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Old 08-07-2017, 03:35 PM   #51
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Re: 1972 C10 ... SoCal BBC/TH400

Good work on the engine stand!!!

Some time, if possible. I'd like to see some pictures of where there the drip rail was removed. Front and side, for reference...Thanks!!!
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:04 PM   #52
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Its officially...8 mile maiden voyage. No major issues, but a couple things to address.

First stop....the gas station.

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Old 08-08-2017, 12:14 PM   #53
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Re: 1972 C10 ... SoCal BBC/TH400

68Gold/White...not sure if this drip rail removal is the best example. It looks like the previous owner removed the rail with a dull axle, then randomly welded the aftermath with a stick welder in the dark.

I added some more mig welds and some time with the grinder wheel. Then there is a "fair" amount of body filler in there to make it look presentable.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:33 PM   #54
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That turned out great!
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:17 PM   #55
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Re: 1972 C10 ... SoCal BBC/TH400

This is a sweet truck! I love everything about this build, especially all the DIY you put into it.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:58 PM   #56
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Its officially...8 mile maiden voyage. No major issues, but a couple things to address.

First stop....the gas station.

pickup looks good brother. we spoke a few weeks ago about the metallic issues you had. do you have any other advice on technique/distance form the panel/top to bottom spraying.....stuff like that.

thank you
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:08 PM   #57
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Got the cab painted

Today I put the bed (and wheels) on it. Feels like I was actually getting the truck back together vs still taking it apart. Now I'm hoping to start adding more and more parts to the project.

Going to switch gears and start doing some wood working on my bed floor.

What wheels are these?
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:13 PM   #58
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Looking real good B.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:22 PM   #59
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I have the US Mags - Rambler wheels. I bought this set used off another board member. I recently painted them gold.

Regarding the paint - I would certainly paint another vehicle, but I'm not sure metallic will be used. I think you just need more practice to spray a good metallic paint. Most likely my other project will get a solid color paint job.

As I expected, the bugs are starting to surface with some miles. It didn't run well. Checked the timing (it was at 4 degrees) and replaced the plugs to find 7 fouled plugs and 1 plug that was cracked in half. Its running better now.

The steering on the truck is horrible, so I've been working on that this week.

And still have a persistent drip from the trans.

But its a lot of fun to drive!!!
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:23 PM   #60
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Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:28 PM   #61
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Keep up the good work B. mine should be drivable before Christmas , if all goes well. lol
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:37 PM   #62
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Well that was short lived....

Ended up having an electrical gremlin and the truck would just shutting down. Decided it was the old MSD stuff that the previous owner had. I put in a HEI and haven't had an issue since.

Update on the steering: Ended up replacing the steering box. Was fighting a couple of
stubborn leaks and had a bind with the rag joint, but now it everything is smooth and responsive. Much nicer than the old worn out box.

So this past Sunday I got the truck out for a cruise to test out the steering. Was just cruising down the street and got a nasty sounding misfire. I just turned around and went home. Monday night I pulled the valve cover off to find the rocker stud on cylinder #5 was snapped in half.



Last night I pulled a good stud to get some measurements to order new rocker studs and found the valve spring on cylinder #1 is cracked and the spring is basically riding on itself.

So now the heads need to come off and I need to figure out how to rebuild them or what to replace them with.

Total miles driven on project....48
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