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Old 12-13-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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When I was new to the forum I started a couple different threads detailing the frame up build of my 68 C10. I am now compiling my past progress pics into the Projects and Builds sub forum. All updates will be posted in this thread. Enjoy.

Here is what I started with. I first bought the 68 shortbed 307 3spd not running. Front drums, no power steering or brakes, 6 lug. Over the next couple of years I found a shortbed frame that already had 5 lug discs and had been cleaned and painted. Then I found the cab has some hard to fix issues and picked up the 72 Long bed factory air parts truck. It had been a daily driver untill someone pulled infront of the previous owner. I got everything but the damaged front sheet metal, eng, and trans.


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Old 12-13-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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I also got a Throttle body 350 out of a 89 Suburban that my father in law wrecked due to a tractor trailer pulling out in from of him. I kept the stock short block because it was only about a year old crate motor. I added cast iron Vortec heads, a Comp Cams 12-211-2 camshaft (224/224 .470/.470 110 lobe sep.) a Edelbrock 350 carb and Vortec intake, chrome timing cover, HEI, and Sanderson ceramic coated headders (highly recommend) plus the factory serpentine setup. Estimated around 300 - 330hp.


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Old 12-13-2007, 05:18 PM   #3
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A few more engine pics

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:27 PM   #4
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Next up the extra chassis I picked need a fresh coat of paint after sitting and being in storage. Plus I had a ECE 4/6 drop kit to install. We used cast iron engine enamel on the steering gear, front brakes and spindles, and the center link and tie rod ends. This got topped with a little high temp clear. The suspension got hammered silver metal paint. The trans and gas tank got an aluminum color and the driveshaft is also the cast iron color.

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:29 PM   #5
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By the way, that is gloss chassis saver black on the frame. I think it is used for semi trucks. We actually brushed it on and it leveled out pretty nicely.



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Old 12-13-2007, 05:34 PM   #6
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And finally the body. Shaved drip rail, cab seam, door handles, wiper cowl, tailgate handle, and rear cab light. The firewall got smoothed and the center of the dash is also smooth. I will be adding a/c controls and a billet center a/c vent. Thinking of putting the radio either in the glove box or under the a/c controls. Also picked up new 67 fenders and cowl hood from LMC. The cab is off the 72 long bed, the grille panel, core support, and doors are off the first 68. When I get to the bed, it will also be from the first 68.


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Old 12-13-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:42 PM   #9
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And here is where I am now. Mostly waiting on the bodyman to finish aligning the front end, edge in the panels, and do the final paint from the grille to the back of the cab. Then we will finish up the wiring (EZ wire harness) and start on the interior.

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Old 12-14-2007, 08:05 AM   #10
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Let me know what you think so far.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:25 AM   #11
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I think your door gaps are damn sure on the money. Good job.
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Looks awesome so far. Are those the headers from ECE? And how good is the EZ Harness does it have the ignition for the dash, and all the goodies the painless comes with.
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Looks awesome so far. Are those the headers from ECE? And how good is the EZ Harness does it have the ignition for the dash, and all the goodies the painless comes with.
The headders are the Ceramic coated Sanderson's from ECE. In a couple of the pics you can see the longtube headmans I had. The fit was awful and the finished dulled while the truck was stored. Had not even run em.

The EZ harness I got off ebay came with a 21 ckt harness, the following switches (ign, headlamp, wiper) billet knobs for all the switches, headlamp connectors, turnsignal switch connector, varaious terminal ends, fuse link wire, and some zip ties.
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Looks great! I love the shaved driprail. Where are you gonna mount everything that used to be in the dash?
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That thing is beautiful! I can't wait to see the end result...
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I think it looks awesome - can't wait to see how this turns out.

Keep the info and the pix coming.
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The headders are the Ceramic coated Sanderson's from ECE. In a couple of the pics you can see the longtube headmans I had. The fit was awful and the finished dulled while the truck was stored. Had not even run em.

The EZ harness I got off ebay came with a 21 ckt harness, the following switches (ign, headlamp, wiper) billet knobs for all the switches, headlamp connectors, turnsignal switch connector, varaious terminal ends, fuse link wire, and some zip ties.
Did the harness come with the AC wiring as well?
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Nice work!
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Looks great! I love the shaved driprail. Where are you gonna mount everything that used to be in the dash?
For now I am thinking of mounting a dual outlet oval billet center a/c vent about where the stock one was, then put the billet a/c controls below it, and maybe the radio on the battom. I never really planned to leave the dash completely shaved, just wanted to smooth out all the steps and dimples.

Here is the a/c controller I plan to use. I will see if I can find a better pic.

This the link to the system I am planning on right now

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Did the harness come with the AC wiring as well?[/QUOTE]

I beleive it has the wiring for fused power, and for running to the compressor clutch.
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Man That Looks Good. I Didn't Know How Everyone Cleans Up The Pieces They Weld In, Like On The Firewall Stuff.i Know You Use Bondo To Finish It, But I Didn't Know How Far To Finish The "metal" Part Of It. It Looks Awsome!
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Very cool build,definitely keep progress pics coming. I like what yur doing so far and the mods are turning out nice. I have a few engine choices but if I find a used later model ls2 or similar I think I will make a swap.
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Thanks for the feedback all. I am so anxious to get this truck done. And I sure wish I could do paint and bodywork. I am waiting on my bodyman right now. I plan to get some wiring done in the next few weeks, but the next big step is getting the cab and front end aligned and painted. I will post more pics as soon as I get something done.
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Beautiful truck, keep plugging away, you're almost there, .
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