|06-03-2013, 02:52 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2013
I am new to this forum and I need help with my 4wd 71 chevy custom 10 short bed.
I have completely disassembled it to weld the frame and replace parts.
I am now looking for parts to finish it. I figured I could at least throw this out there for starters and then get more detailed with everything else.
I am currently living in NH and have the truck in a small car tent.
I have the cab, the hood, and the passenger door. I need the rest of the body. Looking for a fleet side bed. Already have a step side and do not want it.
Any parts or information would be greatly appreciated.
|06-04-2013, 06:26 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Topeka Kansas
Hello and welcome to the board.
My advice to you is to decide which front end you want, if you want to keep it 1971 then if I were you I would buy reproduction fenders for $130 apeice because although GM fenders are considered desirable unless your truck has the numbers matching drivetrain then whats the point.
Buy a used core support in good condition that can be easily repaired.
Buy a reproduction grill shell because it is nearly impossible to find an original in good enough condition to use, the chrome steel version runs $449, plus grill $100, plus brackets $90, you get the idea yeah the 71 is expensive to restore.
Keep in mind it is cheaper to go with a 67-68 front end because good used OEM grills arent that hard to come by for around $100, the only expensive part of this grill to replace is the aluminum trim which runs about $200 unless you get lucky enough to find a grill with all steel moldings and headlight bezels without damage, if you do expect to pay around $150-175.
You can just sell your 71 hood and buy a 67-68 hood.
As for the drivers side door if you take the time to look you can find one in repairable condition.
Please call me Brian.
Check out My 1968 Stepside 5.3L Vortec Build
|06-04-2013, 09:50 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Cypress, TX
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