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Old 09-02-2017, 02:25 PM   #1
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69 Panel - Project needs a name

I've been on a few forums over the years having different cars. The 1 thing I've never done is a build thread. Today is the day!

Background, I bought this '69 panel way back in 2006. Immediately got 4/6 drop springs, found some new cpp rear arms cheap. I got a 6.0 from a silverado, carb and msd injector controller. I bought a whole running(rusty) '89 burb for the front clip & also the A/C bits.

Then I got divorced. Then I sold the house, I kept the new parts I accumulated but many of the used burb parts ended up at the recycler. Whatever I left in the old garages hidden attic stayed there until they bulldozed it.

Many of the old pics are being held hostage on Photobucket!!! Being 2017 I'm going to try and document what I can on video and store it on YouTube. I'm hoping I can learn a thing or 2 about video editing along the way, I can rebuild an engine but this video editing is foreign to me.

Some pics I still have - Shortly after I got her, sported the exact same look the last 10 years! Also a pic of my parts burb & my old hauler. And another old pic of her roomate & also my daily driver(at the time)cst10.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:32 PM   #2
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Re: 69 Panel - Project needs a name

as promised, here goes
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:19 PM   #3
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Re: 69 Panel - Project needs a name

Looks like a great start. As far as a name, I got nothing =) I never really got the naming thing, but lots of people here put a name to their projects so Im probably in the minority.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:16 AM   #4
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Re: 69 Panel - Project needs a name

Thanks! I can't wait to get to your stage of the build. Out of my 50+ vehicles I've only named one, and that was back in high school. I usually just refer to them by color.

Well, pulled the trans yesterday. So engine and trans are now out.

Got front and rear brakes in the mail, this is the first time I've see a c10 front disc brake rotor setup like this. Also the only 6 lug front with 1/2-20 wheel studs I've seen in a kit. I'm hoping the front and rear rotors are off the shelf items somewhere local to me.

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Old 09-17-2017, 11:19 PM   #5
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Re: 69 Panel - Project needs a name

pulled the front clip today, by myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twtvf...youtu.be&t=13s

Also check out this(water leak?)mod the previous owner did??? It can't be stock, I should get rid of it all?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me1G9...ature=youtu.be
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:07 AM   #6
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My av picture is just a computer rendering.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:17 AM   #7
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Comparing crossmembers

Pulled the orig crossmember out for cleaning this afternoon. Torn as to which one to use. The top one is from a 1/2 ton 2wd 91 Suburban. The lower one, still dirty is from this 69 panel. I had to weigh them both twice cuz I wasnt sure of the 8.5lbs difference in weight.

Im also not sure if I want to run the rubber control arm bushings or the older arms and solid bushings. I used to daily drive a 68 on solid and I never had an issue with the ride. I like the added caster of the newer setup, but I think I can drill the lower shafts to get this.

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:23 AM   #8
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Re: 69 Panel - Project needs a name

In trying to decide what parts to use I figured out there is caster to be gained with the newer crossmember. The upper control arms mount further back on the squarebody crossmember vs the older one. I'm comparing '69 to a '91 suburban here. So there's your caster, unless of course the locating pin for lower arms isn't also moved back on the newer x member!

Here's what I'm talking about. Maybe ignore the exact #'s on x member weight differences, I was going by memory. Older x member really closer to 8.5 lbs lighter. The 4 older control arms also about 17# lighter than newer ones.
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