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Old 01-10-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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1982 C10 swb "SS"

I have decided to make a build thread. A little background is that the truck is a 1982 Chevy C10 Custom Deluxe. It was orignally my granfathers and when he got a new truck he gave it to my family which then caught my interest in it. I have had the truck for about 5 or 6 years now and haven't worked on it until last year. The truck originally had a 305, which is going to be replaced with an LS2. I am currently in college so progress will probably be slow except for the summers. At the moment the truck is kind of a budget frame off restoration.

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This past summer I tore the whole front and rear suspension apart and lowered the truck as well as redid bushings etc.
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In the front I have belltech 2" drop springs and 3" drop spindles from DJM.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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Re: 1982 C10 swb "SS"

Next was the rear which got 2" drop shackles and 2" drop hangers from belltech:

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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1982 C10 swb "SS"

The next thing I decided to do was wheels and tires....I decided to go with American Eagle Alloy 225 series 20x8.5 in the front and 20x10 in the rear.
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This is a real picture that I had someone photoshop rust out of:

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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Next thing was the drivetrain. I was originally going to just rebuild the 305 or buy a crate 350 just to throw in it, but after spending a year watching all the builds on here I decided to go with fuel injection. I was looking at motors but not too seriously when I found an ls2 on ebay. It was out of a tbss with 45,000 miles on it with the trans, harness and engine for $3200. Well after talking with the guy for a couple months I decided to buy it. The only thing is the engine was out of a awd tbss so I have to get the tailshaft on the transmission swapped out and a few other things. Before I even got the engine I decided on tearing down the truck for winter.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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I recently got the frame painted but haven't had the time to get the crossmember painted and put back in so the front suspension can go back together.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #7
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1982 C10 swb "SS"

This last weekend I got the engine.

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Can't really see, but picture of the 243 casting...
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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1982 C10 swb "SS"

And now I am currently back at college, so if any work gets done it will have to be on the weekends. This is how everything currently sits:

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:21 PM   #9
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Re: 1982 C10 swb "SS"

WOW!! Excellent work. Your wheel choice is awesome!! Can't wait to see your progress...
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:27 PM   #10
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thanks...I got them about the same time Dennis did....I think they are going to become the new Coys though
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:16 PM   #11
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1982 C10 swb "SS"

I do need help with a problem I have. One of my rear cab mount brackets has pretty much rusted through. I though I had remembered seeing them for sale in lmc, but it appears that they only have the front ones. Does anyone know where to get one of these or is a junkyard the only thing other than making one?

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Old 01-10-2011, 05:55 PM   #12
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Re: 1982 C10 swb "SS"

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I do need help with a problem I have. One of my rear cab mount brackets has pretty much rusted through. I though I had remembered seeing them for sale in lmc, but it appears that they only have the front ones. Does anyone know where to get one of these or is a junkyard the only thing other than making one?

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Great progress so far! It looks really good!!

Check it out --- I bought these rings as suggested on ebay b/c I didn't have a hole saw big enough to cut them myself.

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Old 01-10-2011, 07:04 PM   #13
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Re: 1982 C10 swb "SS"

Sweet build!
Will be following this one.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #14
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Re: 1982 C10 swb "SS"

clean build you have goin, should run good with the ls2 we have a tbss for a shop truck , its runs great !
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:42 PM   #15
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you on a good path..
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:10 PM   #16
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Re: 1982 C10 swb "SS"

With that fan and instake...I'm guessing that LS2 came out of a TrailBlazer SS? If so....you also got a Super Duty 4L70e transmission hanging off the back. Those exhaust manifolds are also one of the few sets that will fit in LSx upgrades with some of these trucks.
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! awesome man!!! i'm excited to see you started a build thread
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:21 AM   #19
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nice work!!! are you running 295/40/20 on the back??
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bbc10 that is correct 295/40/20 on the rear. I believe its 245/40/20 on the front but I forget, I can look it up if you want that too
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #22
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thanx...that would be nice if you can, also how is your clearence on the rear? im wanting to do a 5/7 drop on mine.
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the fronts are 245/40/20.....clearance on the front is fine. On the rear I had some rubbing on the right fender when I hit bumps but it was not anything that bad, I just hit the fender with a rubber hammer twice and haven't had a problem since....everyone else that I have heard that has the wheels don't have any problems with them so I think my rearend might just be a little bit off to one side, which hopefully gets fixed this time I put everything back together
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thanx alot....much needed info and keep up the good work!!
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:54 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the compliments guys. I got a little work done this weekend. I got the engine accessories taken off and hopefully I'll have it cleaned up and put back together. Still don't know whether I should paint it or not since most of it is aluminum anyway. I got the crossmember painted and bolted up so I can get the front suspension back together too.


Another issue I have since this was awd appears to be the oil pan. There is a straight through hole for the awd so I guess I might have to get a new oil pan. Anyone have any suggestions? Here is a picture of it, you cant really see but you can get the idea.


I also ordered my engine adpater plates today. I went with swaptech's because they have three positions you can mount the engine at and I like the fact that the bolts to hold the adapter to the engine are all flush.
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