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Old 07-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #26
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Re: It's been a while

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OK, I am just getting caught up on the thread here, but if you guys are getting CLT Burbs together, I better be getting a text about it! Geoff has my contact info.

Congrats! Looks like a REALLY sweet Burb!

Get her tagged and bring it up to the Brusters cruise in Mooresville next Wed night!
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Wish I could make it, but I'll be in HHI at that point. No worries though. I'll make sure to keep you in the loop. VERY COOL to finally have a group of these bad boys locally!
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'68 C10 Short Fleet on 20" Coy's, '72 C20 Suburban (Ochre Big Block), '69 C20 Suburban (Silver), '69 C10 Suburban (Red/White on Boyd's), '72 C10 Short Fleet (Ochre on Torq's), '70 C10 Short Fleet (POS)
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #27
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Re: It's been a while

Nice Burb. I like your plans too.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:24 AM   #28
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Re: It's been a while

Thanks!
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'68 C10 Short Fleet on 20" Coy's, '72 C20 Suburban (Ochre Big Block), '69 C20 Suburban (Silver), '69 C10 Suburban (Red/White on Boyd's), '72 C10 Short Fleet (Ochre on Torq's), '70 C10 Short Fleet (POS)
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #29
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Re: It's been a while

Okay. So the new burb has been here a couple of weeks now, the most recent week spent on vacation with the family (without the burb). She's been washed, waxed, carb tuned several times, driven approximately 80 miles, and now I'm already gathering up the parts to get her where I want her with my own personal touch.

Plans:
- To lower her. Will most likely do a C-notch at the most, and may go with bags this go around, but not sure yet
- Wheels; still up for debate (just money, right?)
- Perform the '68 front nose conversion (just my personal preference as I LOVE the fronts of the 67-68 Chevy's) NOTE: My original plan was actually to convert my GMC grille trim to '68 GMC trim and '68 hood retaining my grille the way it is, however after running down and learning more about the little painted "top bar", it made more sense to go the Chevy grille route as it was actually cheaper as you'll see below.
- Change the current '72 lower trim to the '68 lower trim

I took a few additional days off of work, so I figured I'd take FULL advantage. Here's what I've managed to pick up in two days, seriously:
- Monday, I drove to Greenville, SC to pick up a factory '68 hood with the "CHEVROLET" letter holes welded, and NO RUST! The PO was redoing his truck and decided to go with a cowl hood.
- While on vacation, bought a "near" full set of factory "red" striped '68 lower trim with clips. I took delivery today, and this is going to look SOOOO awesome IMO
- Picked up a pair of re-finished/chrome '68 front bumper guards. Not sure what it is, but on the right truck, these just look killer to me
- Today, I drove to Stanley, NC to buy a used '68 grille that was part of a whole or part deal. My son and I pulled up to realize that the truck had been sitting out for some time, so pulling the grille was a task in the heat out in the field. The good news is, neither one of us was snake or spider bitten, and I walked outta there with a very nice grille, all trim pieces with some cool patina, and all the extras such as mount, latch, bumper to grille pan, '68 headlight buckets to swap to my GMC support, etc... Oh, and I paid $40!

Tonight, I got the grille cleaned up, rust to body points ground down, primed and painted, the "welcomed" patina on the trim and various edges taped up, and I painted the grille white. I cleared the hole thing once the paint had enough time to dry. My primed hood is next, but I've got to try to match my paint first. I'm thinking about going the faux patina look on just the hood edges. Thoughts?

I'll most likely do a build thread once I get started with the suspension (assuming anyone's interested), but I'll keep notes and pictures for reference as I've seen MANY questions on the forum where GMC guys ask about 67 - 68 conversion options.

(sorry for the poor quality iPod pic's)
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'70 C30 Dually (OG City of Charlotte Welding Truck)

Past 67-72's Chevy Trucks
'68 C10 Short Fleet on 20" Coy's, '72 C20 Suburban (Ochre Big Block), '69 C20 Suburban (Silver), '69 C10 Suburban (Red/White on Boyd's), '72 C10 Short Fleet (Ochre on Torq's), '70 C10 Short Fleet (POS)

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Old 07-25-2012, 12:03 AM   #30
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Re: It's been a while

Not sure who owns this burb, but I'm basically looking to do something similar (in red).
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'68 C10 Short Fleet on 20" Coy's, '72 C20 Suburban (Ochre Big Block), '69 C20 Suburban (Silver), '69 C10 Suburban (Red/White on Boyd's), '72 C10 Short Fleet (Ochre on Torq's), '70 C10 Short Fleet (POS)
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:11 PM   #31
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Re: It's been a while

Build thread coming, but had to post these. Love having a burb again!!!
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'70 C30 Dually (OG City of Charlotte Welding Truck)

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'68 C10 Short Fleet on 20" Coy's, '72 C20 Suburban (Ochre Big Block), '69 C20 Suburban (Silver), '69 C10 Suburban (Red/White on Boyd's), '72 C10 Short Fleet (Ochre on Torq's), '70 C10 Short Fleet (POS)
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