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Old 03-21-2018, 08:37 AM   #1
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Original 67 with docs restoring LS swap

I've started restoring my 67 and plan to sale once completed. I've had the truck well over 10 years and never considered selling but recently bought a business and need $ for upgrades and expansion. Factory options include the CST package, 283 with power-glide trans and dealer installed ac which was missing when I bought the truck. I've got the protecto plate, original sales invoice and other docs the dealer provided when it sold new in Boaz, AL. The guy I bought it from had started a frame off and started the body work(which I thought had been done correct but was badly mistaken}so I picked up where he stopped which I'd see later on was a huge mistake. I painted the truck, polished the trim, installed and covered the buddy seat, added a factory tach and tilt column. The truck has sat in my shop since finishing it and maybe driven a mile. When I decided to sale I notice filler on the bed had started cracking in a few places and rust bubbles on the rt fender beneath the battery and left rocker therefore I decided to disassemble and repair/repaint the truck the right way. When I say the right way I'm referring to replacing the LT rocker with an NOS rocker, welding a patch panel on RT fender, welding up holes on top of both bedsides and correcting the metal work which was half a----- and reason the filler had cracked. After cutting the rocker off and fender rust I noticed bondo had been packed in both which is proof that one should be careful when you choosing a shop. I own a shop and can't tell you how many "butchers" I've seen over the years doing sub standard work so be careful choosing a shop. That said, I'm hoping the truck will sell quicker and bring more $ with an LS son I bought a 5.3 and 4L60 out of an 04 Silverado. I'll have the truck painted next week so I'm trying to round up everything I need to do the swap and set the drive train before I spray it. The only other parts I'm needing are the 2 grill moldings. Mine were pitted and had a few dings so I'm looking for above average moldings but prefer NOS which I haven't been able to locate. I'll post more pics over the next few weeks and take any advice given on the engine tranny swap.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:14 PM   #2
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

Someone is goin g to get a really nice truck , wish it could be me . I love Black with Red guts .
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:16 AM   #3
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

What do you hope to get for it when completed?
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:13 AM   #4
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

Unsure what the price will be until I decide which engine and tranny Iím going with. I bought a low mile 5.3 yesterday out of a wrecked 2004 Silverado and likely will go with it instead of the 327. The ideal situation would be to sell before we hang the sheet metal and let the new owner decide.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:57 AM   #5
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These pics show where I installed the patch panel on the rt fender, bed with epoxy after blasting, lt rocker installed and rust along the top of the rt bedside. I'm almost sure the rust on top of the rt bedside was a result of installing bedrails. I wasn't able to weld 100% of the holes up since the metal had thinned out but got approximately 95% and glassed the remaining holes.
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:11 PM   #6
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67 dealer invoice & protecto plate

Thought I'd add pics of the original doc's I got with the truck.
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:24 PM   #7
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

I will be following this build. I worked at the Kilpatrick Chevrolet dealership in Boaz. This was the Cox Motor Co before Gary Kilpatrick bought it. Our parts manager worked for Cox Motor Co. and later Kilpatrick for many years.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:15 AM   #8
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

I've decided to go with an LS and sell the engine and tranny in the truck. I picked up a 5.3/4l60. I've read thru numerous threads and completely confused myself due to the number of options available therefore I need some direction. I know the answer to my questions is on the site but asking again.....

1.Is there a conversion kit that comes with everything(ecm, mounting, wire harness, headers or good manifolds, cam shaft, radiator, fans, etc) needed from install to turning the key?
2. Economical cam shaft, new or used?
3.Which a/c system is the best bang for the buck.
4. Cheapest route for rear disc and posi rearend.
5. Anyone near Pulaski TN who does the swaps?

I've got the truck ready to paint there than pulling the cab for clean up beneath and paint. The cab was removed some 15 years ago so I don't foresee any hidden issues. Thanks again in advance.
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Old 03-30-2018, 02:08 PM   #9
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

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I've decided to go with an LS and sell the engine and tranny in the truck. I picked up a 5.3/4l60. I've read thru numerous threads and completely confused myself due to the number of options available therefore I need some direction. I know the answer to my questions is on the site but asking again.....

1.Is there a conversion kit that comes with everything(ecm, mounting, wire harness, headers or good manifolds, cam shaft, radiator, fans, etc) needed from install to turning the key?
2. Economical cam shaft, new or used?
3.Which a/c system is the best bang for the buck.
4. Cheapest route for rear disc and posi rearend.
5. Anyone near Pulaski TN who does the swaps?

I've got the truck ready to paint there than pulling the cab for clean up beneath and paint. The cab was removed some 15 years ago so I don't foresee any hidden issues. Thanks again in advance.
Great truck! Love it and will be tagging along. My thoughts for what they are worth.

1. Not that Iíve seen. There are probably those that have done enough swaps they could put together their own conversion kit. It seems each builder has their favored vendors,
2. If there is nothing wrong with the 5.3, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the stock cam. The engines run strong in the trucks they came in. Love the stock 5.3 in my 56.
3. I like Vintage Air.
4. I will defer to someone with more knowledge.
5. Friend of mine here has completed many, though it looks to be 6 hours or so from you. Sending PM with another idea.
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:48 AM   #10
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

I finally got back on my truck last week and finished what repairs were needed to the floor, rear fenders and inner bedsides. Luckily the truck had never been abused or hauled anything heavy so the floor wasn't to hard to straighten but I still spent approximately 50 hrs inside the bed getting it where I was satisfied. If all goes well I plan to paint everything over the next 2 weeks.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:37 AM   #11
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Thought I'd post a few pics of my recent progress and parts I've decided to use. I bought most everything needed to get the 5.3 running which I hope to hear within the next 2 weeks. After much research I decided to go with the FITech set up which I bought as a kit. Someone in the past had added a receiver hitch and cut thru the rear support which I've got to relocate to gain enough room(1/2" approximately) so I plan to patch with a plate.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:10 AM   #12
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Need advice on throttle cable and cluster.... I bought accessories, computer and dbw pedal with the motor but was told I'd need to use the cable set up with the FITech intake. Is there a aftermarket cable pedal set up sold and if so which brand? I'm sure certain years 1500, Tahoe. Yukon, etc will work and if so which years will? Are there any particular parts I need other than the cable and pedal? Haven't bought the dash cluster yet was waiting to see if I needed a certain cluster to work with the FITech set up and dread shelling out another $$$ but I've came to far to stop now. Is there a cheaper option than the Dakota Digital? Thanks
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:52 AM   #13
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

I like the shot with the 69 camaro peering from behind the wheelwell opening!
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:14 AM   #14
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It's next in line with 6 others behind if I behave, per my wife's standards, and don't go broke which both are possible.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:22 AM   #15
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It's next in line with 6 others behind if I behave, per my wife's standards, and don't go broke which both are possible.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:29 PM   #16
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

when do you expect to have this truck finished.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:16 AM   #17
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Re: 67 to be sold after restroation completed

I wish I could give a solid date but anyone, or at least it's been my experience, who's done a frame off restoration knows the possibilities of things that can go wrong are endless but 4 - 6 weeks is my goal. I painted the frame this past week and plan to have the fuel tank and engine/tranny combo installed this week and hopefully running the following week. I ordered a new posi unit which I'll get Wednesday then I can finish up the rear disc conversion this week too. I'll continue to post pics as I move forward.
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