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Old 11-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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"Project" 1970 K10 Step Side

Hello all.
I recently purchased a 1970 K10. Ive been wanting one of these trucks for a very long time and I finally found a promising ad on craigslist about an hour from home. After going look at it, I had to have it. Itís a surprisingly solid truck that had a recent paint job, but wasnít all put back together. It ran decent, but due to the fact it didnít have any brake lines on it, I was unable to test drive it. We struck a deal and I brought it home. Its a factory SWB, 4X4, 350, 4 speed, NP 205 truck. I have a ton of plans for the truck and I hope to get some advice and pointers along the way.
Here are the pics from the po's house where I looked at it.

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Old 11-23-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #4
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Re: "Project" 1970 K10 Step Side

I took it home and immediately began cleaning it out to get started on the repaint and found something pretty cool.
A picture of the truck from im guessing the early to mid 90's wearing its original paint colors. Was a nice looking truck.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Re: "Project" 1970 K10 Step Side

Nice find! Looking forward to watching your progress on this truck.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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Re: "Project" 1970 K10 Step Side

That is a really nice find, sharp looking truck, looking forward to this one too!
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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Re: "Project" 1970 K10 Step Side

Thanks guys.
I thought i might give everyone a little info on the planned build. Ive always been a big fan of military vehicles. And Ive always wanted a military themed classic 4x4. So the first part of the project was to get it all stripped down and trailer it 600 miles to Memphis, TN. I worked in Memphis for a number of years and built some really good relationships with other shop owners, painters, etc. So a friend of mine who owns a body shop agreed to repair some of the previous bodywork and do an all over paint job for me. I chose a PPG paint that they call grey beige. Its basically desert tan in a matte finish. He is nearly finished with it and i should be picking it up on Dec 7. Now mind you im not building a show truck, so i told him not to really spend too much time making the body perfect. I plan on using this truck and i dont want to be sick to my stomach every time it gets a scratch.
The rest of the plan for te truck goes like this:
1 ton axles with discs and crossover steering
8" lift from Off Road Design
A lot of other ORD parts
Carbureted 6.0 swap keeping the sm465/NP205
Thats a broad overview of what i have planned, there will be a lot more as the build progresses.
I have a few more pics to post as soon as i figure out the hosting thing. Trying to use Flikr.
Please be patient with me on the build, i work offshore and that doesnt give me a lot of time to work on the truck. But i will post updates and pics as often as i can....
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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Here are a couple pics from the few days I had it at home..
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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Loaded up and headed to the painter..
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:45 PM   #10
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Re: "Project" 1970 K10 Step Side

After reading a few of the build threads on here, I realized it may seem like Im doing mine a little backwards.
The reason I chose to have it painted first is because my painter had room for it, and I was about to be gone overseas for work for a couple months. Seemed like a good time to have him knock out the color change.
So after he got started, he was able to send me a few progress pics here and there.

Sorry for the images being sideways. still don't have the picture uploading thing figured out.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:33 PM   #11
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Finally got some pictures with the new color!!

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Old 11-29-2013, 09:44 PM   #12
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Couple more...
Hopefully I will be able to make the trip up and get it next weekend...
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #13
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Re: "Project" 1970 K10 Step Side

Looking good! That color's going to be awesome
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #14
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Looking good! That color's going to be awesome
Thanks.... Im pretty happy with the way it looks. Cant wait to finally see it in person this weekend!!
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:57 PM   #15
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That is going to be my trucks twin!
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Re: "Project" 1970 K10 Step Side

where is this truck? Really curious to see it now.

what color is this? minie is 71 corvette sunflower yellow with pearl in the clear.
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