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Old 08-30-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Hey Y'all! Been hangin' out a while, and asked a few questions and even made some friends here and there. I am getting ready to start seriously on my truck. gonna start tearin her apart in the next month or so, and hope to be rollin by the spring. Would love to hear thoughts, ideas, comments, etc.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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Here she was shortly after I bought her.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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Only rust is in rockers and very outside of cab supports. Purple had to go. I have already gone through the suspension, added the square tubing rear trailing arms, 2/4 drop with CPP springs, five lug disc/drums (power), and power steering.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:33 PM   #4
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My 72 I sold to have more dough for this project-
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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I plan to keep the I6 (250), but build it up. Been surfing inliners and reading Santucci's power manual and getting myself all worked up. Gonna repaint the truck again, probably a Hot Rod Flatz color, and get the doors painted up like the trucks that my Pa (grandfather) used in his tomato business up in the mountains of East Tn.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
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BTW, I can't figure out how to make my link to my build in my signature work????
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:07 AM   #7
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Oh yes I can.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:05 AM   #8
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looks good. was this truck in better condition than the orange one you sold?
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:29 AM   #9
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looks good. was this truck in better condition than the orange one you sold?
Yeah. The cab of the orange one was rusted out in the floor and above the windshield. I know some think the fleetside is more desireable, but I really like the stepside. An old friend sold me the stepside on the cheap, so it has sentimental value as well. The orange one was a good project, it just needed more body work, and I have not done much of it.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:40 PM   #10
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Ok. So we went to a cruise in tonight, and I had a guy offer to buy my inline 6 for $250, so I'm at a crossroad. I can have a mean small block for less than I was gonna spend building the inline, and there is a HUGE difference in parts availability/compatibility. I guess I can run with the herd mechanically, and still be an individual cosmetically. I would love some advice on where to get a good crate engine. So far I like the one JEGS has-290 hp for $2k, free shipping. They also have one that makes 260 hp for $1500. Wonder what the difference is internally?? Lookin for ideas here. Also, dude isn't interested in my power steering setup, so I can probably sell it and my HEI and get a few more bucks towards the small block (don't worry admins, I will do it appropriately if I advertise here- been meaning to join, just haven't gotten to it yet). Decisions, decisions.....
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:35 AM   #11
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Now I've found a 300+ hp long block that they actually run and re check with a 5yr/50k mi. warranty for about $1700 shipped. It's from a company called Motor Works in Spokane, WA. Anybody ever heard of these guys?
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #12
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I like the numbers from Motor works, I went to school with a guy that lived across the street from me he built about a 65 dart 6cyl and smoked most everyone. That causes quite a conversation piece when you open the hood.
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I like the numbers from Motor works, I went to school with a guy that lived across the street from me he built about a 65 dart 6cyl and smoked most everyone. That causes quite a conversation piece when you open the hood.

Yeah, its hard to decide. The six is cool, but you end up spending so much to get it to act like a v8 and sound like a v8, and you can HAVE a v8 lots cheaper.
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Yeah, its hard to decide. The six is cool, but you end up spending so much to get it to act like a v8 and sound like a v8, and you can HAVE a v8 lots cheaper.

At a point like this I write out a list of pros, cons and what I really WANT. Really WANT usually wins.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:12 PM   #15
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At a point like this I write out a list of pros, cons and what I really WANT. Really WANT usually wins.
I'm feelin a nasty v-8.
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Now I've found a 300+ hp long block that they actually run and re check with a 5yr/50k mi. warranty for about $1700 shipped. It's from a company called Motor Works in Spokane, WA. Anybody ever heard of these guys?
They cover the shipping from Spokane to Tennessee? Is there a core charge on top of the $1700.00? I have been looking at a company local to me that offers a 275HP/350 (they say 290 if you add a 4bbl, and headers), it is just under $1700.00, but there is a $500.00 core charge, and I have to pick it up. If I could get free shipping to Buffalo, I could figure it out from there...
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:28 PM   #17
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They cover the shipping from Spokane to Tennessee? Is there a core charge on top of the $1700.00? I have been looking at a company local to me that offers a 275HP/350 (they say 290 if you add a 4bbl, and headers), it is just under $1700.00, but there is a $500.00 core charge, and I have to pick it up. If I could get free shipping to Buffalo, I could figure it out from there...
There's nothing that I saw about a core charge on that particular engine, but some they sell did have core charges. The engine actually costs $1477, then shipping ranges from $175-$210 depending on what option you choose for delivery.
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There's nothing that I saw about a core charge on that particular engine, but some they sell did have core charges. The engine actually costs $1477, then shipping ranges from $175-$210 depending on what option you choose for delivery.
Thanks, I bookmarked their website. Will call them for more details when I am ready to pull the trigger.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #19
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Hi Cubber, I just found your build and I am always excited to see a stepside build. Im rebuilding a stepside also. Keep posting progress photos.
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Now I've found a 300+ hp long block that they actually run and re check with a 5yr/50k mi. warranty for about $1700 shipped. It's from a company called Motor Works in Spokane, WA. Anybody ever heard of these guys?
I emailed motor works, and they quoted me $200.00 for freight to Buffalo, no core charge!!! Thanks so much for sharing, I think I will start a post to see if anyone has dealt with them, and what their experiences have been.
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I emailed motor works, and they quoted me $200.00 for freight to Buffalo, no core charge!!! Thanks so much for sharing, I think I will start a post to see if anyone has dealt with them, and what their experiences have been.
I have thread like that going in the engine drivetrain section.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #22
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Just found out they are planning an 86th birthday for my Pa near the end of March or first part of April. Since my truck is kind of a tribute to him, I thought that would be a good time to show it to him (if he was able, I'd just give it to him so he could take me on rides like he did when I was a kid), which means I'll have to drive it to Florida, where he lives now. 6 months, Oh my, better get started!!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:32 PM   #23
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Got an email from Brother's today, they are running a good sale till the end of October. getting my list together, think I am going to go ahead and splurge on A/C!! Talked to the Chevy dealership, trying to see if they can get close in price to what I can get a GMPP crate motor from summit delivered for.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:06 AM   #24
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HOLD UP, CHANGE OF PLANS!!!!! Had a guy lined up to buy my 250 engine, and he backed out. I did some soul searching, and I just cant part with the six. Just ordered some valves for air ride from DLOE65, another member. If you need some valves, he has a cool product. He also cut me a deal on a heat plate for the Offenhauser intake I'm gonna get soon. After all that, he's nice enough to go over to CW Moss and pick me up some lights I was wanting and ship them with my order. Cool to get some help from another site member. I know there's not enough pics in this thread, but it seems like I'm the only one who ever looks at it, so I guess it's more like a diary..........
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I promise to post pics of some parts as they roll in, and I hope I find some cool stuff at the Redneck Rumble swap meet on Sat. lol
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I am following! I subscribed to follow long with your engine choice. I am glad to hear you are keeping the 6 though.
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