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 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > 67-72 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2007, 01:33 AM   #1
Rokcrln
Senior Member
 
Rokcrln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winters Ca. 95694
Posts: 4,843
LFD's low buck truck build!

LFD's
Low buck truck build

This is a new project that I am starting at a slow pace when I have time between customer builds and life in general. It will be a diferent kind of build thread for this board. I will be showing all the work and most steps needed to do it your self. I will also be giving the hours spent for diferent tasks that I am doing so others will have a guild line for their own work. It may also help when looking for a shop to help you out on your project. I will be sharing any and all money I spend on this build. Some parts will be bought from normal shops, some will come from the wrecking yard and others will be donated or traded for Parts I have laying around here to help cut down on build costs.

I just got these trucks from another board member that lost interest. The build truck is a 70 CST LWB 350 auto, ps,pb, A/C, disk and rear leafs. The price of the truck is not important because this build is to show how much money and time can be extected for doing the same mods to a truck you already have or may be looking at buying.

Now for the build info.
I want to build a low dollar 2wd short bed that is capible of towing my 16' car trailer and look good at the same time but not so cheap that their are compromises in quality or reliability.

First thing is get it running and on the road as is. Then we will move onto the ride height, it will get drop spindles and lowered springs up front and in the rear I will keep the leaf springs and most likely do an axel flip kit, C-notch and a set of over load bags to level out the ride with the trailer hooked up.

Once that is done I will move onto turning the fleet side bed into a short bed and cutting the frame down as well. I will show step by step pics for taking your fleet side bed and with a little cut and snip end up with a short bed and also cutting down your long bed frame to match.

After that is done we will move onto rust replacement, body work and paint. I think this will be a fun build for all of us and I hope people get good info out of it. If you have any susgestion or coments please let me know, while I have a plan I will be following it is not set in stone and may change here and their just abit.

Kevin
LFD Inc.
Rokcrln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 01:44 AM   #2
Rokcrln
Senior Member
 
Rokcrln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winters Ca. 95694
Posts: 4,843
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Here is the truck that will be built for my new tow rig. Right now it has a new crate GM350 in it that had a broken bolt in the intake manifold water neck so it was pulled apart for repairs. I got this truck with almost all the parts needed to get it on the road and have a great start for this build. So far I have only found rust in the kick panels. The floor and rockers look real good but the water that ate the kick panels came from some where so I expect to find problems down the road that we will deal with. Alot of parts are in boxes in the cab, bed and many other places. It comes with a 67 parts truck that is not really needed tor the build but will come in handy for other projects in the shop as well as parts for other members.

Here are a few pic's from today after I got it home. I will get more detailed pics in the next few days.

Kevin
LFD Inc.
Attached Images
     
Rokcrln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 01:45 AM   #3
Rokcrln
Senior Member
 
Rokcrln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winters Ca. 95694
Posts: 4,843
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

A few more.

Kevin
LFD Inc.
Attached Images
    

Last edited by Rokcrln; 01-14-2007 at 01:47 AM.
Rokcrln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 01:46 AM   #4
low'n slow
Too Dumb To Know Better
 
low'n slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Texas - Finally!
Posts: 834
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

I can't wait!
low'n slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 02:08 AM   #5
Rokcrln
Senior Member
 
Rokcrln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winters Ca. 95694
Posts: 4,843
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

After 2 trips to Sacramento making full loads we got it all home and I still had a few hours to play. I started with sorting out engine parts to put it back together. I was able to find most of what I needed but had to make one parts trip so far.
I picked up a new PS return hose, battery, thermostat and a new carb to maniforl gasket. I still need to get a dist hold down bracket in the morning. I spent $80.09 on parts today and 2hrs 20min in labor. I removed the valve covers and cleaned the old intake gaskets. This motor looks like it is brand new on the inside so I hope it runs good. I then replaced the intake and set the motor for TDC and dropped in the dist. I could not find a dist clamp in the parts boxes so I will pick one up in the morning. I then replaced the battery box with a new one (that was in the bed) because it was rusted out. I also put in the new battery from Napa auto parts.

While looking for parts I did run accross a box in the bed that I was not aware of. It had two new stock mirrrors in it, lic plt bracket and light, gravel guards (don't know what they are) New rear bumper brackets and bolts

I am not sure how much more I will be getting done right now because as soon as it is warm enough I need to spray project lemon drop with high build primmer for block sanding and paint. But as time allows I wil up date this thread but their will be down time between posts, sorry but customers come first.

Kevin
LFD Inc.
Attached Images
     
Rokcrln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 04:06 AM   #6
Draggn66
Wrenchin & Sandin!!!
 
Draggn66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Joliet, IL.
Posts: 523
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Great Idea! Thanks for sharing
__________________
Randy
Shorewood, IL.

My Favorite eBay Searches


My Driver Restore Thread
1971 C10 Longbed
2005 Silverado Shortbed
2005 FXDWG
Draggn66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 04:34 AM   #7
Bishops Trucks
KEEP ON TRUCKIN'
 
Bishops Trucks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Sterling, Va.
Posts: 5,731
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

I'll stay tuned!
__________________
JIM
'97 GMC Sierra K1500
'95 Chevy Silverado C1500

'71 Cheyenne Z71 / LT1 & 4-Speed SWB K/10 Father/Son Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l689JKXPnA
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/payments.php
"LIVIN' FREE FOREVER"
Bishops Trucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 07:50 AM   #8
68C15
blood type; Retumbo
 
68C15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: next to my reloading bench
Posts: 10,241
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

I'm watching you.
68C15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 09:10 AM   #9
Boog
Senior moment
 
Boog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Searcy, Ark. USA
Posts: 8,651
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Great idea Kevin. Looks like that engine has never been run. Now if the tranny and brakes are ok. I've given similar thoughts to pulling our camper with my 69 step. Working on this one as time allows when would you expect to see this one on the road?
__________________
Boog
69 Chevy stepside, 358/T350, 4.11 posi, 4.5/4 drop, rallys, poboy driver
09 Yukon SLT 4wd, 06 GMC crewcab Z71 5.3, 4.10
All GM..'nuff said,
Member of Jr Nation 88

I stand for the flag and kneel at the cross
Boog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 10:05 AM   #10
Crank
A&P Mechanic
 
Crank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Crittenden, KY
Posts: 1,960
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Tuned in.
Brandon
Crank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 10:07 AM   #11
Hart_Rod
*************

 
Hart_Rod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 17,236
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Everyone buckle up , this is going to be fun!!
__________________
Rob - http://instagram.com/hart_rod
As Iron Sharpens Iron, So One Man Sharpens Another. Proverbs 27:17

FOR SALE: DBW pedal bracket, Pedal adapter for LS trucks! http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=651123
FOR SALE: ChubTubz, Rear tubs for slammed trucks! http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=675754
FOR SALE: Hood Brackets, Bolt in hood brackets! http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=679945


1969 SuperBurb - 5.3/Magnacharger..http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=200387
1968 Farm truck: LS3/6L80/TVS1900: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=358692
1968 SWB - SHIFTED: PB Xtreme DM/LS1/Dakota Digital/AccuAir/Vintage Air/...http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=551258
1948 5 Window Chevy http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=122164&page=3
FAQ: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/f...play.php?f=220

Last edited by Hart_Rod; 01-14-2007 at 10:08 AM.
Hart_Rod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 10:12 AM   #12
ortegamotor
Registered User
 
ortegamotor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: auburn california
Posts: 1,147
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

hey Kevin, i like the thread you started.im doing the same thing right now with a 70 chevy long bed that i picked up for $300.00 . it is straight and rust free.but it did have a rod sticking out of the side of the motor.my whole goal with this truck is to put together a cool looking parts runner and something i can haul my dirt bike around in.i might have to start my own thread as well.good luck and i look forward to viewing your build . Tony , Auburn Ca
ortegamotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 10:24 AM   #13
LUV2XCLR8
"Square Corvette"
 
LUV2XCLR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: West TN
Posts: 30,310
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

GO KEVIN, GO KEVIN
__________________
The Toy: "Square Vette" 72 C5 Blazer
Toy Puller: "Burakkubyūtī" 12 Tundra
Toy Hauler: "Feathers" Aluma 8218T
Owner "TN Classic Transport Carriers"
LUV2XCLR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 10:54 AM   #14
Rokcrln
Senior Member
 
Rokcrln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winters Ca. 95694
Posts: 4,843
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Well right now it is 21* out side in sunny California and I will not be able to spray the primer on Lemon Drop so it should be running today and once I find a seat (and cut up the parts truck sitting in front of it) it wil be on the road. Comming off the trailer the brakes seemed good and I have two new rotors sitting in the bed as well! I am going to try and keep it a semi driving resto/ custom as it goes. I will swap out the rotors the same week end it gets lowered. then the week end I cut the frame I will pull the bed and set it aside for shorting, have the drive shaft made (one piece) and be able to drive it while I do the bed work. The only real down time will be when I do the interior rust paint work because I will have the glass out to fix and rust I find. This way I can finish the interior and put in new glass and keep it running while the rest of the body is done.

I have already been offered a set of Air Ride bags from "PorterBuilt Street Rods" to use for load levlers. He is donating them to the build I jusat pay shipping. I will get a bag price so it can be included in the build.
Thanks Nate!

Kevin
LFD Inc.
Rokcrln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 11:31 AM   #15
Rokcrln
Senior Member
 
Rokcrln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winters Ca. 95694
Posts: 4,843
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Here are a few sub zero (21* close enough) pics from this morning. Like I said the only showing rust in the two kick panels but we all know their will be more that will want to come out and playas this build develops.

Kevin
LFD Inc.
Attached Images
    
Rokcrln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 11:34 AM   #16
Hart_Rod
*************

 
Hart_Rod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 17,236
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

That's what mine looked like when I started, and we know how that turned out . OBTW, since you were giving me such a hard time about the liftgate, it's a sunny 75 in FL !
__________________
Rob - http://instagram.com/hart_rod
As Iron Sharpens Iron, So One Man Sharpens Another. Proverbs 27:17

FOR SALE: DBW pedal bracket, Pedal adapter for LS trucks! http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=651123
FOR SALE: ChubTubz, Rear tubs for slammed trucks! http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=675754
FOR SALE: Hood Brackets, Bolt in hood brackets! http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=679945


1969 SuperBurb - 5.3/Magnacharger..http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=200387
1968 Farm truck: LS3/6L80/TVS1900: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=358692
1968 SWB - SHIFTED: PB Xtreme DM/LS1/Dakota Digital/AccuAir/Vintage Air/...http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=551258
1948 5 Window Chevy http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=122164&page=3
FAQ: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/f...play.php?f=220

Last edited by Hart_Rod; 01-14-2007 at 03:09 PM.
Hart_Rod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 11:36 AM   #17
Yukon Jack
Mechanically Challenged
 
Yukon Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Rose Hill, KS, USA
Posts: 12,564
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

You contributions to this board by your detailed posts are priceless - now I've got another thread to watch very closely - thanks!
__________________
1970 Blazer with a 400 sbc and 4" lift
1980 Pontiac Trans Am, 455 Oldsmobile
2009 Kawasaki KLR650
2014 Honda CTX700
Yukon Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 11:38 AM   #18
BustedTruck
Registered User
 
BustedTruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Braselton, GA
Posts: 244
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Nice This is going to be a very helpful build
BustedTruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 02:53 PM   #19
DoobieBrother
Registered User
 
DoobieBrother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: US
Posts: 187
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

I'll seriuosly be watching this one. This is the kind of info I need as I get into working over my `68.

Thanks a bunch!
Muchos Gracias!
And other stuff
DoobieBrother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 03:24 PM   #20
PanelDeland
I am a Referee of life.
 
PanelDeland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Greensboro N.C.
Posts: 13,964
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Kevin,I'll be watching.I think you started this build to keep the customers coming.Sure as the devil we will be watching and waiting and you will get covered up with customers work.That's how life always seems to work.I'll be looking forward to seeing this come together.Maybe you should video some of this one too.
__________________
The 47-present Chevrolet and GMC Truck Message Board Network,it's owners,moderators,members,and associates of any type should not be held responsible for my opinion.
You can't fix stupid,not even with duct tape.
"My appearance is due to the fact that "GOD" does punish you for having too much fun!"
Barrett-Jackson has perfected alchemy,they make rust into gold!
"You can lead a horse to water but you can't saddle a duck"
"Cleverly disguised as a 'Responsible Adult'
"Sometimes your Knight in shining armor is just a retard in tinfoil"
PanelDeland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 03:55 PM   #21
BLACK AND BLUE 67-72
Firefighter
 
BLACK AND BLUE 67-72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Yellville, Ar, USA
Posts: 1,939
Thumbs up Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Sweet I can't wait to see how it turns out!!!
__________________
'72 Chevy SWB 350 Auto
'67 GMC LWB 350 4 speed
'70 Chevy 4x4 Stepside 350 Auto
Yellville, Ar. USA

BLACK AND BLUE 67-72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 04:37 PM   #22
corn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: here
Posts: 5,786
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

This will be another good one to follow. One question though, why not just leave it a long bed? I mean if you are planning on towing with it and everything? Besides, I like the long beds. Anyway, cant wait to see an update...
corn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 05:29 PM   #23
SCOTI
Registered User
 
SCOTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: DALLAS,TX
Posts: 18,216
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cornfed63 View Post
.... One question though, why not just leave it a long bed? I mean if you are planning on towing with it and everything? Besides, I like the long beds....
He likes short beds more! This will be another cool one to watch.
__________________
67SWB-B.B.RetroRod
64SWB-Recycle
89CCDually-Driver/Tow Truck
99CCSWB Driver
All Fleetsides

Building a small, high rpm engine
with the perfect bore, stroke and rod ratio is very impressive...
like a highly skilled Morrocan sword fighter with a Damascus Steel Scimitar.

Cubic inches is like Indiana Jones with a cheap pistol....

Last edited by SCOTI; 01-14-2007 at 05:29 PM.
SCOTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 07:20 PM   #24
hotrodhomi
Registered User
 
hotrodhomi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,737
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Looks like a good starter truck
__________________
'72 2wd blazer, bagged w/ watts link & EDC
'72 C10 "Lowered Farm Truck" STOLEN 5-18-11
'66 impala ht
hotrodhomi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 07:29 PM   #25
Rokcrln
Senior Member
 
Rokcrln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winters Ca. 95694
Posts: 4,843
Re: LFD's low buck truck build!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTI View Post
He likes short beds more! This will be another cool one to watch.
Yes I can not stand long beds! Sorry guys nothing personal just my tastes! Plus what fun is cutting a bed and aframe if you end up with what you started with

Well it is running now and sounds good except for the exhaust leaks. It has some old rusty ful length headers on it that will stay for now and just get new gaskets later tonight. Today I had to buy a dist. clamp, PS belt, PS return hose, fuel - vac-heater hose's, ATF battery ground cable, air cleaner stud and cap nut. For a total of $126.20. That puts us at a total of $206.29 for a running truck almost ready for the road. I just need to put in a seat and make a trip to the DMV to get it transfered and registered (has a non op right now) and slap on some plates. The tranny works and so do the brakes as well as the posi I sitll need to time it and alittle tweaking that will happen in the next week or so. Here are a few pics of todays warm activity

Kevin
LFD Inc.
Total $226.20
Attached Images
   
Rokcrln 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 09:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com