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Old 11-14-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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Pink's 68/72 - Dropmember Equipped Build

After more than 13 years of owning this truck, I'm finally getting serious about building it. I started this thing when I was 16 and nearly had it running a few years back when I decided to tear it apart and start over. After doing a lot of research and saving my pennies, I finally pulled the trigger on a ton of Porterbuilt parts. I don't expect to be done for a while but I figured I would start my own build thread. I hope you guys like it.



















Front frame horns were bent so I decided to replace them rather than try to straighten them






That's it for now but hopefully in a few more weeks, I will have some more updates to post.

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Old 11-14-2014, 01:00 AM   #2
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Nice start! I'll be following this build.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:09 AM   #3
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While I'm in the posting mood, I went to SEMA last week and here's some of the C10's I took pictures of.













Does anyone know what kind of headlights these are?






I've seen this truck a few times now and I'm blown away at the quality everytime. Awesome build!

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Old 11-14-2014, 01:33 AM   #4
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The headlights you asked about are JW Speaker 8700 evolutions. Super bright led's.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:24 AM   #5
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Re: Pink's 68/72 - Dropmember Equipped Build

I like the build so far, seeing the pics of parts in mockup will help me to as it looks very similar to mine.. You are a ahead of me by a couple weeks..

I'm curious to the overall theme you are looking to do
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:48 PM   #6
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Looking forward to your progress....Looks like a great start.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:34 PM   #7
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The headlights you asked about are JW Speaker 8700 evolutions. Super bright led's.
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I like the build so far, seeing the pics of parts in mockup will help me to as it looks very similar to mine.. You are a ahead of me by a couple weeks..

I'm curious to the overall theme you are looking to do
I have a few plans but no overall theme or anything. I gather a lot of inspiration from the trucks I see on this forum. I've got a long road ahead of me. Here's a short list of the things I know I want to do.
- CPP Big Brake Kit Front & Rear
- Built 6.0l w/4l80e trans (maybe a turbo in the future)
- 20" front wheels / 22" rear wheels
- Smooth firewall
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:49 PM   #8
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Excellent start to what looks like an amazing build. That porter built stuff is just incredible.

I cant wait to get my hands on some of those parts when I do my build.

Please share as many pics of the frame build as you can. They will be a huge help to me and most builds these days.

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Old 11-15-2014, 02:09 PM   #9
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Good list of parts. I wish Porterbuilt had made the fram stiffener/trailing arm crossmember, when I was building my frame. Quality piece!
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:44 PM   #10
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Small update on the project. I got the control arms powder coated and love the way they came out. The color is Mystic Black. I started finish welding the new front end on and so far, so good. I also decided I wanted to weld on a lot of the PB stuff rather then bolt it on, so the front shock mounts are welded in place.







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Old 11-25-2014, 09:49 PM   #11
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great build so far!
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:56 PM   #12
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Nice start so far. Watching.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:00 PM   #13
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Nice project, putting a pile of PB parts under mine too!
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:26 PM   #14
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Hey guys, I started installing the notches for the rack and pinion. I trimmed them down almost an inch to get rid of the overhang. I plan on grinding the outside welds flush so they don't look welded in. I stole the idea from toocrazy and his awesome 69 slammed, 22"/24" bbc shaved clean build



I've also been practicing my welding and it's starting to pay off.

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Old 12-16-2014, 10:33 PM   #15
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I haven't got as much done on the truck lately as I'd like but at least I made a little progress.

I got both rack notches welded in and started grinding down the welds smooth.



I also started filling some of the holes in the frame. It's going to take forever to fill all these holes in.





I also got the rear notches fully bolted in so I was finally able to start cutting out the old frame.

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Old 12-22-2014, 02:40 PM   #16
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Finally got the old frame sections cut out and flush with the step notches. I also cut the back sections off the frame in preparation for the new body drop rear sections.





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Old 12-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #17
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Rear body drop brackets and crossmember almost completely installed

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Old 12-22-2014, 08:57 PM   #18
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Great progress that pb stuff is awesome
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:53 PM   #19
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Thanks man, it's coming together nicely. Having quality parts to work with makes it easier too.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:06 PM   #20
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Front crossmember and airbag mounts are bolted in place for good. I had to do a little massaging to get everything to fit up correctly but nothing major.



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Old 12-23-2014, 11:13 PM   #21
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:48 PM   #22
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WOW nice build!
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:12 PM   #23
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:20 PM   #24
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Made a little bit more progress. I copied "mooseknuckles" and made the front frame sections match.

Started by cutting out the old section on the passenger side.


Then I cut the drivers side down to be able to make a template.


Cut out a piece from an old crossmember and welded it in.


Got it all ground down and I think it looks pretty good. It took about 3 hours from start to finish.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:55 PM   #25
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Nice man! I'll be following.
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