulling the motor and trans the rest of the way out of the truck. the motor definitely messed up third cylinder from front passenger side the connecting rod snapped during a ride and got wedged up in there. Its never a good sign when you drain the oil and pure new anti freeze comes out..This is very much a shame as it appears someone was in this block not too long ago the timing chain was a double roller and was nice lifters and pushrods were good and these pistons and all were very clean so this was a motor that had been fairly recently worked on / rebuilt I took it apart more as a why than as a reason to see if it could be saved
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:42 PM   #6
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I took the trans and transfer case to my buddy Dean at In Gear to make sure that no damage was done by the sudden catastrophic engine failure and the effort made by him to remove the trans without fully unbolting the torque convertor while the assembly was in the truck being the motor was locked up now the next step is to disassemble the parts pic
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:40 PM   #7
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Re: Another one to be resurrected

Wow its been a while since I updated this..
The parts pig was stripped down probably a month or so ago. new timing chain, gaskets , oil pump and seals and a fresh paint job and she was ready to drop in. The transmission had a few issues that the previous owner caused, basically a snap ring wrong and some other minor issues that was fixed in short order by my transmission guy.
I threw the motor in the truck and the bed from the parts pig on it
This weekend my buddy welded up some holes on the new bed and the cab and hopefully this week I can grind down that and throw some filler. I found a good bumper in my shed and got that mocked up and now im also messing around trying to put a newer tailgate on the truck.. replacing trunions etc
more as we go on
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:37 AM   #8
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Re: Another one to be resurrected

The lwb k square bodies are awesome! I'm in too.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:30 PM   #9
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Re: Another one to be resurrected

Finally ordered up some metal to replace the rotting floor and the cab supports being done as we speak also replacing left inner and outer rocker and right inner rocker
I also decided to take the new core support and upper to the powdercoater to be done up in black
Thanks to board member ScottH I have an air conditioner compressor amd brackets to install too
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:06 AM   #10
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Re: Another one to be resurrected

Glad to see this one rolling along.
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