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Old 04-04-2018, 05:21 PM   #1
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A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Going to start a new project with my son. He has always had an interest in cars so I thought we would build one together. Found a truck that had been stuck in the ninetys but had already had lots of good stuff done. Our plan is to make it look a little more original but keep the lowered stance. So far we have been gathering lots of parts. This will not be a show truck but will look pretty cool for 16 year old to cruise around in this summer. I personally have passed on a lot of these trucks in the past but they have really grown on me lately especially the 73 to 80ís. The great part about these trucks is you can still find lots of reasonable priced parts so it should work with the teenage budget.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

I went through Henry, Biscayne and Suburban builds...awesome work!! This one should not disappoint!! Mike
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Old 04-05-2018, 09:32 PM   #3
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

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I went through Henry, Biscayne and Suburban builds...awesome work!! This one should not disappoint!! Mike
Thanks Mike! Iím sure it will turn out decent. I just love that my son has as much enthusiasm as me about the truck. Should be fun.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:28 AM   #4
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Dug into the Drivers side box side and found a nasty mess of pop rivets, body fill and some sort of glue that did not adhere at all. Any way we were able to save what was there and it is almost all welded back together. I believe this was the worst spot on the truck so thatís where we started.
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1966 Biscayne
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:01 AM   #5
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

This looks like fun! Nice save on the bed side....tagging along for the rest.
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:27 PM   #6
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Spent most of the day finishing the rust repair on the box side. Still have a bit of grinding to do then time for some body work. We also found another set of wheels for the truck.
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1966 Biscayne
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:22 PM   #7
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

finished the body work on this box side and first coat of high build primer. Now time for some blocking and then another coat of primer.
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1966 Biscayne
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:36 AM   #8
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

We had to bolt the torque thrusts on and take it out for a little run.
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1966 Biscayne
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:04 PM   #9
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Nice work! The torque thrust wheels look great!
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:08 AM   #10
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Nice work on that bedside and the TT2s looks at home on that truck.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:12 AM   #11
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Thanks guys! we like the torque thrust wheels on it as well. Seems those wheels look great on so many different vehicles.
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1966 Biscayne
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:23 AM   #12
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

We stripped the paint off of the tailgate and passenger box side. A little bit of body work and then we should have the box in primer. Once we get the body work on he box done our plan is to take the box off of the truck so we can clean up the frame and underside of the box.
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1966 Biscayne
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:19 PM   #13
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Spent a bit of time Block sanding. I think he is realizing how much work goes into a paint job.
We were able to take the 66 Biscayne out for a cruise as well on the weekend. I think he likes the big block.
Time well spent!
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1966 Biscayne
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:40 PM   #14
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Found an original grille so we could get rid of the plastic bar grille. We think it looks much better.
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1966 Biscayne
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Looking good!
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That is a great way to pass the passion on. Love that Biscayne!
The grill looks good too.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:09 AM   #17
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Thanks guys! We did not get a whole bunch done this weekend but ended up at local swap meet and found most everything we need for the outside of the truck. Just have to keep smoothing it out now.
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Body work is almost complete on the the passenger box side. Progress has been slow lately but still plugging along.
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1966 Biscayne
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Looking good!! Do you plan on painting the whole truck at some point? Mike
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Looking good!! Do you plan on painting the whole truck at some point? Mike
Yeah we are going to paint the whole truck. The plan is orange and white two tone. Once the box is in primer we are going to pull it off so we can paint between the cab and box.
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Re: A teenage budget and Dads time (80 Chevy shorty)

Shot the passenger side box side in primer today.
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Any updates?
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looking good so far!
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I like it! What does it have for a drivetrain?
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Any updates?
Sorry for the late response. We have not been able to work on it much lately. We have had a bit of a crazy summer but hope to get back on it soon.

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looking good so far!
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I like it! What does it have for a drivetrain?
It has a Gm crate motor 350 with a turbo 350 trans. pretty stock other than a few bolt on things like headers and intake.
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