The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1973 - 1987 Chevrolet & GMC Squarebody Pickups Message Board > Squarebody Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2019, 07:45 AM   #1
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Freshening up the 80 k10

It's time to fix up our old k10! I bought this truck years ago "ready to paint", in primer. Not knowing any better, I painted the truck, and the paint looked nice for about 2 years, and then rust started coming through. A few years later the primer started cracking and peeling, and now the truck looks like crap. I have installed a goodwrench 350, a freshened up th350, and I rebuilt the np205, new springs, and all sorts of stuff over the last few years. This truck gets used alot, makes trips to the dump, pulls the car trailer, has served winter truck duty for the last few years, and it's time for the old girl to get some attention. The plan is pretty simple, it needs cab corners, rockers, doors, the front fenders are poor fitting aftermarket units, and the bedsides have a ton of old bodywork in them, I have some nice rust free GM front fenders, and bedsides that just need some minor body work, I have a set of new doors that I'll uses if I can get them to fit decent, and have to do a little rust repair on the bed floor. I think I'm going to change the color to "sour apple green metallic", and possibly 2 tone it with white, but at this point I'm undecided about the 2 tone, I do have a full trim kit for the truck that will go on either way. This won't be a super fancy build, just getting our old truck back into decent shape. I enlisted the help of my oldest son last night, and we dove in and started tearing it down!
Attached Images
     
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2019, 08:10 AM   #2
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

This was how it turned out the last time I painted it. I sure wish it would have lasted longer...
Attached Images
 
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2019, 08:42 AM   #3
Low Elco
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Indep, MO
Posts: 5,510
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Yee-Haw! A new Jayson build!
Low Elco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2019, 06:04 AM   #4
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

I've made some progress on the cab. The drivers side got a full inner rocker, an outter rocker, a kick panel, and a inner, and outter cab corner. The passenger side got a small section of the inner rocker repaired, the bottom of the kick panel repaired, a small floor patch, a rocker panel, and inner and outter cab corners. Both sides had the cab floor supports replaced also. I have to finish pulling stuff off the cab, then it's time for body work.
Attached Images
   
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2019, 10:00 AM   #5
Low Elco
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Indep, MO
Posts: 5,510
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

How do the repro door shells fit? I wish I had your energy.
Low Elco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2019, 08:13 PM   #6
Greenlee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: El Lago, TX
Posts: 1,588
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Nice work!
Greenlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2019, 01:07 PM   #7
GMC Guy
Registered User
 
GMC Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 913
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Quote:
Originally Posted by Low Elco View Post
How do the repro door shells fit? I wish I had your energy.
Also curious
__________________
Greg
1974 GMC
1/2 Ton SWB Fleetside
L33 5.3/4l65e

.................__
............._____l __\__
..............l_(O)_ l___(O)]
GMC Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2019, 06:45 PM   #8
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

The doors fit "ok" out of the box. One they are bolted on where you want them, the window frames need to be kind of twisted into shape to line up with the body, the lower door hinges needed the door side holes enlarged to allow the bottom of the door to get close enough to the body, and the front lower corners needed a little work with a dead blow hammer. The bottom of the doors are a little wavey, but with a little tinkering they fit decent.
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 07:18 AM   #9
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

I got the first round of bodywork done on the cab, and shot some epoxy, and high build primer.
Attached Images
 
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 11:34 AM   #10
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

I got a little more work done on the cab, I was anxious to see some color, so I got the inside of the cab painted. I really like the way it turned out! I love this color.
Attached Images
   
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2019, 09:40 PM   #11
Greenlee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: El Lago, TX
Posts: 1,588
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Thatís going to be sharp! You going green and white 2 tone?
Greenlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2020, 08:14 AM   #12
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

This old girl has been pushed to the side for awhile, but im getting back after it. In the past couple weeks I got the cab, doors, and front fenders painted, cleaned up and painted the frame rails with some eastwood rust paint, and put some gaskets and seals in the engine, put an edelbrock intake on it, and got that painted up.
Attached Images
     
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2020, 08:04 PM   #13
rodstored-72
chevy truck fan
 
rodstored-72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Gilbert, arizona 85298
Posts: 1,531
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

I do like that color.. it is looking very nice!!
rodstored-72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2020, 08:09 PM   #14
Matt Man
Registered User
 
Matt Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Buhl, Idaho
Posts: 1,428
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Looking good! How is your goodwrench 350 holding up? I have 35,000 miles on mine with no issues besides the rear main seal leaking from day one.
__________________
86 c30 crew cab dually 454/400 4/6 drop SOLD 1-8-11
1981 chevy K10 shorty 350/350C 12bolt, 10bolt, NP208
4" lift 35's
4.10's Detroit locker/Truetrac
Vintage Air
67 GMC Stepside Straight six/3 on the tree "The Peach"

K10 build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=671934

The Peach build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=733903



Matt Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2020, 08:01 AM   #15
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Thanks guys! The goodwrench 350 has worked well for me, it has been in there for about 6 years, but doesn't have many miles on it. The rear main seal started leaking after about a year.
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2020, 07:19 AM   #16
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Got the undercoating cleaned off the bottom of the cab, and got it scrubbed down with some wax and grease remover, and got some broken seat belt bolts drilled out, and the threads cleaned up. A new front seal went in the transmission, and the engine is set back in the frame. I also replaced all of the rubber fuel lines in the fuel system.
Attached Images
  
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2020, 11:52 PM   #17
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Got the cab back on the frame.
Attached Images
 
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 01:14 PM   #18
LT7A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,213
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

It's good to see you back. Was missing updates on your hyperspeed builds. Truck looks good. That thing is grEEEEn.
LT7A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 03:14 PM   #19
wixthedog
Senior Member
 
wixthedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Magnolia, TX
Posts: 221
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

What’s your plan for the bed floor repair? I have the same issue and am looking for options other than replace it. Those floors are expensive!
__________________
Mike
1976 C10 RCLB - 350 - SM465 4 Spd - 4.5"/6" Drop
Obligatory Build Thread HERE!
1979 C20 RCLB - 350 - TH350 Auto
wixthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2020, 05:14 PM   #20
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Quote:
Originally Posted by wixthedog View Post
Whatís your plan for the bed floor repair? I have the same issue and am looking for options other than replace it. Those floors are expensive!
I bought the bed repair panels, and the ribs seem to line up nice, but since I bought those I got a very nice rust free bed floor.
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 12:48 AM   #21
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

I got the core support cleaned up, and cleaned up a set of inner fenders, gave them a shot of epoxy primer, and a couple coats of satin black. Its super hot and humid, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it all dries up ok.
Attached Images
  
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2020, 05:15 PM   #22
Matt Man
Registered User
 
Matt Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Buhl, Idaho
Posts: 1,428
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Looks good from here!
__________________
86 c30 crew cab dually 454/400 4/6 drop SOLD 1-8-11
1981 chevy K10 shorty 350/350C 12bolt, 10bolt, NP208
4" lift 35's
4.10's Detroit locker/Truetrac
Vintage Air
67 GMC Stepside Straight six/3 on the tree "The Peach"

K10 build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=671934

The Peach build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=733903



Matt Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2020, 03:38 PM   #23
Low Elco
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Indep, MO
Posts: 5,510
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Looks great!
Low Elco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2020, 11:43 PM   #24
Jaysonb
Registered User
 
Jaysonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Good Thunder Mn.
Posts: 946
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

Making some progress!
Attached Images
  
Jaysonb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2020, 08:10 AM   #25
wixthedog
Senior Member
 
wixthedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Magnolia, TX
Posts: 221
Re: Freshening up the 80 k10

That green is killer! Great progress.
__________________
Mike
1976 C10 RCLB - 350 - SM465 4 Spd - 4.5"/6" Drop
Obligatory Build Thread HERE!
1979 C20 RCLB - 350 - TH350 Auto
wixthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2020 67-72chevytrucks.com