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Old 07-01-2015, 03:10 PM   #76
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Re: Intro and Some Photos of my '63 Project

Thanks! Yeah, green is not on my Top 10 list for colors, but it was the original color of the truck, so I figured I would go with it. I had been kicking around the idea of using a darker shade of the mid-2000s GM Cranberry Red Metallic that came on the GMCs.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:05 PM   #77
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Thanks! Yeah, green is not on my Top 10 list for colors, but it was the original color of the truck, so I figured I would go with it. I had been kicking around the idea of using a darker shade of the mid-2000s GM Cranberry Red Metallic that came on the GMCs.
Well... it looks great..
Maybe my family is right about me lightening up and stop being so stubborn with my opinions...
Guess that green proves them right.. lol
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:32 PM   #78
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Love the dark green. I've been watching to see how it was going to turn out in base coat / clear coat. My short fleet was originally Woodland green and I'm planning on checking out what PPG can get close to the OEM shade. Trucks looking great!!!!
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:59 PM   #79
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That color and finish are gorgeous!
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:13 AM   #80
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Thanks!

Work has finally started on the back of the cab to remove 50 years worth of cargo dings and dents.


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Old 07-08-2015, 05:33 PM   #81
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What tires are you running in the back?
I'm looking for an alternative to M/T because of the limited mileage and the fact that they get dry and hard quickly in the Arizona heat.
Have 18 wide on there now..
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:09 PM   #82
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Those are the old Hoosier Pro Street radials. They were really nice tires (relatively quiet and held up well). They are the 31x16.5 on 16x12 vintage Ansen Sprints. I'm going to go with the modern aluminum rally wheels and retire my old Funny Car wheels. I'm going to try the MT Sportsman SR radials to see how they work.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:30 PM   #83
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Those are the old Hoosier Pro Street radials. They were really nice tires (relatively quiet and held up well). They are the 31x16.5 on 16x12 vintage Ansen Sprints. I'm going to go with the modern aluminum rally wheels and retire my old Funny Car wheels. I'm going to try the MT Sportsman SR radials to see how they work.
WHAT?????
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:39 PM   #84
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WHAT?????
If you have another suggestion for a 12" wide aluminum wheel with kidney bean slots for under $500 each, I'm all ears. My Ansens took a beating on the street, so I'm going to restore them and give them to a friend building a period funny car for the cacklefest events.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:54 PM   #85
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I have 3 aluminum slot wheels that look like the old US Indys that are 15x14... unknown brand and some wheels that look just like them that are 15x7.
I also have pro stars that are 15x15 and 15x6...
The 18.5s are on yet another unknown brand.. guessing cragar 15x14 and 15x8... the S/R M/Ts were an option but I've heard equal good and bad..
Well... the diff is set up for the 15x15 Pro Stars.. guess I'll try the mickey street radials.. the slotted mags are the same back set... hummm... decisions decisions
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16x10's can be widend? ET III's....
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Whoa!
Paintwork is looking spectacular!
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:22 PM   #88
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The firewall got the business over the last few days and an initial coat of primer...

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Old 07-14-2015, 01:38 PM   #89
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Nice
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Wish I could find some time for my truck
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:14 AM   #90
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I hear ya…my buddy is doing the finish body work and paint since I'm working on these two projects at the same time. No matter how hard I tried to schedule them not to overlap, they still did:

'63 Tempest front suspension restoration with disc brake conversion and Pontiac Trophy 4 rebuild:



…and, engine switch (from Pontiac to Chyrsler) and fitting a Bantam fuel altered body and wings to the funny car chassis to run in some of the outlaw fuel altered races.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:27 AM   #91
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The guy who taught me fabrication chassis and suspension always told me...
"Keep only 1 iron in the fire kid because you only have 2 arms, 1 to hold the iron and 1 to hold you up"
Didn't make too much sense to me as 17 year old kid but 40 years later today... makes perfect sense. .
LOVE the Tempest. . Always wanted one of the early cars..
Oh... and your progress has inspired me enough to pull my Prostreet chassis back out and focus some time on it...

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Outstanding! I'll keep an eye out for your progress.

My truck was originally supposed to go to my buddy's paint shop a few years ago, but he ran into some health problems and took a couple years off to recover. When he got healthy and came back, he was so backlogged that he said I either bring the C10 down now, or wait another 2-3 years. That's when all of my careful planning and scheduling went into the circle file.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:29 PM   #93
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Outstanding! I'll keep an eye out for your progress.

My truck was originally supposed to go to my buddy's paint shop a few years ago, but he ran into some health problems and took a couple years off to recover. When he got healthy and came back, he was so backlogged that he said I either bring the C10 down now, or wait another 2-3 years. That's when all of my careful planning and scheduling went into the circle file.
We'll definitely have to meet up at a show or meet sometime.
I know there are more than 2 of us with Pontiac torque monsters under our hoods...
I used to trade emails with a guy who had an old Chrysler hemi in a 65... that was different. .. lost track of him and his build..
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61 C40 crew cab dually under construction and of course, motivated by Pontiac.

63 C10 Short Wheel Base fleetside (The Pro-Street) currently under reconstruction.
440CID RA-V 2X4 fed 1200+ HP Pontiac

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Definitely! I used to attend and race at the Pontiac Heaven events at Speedworld and now held at Wild Horse Pass (formerly Firebird) every spring.
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Here is some coverage from the last Pontiac Heaven I attended. The reporter incorrectly noted the quickest pass - should've been possibly the quickest for a stock block Pontiac.

http://www.dragracingonline.com/colu...r/xvi_5-8.html

Waiting in line to be tech'd:
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I've know Steve for decades... literally since high school
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:19 PM   #97
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It took awhile (unusual weather the last few weeks), but finally got color on the cab.

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Old 08-09-2015, 02:55 PM   #98
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Scale model of the Poncho C10...just kidding - overhead shot from the shop storage loft.

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I can hardly wait to see her done.. growling through those Kauffman heads.. Music to my ears
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Nice color!
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