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Old 09-12-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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Knomadd '71 SWB C-10 "Brutus" 6.0L 6l90e swap

Hello to everyone reading this. I've been looking around for a while and have decided to start a build thread. This will be a LONG process, so I hope you'll be patient with me. I've had this truck for a few months now so I'll start off with some "as purchased" pics. This is a very basic '71 SWB C-10 with a 350/350 combo, not the original engine.

*update* Now doing a 2016 6.0L LS based swap with 6 speed auto. Starts here
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

My first mod was new plates.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Next was to change the locks and ignition so if there are any copies of the previous keys out there, they won't work. I also ordered an American Auto Wire classic update kit, new gauges with 8K tach and vacuum, and a New Port Engineering wiper motor and intermittent switch (wipers currently don't work).
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Brown just delivered the latest on the list of things I'll be putting in this winter... I've got a lot to do.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

You're off to a great start.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:58 AM   #6
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Jeez, I thought that first pic was the after pic.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

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Jeez, I thought that first pic was the after pic.
Thanks for the compliment. The pictures don't show the flaws. Man, there are some flaws. Bad body work on the passenger bedside (maybe more that I haven't found yet) and the paint wasn't done very well. There are bubbles in the paint from (i believe) moisture in the air line during painting. I could keep going, but it is 41 years old so most of the issues are expected. I may be picky because I used to work at a shop when i was in college, but I can see it and it doesn't make me happy. Overall, it's not in bad shape for a driver, but it can be improved quite a bit.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Thanks a beautiful truck! Be careful making it so nice thats its no longer a driver takes a bit away from the truck, trust me I have both and I really like my long bed driver the best.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

nice!
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #10
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Nice looking SWB.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:56 PM   #11
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Great looking truck!!!

Keep the picts coming....
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #12
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Thanks for the compliments gents. I was hoping to start the tank swap and rewiring this weekend, but the wife's car broke down on Thursday and had to fix it this weekend. Starter went out on her Honda... had to take apart half the engine compartment to get to it. I had to give her my daily to get around and I drove the truck. Glad I hadn't taken it apart yet.
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lookin good welcome to the forum
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:19 PM   #14
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

It's been a while since I've updated. Life gets in the way sometimes. You know how it is....
Santa was good this year, brought me a new steering wheel. I've ordered more parts too, but they're not here yet. I'll post pictures when they show up.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:34 PM   #15
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

I started rewiring. I've got the fuse block mounted in the firewall, and some of the dash harness connected. Waiting on a new steering column from CPP to finish the interior wiring. The wife had foot surgery after thanksgiving, so everything's been on hold while I help her out around the house. Hopefully in a couple weeks I'll be able to get back out in the garage.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:11 PM   #16
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

So I finally had some time to get back on the C10 wiring. I've got the instrument cluster wired and temporarily installed. I still have a long way to go. I just need the time...

Parts on order:
*CPP tilt column (to get shifter off the floor)
*Transmission linkage
*Steering wheel adapter for new Billet Specialties steering wheel
*Carpet (PO cut holes in carpet for shifter bracket, instead of just for bolts)
*Heater Controls (to fill hole in dash and keep wires from grounding out and causing problems until I get Vintage Air - PO removed the heater and all components, including controls)
*Power port and Billet plug form Watson's Street Works (cigarette lighter doesn't work and there aren't any factory knobs in the truck anymore - This allows me to use any knob with proper threads)
*CPP deluxe drop kit (1"/3" springs - already have spindles and 2" blocks - 3.5/5 total drop)
*Temp Sending Unit (for stock gauges - replaced warning light style gauges)
*Hydroboost brake booster
*Fuel line & fittings (to install new tank)
*Hidden hitch kit from ECE

Parts I have that need to be installed:
*Finish rewire
*100 amp alternator
*Fuel Tank (under bed with top filler)
*Bed floor patch (fill holes in bed floor from fuel cell/fuel lines)
*Front Bumper (stock style w/ clear lenses)
*cowl vent trash screens
*Stainless window screens (above window on doors)
*Clean/lubricate/reinstall wiper linkage
*Steering wheel
*Dash knobs (after wiring and reassembly)
*Hood bumpers (side) and adjustable bumpers (front)
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Making good headway with this thing. Such a good looking truck!
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Making good headway with this thing. Such a good looking truck!
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Beautiful truck ! Looking forward to the updates !
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Sweet truck! I like your upgrades....
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Nice truck to start with.
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Looking good. Keep the pictures coming.
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The big brown truck came today. Unfortunately I couldn't stick around to see what it brought me. I'll post pics of what's inside the boxes later this week, maybe this weekend if I don't clear up my schedule more before.

Sorry about the low quality cell phone pic. I was in a hurry.
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Re: Knomadd '71 SWB C-10

Thanks for the compliments gentlemen. I did get an email last yesterday that said my track bar is still on its way. I guess CPP didn't have it in stock when I ordered my kit.

Oh, and I'm trying to add door jamb switches so my dome and courtesy lights will come on when the door opens. They're being delivered today. Parts stores had switches that were too long... the door wouldn't shut with the one I had. Hopefully the picture isn't a misrepresentation and I'll be getting the shorter switches today. *fingers crossed*
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