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Old 03-21-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Long Project: Orange Julius

Welp, after finally getting back in the states from my first deployment and finally getting to see the truck in person for the first time, its now time to start this. Its gonna be an interesting build as it will all be done in a single car garage in my apartment complex. So, here are my plans for it

Exterior;
-Light "creamsicle" orange
-Shaved tailgate handle(and relocated)
-Clear taillight lenses w/ custom built LED boards
-4MM Polished Grille
-HID headlight system
-35% tinted windows incl. windshield(I know, I know...)
-67-70 front bumper(without light cutouts)
-18/20" wheel combo
-Rhino-lined bed floor

Interior;
-Complete inside painted satin black
-88-90 Chevy 1500 bench seat(recovered black leather and maybe suede)
-Brushed "No-Limit" gauge cluster
-Autometer Pro-Comp gauges(black faces)
-Custom door panels
-Smoothed center dash w/ double DIN in-dash stereo
-Black carpet
-Vintage Air system
-Push button start
-Brushed stainless steering wheel

Suspension/Brakes;
-Rear disc brake conversion
-Increase front disc size
-Complete air suspension
-All new bushings and mounts
-Black coated frame and components
-C-notched frame

Engine;
-Currently has a 350 which will get
-Pulled out, cleaned, and painted
-Lunati cam
-Gear timing
-Bigger carb
THEN I have a 327 that will get
-Forged internals
-Edelbrock aluminum Vortec heads
-Same cam
-Same gear timing


There are some other things that I know Im forgetting, but they will come with time.
Here starts the pics and fun!
I found the truck on Craigslist while I was deployed and for 4 months, this is all that I knew the truck as






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Old 03-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

Looks like a good start to a project and a cool list of plans you have there. I'll follow along for the ride!
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:15 PM   #3
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

So, during my trip, I decided to go full air suspension. A few hours of research and money spending, I got all the goods from Suicide Doors
4-slam specialties bags
7-switch box
front bag brackets
rear bag brackets
2.5" drop spindles
3" drop blocks
dual Viair compressors
8- 1/2" SMC valves
dual 5 gallon skinny tanks

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Old 03-21-2010, 11:21 PM   #4
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

Now some visual progress!!! The last few days, he has been working on getting the front laid out and here is where he got so far. during this, he got new ball joints, tie rod ends and hardware.
Got it all taken off and ready for some undercoating

And back installed

OH NO! Cant get the jack out... Its too low

Ahhhh, much better
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:29 PM   #5
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

That is a very clean truck you have. Nice job on the install so far. Did you buy that truck in colorado?
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #6
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Yea, I did. I got it back in december. It was on CL in westminster
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:47 PM   #7
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Well, I just got word that the rears are going in this weekend!!! I cant wait for pics
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:27 PM   #8
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

Nice looking start and I like where you're going with it!
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:44 PM   #9
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Well, I just got word that the rears are going in this weekend!!! I cant wait for pics
cool, are you mounting them on the frame with the SD brackets or using the stock spring location?
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:50 PM   #10
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Which is the best idea?
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:14 PM   #11
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

got some more progress! he ended up fabbing up a notch, pretty simple as you can see here

and then....
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:31 PM   #12
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Nice stance. Are you bracing the inside of that notch?
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:49 PM   #13
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

we braced it just enough... It doesn't need much since there isnt alot aft of that point
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:33 PM   #14
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

Well, as I was looking through magazines at Barnes & Noble, I get a new email with this pic He put the bed on today just to get an idea of where good places are to mount everything as far as tanks, compressors and such...
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

Truck Looks good. Check out this thread on the notches though....don't want you to have issues down the road....

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...71#post3900671
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:15 PM   #16
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Hmmmm, I will have to talk to him about possibly boxing in the inner side of the frame. Im not gonna do alot of hauling with this truck, but if I want to throw an engine or something in the back, I just want to be safe...
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:51 PM   #17
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looks good
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:24 AM   #18
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Re: Long Project: Orange Julius

Alrighty!!! Update time. I picked up a set of 18" Boyd Coddington Magneatos for it. I havent seen many of our year trucks with them and I really like them.

Also got a nice little discount on some billet trimmed taillights at the Good Guys Show in Del Mar

And then finally, got the tanks, and compressors mounted up and all the lines and fittings are going to be run here in the next couple days




I have also decided on s color for the truck, but im keeping that a small secret until it actually happens
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Nice score....was the vendor there with those taillights? Or was it an individual selling a set...I am going to run those on my truck....eventually
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:29 PM   #20
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It was the vendor. Fesler Billet was the company
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:39 PM   #21
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so are you deployed? and someone else is doing the work
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:24 PM   #22
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Currently I am not deployed. However I do leave on the 8th, and yes, my father is doing all the work you have seen so far. Once I get back though, it is all my work to be done
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:31 PM   #23
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Man, i feel like there should be crickets in here...
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Hey, I can't be the only one to post

It's funny though...I people hide these build threads...I've come accross many that were several years old that I've never seen until this month....
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:25 PM   #25
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LOL, so true!
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