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Old 03-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Project "Just an Old Truck"

So a couple of weeks ago I was perusing eBay and saw this '68 step side. Lately, I have preferred fleet side trucks, but this little stepper caught my eye. At first glance it's well... just an old truck, but as I studied it I could see much promise. So, I have set my '70 cab and frame aside and will be focusing my efforts, and the parts I have gathered, on the '68. The first phase of the plan is to do a 4/6 drop over the next couple of weeks and drive the truck a while. The drop consists of a rebuilt 73-87 style disc brake front suspension with energy suspension bushings, moog ball joints, ECE 2.5" drop spindles, and 2" drop coils up front and 6" drop springs in the rear. The second phase will have the 5.3L and 4L60E taking the place of the inline 6 and 3 speed gear box. The 5.3 has a cam upgrade, re-flashed computer, and modified factory wiring harness. A Boyd's Welding rear mount fuel tank is already on the way to replace the in-cab tank. The interior is also getting a few upgrades, but nothing too fancy. I have a set of buddy buckets and new foams with factory style covers from board member "Truckseats" on their way. A new black dash pad and sun visors, along with black 3 point seat belts will be installed to match the new seat covers. So, the plan is laid out and parts are flowing in, I am going to get busy in the garage so we can get the party started! Here is picture to mark the starting point...
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1971 SWB Fleet Side 521 White
Shiro SOLD

1968 SWB Step Side 503 Light Green
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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Re: Project "Just an Old Truck"

very nice. I'll like your plan.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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I like your new truck too. More pictures and details about it please
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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Wow, that patina is amazing. Nice truck!
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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I remember seeing this truck on Ebay. I wished I could have bought it. It's a beautiful truck. Congrats! Do it right!
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:22 PM   #6
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what a nice place to start a fantastic build
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #7
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Lookin good! Cant wait to see more
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:10 AM   #8
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I want my next truck to be a step side like this one. Very cool!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #9
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Took a few pictures the other day...
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Ellie SOLD

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1971 SWB Fleet Side 521 White
Shiro SOLD

1968 SWB Step Side 503 Light Green
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:35 PM   #10
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Interior and a shot of the 250 I6...
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Ellie SOLD

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #11
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Re: Project "Just an Old Truck"

Love it!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #12
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Love it!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:30 PM   #13
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was hoping to see progress, but I will loook in on you another time or 2
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:41 PM   #14
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Like the truck!!! Always have loved that color!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:45 PM   #15
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was hoping to see progress, but I will loook in on you another time or 2
Me too! Waiting on parts...
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Re: Project "Just an Old Truck"

Love this truck. Thanks for sharing more pictures. Looks super solid.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:06 PM   #17
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Love this truck. Thanks for sharing more pictures. Looks super solid.
I feel very lucky to have snatched it up! It does have some rust issues but they appear minor. Front of drivers rocker, front lower portion of the left front fender under the battery, and a small spot on the firewall above the blower motor. I think it is going to be fun, I just wish the parts would start showing up! A few of the things I have ordered are being built, like the fuel tank and the seat covers. I also have brake parts on order to complete the 5 lug swap. Seems like I am all over the place, but as parts come in I will prioritize it all and get to work!
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Ellie SOLD

1965 SWB Fleet Side 507 Light Blue
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:37 PM   #18
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Re: Project "Just an Old Truck"

So here is my progress for today...destruction! It looks like a board member from Biloxi, MS is coming next week to look at the cab and frame I have for sale, so I had to get it taken apart. This is what my garage looked like before I turned the light out for the night...
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The Old Girl

1968 SWB Fleet Side 503 Light Green
Ellie SOLD

1965 SWB Fleet Side 507 Light Blue
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1971 SWB Fleet Side 521 White
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1968 SWB Step Side 503 Light Green
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #19
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Re: Project "Just an Old Truck"

Okay, so not much progress on the actual truck, but a lot of progress in the build. I sold the '70 cab and frame and I have been ordering parts and picking up parts from fellow board members like a mad man over the last two weeks or so. I really hope to get started this weekend by at least pulling the bed off and getting the 6 cylinder out. Here is a pic of the pile of parts that include:entropy LSx radiator/fans, rebuilt truck tilt column, all new rear brakes (11 5/32 x 2 3/4), CPP booster/master cylinder, ECE 5-lug axles... just to name a few. the fuel system is on order and should be here in a day or so. I wish I was farther along, but I am currently working full time as an aircraft mechanic and finishing my bachelors degree (last two classes, Woo Hoo!) so my truck time is pretty tight. I will however be getting something done this weekend! I will of course post pics
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Ellie SOLD

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Shiro SOLD

1968 SWB Step Side 503 Light Green
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:44 AM   #20
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Hey buckss...are you keeping a tab on what your spending to upgrade? ( it would be cool so others can kinda see what it'll take to do the 5.3 swap (of course please password protect your spreadsheet so the wifey doesn't see!!!)
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #21
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looking at it further I don't know that I would paint anymore than I had 2. it has good looks now.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #22
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First step... more to come if the weather cooperates.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:14 PM   #23
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Really nice project truck! Good luck.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #24
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Looking good
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #25
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LOVED it just the way it was. Cant wait to see what becomes of your truck.
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