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Old 12-05-2011, 03:32 PM   #76
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

Yes I am, I have several pieces of furniture in the house that I made from Mesquite, it's a beautiful wood with a clear finish, nice redish brown color. Also the wood is very hevy so maybe it will help with traction . My back yard is full of Mesquite Trees!

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So....are ya gonna put Mesquite wood in the bed??????

Nice build and very nice shop too, I definitely have shop envy!
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:23 PM   #77
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

I looked into getting Mesquite wood for my truck, I just love the red-ish color when it is dried, besides it is almost indestructible and heavy as heck, but what I found was it is too expensive for me to buy ready to sand and finish.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:53 PM   #78
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

I buy mine unfinished and run it through my planer and joiner (tuff on blades), price is not too bad unfinihsed but still a pricey wood. I also like hickory another heavy hard wood, my kitchen cabinets are knotty hickory.


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I looked into getting Mesquite wood for my truck, I just love the red-ish color when it is dried, besides it is almost indestructible and heavy as heck, but what I found was it is too expensive for me to buy ready to sand and finish.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #79
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

My Dad called me and asked me if I wanted the truck before he sold it. We were about to have our 4th child and I needed a bigger house so I told him to sell it so he could get a late model truck. That one cost me big time, but water under the bridge now.

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My brother sold my grandpa's 63 GMC about 3 years ago to a group of metal salvaging pirates that happened by the house one day. I didnt talk to him for a year. If I could have found it then I would have used it, but it was probably used to pay the federal debt to China.... I bet it has been turned into steel rebar for China's interstate system. Boy there is some salt in a wound... But since I couldnt get it I settled for a replacement.

Oh and you should be able to do 30-75 sideways...
LOL I hope so!
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #80
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Nice build, I'm liking what I see and great history.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:07 PM   #81
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

wow great work !! soo clean love it,welcome also and its neat that you got your dads truck
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:13 AM   #82
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

Got the lower half of the strong arm in today, this thing is stout!

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Old 12-07-2011, 08:39 AM   #83
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

looking really good man!!! really clean looking work

btw how is that epoxy floor holding up? been wanting to do mine for a while
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:11 AM   #84
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

Your shop is bigger than my house, when the truck is done can I move in no really

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Old 12-07-2011, 11:02 AM   #85
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

Thanks Coulter, not near the fabrication of your build, man I'm just a parts replacer compared to you. I love your photos as well.

Floor is holding up, the glossy shine is gone but the paint is still stuck, have welded over it, hit it with a plasma cutter and parts cleaner so far with no problems. It's much easier to clean for sure.

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looking really good man!!! really clean looking work

btw how is that epoxy floor holding up? been wanting to do mine for a while
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:11 AM   #86
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

Sure come on down, you still have to go outside to take care of business

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Old 12-07-2011, 06:29 PM   #87
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If I had a shop like that I would never leave it! The truck is looking really good too.
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awesome build with great history...really clean work, & i love the shop as well...looking forward to the continued progress!
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:03 AM   #89
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If I had a shop like that I would never leave it! The truck is looking really good too.
I'm in there every chance I get

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awesome build with great history...really clean work, & i love the shop as well...looking forward to the continued progress!
Thanks man, you guys help keep me going with all the kind words
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Re: Mesquite 1966 C10 - LS3 W/Air Ride

Got the front end together, she has a sway bar for the first time

May have tires and wheels tomorrow, disc brakes next week, transmission next week things are looking up.

Seems like I'm always waiting on parts but fact is this build is only 34 days old, time flies when you're having fun.

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Old girl cleans up nice.


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Old 12-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #92
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wow nice shop. love the build so far, an great choice of power plant!!!!! ls motors rule !!
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:23 AM   #94
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nice work on the frame, what plans do you have for the body? more pics of the shop..
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Still working on the color scheme, but pretty much a stock look with all moldings and emblems.

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Here are some more shop pics. This is the original 30x40 shop I built 7 years ago. You could not walk in this shop 60 days ago and the floor was not painted.

This photo is on the engine side it has a loft area in the corner for storage.


This photo is the oposite corner, loft is on the right.


Standing under loft area looking towards overhead doors, walk thru door on right goes to new shop area


Standing by truck cab looking at overhead doors, main walk thru door is left of the small overhead door
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:18 PM   #97
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New shop area, 35x40 lean-to.

Standing in the new walk thru door looking to the right


Standing behind the boat looking towards overhead doors. Boat is a Tahoe 215 deck boat, great for summer fun and fishing in the fall


Standing in front of boat looking back at walk thru door to old shop. No I don't play golf, the kubota is mine the cart is my wifes. We live on 5 acres so she uses it to get around


Looking towards back of boat, this is my wood shop area


This is a work bench I built 7 years ago, I love this thing, it weighs about 350lbs (guessing)
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #98
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Got the wheels and tires in today. Wheels are Boss 338, 8" on front 9.5" on rear. Tires are bridgestone

Front tires: 255/55 R18
Rear tires: 285/50 R18




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Old 12-10-2011, 06:37 PM   #99
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Transmission came in yesterday, T56 Magnum 6 speed, .63 6th gear. I am digging the hydraulic throw-out. Thanks to Jim at Hurst for all the help.

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Man oh man.... I have serious shop envy!!
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