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Old 02-20-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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'68 Patina Short Wide

Well, i guess i should start a build thread. lol... Bought this truck from a buddy who has had it sitting in his backyard for SEVERAL years... I've always bugged the family about selling it to me. Well, the day finally came. They had started some work on it, but stalled out. Here's what she looked like when i picked her up.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:47 PM   #2
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

At first i had planned on just getting the inline 6 running and just making it a good factory cruiser... well.... that quickly changed... dang you facebook for sale pages... LS motor here we come.
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1968 Bel Air Wagon 6.0/4l80e "Family Cruiser" - Sold
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2006 TBSS - Sold
1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser - Sold
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Figured since we are doing an LS motor i need to throw a Boyds tank in the rear.... So, bed comes off... and a little power washing action.
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1968 Bel Air Wagon 6.0/4l80e "Family Cruiser" - Sold
2005 GMC Z71 Crew Cab - Sold
2006 TBSS - Sold
1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser - Sold
Current project '68 SWB
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:54 PM   #4
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Got the tank and the CPP LS swap kit. Motor and trans mounts, headers, all the goodies.
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1968 Bel Air Wagon 6.0/4l80e "Family Cruiser" - Sold
2005 GMC Z71 Crew Cab - Sold
2006 TBSS - Sold
1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser - Sold
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:55 PM   #5
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Now it's time to test fit all the goodies.. I picked up some Speedhut gauges and made a new aluminum bezel.
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1968 Bel Air Wagon 6.0/4l80e "Family Cruiser" - Sold
2005 GMC Z71 Crew Cab - Sold
2006 TBSS - Sold
1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser - Sold
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:00 PM   #6
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Pulled all the stuff out of the cab and got it ready for removal... i've decided to go ahead and media blast and paint the frame.
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1968 Bel Air Wagon 6.0/4l80e "Family Cruiser" - Sold
2005 GMC Z71 Crew Cab - Sold
2006 TBSS - Sold
1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser - Sold
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:03 PM   #7
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Now we are ready for Media blast and new suspension... i've decided on going with a 5/7 static drop... so we took the truck to a buddies shop and he's going to do all the "fab" work for me... C-notch and all the new suspension stuff. then blast and paint.
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1968 Bel Air Wagon 6.0/4l80e "Family Cruiser" - Sold
2005 GMC Z71 Crew Cab - Sold
2006 TBSS - Sold
1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser - Sold
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:06 PM   #8
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Looks killer keep up the good work I'll be watching.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:35 PM   #9
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Got the C-Notch cut in last night... The shock relocation brackets and adjustable panhard bar should be here later this week.
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1968 Bel Air Wagon 6.0/4l80e "Family Cruiser" - Sold
2005 GMC Z71 Crew Cab - Sold
2006 TBSS - Sold
1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser - Sold
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:47 PM   #10
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Cool truck, going to be a neat build
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:55 PM   #11
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

So cool!!!!
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Sweet truck, I’ll be watching this build. Love the patina look.
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Old Yesterday, 08:52 PM   #13
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Nice build. I look forward to seeing it in the future. Do you go to good guys in ft worth?
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