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Old 03-20-2016, 06:22 PM   #26
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Some very nice work there. Here's a pic of my setup
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:55 PM   #27
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Outstanding metal work!
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:50 PM   #28
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Exciting couple of months of development with the chevvy. She has been pretty much put together as far as she can go before going to paint...here are a few shots of the million and one little bits that have been worked on recently...

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Old 05-10-2016, 05:55 PM   #29
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Coming along nicely, good work
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:59 PM   #30
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...And here are a few shots of the exterior! -Was so exciting to see her like this-she has not been this intact in nearly three years! Have said it before but the quality and sheer amount of work done by steve and the guys at old bones has been beyond incredible. every single dent, warp or flaw in the body work has been completely worked out and repaired and as amazing as these pictures look they still dont do justice to the hours and hours of amazing work the guys have put into it!

At this point its all ready to be stripped back down for the body panels to go off to be painted and the finishing touches made to the chasis!

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Old 05-10-2016, 06:06 PM   #31
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A few shots of the chevvy stripped back down to the bare bones. Body panels have gone of to be finished and painted. The chasis has been tidied up, reinforced and finishing touches added, is now ready to go off to be powder coated!

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Old 05-10-2016, 06:32 PM   #32
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Nice truck, fun to see the progress.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #33
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May16-Dec16.

It has been a long time since i have updated this thread. and with the truck project nearing completion i thought i would try and bring it up to date! -The last post was back in May 16. At that point the body work went off to a body work specialist/painter. Unfortunately we had a bit of an issue with chosen company, and the body work largely lay untouched for the rest of the year. However Steve at old bones pushed on preparing the chassis, mounting the engine, suspension rear diff, new automatic transmission, custom exhaust etc. I have attached some pictures to this post to show some of the work going on at this stage.

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Old 09-12-2017, 06:03 PM   #34
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As mentioned we had a bit of an issue with the company that was supposed to be doing the body work from may 16. Unfortunately after six frustrating months, they had done very little of the work they quoted would take three so we decided to pull the job back from them (If i have learned one thing from this process it is that if you are getting people to do the work for you, do your research and be very careful, it seems there are a lot of cowboys out there)

Thankfully once again we were rescued by the guys at Old bones who around this time had just moved to a new premises and were now offering an in house body work/paint service, with some incredibly talented staff. so they quickly set about catching up on lost time. Attached are some pictures of the finishing to the panels prepping for paint.

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Old 09-12-2017, 06:11 PM   #35
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April-May 17 was incredibly exciting as we started to see the first stages of paint going onto the body work!

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Old 09-12-2017, 06:20 PM   #36
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The last few month (may-sept 17) really have been incredible, the guys at old bones have been throwing a scary amount of hour at the project but as a result we are really starting to see it come together here are some more development shots (up to july august time)

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Old 09-12-2017, 06:28 PM   #37
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and some more progress shots, these ones include the arrival of the new bench seats and interior lining fresh from the trimmers! we had the seats made slightly thinner than the originals to make a tiny bit more room in the cab.

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:08 PM   #38
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Curious as to how much it costs to do such work in the UK? I'd guess youd be at 50-75K in USD here.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:10 PM   #39
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So as mentioned before the amount of work the guys at old bones have put into this the last few months in a bid to get it finished as actually astonishing. we tried to grab as many pictures as we could, but in all honesty these just do not come close to showing just what work has gone into this truck so far...

To at least try and give you an idea of how much work has gone into this however, Steve very Kindly sent across this list of work that has been carried out on the truck recently! .................



Electric cooling fan / thermoswitch conversion - less noisy, more economical and much more efficient.
Laserline Reverse sensor kit, buzzer mounted behind driver, control box mounted in a custom made weatherproof box by fuel tank, switched via a manual toggle switch on dash.
Full digital speedo clocks and electrical senders - gps speed sensor wired in.
Remote electric central locking system, wired in to light circuit so lights flash when activated/de-activated, immobiliser function wired in so that the fuel pump power is cut when activated and warning light flashes.
Electric wiper conversion and electric washer conversion, washer bottle situated behind seat.
Courtesy light door switches intergrated so interior light is operated when doors open.
Electric 3 speed heater fan conversion.
Electric fuel pump upgrade.
new 12v lighter socket fitted.
Stereo and speakers wired - aux cable routed to glovebox - glovebox converted to soft push open/close and old turn key latch deleted. Original arial deleted and amplified arial mounted to screen.
fuseboard main power routed through a circuit breaker to protect the system.
All wiring wrapped in traditional looking fabric loom tape and routed through black conduit in engine bay area for heat protection.
Custom neutral switch setup.
Engine bay wiring hidden for clean look.
High power optima red top battery mounted in stock battery tray, heavy duty battery cable and earthing points.

Truck spec. Body.
full nut and bolt strip down.
all body work shot blasted.
Extensive rust repairs carried out to complete body.
Custom flush fuel filler cap in rear fender.
custom exhaust cut outs in rear fenders.
rolled rear valance with bed side rails flushed in and frenched number plate. rear bumper deleted.
raised pickup bed for further clearance and lowering capabilities.
Full bare metal respray, underside fully sealed and stone chipped.
panels and cab loaded with cavity wax.

Chassis.
Fully stripped down chassis - removal of old suspension components
fully box chassis.
fitment of mustang 2 front clip (make unknown)
(all above not carried out by Old bones)
rear 5 link and coilshock suspension setup fitted
custom rear crossmember setup
additional rear and central crossmembers fitted.
outriggers and cab mounts fully welded.
custom rear bed mounts fitted.
chassis blasted and powdercoated.
complete chassis wax loaded.

engine/drivetrain.
low mileage sbc 350 sourced - 330hp 4 bolt main setup.
top end strip and rebuild - full gasket overhaul.
engine clean and painted and dressed.
Edelbrock performer manifold and carb - billet edlebrock air cleaner
3 row polished aluminium radiator and transmission cooler - electric fan conversion.
single pin billet alternator mounted.
high output starter motor.
power steering fitted.
billet aluminium front pulley custom setup.
Facet performance fuel pump running through solid cupro nickel lines - black stainless braided hose up to regulator and filter.
Fuel tank mounted to rear of chassis.
headman block hugger exhaust headers.
custom 2 1/2" stainless exhaust system, custom made stainless silencers with exit pipes through rear fenders.
brand new tci transmissions th350 autobox / converter and flex plate.
custom prop manufactured by Firow propshafts.
completely rebuilt gm 10 bolt rear axle sourced, new seals, bearings, brakes gearing replaced to 3.2:1 ratio.
bulkhead mounted CPP brake booster and cylinder conversion with brake pedal mount.
Front disc brakes - vented and drilled discs.
Rear handbrake cables custom mounted, applied with foot operated park brake.

Interior.
Stone chipped.
high density foam sound deadening on roof and rear of cab.
custom made bench seat - intergrated over shoulder seat belts and central lap belt. tilting back seat panel for storage, lifting base for further storage. Re-foamed and trimmed in red vinyl-door cards to suit.
new headlining trimmed in black vinyl.
new sun visors.
new classic style digital gauges.
all new switch gear.
dash flushed and tidied.
CPP tilt and shift steering column.
Billet aluminium steering boss and wheel kit. Billet chevy embossed horn button.
Custom made throttle pedal.
Custom made transmission tunnel cover.
All door and windows refurbished and finished in body colour.
new interior handles / mech / latches / mirror / courtesy light / screws / window winders

Exterior.
All new exterior bolt on fixtures and chrome.
grill
front and rear lights and bezels
mirrors
door handles
windscreen surround
emblems and badges
bonnet strip and badge
seals / rubbers / fender felts all new
front bumper and bolts
irons refurbished and powdercoated
new electric wiper mech - spindles and arms.
chrome washer jets


Literally every single aspect of this truck has been lovingly built to the highest of quality by these guys and they have not cut a single corner, and am so excited to see it all come together hopefully in the next few weeks!




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Old 09-12-2017, 07:25 PM   #40
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and just a couple more pics to show where we were up to when i saw the truck last week! (early aug 17
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:19 AM   #41
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Wow! Looking forward to updates.
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Just a few progress pictures to update-almost there!
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:16 PM   #43
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Just looked over this thread for the first time. What a nice, clean build & with a stock frame, to boot. This will go down the road very nicely & in style. Wouldn't change a thing...
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I love when someone see's the build through, gets me moving on mine. You've found a builder with skills. Looking forward to a first drive video!
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