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Old 03-13-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

I have been debating on doing a build thread for a while... i think if i would have started it i while back i could have got some helpful input. So here we go!!

I bought my 72 step-side 3 years ago. It was my dream truck. My idea was to buy a nice truck and have fun driving it, which is what i did for the first year. After watching you guys on the forum making building dream trucks look easy, i thought i would give it a shot. My goal is to have a truck that is FUN to drive and looks great.



this is what i started with... great my old pictures or on the other computer
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

The first thing I did was bag the front. I used a set of bag plates but it was not as low as i wanted. I removed the Lower control arms and replaced them with tubular control arm with a 2.5 drop build in.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

On the rear I installed c-notch and a watts linkage. Then ran all 3/8 stainless line. I used auto locks air command for air management. I hid the brain for the air command in the center consol. For valves i used 8-Port Valve Block and a 5 gallon air tank and compressor.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

In the bed i removed the tool box gas tank and install a plastic 13 gallon tank. I also had to remove the center boards to install the bed.

After i install the air ride i started having problems with my motor. An intake lobe on the cam rounded off. So I started pulling the motor and removing the dog house off. My plane was to rebuild the 350 into a 383 stroke and repaint all all parts under the hood.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

didn't you have this truck for sale a while back is it still for sale ???
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

cardreams,

I was thinking about selling it but my wife talked me out of it. Iím working on painting it now.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

Repaint all the front sheet metal and got some new shoes. Boss 335 20x8.5.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:02 PM   #8
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

Beautiful stepside.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:11 PM   #9
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Very nicely done!
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
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Beautiful stepper!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:07 PM   #11
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thanks guys
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:13 PM   #12
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

The next task was to clean up the firewall and repaint it. I was going to rebuild my motor but decided to buy a crate motor from Blue Print motors. A 383 stroker with vortec heads, roller cam and 420 hp and 440 torque. With the help of my dad and brother we hooked up the 700r4 and installed it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:48 PM   #13
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Very nice!
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #14
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Cool!!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:13 AM   #15
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very nice. i'm following this build.....
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #16
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SWEET...nice work
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #17
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thanks guys.


With my brothers help we finished putting the truck back together and the new motor runs like a BEAST!! We attracted some unwanted attend from about 3 cops but i talked them out of bring my brother to jail. Thanks Max


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Old 03-20-2011, 08:11 PM   #18
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

With all the new power under the hood it is time for some new brakes. Plus i need some drop spindles to bring my nose down. I choose McGaughys 13" Big Brake Kit. The kit was well designed and easy to install. It made a big difference in braking performances and brought the nose down just right.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:32 PM   #19
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Form my next project I want to flush mount the tail gate, tubes, and lift the bed floor .
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Add some welds and grinding....
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:57 PM   #21
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Awesome looking Stepper!!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #22
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very nice! You took a nice truck and made it awesome!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #23
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looking good , i love the taillights
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:58 PM   #24
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Re: I think i can!!! - SWB 72 Step-side

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looking good , i love the taillights
Thanks they are for sale. Iím going to relocate the taillights to the finders. Thatís if speedway ever get the light i wants in off back order. They have been on order since January!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:52 PM   #25
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It might have been listed. However, I have to ask. What is the color?
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