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Old 06-20-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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C50 Pick-up Drill Sergeant

This is one of two C50 pick-ups that I am currently building. One is a 3/4 ton 4wd regular cab step side pick-up truck (Drill Sergeant) will be a light tan color with a light brown interior.

The other will be a 1 ton 4wd crew cab fleet side. Have not decided on a big block or a 12 valve cummins yet but will decided soon.

On Drill Sergeant I have had to make slight modifications to the firewall to change throttle from linkage to cable and to clear the valve cover on driver side. Here are some pics of both donor trucks- the red one is underway and is Drill Sergeant. The Blue will be a crewcab.














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Old 06-20-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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I LOVE C50's And ive Gotta whatch this SubScribed!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
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D@m^ Awesome trucks!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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Im in too , I like the big toys .
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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those are cool.
you guys have your own section for those monsters. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/f...play.php?f=239
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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Subscribing to this one too
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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Re: C50 Pick-up Drill Sergeant

I really like those post '67 small back windows.

Do the right thing and go with a 12 valve.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #10
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Re: C50 Pick-up Drill Sergeant

Took care of 95% of the rust which was the driver side inner and outer rocker and the front corner. Which obviously had to be hand made because its a C50. After unsuccessfully removing a good floor pan out of another cab decided to go ahead and just make one. Will post pics tonight.

I hate having to remove spot welds off of a truck that was made on Monday.






















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Old 06-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #11
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Great work Randall!
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #12
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I hate spot welds, period! Especially triple thick like the FREAKIN roof! You are now the official "How to do it better" builder.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #13
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Re: C50 Pick-up Drill Sergeant

First, to clarify, the front of the blue C50 will be going on Drill Sergeat which is the red cab. The cab of the blue will be the crew cab. (Hope that makes sense to everyone)

I have come to realize that most C50's have door to fender issues. This is because there is only one center body mount in the front. This picture shows the suspension mounting system that will also support the body on either side directly above the spring mounts. This should take care of fender to door binding.






To the left of the picture below is the stock fender length and to the right is what I am cutting it down to.








Still fit and re-fit body on body off, body on body off, over and over. But I'm getting closer to the look I'm looking for.





These are NOT the tires that will be on it. This will have 16.5 deep dish hubcap wheels and about 38" tall mud terrain similar to the ones on my crewcab.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #14
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sweet start
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Awesome Brother! Will be following you on this adventure!
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #16
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haha that crew cabs gonna need like 54's to look right haha IMO
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #17
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This is Drill Sergeant's frame modification all necessary to retro the C50 body to a C20 frame. Significant changes had to be made to the front of the frame, not only to support the cab properly but also to support the 4wd suspension better. After all this is also going to be pushing snow.

















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Old 06-26-2013, 12:30 PM   #18
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Floor Board Restoration

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:46 PM   #19
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #20
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:11 PM   #22
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Small window to big window conversion

I was going to leave it a small window because I thought it would look good with the step side. There was so much roof damage, inner and outer, that I decided to go ahead and replace the whole thing with a roof that accepts a headliner, has the cargo light and is in really good shape. These pictures show the process of the conversion as well as installing a clearance light skin. Questions just ask.





















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Old 07-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #23
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I wish you were working on my truck.
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Good God, where do I find such a fabricator?
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