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Old 07-05-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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Project Vitamin C-10

Edit date 12-5-2009
This is an edit I did 2.5 years after I started this project. I never knew it would be this long of a build. It is a story of my build plus other things that happen along the way. This is my first true frame off restoration. I've learned alot from this forum and thankful it is here for all of us to enjoy. So set back and enjoy the ride.


I hope this is the right place to do this. I want to keep a running story of my progress. I have already placed a few of these pics in the welcome area, but I want the pics in this thread to begin where I started. Enjoy
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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Pic1-Back from sandblasting
Pic2-Just sprayed it with DP90
Pic3-the rust holes doubled in size after blasting
Pic4-Bed sides
Pic5-A post inner reinforcement. I can't find anyone making a replacement but I accidently ran across a 72 style and it is almost a perfect fit. More pics to follow
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:14 AM   #3
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Looks like a huge shop to work on it in. I would have driven it, it looked to be in good shape to start with.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:38 AM   #4
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Put carpet over it and drive it like you stole it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:33 AM   #5
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thats a very nice truck you have to work with. my truck is in almost the same shape except it has a bit less rust and needs paint. if i could i would do a frame off but im short on $ and its all i have to drive. i have a steak and lobster taste on a free sample budget. lol good lookin truck. keep us updated.
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:11 AM   #6
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I wish I had a shop of any kind to fo that stuff with. *Jealousy* :p
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:07 AM   #7
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Yep, cool truck!! Even cooler looking shop ......
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:17 AM   #8
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We were slow at work so I was able to take it to work and work on it there. Now we are busy and it needs to come home . I'm also getting my 30X30 shop built after many many years of waiting. i will post some pics of the shops progress also. The slab should be poured today
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:56 AM   #9
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wow, ditto on the nice truck & nice shop. keep us updated with pics, can't wait to see how this turns out. You painting it original color?
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:03 AM   #10
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Look what my neighbor and fellow forum member (sdailey) found for me. It's a 1972 frame with 5 lug power disc brakes with booster and power steering. It also included 5 rallys rings and caps. The rotors are even new. I also picked up the bed from the same person. I couldn't pass it up.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:10 AM   #11
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My slab got poured today
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:16 AM   #12
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Thats NUTS! Your new shop is gonna be bigger than my house!
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:14 AM   #13
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Yes, a shop at home! Sweet truck, looks like a good solid builder.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:02 PM   #14
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Just an update. Not much going on with the truck. Frame is ready for sand blaster. I've got all new sheet metal including patch panels. The shop is coming along. The guy building it is on a 2 week vacation. It's driving me crazy, it's a good thing I am patient. I'm supposed to pick up another 66&63 LWB step side soon.

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Old 08-09-2007, 09:07 AM   #15
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Looks good!
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:18 AM   #16
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Shop is coming along nicely, Good looking truck 2 start with, keep us posted.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:49 PM   #17
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Update:
Just picked up my 4" drop kit for rear and LSD carrier with 373 gear, and ordered 2.5" spindle drop, stainless brake line kit. I'm also getting the front tan leather power front seats out a 99 silverado (no console) this coming tuesday.

I'm planning on painting the truck hugger orange with tan leather interior.

I've already built the 383 and I'm putting a 700R4 behind it.

I'm planning on a paintable flammin river column.

I need some ideas for dash cluster.

The shop is at a stand still, I hope to get things rolling this next week.

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Old 08-11-2007, 11:23 PM   #18
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What are you thinking about for a dash cluster? Factory or ???
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:32 AM   #19
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I really want to get some ideas (pics). Right now I'm thinking of using the factory bezel with some kind of round gauges with like an aluminum insert. But I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:34 PM   #20
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I got my frame back from the blaster. I let them prime it since I don't have a place to do it yet. I didn't know it would be a peach colored primer, but it will be covered soon with a gloss black or charcoal gray. I also drug home another truck, I couldn't pass it up. It's a running 55 SWB. It still has the 6 volt system. Someone bought it from an estate sale. It's sad the family didn't want to keep it.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:55 PM   #21
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wow that 55' is niiiiice, as they say "one mans junk is another mans treasure"....in this case if you walked away with it under 5k your the man!
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:13 AM   #22
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dam that 55 looks good. keep up the good work
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:46 AM   #23
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Nice 55! Looks like a pretty straight old truck. I love those... Heck, I love em all!
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:44 PM   #24
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Nice 55! Looks like a pretty straight old truck. I love those... Heck, I love em all!
I agree thats a nice 55 someday after i finish with mine witch ii will pass to my son i will look for a 55 for my self

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Old 08-23-2007, 02:51 PM   #25
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thats a bad ass 55' chevy truck i like it because it is all original if i had one of those i would resto the whole thing stock as possible
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