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Old 08-29-2019, 01:04 AM   #26
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Re: Project "Ghost" - 1972 C10 Pro-touring

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Nice video. I like the dapper headlights also, and was wondering about the options when in use. Thanks for the thorough rundown on the work done.
No prob. There are a few different ways to wire them, so it's a little of dealer's choice. I did it the way they recommended, and I'm happy with the results so far.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:19 PM   #27
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Re: Project "Ghost" - 1972 C10 Pro-touring

Did some wheel and tire measuring today. Looks like I'm going to squeeze a 315/35R20 front and rear.

Thanks to MCB for letting me borrow their wheel measuring tool, and thank you to GoMobileTires for coming out with different sizes to test out!

I'll be posting a video of the mounting/balance process in the future.

Now I just have to decide on the Forgeline wheels I want

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Old 09-03-2019, 01:27 PM   #28
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Wheels ordered!

Going with the Forgeline ML3C in a pearl grey. I really like how they look on the site, so just going with that.

20x11 fronts with a 6.75" BS, 20x12 rears with a 7.75" BS

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Old 09-05-2019, 11:33 AM   #29
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Nice video, excited to see some of these things come to life. I'm at a crossroads right now about radio/backup camera. I like your ideas. Unfortunately I am at a pace where I don't have much time left to decide so I need to figure it out quick. I want a backup camera. And am trying to figure out if I should either do a rear view mirror camera and keep the stock dash look, or install a double din radio and use that for rear view camera.... I am very interested in your GM rear camera mirror....

Keep up the good work!

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Old 09-05-2019, 12:13 PM   #30
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It's not cheap, but this is what I'm going with I think. I recall the Ring brothers mentioning this company makes the OEM unit for the Bolt and other Chevy vehicles with the trick mirror. But this is less of a backup camera solution and more of a crystal clear rearview solution. It's the same mirror perspective, just without reflection/obstruction by objects in the cab.

It probably won't be within your timeline, but I'd really love to get a new printer and 3d print a solution for that bed light/3rd brake light/camera holder. But the 3d printer I want is about 5-6k, so that will be awhile. Right now that money is going to wheels so I can drive the darn thing again.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:02 PM   #31
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Hey all,

Minor update, but no video this time. Got the wheels in, and tires mounted! I ended up going with 20x11" front, 20x12 rear, with 315/35R20 on all 4 corners. 315 was about the widest I could find that still had a bigger sidewall profile. I also wanted to run a square setup, and 315 seems about the max front width.

As it is I get rubbing at full turn on the LCA's shock mount. That will go away when I swap to new front suspension though. I'm considering Ridetechs strong-arms with Shockwaves at the moment.

Drives and brakes very nice so far. Going through the bedding process, which requires 4-5 days of just regular driving before baking in the rotors, then pads. I need to adjust my brake light switch though, as it requires much less travel to stop, so my brake lights aren't even engaging at the moment.

At some point I'm also going to shift my brake pedal back so it's even with the gas. I may wait until I get a plasma table down the road, then I'll cut one out in the shape I want.

Here are some photos:

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Old 10-29-2019, 08:35 PM   #32
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Love the wheels!!
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:18 PM   #33
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Truck looks good man!
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:33 AM   #34
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Thank you both!
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:16 AM   #35
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Wowzers! 315s all the way round

At your front door tire and wheel delivery? Love it!
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Tagging in to watch the build.

I will ask this as well.... Why staggered wheel sizes but same size tire @ all 4 corners? Is your plan to break the tires down off the wheels for rotation?
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:02 PM   #37
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Yup, the 315's fit rather well, aside from rubbing the lower shock mount on the LCA at full turn. That will go away when I switch to new control arms and suspension in the front. I will say the truck feels way more planted so far driving on these tires. With the brakes and steadiness on the road it's way more of a pleasure. Once the new suspension gets in it'll be even better.

The wheels I bought through Matt's Classic bowties, and they shipped right from Forgeline to my door. The tires I got through a company called GoMobileTires. They're in like 4-5 different locations across the US. The owner is up here. He came out a few months back and brought 3 different tire sizes to try out with a wheel fitment tool I borrowed, and then came back when it was time to mount them.

The nice thing is that their tools don't really touch the wheel at all. So unlike a lot of tire shops that use those pry bars and whatnot, your wheels don't get touched and won't get scratched up with their process. They mount them, air them up, and balance them right there in the van. Takes about an hour, their tire prices are on par with discount tire and amazon, and they charge $150 for the service and to take away old tires, if you have any. For me it was totally worth it as opposed to going to a shop.

I highly recommend them.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:11 PM   #38
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I will ask this as well.... Why staggered wheel sizes but same size tire @ all 4 corners? Is your plan to break the tires down off the wheels for rotation?
At first, I was going to go with a true square setup, but the wheels are hub-centric, and the hubs front-to-back are different sizes. So almost immediately I realized that I'd have unique front and rears, even if they were the same size and backspacing.

Once I realized that I opted to go with a concave design on the rears, and since there was the room I also opted to go with a wider wheel to allow for a wider drag tire (like a 345) in the future if I ever wanted it.

The reason I didn't go with wider rear tires, to begin with, is one, I wanted to feel what a square setup did for stability and handling, and two, going above a 315 also meant going down a size in sidewall (from 35 to 30), and I didn't want to do that for my daily driving tires.
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Re: Project "Ghost" - 1972 C10 Pro-touring

I like the stance and the wheel widths.
Question on the rear tire fitment.
How wide are your wheel wells?
Has the axle been shortened?
Is it a 72 axle?
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:58 PM   #40
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Hey there.

I'll have to measure the wheel wells, I forget what the measurements are on them.

Axle has not been shortened. Yeah it's a 70.5+ axle, so wider than the previous incarnation.

Here are my measurements I took for my wheels. They give you the details on how much back and front spacing I have. Hub and caliper specs are unique to my axles and Baer brakes.

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Old 11-12-2019, 07:41 PM   #41
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This will look more in place long-term, but thought I'd pick them up now. Once the black bumper is black, and the truck is either a sand or Nardo grey color, I think these will look perfect. But for now they'll take up the exhuast hole space, and let me run the exhaust out back again instead of dumping under the truck which is LOUD.

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