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Old 01-31-2016, 03:44 PM   #26
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

I'll follow along.

If you like the silver color on the gauge panel, you can just get some clear coat and spray that over the silver. Either way, looks like you'll be buying more paint.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:22 AM   #27
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

What wheel off set did you get? Is there a special offset needed for 10" wheels?

Where did you order your tires from?

Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:46 PM   #28
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What wheel off set did you get? Is there a special offset needed for 10" wheels?

Where did you order your tires from?

Keep up the good work!
thanks! haven't really done much yet but hopefully soon...

the standard BS for the 15x10's i ordered is 4.5". i had it changed to 5.25". essentially that will put the outside edge of the tire in the same location as the 275/60's that were on the truck in the photos earlier in this thread. the extra tire width will move inward. if i measured correctly, the space between the tires and the inner wheel tub should be about 1.25".

i got the tires from summit. free shipping...
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:51 PM   #29
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I'll follow along.

If you like the silver color on the gauge panel, you can just get some clear coat and spray that over the silver. Either way, looks like you'll be buying more paint.
that's a good idea. i already re-sprayed it with some "aluminum" color i had laying around. if i don't like the look if it i will retry that argent with some clear.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:00 PM   #30
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

well most of the parts for the suspension rebuild are now in hand, so i tore into the front. i stripped a brake line fitting, but otherwise everything came off pretty easily. the brake rotors have some pretty major grooves, so i think i'm going to buy a complete disc brake kit.

next is some cleaning and then i need to find some por15. the wheels are off being powdercoated. i'm still fiddling with the gauge bezel and glove box door paint. getting a little frustrated, but i think i'm getting close.

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Old 02-07-2016, 07:39 PM   #31
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

Looks like some good progress
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:37 PM   #32
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

I believe the factory rotor had one deep groove somewhere near the center of the brake surface. If that's the groove you're talking about, no worries. But if you want to go with a big brake setup, now's a great time to do so!
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:39 PM   #33
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I believe the factory rotor had one deep groove somewhere near the center of the brake surface. If that's the groove you're talking about, no worries. But if you want to go with a big brake setup, now's a great time to do so!
interesting. i didn't even think about the fact that it was on both sides of the rotor, and may have been on both rotors now that you mention it. i'm going to replace them anyway so it's all new, but not enough $$$ at this time for the big brakes...

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Old 02-11-2016, 05:22 PM   #34
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

Very nice looking truck to start with, I'm really going to enjoy following along with your build.
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:16 AM   #35
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

how about a glove box door makeover? 67 style.

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Old 02-12-2016, 12:27 PM   #36
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interesting. i didn't even think about the fact that it was on both sides of the rotor, and may have been on both rotors now that you mention it. i'm going to replace them anyway so it's all new, but not enough $$$ at this time for the big brakes...

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There's a lot of options on brakes.

The stock front disc/rear drum setup on 71 and newer, are a pretty good way to go (73 and newer are same as 71 and 72's), especially when compared to the 4 wheel drum stuff previous.

Just my POV, I'll be installing factory type front disc on my 67 and 68, and not look back.

You can use D153 on calipers that use D52 pads. They were light duty 3/4 ton pads on pickups in the 70's and 80's. They have a little more surface area than the D52's.

Keep up the great work!!!
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:59 PM   #37
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There's a lot of options on brakes.

The stock front disc/rear drum setup on 71 and newer, are a pretty good way to go (73 and newer are same as 71 and 72's), especially when compared to the 4 wheel drum stuff previous.

Just my POV, I'll be installing factory type front disc on my 67 and 68, and not look back.

You can use D153 on calipers that use D52 pads. They were light duty 3/4 ton pads on pickups in the 70's and 80's. They have a little more surface area than the D52's.

Keep up the great work!!!
thanks, that's where i'm leaning too. i'll look into the D153's, i am intrigued.
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Nice work on the glovebox door!
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:51 AM   #39
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Nice work on the glovebox door!
thanks!

finally wrapped up the gauge bezel...

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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

I've always liked he look of the painted bezel vs the chrome aftermarket
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:28 PM   #41
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

couple sneak previews...

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Old 04-20-2016, 03:24 AM   #42
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finally getting somewhere. all the control arms are rebuilt, now starting to reassemble. can't wait to get it back on the ground and see how it rides.

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Old 04-22-2016, 01:47 PM   #43
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Re: project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)

The silver looks good on the suspension parts! So did you decide on white for the interior, or are you doing fawn? Saw your "oh c******st" add and it looks like you picked up some fawn armrests.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:01 PM   #44
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thank you. yep, went with fawn. i like how it looks and it was the original color. i've found all the OEM fawn interior parts in pretty good shape except a center seat belt. even the buddy buckets match, although they have a few tears. so i'm pretty stoked about that.
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Glad you went with it, love the fawn interior. Really looking forward to seeing it come together.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:59 AM   #46
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so i was originally going to run some white painted 67 caps that i had, but i didn't like the look with the primer, and i didn't think i would like it once i get the truck painted black and all the stainless trim put on. i bought some 67 stainless caps, but there was too much red for me so i sold them (yes i'm picky). i was starting to think i would just go without caps when i got lucky this week and found a decent set of 68 stainless caps. i think this will work for me! what do you guys think? ignore the stance, i still have jack stands under there.

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Old 04-23-2016, 10:05 PM   #47
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I like it! Will look perfect once it's sitting on its own. I agree with you, gotta have the 68 paint scheme on the 67-68 caps if you've got a 68. Look forward to seeing more pics. Also the glovebox door looks really nice
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Old 05-01-2016, 02:51 AM   #48
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getting pretty close to having the front suspension wrapped up. hoping to get it on the ground soon to see how it looks. suspension work takes a lot longer than i thought!!

i just need to get the tie rods & connecting rod bolted in, and replace a few brake lines. only two simple steps, but it seems like each step turns into 5 more small tasks...

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Old 05-03-2016, 01:18 AM   #49
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well she's back on the ground. when i first bolted on the wheels i discovered the spindles were hitting the wheels. i've heard a lot of stories of control arms rubbing, but i haven't heard that about the spindles before. i bought some 5/16" spacers and trimed about an 1/8" off the spindles and it's all good. what do you think? it seems a tad low to me, but i think i just need to get used to it.

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I believe the factory rotor had one deep groove somewhere near the center of the brake surface. If that's the groove you're talking about, no worries. But if you want to go with a big brake setup, now's a great time to do so!
That's correct, most if not all GM rotors from the late 60's had that groove.
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