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Old 06-11-2007, 10:54 AM   #76
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

thanks guys, and no is the answer VT. I would have never imagined doing this to a truck last year when I bought it. My mechanical skills and motivation are slightly better than the average Joe but this is pretty extreme by some people's measure. I can't cover up rust though!

Did you see your old hitch in post #57? looks like new now and getting ready to bolt in now...

If I had it to do over I would would buy a good Daily driver (like Special-K's K-20 for sale) and fix things as needed..... I consider this the easy part, the body work will suck for sure!
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:16 PM   #77
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

great thread msgross, reading yours and 69k10stepside just inspires me to keep working on mine (when time, money, and wife permit) bed is off at this time and started cleaning up rear section of frame. keep up the good work!!!

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Old 06-11-2007, 02:41 PM   #78
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thanks Eric... I know what you say about the wife part!
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #79
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I consider this the easy part, the body work will suck for sure!
We specialize in old chevy trucks in our body shop.

Bring it up, we'll take good care of it for ya.
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:27 AM   #80
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We specialize in old chevy trucks in our body shop.

Bring it up, we'll take good care of it for ya.
wish I could...dount the budget could handle that though!
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:39 AM   #81
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Wow, the frame looks awesome. I am afraid of tearing into my truck, it was "restored" by a guy in SD a few years back, and so far I have more than a few questionable things (engine is seriously screwy ('79 block mismatched heads) hidden body rust, tons 'o putty) At least the rust won't get any worse here in southern AZ
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:54 AM   #82
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

so I picked up my $75 in seals and bearings from napa the other day. The Junkyard 12 bolt posi was leaking oil out the pinion like a New Orleans levee....

The corp 10 front axle had crusty needle bearings and bad seals too....

Also a pic of the read add-a-leaf installed. Added 1.5" to the leaf pac before installation.

New rea wheel studs where in order since I could only get 6 turns on the lugs with the MT's installed. These are 1/4 longer. Whats the best way to install? press, or just tighten down a lug nut to pull it tight?
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:58 AM   #83
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

some good progress
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:58 AM   #84
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

Here's another job that's a PITA! The axle shaft u-joints were pretty stiff so for $15 each side I picked up some HD u-joints.... After a little elbow grease and a spray paint I think that they are in business now....
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:59 AM   #85
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looks good, paint does wonders
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:00 AM   #86
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

Hopefully the axles will be wraped up by this weekdend then the drivetrain can be cleaned up and installed by the end of the month....
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:21 PM   #87
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

I have installed the studs both ways, but the using of the lug nut is the easiest but YMMV.
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New rea wheel studs where in order since I could only get 6 turns on the lugs with the MT's installed. These are 1/4 longer. Whats the best way to install? press, or just tighten down a lug nut to pull it tight?
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:07 PM   #88
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

I did it that way today... I actually placed a lrger nut onto the stud (acted as a spacer) and then and old lugnut was driven on with an impact wrench...

Changed rear axle bearings and spindle bearings today... thank goodness for Auto Zone's tool rental program!
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:09 PM   #89
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

Mike,

I have had good luck installing wheel studs using a open stock wheel nut reversed (flat surface in & no wheel ofcourse) and hitting them with an impact wrench.

Just make sure the naruled portion of the stud will not come all the way threw the axle flange before you use this method, if it will place a couple washers over the stud first.

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I can not believe you just posted that see GR8 minds do think alike.

Look at the times you posted while I was typing

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I can not believe you just posted that see GR8 minds do think alike.

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Old 06-16-2007, 05:38 PM   #92
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where did you get the name for your build thread? Sincerely 68MoneyPit
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:06 PM   #93
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keep the pics coming...nice work btw!!!
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:32 PM   #94
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where did you get the name for your build thread? Sincerely 68MoneyPit
my lawyers will be contacting you!
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keep the pics coming...nice work btw!!!
wilco, lots of small work on the axles this week so not many pics to add. Should start picking up next week with some drivetrain cleanup and installation.

thanks for the words...
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:24 PM   #96
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I am working on the same truck. 68 Short Wide. Going to a 2/4 drop,tbi 350, 700r4, shaved drip rails on cab, wood bed, and an empty bank account.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:35 PM   #97
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

Alrighty, I finally got all my bearings and seals needed for the axles. Installed the rest of them tonight and am happy to see two axles installed again. I still need to weld the spring plates onto the axle once I get the engine, tranny and TC installed to set the pinion angle. Looks like the rear was raised about 1.5 - 2" from the add-a-leaf. The rear feels like a 3/4 ton now too since the spring pack is soooooo stiff. Who cares about ride quality, it's a 4x4!
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:40 PM   #98
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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

Also got to finish up the front axle after NAPA came through with a bearing kit (#brgbk1). Since my 76 dana that I bought had good hub bearings I decided to keep them and just repack (WHAT A MESS!). The 76 donated the spindles, hubs, rotors and backing plates to the project. They mated nicely with the 82 corp 10 axle and shafts....

I didn't put the brake calipers on yet due to time but I had to get some wheels on her again.... So nice to see it out from jackstands!

Now it's time to clean up the engine, tranny and TC to set it in the frame. Once I set the rear pinion then get it welded up and moved home to my garage before July.... wish me luck
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:49 PM   #99
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Its about time you get it back on its wheels and tires,lol....just dont strip the lugnuts this time!

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Re: 68 K-10 SWB build thread - project Money Pit...pics galore!

Lookin good as always, Mike

Looks like you are gonna make it. And yes I do wish you luck on making that deadline you have to keep the wife happy or you won't be happy either.

BTW are you and Dustin in a race you guys are neck & neck but I think he may be ahead by an engine.

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