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Old 08-31-2012, 04:11 PM   #26
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

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Hi Roush;
Nice find, im glad to see another one of these beauties is going to get the respect it deserves.
If you have any questions about lowering one of these trucks dont hessitate to ask.
Just a heads up on the spindles you need to clean them up and see what they are, if they are stock or aftermarket, because you cant lower a c10 more than 2" in the front on stock spindles because the geometry will be unreconcilable if you do and you wont be able to properly align it, with the spring kit you ordered you need a 2" or if you want to go lower a 2.5" drop spindle to properly reconcile the alignment.
The problem with the fact that you already ordered the 4" drop spring is that since you have to order a minimum of a 2" drop spindle to make them work this will SLAM the front end of your truck and you may have trouble without some modifications.
You also need to see if the rear suspension already has a shock relocator kit on it for proper shock angle and also make sure it has short shocks on it or the rear suspension will suck because you wont get enough piston travel and the shocks will bottom out when you hit a bump.
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The 4/6 ECE Drop kit i ordered comes with:

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Old 08-31-2012, 05:22 PM   #27
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The 4/6 ECE Drop kit i ordered comes with:

2.5" Drop Spindles, 1.5" Drop Front Coil Springs, 6" Rear Drop Coil Springs, 4 KYB Shock Absorbers, Super Track Bar Kit, Shock Mount Relocator Kit
Excellent you got it handled then.
I always try to be as helpfull as possible and you had mentioned that chevy stuff was new to you, so I thought I would mention it just incase you werent quite sure.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #28
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Excellent you got it handled then.
I always try to be as helpfull as possible and you had mentioned that chevy stuff was new to you, so I thought I would mention it just incase you werent quite sure.
I appreciate it. Feel free to post any time.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:24 PM   #29
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

A little more progress today...



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Old 09-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #30
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

I agree looks like it will be a good project, on the hood I woulg guess it needed shrinking to make it tight in the middle and PO did not know how so just braced it instead.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #31
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

New stuff came in today... Hedman Headers.





I am kind of thinking about doing something like this with the exhaust..



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Old 09-06-2012, 07:32 PM   #32
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Some very nice partd turning up in you thread
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #33
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Picked up a original bench last saturday. The foam and cover were gross so i tossed them. Ordering the covers below with new foam.





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Old 09-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #34
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

Tore into it some more yesterday... Had all kinds of leaf crap in the cowl area. Richard stopped by as well.





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Found a repairable passenger fender, new door sill patch panels and SWB Fleetside bed that i am going to pick up. Getting the New/Used bed because i think it will be less work and more cost effective to use this bed that what i have on there already.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #35
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

[QUOTE=roushinator;5558964]My next question was how as this lowered? Was the lowering done by a kit or backyard modifications? Please excuse the dumb questions but Chevy stuff is new to me...

he used the rebar to reinforce the middle of the hood. I remember when I first bought my truck and drove it home the hood was basically flapping in and out as soon as i passed 20 mph.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:39 AM   #36
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

Well after working on the truck yesterday decided to keep the stepside bed... Got a quote to Acid drip the Cab and it is $750 and then for them to dip it in primer was $725. Soda blasting $500. But someone offered to Soda blast the cab for $200 but i have to haul it to Alabama. So i dont know yet which way i am going to do.







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Old 09-19-2012, 10:29 AM   #37
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

What i got done last night.



There were a ton of leaves packed into the fan area.

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #38
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

Some more progress. The frame is in in good shape. Rust is minimal but it is caked with dirt.















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Old 10-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #39
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

I see a lot of potential and a lot of work! I was right where you are 1 year ago and now I am almost done! I will be following this one! Good Luck!
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:16 AM   #40
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

Have not made too much progress. Been working and going out of town but i have collected some parts.

Some patch panels, new steering kit and something for the motor :twisted:


Picked up a ECE crossmember and trailing arms. The cross member should be here next week it was on back order.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #41
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making some great progress , keep it up !
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:57 AM   #42
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Re: Roushinator's 72 C10 Stepside Restore/Build

This came in yesterday.... ECE cross member. It appears to be well built.



Bought a HD C Notch kit from CPP and it should be here next week. Also found a guy to blast the frame and prime it with and industrial primer. Going to bring it to him next week for that.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #43
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A friend stopped by this afternoon and we got some work done!







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Old 11-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #44
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Had the whole week off. Got some work done.... With a little effort and the engine hoist got the cab off the frame by myself.





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A friend came over a couple of days later and we got this done.











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Old 11-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #46
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Finally used "marine clean" to De-Grease the frame. 40 years of grease, dirt and oil gone....





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Old 11-26-2012, 10:53 AM   #47
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Here is my next step....

Cutting the frame to install the C-Notch....

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #48
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Here is this weekend's work....





New parts waiting in the boxes....


This weekends victims.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #50
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What i got done last night.



There were a ton of leaves packed into the fan area.

wise idea about keeping the steep side. you will like it better i think..
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