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Old 10-19-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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Buddy's truck

This is a build that is being done because I have an abundance of parts. Let me give you the back story. I bought a plow truck to use around the house as a kinda beater and to plow the yard in the snow. It needed a lot of help and frankly the more I got into it I realized that it just wasn't worth having around. , so I began the search for a replacement. Before I got to that I was going to do a cab swap on it so I bought a beautiful cab from fellow board member AspecialZ. He also threw some extra fenders at me. So while hauling in a truck for another board member ( Scott H ) we went to go look at a guy selling some parts he had from his uncle or father in laws truck who was a guy named Buddy. We got to talking and I bought out his entire stock of stuff . This was a complete 74 rolling chassis with the entire driveline, 250 6 cyl motor, 3 speed standard tree shift , a replacement bed, a couple of boxes of parts , a great seat, and a good hood. Also included were some good LMC parts. Scott thought that a 4x4 truck I found on ebay looked good so I bought that too. Now I have three old trucks here ( four if you count my 82 longbed) and I decided to make a couple of good trucks . The entire plow set up off of my old plow truck is going on the beater I bought and a lot of other pieces are going to swap over to the shortbed that for now is being called Buddy's build Now for pics the first two pics show some of the parts I bought from the original buddys truck the last pic shows the cab in my shop ( along with my restored 82 longbed and the wifes 66 mustang and one of my harleys
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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Re: Buddy's truck

this shows pics of my rotten plow truck
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2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
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2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: Buddy's truck

just for laughs heres some pics of the replacement plow truck... Some people should not be legally allowed to own tools.. this guy told me that due to bad gas the truck needed a carbuerator.. and he had done a tune up on the truck. Further inspection revealed two wires wrong, the coil not screwed down in the cap and the idle kinda low.. In addition the exhaust he replaced he didn't tighten and the tailpipe spins .. I threw in some seafoam in the gas added $20 of super, put the proper hold downs on the dist cap coil and she runs great.. Also this idiot left the hubs locked so the front end noises he heard was just the hubs locked In the near future the electrics and all for the plow will be swapped from the black truck
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1979 K10 plow truck
2013 BMW X3 28i (wifes ride)
2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
2006 Ford E 250 cargo van
2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
1971 Harley Davidson Sportster project

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Old 10-19-2014, 05:08 PM   #4
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Re: Buddy's truck

Now the plans for Buddy's truck are as follows. It is originally a green color with a green interior according to the build sheet I got with the parts. Because I am trying to do this on a budget Im thinking I have a gallon of Hot Rod Black so the truck itself will be that. I also have a quart of Farmall Red, so Im probably going to do a dual rallye racing stripe down the hood tailgate and roof.
Because the original plow truck is an automatic, I was thinking of converting Buddy's truck to an automatic. I would take the great running 350 out of the old plow truck and throw it in there, move all the pedals and column out of the 4x4 and use that for buddys I would pair it with a th 350 that I would have to purchase.
My buddy Scott just bought a 74 stepside project truck. He is not sure what he is doing with that or even if he wants to convert that to a wide side so I may do some horsetrading with him. In addition I was going to put some rallye wheels OR do a trade with Scott for some wagon wheels and in any event paint the rims farmall red
I will be doing most of the truck over the winter. The first goal is to get the chassis painted with POR15 and get the cab painted so that I can leave it outside for the winter without having the weather give me a bunch more rust
Im open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas as to directions to go with this one it is a budget build tho
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1982 Chevrolet C10 2wd
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1974 C10 project ( Buddy's truck)
1979 K10 plow truck
2013 BMW X3 28i (wifes ride)
2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
2006 Ford E 250 cargo van
2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
1971 Harley Davidson Sportster project

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Old 10-25-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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Re: Buddy's truck

So I hauled the hood, fenders and the filler panel up to the body shop this week. Hes going to be closing his doors soon but he had some time to help me out so I went and did the body work on the fenders and got them in primer also scuffed down the hood.
Weather has been a real issue the last couple days I took some time to work on the cab a bit and I whizzy wheeled the front part of the chassis and threw some Por15 on that
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1982 Chevrolet C10 2wd
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1979 K10 plow truck
2013 BMW X3 28i (wifes ride)
2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
2006 Ford E 250 cargo van
2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
1971 Harley Davidson Sportster project

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Old 10-25-2014, 05:17 PM   #6
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Re: Buddy's truck

Cool project!

Is this one going to be a 4x4? You have so many trucks I'm getting confused.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:56 PM   #7
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no this one is going to be a 4X2 . She is going to get the missing parts from the black 4x4 which is also the plow donor for the blue truck. The trans in the blue truck is on its way out so I decided to take the powertrain from the black one ( new trans and somewhat fresh rebuild on motor) and throw that into the blue one. I will be scrapping the shell of the black 4X4 eventually
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2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:24 PM   #8
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Re: Buddy's truck

So today I got the bed pulled and dropped onto my utility trailer. I threw what was left of the Por15 onto the rear of the chassis and I got the cab mounted on the frame. I used polyurethane bushings on it from ebay, a kit from Energy Suspension. I then got the chassis and cab loaded onto the trailer so that tomorrow it can go to get a fast coat of paint
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1974 C10 project ( Buddy's truck)
1979 K10 plow truck
2013 BMW X3 28i (wifes ride)
2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
2006 Ford E 250 cargo van
2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
1971 Harley Davidson Sportster project

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Old 10-28-2014, 09:21 AM   #9
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Re: Buddy's truck

So yesterday we loaded the truck onto the trailer and sent it off to my buddy Bob's shop. Bob has been the owner of Parlin Collision for about 20 years and unfortunately the shop is closing due to a breakdown of him and his partner. As bad as it is to see a good hop that does phenomenal; work go out of business I can at least have the honor of getting the last quick spray done at the shop. Heres some pics of the final filler work on the cab. This cab was purchased from member "AspecialZ"
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1979 K10 plow truck
2013 BMW X3 28i (wifes ride)
2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
2006 Ford E 250 cargo van
2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
1971 Harley Davidson Sportster project

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Old 10-28-2014, 04:07 PM   #10
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Re: Buddy's truck

Killer man. I can't wait to see how all this pans out.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:55 PM   #11
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Its been a while since I updated this so here goes.. I got the truck back from paint and began assembly First I pulled apart the nose on the old plow truck and threw the radiator support on there. The good news was the passenger side inner fender was good the left one wasn't. Not to deter me from making progress and being this truck is basically left outside I decided to hang the left fender anyway so the backyard Nazis from the town couldn't say I was running a junkyard out of my house. I am in farm country and all but still when a town wants to make money they harass when they can ( a subject for a thread on another forum as we will not turn this into a political or anti government thread) so heres some pics
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1979 K10 plow truck
2013 BMW X3 28i (wifes ride)
2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
2006 Ford E 250 cargo van
2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
1971 Harley Davidson Sportster project

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Old 11-13-2014, 01:08 PM   #12
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You will notice that I took the doors off of the newer plow truck and they were replaced with the doors from the donor truck. My son did this when I was out and frankly I wasn't wanting that but hey I have extra doors around so I was ok with that. Besides I have the extra good fender from the old plow truck that is going on the new plow truck and I will prolly paint that thing eventually in black again.
Just for fun I have the original sticker from the truck that I am doing this build on and it is as follows
Model cc10703
Killarney green
Fleetisde pickup box
Manual Disc/drum brake
Heavy duty clutch
cloth seat trim
Slate green Vinyl int
Heavy duty rear spring
L6 engine 250 CID
Painted rear bumper
My build is going to make this a stepside, only cause I just decided I have done and have owned many fleetsides and years ago I used to borrow a stepper from a friend and always liked that truck. My truck is going to be matte black with a red stripe and the interior is going to be black and red as well

So my buddy fromt he body shop came over and he swapped out the windshield from the rusty plow truck to the project and we threw in the old back glass from the fleetside show truck I own so now the cab is water tight
I found the wiring harness for the truck in the parts and threw that together.
Tkeduk8tr sold me a three speed column cheap so I threw that in and am now able to steer it and I put together some of the dash. The cap is just laying on it for show right now as I have a lot left to do in the dash.
I still have to convert the automatic cab to a standard. I am waiting for parts for the swap on that so I can get it to move, then I have to figure out the neural safety switch and all, and my big dilemma is the brakes. The truck was originally a manual brake truck, and I have the power booster assembly etc for the c20 plow truck. I am trying to find out if I can swap this all in easy or is it better to just wait to find the manual brake setup as that will ultimately be cheaper to do if I don't have to switch all the brakes etc
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1979 K10 plow truck
2013 BMW X3 28i (wifes ride)
2014 Ram Bighorn SLT 4X4 Longbed Diesel
2006 Ford E 250 cargo van
2014 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
1971 Harley Davidson Sportster project

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Old 11-14-2014, 05:42 PM   #13
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Dang your moving right along.
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Truck is looking good.
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