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Old 03-08-2009, 12:17 AM   #1
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Project "flip that truck or else!"

PROJECT "FLIP THAT TRUCK OR ELSE" aka polished turd


OK, so the wife didn't really use those terms when i told her that I was picking up another truck, but she might as well have... 60 days is the plan... Purchased the truck on 4 Mar and plan to sell no later than cinco de mayo.

Noticed a local Craigslist ad for a 68 C-10 for $1,000... Sounds good right? Then I get pics in the email and it's a 69... Lay talked of issues with husband, truck stuck in third gear, has four kids now and can't drive it, needs the money kinda story. So after a few emails and phone calls she has some potential buyers and they all fall through. I make her an offer and she says "come get it". Ok now is the time that I better mention this plan to the wife

So I pick up the truck, rented a trailer and got it home. Still in third, husband converted the column shift to the floor and now it has issues. After getting it home I played with the shifter a little an voila!!! It's shifting fine... cool, test drive time! I think it's a 307 but I need to run the numbers.

Pros:
New carb
New coil
New wires
New MSD box (why??)
New water pump
New alternator
New valve covers
Clean aftermarket tailgate
New cab mounts and clean supports
Newer tires
Clean title
all original except rear rollpan and white paint.
New rear slider
Nice seat
new high flow fuel pump (why?)
PA inspected in Jan

Cons:
rust above the windshield
was stuck in third
backfires through carb under acceleration
rims a little rusty
Cut dash
drive door shot
missing driver side trim
overspray on fenders from PO's engine bay paint job
no power steering or brakes
4 wheel drums

Plans are to polish the turd, get it running nice and resell... maybe see $700+ profit with little time or money investment...
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:20 AM   #2
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

Cleaned the overpsray off today with a sanding sponge... pics tomorrow!

Title,tax and registration - $125!!!
Insured for about $20/month

Also picked up some slotted mags to replace the rusty chrome rims...
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:27 AM   #3
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

You drove home in third?

Hella good torque from these old trucks.

But how did the PO not think to mask the engine bay off?
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:34 AM   #4
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You drove home in third?

Hella good torque from these old trucks.

But how did the PO not think to mask the engine bay off?

I winched it onto the trailer and drove it off the trailer in third... still smoked the clutch a little...oops. the engine bay?? who knows what goes through people's mind.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

Nice find
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:49 AM   #6
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

thanks... it's one of those trucks that you could beat around in for another decade but you better not tear into her cause she won't go back together... rust in all the normal areas, rad support, inner fenders, trailing arms...
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:23 AM   #7
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

I saw that one and considered doing the same but I've got two already ....glad someone here picked it up...hope you make some good coin to use on your other project.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:06 AM   #8
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

we'll see... I think I need to adjust the timing due to the small backfiring in the carb. I might also pull all the unnecessary MSD items off and put a cheap HEI on it.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:49 AM   #9
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we'll see... I might also pull all the unnecessary MSD items off and put a cheap HEI on it.
Good call. K.I.S.S. always a good way to go when doing a quick turn around.

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Old 03-08-2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

Ok i'll take it if you deliver it to 85207 during sink oooooo di my ooooooo in mesa arizona. Hey mike just joshin ya. Good luck with the sale and maybe you can get your chrome trim finished. I will give you a call today.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:06 PM   #11
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

worked on the turd again today. found that most of the oil pan bolts were finger tight at best, hence the oil spill under the truck!

Little elbow grease and the rims were looking better, atleast the pass side is... I still need to get some driver side trim and polish the rims on that side too...

Driver door is shot for sure, it's going on craigslist tonight to see how the reaction is...




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Old 03-08-2009, 05:18 PM   #12
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

You listing the truck already or just putting the door on craigslist?
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:18 PM   #13
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

if you dont mind asking...what'd you pay for it...dont look too bad! i wanna nother truck myself gf and parents think im stupid
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:40 PM   #14
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

That already looks A LOT better. I hope it sells for you. It's income tax time so now is the best time to sell!
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yeah income tax time is great lol i buy all the ATVS i can get my hands on turn round and sell em durin income tax refund time lol make a few hundred
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

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You listing the truck already or just putting the door on craigslist?
I just listed it on Harrisburg's list... I'm gonna pull the MSD crap off and get it running even better this week.

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if you dont mind asking...what'd you pay for it...dont look too bad! i wanna nother truck myself gf and parents think im stupid
let me work on selling it and then I can disclose the budget behind this build.

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That already looks A LOT better. I hope it sells for you. It's income tax time so now is the best time to sell!
very true, it would be a good work beater truck but the roof needs fixed to make it an "all-weather" truck...
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:23 PM   #17
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

Finally! I kept thinking, were are some pics of the new ride! I was going to pm you tonight and see if you got the tranny fixed? And I answered my own question reading your thread, COOL! What did you end up finding to be wrong?
I' ll keep my ears open for you.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:55 PM   #18
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I think that the speedometer cable was bound up in the floor shifter linkage. I'm still adjusting it so that it sits right with the seat and dash. They had first gear going under the dash.
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Polish that Turd Bro!
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A polished turd is a shiny turd!!!LOL....
Love to see the budget when you're done....

By the way, why is 6-lug a CON?!?!?hahaha...

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Old 03-11-2009, 09:09 AM   #21
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I don't mind 6 lug but it should say 6 lug drum brakes..
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MSD box removed, Blaster 2 coil removed, distributer removed... installed mallory HEI (off my 68 since it's too big) last night... still back fires through the carb under acceleration. Going to check timing tonight and vacuum leaks...
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:56 AM   #23
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Hope she sells for ya glad to see another one back on the road.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:18 PM   #24
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Re: Project "flip that truck or else!"

Changed carb to my 1405 Edelbrock (man choke) still backfires...going to autozone for a timing light tonight...

thanks Frenchblue72 for the words... i just hope to get the beast tuned up, the engine feels strong I just have to find the right timing setup..
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I got one if you dont want to spend the money. also let me know if you need a hand.
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