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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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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Looks good, I'll follow along.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:19 PM   #5
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

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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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Old 12-21-2015, 07:47 PM   #9
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Next was on to the rear shock relocation brackets...




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Old 12-21-2015, 07:54 PM   #10
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Drill and bolt in...





They line up good with the frame and fit nice next to the CPP notches... you can also see the CPP Deluxe Trac Bar installed with 2" CPP Drop Blocks.



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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

I'm using the factory bottom rear shock mounts just flipped around and swapped sides...





Frame clearance is good...





Here is the hardware for the top shock mount to bracket...

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Old 12-21-2015, 08:02 PM   #12
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Best part is the shock angle looks really good so they should function the best they can...

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Old 12-21-2015, 09:51 PM   #14
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Next week Engine and Trans should be going in... SBC 350 (Dressed as a 283) with Powerglide Trans.. will be using factory V8 mounts and CPP tubular trans cross member.
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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Well I worked on a few different items but kind of bounced back and forth between; not fully finishing any one item.

I got the engine and trans in but still need to bolt on some more items and then will post pics. I also started on the bed floor but wasn't able to finish with the holidays.. will post pics when complete.

So not to leave you without any pics; here's one I took on Sunday of the rear sitting a hair above driving height. The front is static drop and the rear will be bagged (currently the rear is blocked up to estimated ride height).


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Old 01-07-2016, 12:48 AM   #16
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Nice!!
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subscribed… really like where you and Frank are going.
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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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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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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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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Got motor and trans in..







I used the CPP Trans crossmember and it worked great with my Powerglide; and I can use the same crossmember and mount if I want to upgrade to 700R4 later on.



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Re: My 63 SWB BBW Build Frank

Also since this chassis was originally fitted with a 3-Speed Manual Trans, I had to find an original Powerglide frame pivot bracket (that was a search lol).





I setup the starter for a remote starter solenoid and added a large 4-gauge ground strap for increased engine and starter grounding.

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Lastly I cleaned up the cab for installation next weekend!!!! Can't wait!

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