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Old 01-21-2017, 12:33 AM   #1
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71 4x4 SWB

Well this has been a long time coming. I bought my 71 K10 from a board member (71swb4x4) back around 2005 when I was 17 so I've been sitting on it for a while. Put a few miles on it each summer and drove it around but for all intents and purposes its the same truck as when I bought it from Shawn. I've accumulated parts and now ready to tear into, along with my Dad, who I think is more excited about it than me.

This is not going to be a show truck but I'm hoping to have a nice looking weekend cruiser when its done. This shouldn't be too hard as Shawn had a good start on it. But I bought a C30 truck with absolutely perfect sheet metal (doors, fenders, cab). So we're going to swap all the sheet metal between the two trucks. Trucks are the same color so this will work well. With the cab and box coming off the plan is to freshen the old girl up and clean it up as best I can. Will be throwing factory tow hooks and bucket seats in it as well and other odds and ends as we work through it.
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

This should be cool build. I wish I could have scored on 1 ton cab. love the roof cab lights.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:26 PM   #3
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Started the tear down of the C30 yesterday. Still can't believe how good the metal and cab is.
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Ya that is in very good condition.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:42 PM   #5
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

I should have never sold that truck. It was my DD and with our first child arriving it was a family decision. Glad you still have it. You know who to call when the time comes to sell it.

That is a clean c30! That should save you a lot of time and money. Good luck with the build!
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:07 PM   #6
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

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I should have never sold that truck. It was my DD and with our first child arriving it was a family decision. Glad you still have it. You know who to call when the time comes to sell it.

That is a clean c30! That should save you a lot of time and money. Good luck with the build!
For sure, if I ever do put it up for sale I will give you a call.
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:06 PM   #7
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Well, got the cab off the C30 and swapped the 350 out of it. Figured I would keep the engine out if. - untouched and runs like a top. I'll figure out what to do with it later haha. But hoping to drive the C30 out of the shop at the end of the month and then the fun begins!
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:02 AM   #8
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Some progress being made. The cab, doors, and front fenders have been moved over to the 1 ton and its back on the road. Can now finally focus the 4x4.

Rolled it out today and took the pressure washer to it. Going to start cleaning up the frame soon.
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Old 05-01-2017, 02:23 PM   #9
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Well after getting the truck down to where it is, decided it would be a waste to just do a half-ass build. So today I dropped the chassis off at a shop to get it blasted and painted with black Endura! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:00 PM   #10
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Ran some misc parts over to get powder coated today and seen that my frame had been blasted.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:36 AM   #11
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Picked up my powder coated parts today and have my truck back. Really happy how it turned out.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:01 PM   #12
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A little paint goes a far ways. Pretty happy how it turned our after doing some cleaning.
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:18 AM   #13
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Looking good, getting closer.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:01 PM   #14
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Getting ahead of myself as my truck isn't even running yet, but I decided to take my bucket seats apart. I was a little scared initially! I had them blasted to see what was actually there. All said and done they need a little metal work but not too bad. Definitely salvageable. Blew some paint on them for the mean time as not sure when I'll get that done.

Also found some sweet rims that I couldn't pass up and had my tow hooks powder coated.
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Interesting build.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:29 PM   #16
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Opinions on my valve covers? I had them powder coated orange and eyeballed the color when choosing. Seems I need to get my eyes checked....you guys think the contrast looks good? I don't want any chrome so I'm going with color.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:27 PM   #17
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Looks really yellow-orange then the red-orange that chevy orange is. Coming together nicely though.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:10 PM   #18
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Nice truck you have and nice score on that C30! Shoot, the cab oyu took off your truck looked pretty nice too! I agree on the valve cover color. Maybe hang them on your other engine and have the others redone to get a better match?
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:43 PM   #19
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Yeah I'm on the same page too. Too yellow-ey for me. I had a friend tell me the contrast looked good but I don't think so.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:28 PM   #20
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Re: 71 4x4 SWB

Got tired of tripping over my rims in my garage so I got them mounted on the tires. Really looking forward to seeing them on the finished truck.
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