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Old 01-15-2007, 01:16 AM   #1
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my 68 shortbed build

this is my 68 shortbed truck that i am restoring. it has a 327 with 202 heads and is just about ready for a 2" cowl hood paint. iv been working on it for about 3 years. after paint it will get a 4/6 drop with a front power disk brake convertion and eather 17" or 18" hopster 550's and a 5 speed trany i plan on painting it tangarine peral orange.

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Old 01-15-2007, 01:24 AM   #2
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:47 AM   #3
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Whats that box thingy thing?
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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nice lookin' truck you have there.
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:07 AM   #5
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lookin good so far
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:17 AM   #6
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Whats that box thingy thing?
thats part of my center consloe it will go all the way bach when i put in my new buckets and relocate my gas tank
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:33 AM   #7
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Thats sweet man!!!! thats a badass truck!
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:39 AM   #8
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Thats sweet man!!!! thats a badass truck!
thanx, im gunna be puting my rear mount gas tank in this week and then doign the body and paint realy soon in my high school auto shop
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:44 AM   #9
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thats a really clean engine bay!!!!!
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:54 AM   #10
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thats a really clean engine bay!!!!!
thanx! i was going to paint it the same as the rest of the truck will be but i think the black makes the engine stand out !
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:21 AM   #11
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Can't wait to see it with paint
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:14 AM   #12
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nice work so far
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:50 AM   #13
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Looking good! Love those 68's.
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #15
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Re: my 68 shortbed build

so i just got my new rear frame mount gas tank. its an 18gal aluminum top fill tank!

any tips on how to install it?
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:16 PM   #16
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here it is
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:19 PM   #17
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Hey Guys did you notice the gold color. Is this another possible 50th??
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:31 PM   #18
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Re: my 68 shortbed build

well when i bought it it had the chrome trim but not on it and was gold under the primer with the ivory bench seat. but did they make 50th shortbeds?

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Old 01-15-2007, 10:07 PM   #19
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Re: my 68 shortbed build

Lookin good nice to see a 68 get a new life
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:22 PM   #20
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Good lookin' project!!! Keep black under the hood!!!
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:42 AM   #21
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Re: my 68 shortbed build

got a little work done on my gas tank today . i still need to do the lines.
paint is rite around the corrner
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:19 PM   #22
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Re: my 68 shortbed build

finaly got my old tank out from the cab and was able to design the rest of my center console out of cardbord

tell me what ya think
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:30 PM   #23
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Re: my 68 shortbed build

does anyone know how far the top of the ridges of the bed floor is off the frame
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:52 PM   #24
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Re: my 68 shortbed build

Same question I had yesterday while mounting my new fuel cell. Due to the fact my bed is laying out in the snow and rain with 400 pounds of crap in it, I never did come to a conclusion. Seems like the cross sills are about 2 1/2 inches tall.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:28 PM   #25
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Re: my 68 shortbed build

here are some update pics

ive done a little sanding on the bed
welded up the rear trim holes
bought a cowl hood
and about the hole for the gas filler, well i guess thats why they say meashure twice cut once.
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