The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > 67-72 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

I've been wanting to start my build thread for quite a while now and I finally got some free time to do it. This is my project, a 71 short wide. I found the truck through craigslist here in Kansas. Drove 2 hours one way to go look at it and was pleasantly surprised at how solid the truck was....although it was HIDEOUS looking with it's coat of brown primer. The truck has minimal rust (little bit in the driver's side cab corner, some small spots in the windshield seam, some moderate surface rust on the driver's side floor and a small spot on the bottom front corner of the driver's side door which had been patched before). Finding a cab this good is pretty hard to do here in Kansas. I bought the truck in October and started tearing it down for it's complete restoration. Although I grew up around cars this will be my first solo attempt at completely rebuilding one. I plan on doing as much of the work as I can to save money. My plans are to install a Porterbuilt C10 Stage 2 suspension kit on the front and rear with airbags. I also love the look of the 67-68 front ends so I'll be putting one of those front clips on the truck.

Here are some pictures of what the truck looked like when I brought it home.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

More pictures of the truck before the teardown began.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
67chevy1series
METALLICA
 
67chevy1series's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: a t w a t e r cali 95301
Posts: 10,314
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

subscribed
__________________
RHMotors
14 1500 silverado
68 camper special 4by
67 CST resto-GMod
67 GMC clone slo-mo-build
65 d100 crew cab sweptline
67chevy1series is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:45 PM   #4
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

Pictures of the teardown.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

More teardown pictures.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:55 PM   #6
MisterE72
Keep Your Nose Clean
 
MisterE72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Valley, CA
Posts: 497
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

Congratulations on your build. It look like you have some of the essentials necessary for the build: 1) C10 truck 2) work space 3) tools and lastly 4) a mentor with barrels full of money laying around somewhere. Keep up posted with those pics of the progress
__________________
"LUCK" is when preparation meets opportunity.
1972 Short Bed/Fleetside Custom Deluxe
Project: Too Much Homework: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=279177
MisterE72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:58 PM   #7
67chevy1series
METALLICA
 
67chevy1series's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: a t w a t e r cali 95301
Posts: 10,314
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

it always feels good to tear the truck down and clean it up but then you will wish you didnt
__________________
RHMotors
14 1500 silverado
68 camper special 4by
67 CST resto-GMod
67 GMC clone slo-mo-build
65 d100 crew cab sweptline
67chevy1series is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:59 PM   #8
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

More teardown pictures.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:05 PM   #9
67chevy1series
METALLICA
 
67chevy1series's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: a t w a t e r cali 95301
Posts: 10,314
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

too bad that they primered the truck looks like they would have been a cool patina driver
__________________
RHMotors
14 1500 silverado
68 camper special 4by
67 CST resto-GMod
67 GMC clone slo-mo-build
65 d100 crew cab sweptline
67chevy1series is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:07 PM   #10
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

More teardown pictures.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:08 PM   #11
67chevy1series
METALLICA
 
67chevy1series's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: a t w a t e r cali 95301
Posts: 10,314
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

nice ac cab and oh wood floor too
__________________
RHMotors
14 1500 silverado
68 camper special 4by
67 CST resto-GMod
67 GMC clone slo-mo-build
65 d100 crew cab sweptline
67chevy1series is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:09 PM   #12
1sik52
Account Suspended
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Gulfport, Ms
Posts: 832
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

We need some pics of that sweet 56!
1sik52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:13 PM   #13
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

More teardown pictures.
Attached Images
    
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:18 PM   #14
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

Okay, I'm sure you guys are probably burnt out on all the teardown pictures so here's some with actual "progress" being made.

Had the frame sandblasted back in November. I know how time consuming it is to strip a frame by hand so I think having it sandblasted was money well spent.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:20 PM   #15
67chevy1series
METALLICA
 
67chevy1series's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: a t w a t e r cali 95301
Posts: 10,314
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

wow this i sgoing by quick! just joking this was probably done months ago . NICE AND CLEAN!!
__________________
RHMotors
14 1500 silverado
68 camper special 4by
67 CST resto-GMod
67 GMC clone slo-mo-build
65 d100 crew cab sweptline
67chevy1series is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:21 PM   #16
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

Here was my early Christmas present to myself, the Porterbuilt C10 Stage 2 front and rear kits. Great products and Nate is a great guy to work with.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:27 PM   #17
67chevy1series
METALLICA
 
67chevy1series's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: a t w a t e r cali 95301
Posts: 10,314
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

ohh my!
__________________
RHMotors
14 1500 silverado
68 camper special 4by
67 CST resto-GMod
67 GMC clone slo-mo-build
65 d100 crew cab sweptline
67chevy1series is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:35 PM   #18
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

I got some time to work on the Porterbuilt stuff this week. Here is the factory shock cross member removed and the frame marked for the rear notch. Some of those rivets can be stubborn!
Attached Images
    
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:35 PM   #19
lolife99
Old Trucks and a BelAir
 
lolife99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Mid-MO
Posts: 19,787
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

Great looking project.
The Porterbuilt parts are a good choice.
You will like everything you get from PB.
Subscribing to this build.

Also,... I love your shop!
What size building is that?
__________________
Keith
lolife99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:41 PM   #20
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

Here's the notches cut out of the frame for the rear notch kit.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:41 PM   #21
VA72C10
VA72C10
 
VA72C10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Midlothian, VA
Posts: 25,031
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

Looking forward to the build!
__________________
Project "Keeper"

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=633367

Virginia/WV/MD/NC/DE/TN truck enthusiasts...let's get some meet/greets planned....
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=634297
VA72C10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:51 PM   #22
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

Installing the Porterbuilt notches and upper shock bar.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:58 PM   #23
67chevy1series
METALLICA
 
67chevy1series's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: a t w a t e r cali 95301
Posts: 10,314
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

wow nice job on the c notch looks clean
__________________
RHMotors
14 1500 silverado
68 camper special 4by
67 CST resto-GMod
67 GMC clone slo-mo-build
65 d100 crew cab sweptline
67chevy1series is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:58 PM   #24
Mieser3
Senior Member
 
Mieser3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 327
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

One more picture of the rear notch kit and upper shock bar. I couldn't wait to see what some of the front suspension pieces looked like so I just set them on the front crossmember to get an idea. I have to say that I'm very impressed with the quality of the Porterbuilt components.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Jay

1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
1970 Camaro Z-28/RS
1971 Chevy SWB Fleetside with 1967 front clip - in progress
My build thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=438156
Mieser3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 08:00 PM   #25
67chevy1series
METALLICA
 
67chevy1series's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: a t w a t e r cali 95301
Posts: 10,314
Re: Mieser's 71 Short Wide Project

one more picture ya right ! nice job on the front crossmember as well!
__________________
RHMotors
14 1500 silverado
68 camper special 4by
67 CST resto-GMod
67 GMC clone slo-mo-build
65 d100 crew cab sweptline
67chevy1series is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com