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Old 12-15-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

So since I'm done (for now) with my 63 Stepper "EZ Eight" and my 70 C10 is now a citizen of Australia I decided to pull my 63 SWB BBW project out (aka Frank) and finish him up...

Here's Frank sitting next to EZ Eight and starting to get piled in...




And here's my former 70 C10 that now resides in Australia

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Old 12-15-2015, 03:56 PM   #2
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

So got Frank out and have another project to keep EZ Eight company lol...
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

So now that Frank is in a place where I can work on him, I dusted him off and checked out where I left off and what's next on the list. I also installed some freshly powder coated stockers and new rubber.


I had already finished most the front suspension and my next steps should be rear suspension then the 283/Powerglide drive train.

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Old 12-15-2015, 05:20 PM   #4
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Looks good, I'll follow along.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:19 PM   #5
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Looks good, I'll follow along.
Thanks.. I been watching both your builds but "C10 Dually with a lilttle C60 flavor tossed in" is my FAVORITE!!!
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:20 PM   #6
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

In for the build. Frank is a good looking truck!
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:46 PM   #7
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

I do like the EZ-Eight truck.

If it and the Australian are anything to go by..... Frank will Frankly be terrific.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:42 PM   #8
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

OK some updates...


Got my CPP notches in (you can see the template I made on the floor in the background:


Shipping was free and super-fast (1-day), fitment was spot on, and the only hard part of the job I could say was getting out (fighting lol) the factory rivets
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Nice!!
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:49 AM   #10
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

subscribed… really like where you and Frank are going.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:42 PM   #12
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Nice!!
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Been checking out your 64 build for a while.. love your wheels/tire/hubcap setup and the C10 tailgate you did that ended up on your daughters bed.. gonna have to do something like that for my daughter when she's bigger
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Thanks!!

Been checking out your 64 build for a while.. love your wheels/tire/hubcap setup and the C10 tailgate you did that ended up on your daughters bed.. gonna have to do something like that for my daughter when she's bigger

Thanks!! Do it they are only young once!!
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:56 PM   #14
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Thanks!! Do it they are only young once!!
Trust me I know and I'm starting her out as young as I can.. she works on EZ Eight while I'm working on Frank lol

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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Been a few weeks since I updated but still been working on Frank..

Got 2/3's of the bed done.. will finish back half after I get my tank and compressor mounted (its going under that part of the bed).


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Trust me I know and I'm starting her out as young as I can.. she works on EZ Eight while I'm working on Frank lol

Too Cool!!! Btw Awesome project man
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Old 02-16-2016, 05:18 PM   #17
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Had a productive weekend... #1 the most important.. got the cab mounted


Here's some pics once it was first on.. we still had to adjust the cab on the frame left to right/front to back before finally tightening all the body mounts but couldn't wait to take a picture!





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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Then proceeded to put the gas tank back in and bench seat (not pictured) then new reproduction rubber mat so it can sit out to fit better...

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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Next weekend on to wiring, e-brake, speedo-cable, sound deadening and insulating the cab floor, etc.. the following weekend core support and front sheet metal.. and week of the 29th new exhaust then start Frank up!!!

Also pretty sure I'm going to be ordering CPP 6-lug front disc setup with drop spindles...
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Still looking good. You keeping the stock wheels?
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Still looking good. You keeping the stock wheels?
For now.. they're stock 15x6's that I powder coated. They're off 73-87 so they'll clear disc brakes and I have the full set of 64/65 stainless caps. Once I get the disc brake kit on I'm gonna see if the track width difference is noticeable and if so some 15x8 steelies out back.

However I've been debating on some mob steels, transport wheels, or centerline smoothies.

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Old 02-17-2016, 01:35 AM   #22
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

And trust me I played with all these wheel/cap choices already.. and a few others lol

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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

So didn't get as much as I hoped done on Frank this weekend but isn't that the truth for most of us lol.

I got the Cab all lined up and I'm happy with the fit. I also got the gas tank permanently installed with filler neck and hardware.







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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

I also started on the electrical, installed my reverse lights, and began finishing the back section of the wood bed floor.



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Man that looks nice!
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