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Old 12-20-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
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No Limit '72 C-10

Here it is guys, The 'Berdoo Bomber, our shop truck C-10 builder. I'll be putting up the updates as they come, and what our thoughts are. This was a Ebay find, we paid 2160 for this diamond in the rough. The good side is that its a short/fleet, and it runs & drives. The bad is, well, it needs some TLC, has some rust in the rockers, and the sweet 70's sunroof. (gotta go) It's 5 lug, which is nice. And, all in all, it's pretty straight. The bucket seats are probably leaving, as is the soft bed cover. It has a 350 with a gear drive, and a truck 4 speed. I am already on the hunt for a 5.3 vortec and L465 auto to put in.
The plan is to put together a fun and spirited driver. It must be able to tow our small inclosed trailer (20ft) it ways about 6k loaded. 4 whl discs are a must, and right now were thinking about air ride on the rear, and spring on the front. I thought at first it might have drop spindles, but no such luck, heated springs. We're trying to stay away from the big $$, so this will be a home built style, but if we decide that the upcoming fab work is to intense, we'll go with bolt-on parts. Since its a driver, we'll let you know the results of each step, as well as taking it out our local test track and running time-attacks to chart the performance gains. Right now it needs a battery, so thats the first thing. then off to the DMV for reg. We'll keep you posted.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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Re: No Limit '72 C-10

Cool, will be watching this one.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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Subscribed to follow along...
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:17 PM   #5
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Won't be missin this one!
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:32 PM   #6
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Count me in! Definitely going the handling route on my next build.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:44 PM   #7
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Re: No Limit '72 C-10

it's even got the rare sunroof option...I'm gonna watch this one!!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:44 PM   #8
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Re: No Limit '72 C-10

Along for the ride also.
I'm interested in all the details of the 5.3 swap.
Are you going to keep a "running total" of the money spent on this build?

I also think it would be cool to sell off all unwanted parts,... here in the 67-72 classifieds section.
You know,... keep this among friends!
(we might even have some parts YOU need)
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:53 PM   #9
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Re: No Limit '72 C-10

sounds like a cool build
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:28 PM   #10
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Cool! Love teh sunroof!
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:42 PM   #11
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Re: No Limit '72 C-10

local to you...and will be keeping my eye on this build!
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:51 PM   #12
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I'm in! this is going to be a sweet build and I can't wait for the updates
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:08 PM   #13
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me to me to!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:16 PM   #14
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Here it is guys, The 'Berdoo Bomber, our shop truck C-10 builder. I'll be putting up the updates as they come, and what our thoughts are. This was a Ebay find, we paid 2160 for this diamond in the rough. The good side is that its a short/fleet, and it runs & drives. The bad is, well, it needs some TLC, has some rust in the rockers, and the sweet 70's sunroof. (gotta go) It's 5 lug, which is nice. And, all in all, it's pretty straight. The bucket seats are probably leaving, as is the soft bed cover. It has a 350 with a gear drive, and a truck 4 speed. I am already on the hunt for a 5.3 vortec and L465 auto to put in......
Cool. This isn't the Classified section, but PM me on the Vortec I have that I was saving for a build if you are interested. But, since you are (semi) close, and you want to do it cheaply, and the build won't happen in my garage (money, you know), I'm willing to give it up cheaply just to be a part of the build of this truck. I think I have everything from the top to the bottom of the motor with the exception of crank, rods and pistons. No wiring, and I'll have to check on the completeness of the intake...But it's a winner for the heads alone. And, I feel a road trip coming on to the southland...
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:29 PM   #15
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I also think it would be cool to sell off all unwanted parts,... here in the 67-72 classifieds section.
You know,... keep this among friends!
(we might even have some parts YOU need)
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:00 AM   #16
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I'll be watching too.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:25 AM   #17
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Re: No Limit '72 C-10

Hey is this the truck that was in one of the truck mags recently getting the roof replaced? You should have left it all Joe Dirt style and make it just handle like a go-cart... That would make all those yuppie Porsche guys on the road course stain their Dockers when you are hanging door-to-door with them in the hairpins! Watching this one...
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:41 AM   #18
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Re: No Limit '72 C-10

Looks like a fun project... subscribed.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:02 AM   #19
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I too want to watch the magic happen.
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Re: No Limit '72 C-10

I am jumping in the bandwagon here...
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:26 AM   #21
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Im in I wanna see this one...
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:23 AM   #22
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most defenitely gonna follow this build, sounds awesome.

I like the fact your doing it on a low budget, gives some of us other guys here on the forum the chance to see a truck being completed that we could have done and afforded ourselves.

NICE!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:43 AM   #23
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Rob- I vote to leave the redneck look to it and build a "Joe Touring" truck that will beat the "Pro" cars and haul the goods.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:46 AM   #24
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me 2.........
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:34 PM   #25
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OK, I dig the "Joe Touring" label. lol. First things first. After a few days driving, a few things stand out. Heated springs are a bad idea, I think my razor scooter rides better. The wipers don't do such a great job, and finding C-10 blades at Kragen is a disaster, - "does it have A/C?" But here is the first thing, these seats SUCK!!! They'd be great in a drag car or a sand rail, but not in a C-10. So, what seats do you guys like. I'm 6'2", so even the stocker may be a bit thick. I'm thinkin '88-'98 chev bench, what do you guys think? (tank will be out back) On the color, my grandad had a 72 c-20 camper special, dk green, so I think the color will stay as is. Hmmm, project J.T. - I like it.
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