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Old 05-14-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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Project Money green

Guess its about time I start a build thread for my 71 C10 suburban. I have been looking for one to make a family cruiser for about three years or so. This one finally turned up on craigslist right in RI. Ended up buying it and its got a 350 2brl with a 3 on the tree. Mostly original truck with a "fresh" paint job.

I started by rebuilding driveshaft and that's where I started to find all the rust hidden by previous owner. There was about 10 rust holes in main floor, all the cross members where rotted and there's a decent amount of bondo in the body.

Here is my rust repair thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=724682

Since finishing the majority of the rust repair i the floor I switched to upgrading the brakes and suspension. Ordered a 4 wheel big brake kit and 4/5 lowering kit from CPP. Also a set of 20"x8.5" Boss 338 with grey centers. I currently have the rear c notch, springs, shocks, brakes done. Also replaced all the rotted cross members and built a new marine grade plywood floor. Front suspension parts are painted and new ball joints, cross shafts, idler and pitman arms ready to install. Hoping to get it back on all four and install interior that i picked up out of a 05 escalade before my birthday at the end of the month
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:23 PM   #2
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:34 PM   #3
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Rear brakes and suspension are done
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:03 AM   #4
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Looking good so far. Hope to see you out and about this summer with the truck.

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Old 05-15-2017, 07:58 PM   #5
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Was raining this morning so me and the guys went to work on the suburban. Prepped and por 15 the pass side frame, installed front suspension and brakes. Finished bolting the plywood and installed the 3rd tire tub. Dropped the fuel tank to get at the remaining bolts and ended up springing a leak when I tightened straps down. A call to lmc and a new one is on the way.

Rolled it outside​ and power washed 4 months of grinding dust off of it.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:00 PM   #6
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:48 PM   #7
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SWEET.
Read your rust thread need more on burds.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:54 AM   #8
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Looking good. You did a ton of work but it's coming out great. Those wheels really made a huge difference in the look of the truck. What's left to do to get it running for the summer?

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Old 05-16-2017, 05:04 PM   #9
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Looking good. You did a ton of work but it's coming out great. Those wheels really made a huge difference in the look of the truck. What's left to do to get it running for the summer?

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Still a bunch of things left to do, motor runs and it drives.
-install new gas tank
-bleed brakes and nut and bolt suspension
-adjust Trac bar
-install sway bar
-alignment
-repair rust on pass side floor and paint floor
-install seats and console

That's the immediate list so hopefully I don't find anything else to add
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:56 AM   #10
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Still a bunch of things left to do, motor runs and it drives.
-install new gas tank
-bleed brakes and nut and bolt suspension
-adjust Trac bar
-install sway bar
-alignment
-repair rust on pass side floor and paint floor
-install seats and console

That's the immediate list so hopefully I don't find anything else to add
At least you've made a good amount of progress. Keep plugging away. I just ordered a new gas tank as well for my build.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:31 AM   #11
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Nice progress. What booster/mastercylinder did you use?
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:27 PM   #12
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Nice progress. What booster/mastercylinder did you use?
Stock booster and CPP master, I'll upgrade booster down the road
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At least you've made a good amount of progress. Keep plugging away. I just ordered a new gas tank as well for my build.
What gas tank did you get? Plan is to do a LS swap next winter, I was hoping to do tank then but it spring a leak
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What gas tank did you get? Plan is to do a LS swap next winter, I was hoping to do tank then but it spring a leak
I'm going with a stock style tank from LMC. My friend who is doing most of the work is going to weld a bung onto the tank for the return. Then we are going to run a external fuel pump with a corvette style fuel regulator/ filter. I also ordered the stock sending unit from LMC as well. LMC sells a sending unit that is compatible for fuel injection.

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:24 PM   #15
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:27 PM   #16
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I'm going with a stock style tank from LMC. My friend who is doing most of the work is going to weld a bung onto the tank for the return. Then we are going to run a external fuel pump with a corvette style fuel regulator/ filter. I also ordered the stock sending unit from LMC as well. LMC sells a sending unit that is compatible for fuel injection.

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My tank is suppose to be here tomorrow and if all goes well will be installed Sunday. Really want to get the rust fixed in floor so I can put interior in and drive it. Front end is sitting higher then rear and it's really bugging me so I have to decide if I want to raise back or lower front more
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:41 AM   #17
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My tank is suppose to be here tomorrow and if all goes well will be installed Sunday. Really want to get the rust fixed in floor so I can put interior in and drive it. Front end is sitting higher then rear and it's really bugging me so I have to decide if I want to raise back or lower front more
Lower the front more. I think these trucks look great lowered. Hope you get a good amount done this weekend.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:59 AM   #18
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Looks good. What is the paint code on the SPID? I've seen the roof paint extend down the pillars like your's and I've seen the body color go up the pillars. I am not sure which was correct from the factory. I am still trying to figure out which way I like best.

My Suburban was an olive green/white combination originally but has been changed.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:25 PM   #19
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Looks good. What is the paint code on the SPID? I've seen the roof paint extend down the pillars like your's and I've seen the body color go up the pillars. I am not sure which was correct from the factory. I am still trying to figure out which way I like best.

My Suburban was an olive green/white combination originally but has been changed.
It's 503 medium olive, was all green from factory and PO did white top when he repainted
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:55 PM   #20
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Got the LMC fuel tank installed this morning, not gonna lie it broke my balls. I ended up ditching there hardware and welding nuts to the inside of the frame for mounting. Got everything done and the sending unit wire was laying on the floor so took take back out to install. Moved on to pass floor rot and got everything fit and ready to weld in but ran out of time.
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Pics of floor and Nate the LMC tank comes with bung for return line
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:07 PM   #22
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Made some progress this weekend, getting very close to driving again.
-finished floor patch and body mount brace on pass side
-painted front section of floor
- mocked up front seats
- removed speaker and cut bottom section of center console and got it close to fitting
- modified drivers side second row bucket to fit
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Seats look good so far. They need to be back like that to give you the clearance between the second row and front seats. How did you modify the seat bracket to fit better?

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Seats look good so far. They need to be back like that to give you the clearance between the second row and front seats. How did you modify the seat bracket to fit better?

Nick
Lots of cutting and climbing in and out of the truck. I'll take some better pics once I'm done
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:44 PM   #25
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Well I finally got the truck on the road and love it. Took it out for the first time last week and ran like a champ. After 4-5 calls to CPP we finally figured out that they sent the wrong springs for the rear and are making it right with a new set and shocks. Also covered the back panel with some leather I picked up on Amazon, it really turned out great and now I'm going to do a headliner and make some door panels

First pic is from the Father's day car show today
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