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Old 11-11-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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Lil Red, 1984 c10 shortbed barn find mild custom build

so first the story, I picked this truck up in salem Arkansas for 100 dollars under a carpot where it was parked for 10 years and it was all original except for these funky rims in the pictures (moldy pics are the day it arrived at its new home) i Have got rally rims for it and i have taken the 250 out for a rebuild and replaced with a temp 305 out of a 74 i believe. exhaust is true duel 3 inch straight side pipes, it has had many stages past few years and frame off will start soon hopefully. THE other pics are the same day after a good wash and wax, paint is really thin and and 250 ran good for another 100k miles
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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holy crap dude, $100? thats insane. those are some interesting wheels. do you know what they are called?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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first photo shoot, i relocated the spare tire to in bed . I hate those darn under the bed carriers and just to help cover up the old pinstripe just got some silver stick on for the time being. help with the look haha it did not stay on very long
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:43 AM   #4
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holy crap dude, $100? thats insane. those are some interesting wheels. do you know what they are called?
yup 100 bucks a lady me and my dad worked for wanted to give us "this old beat up farm truck that will never run" and we looked at it and convinced her to let us give atleast 100. the rims are some kind of oldsmobile i do believe
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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$100 bucks and some cleaning up got you a truck that looks brand spanking new. I'm so jealous..
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:18 AM   #6
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Re: Lil Red, 1984 c10 shortbed barn find mild custom build

250 being removed and 305 being removed, the 250 had a bad slap in it and it decided to go while driving down the highway haha,i have a video of the 305 running around on the pavement, its before timing and carb cleaning, the other is just of it running and a lil reving after adjustments. i can post one or both if ya`ll want
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #7
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Re: Lil Red, 1984 c10 shortbed barn find mild custom build

There was a real nice truck hiding under that turd. Alright!
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:46 AM   #8
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the side pipes getting wrapped, didn't want the girl getting burned it didn't bother me but she cares haha
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:01 AM   #9
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Finally here is how she sits today. pretty rough, the build has come to a stop, but hopefully will pick back up this month. the 28 year old paint finally had enough waxing and gave out so she got some primer to prevent rusting
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:41 PM   #10
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I have started looking at rebuilding the 250 but the problem i run into is the "rebuild kits" dont include everything i need or want, basically what im working with is the block, alternator and starter.where to get what i need or sugesstions what i should do? i preferably want to rebuild it myself
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #11
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just an update, i am starting the tear down of the 250 next week! i have pretty good wish list an everything haha
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:29 PM   #12
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I love the steering wheel spare tire rack.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #13
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I love the steering wheel spare tire rack.
thanks i was just looking at the extra wheel and my buddy was like hey just take the spare tire rack and use the wheel as a giant wing nut. it worked out better than i anticipated
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #14
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Re: Lil Red, 1984 c10 shortbed barn find mild custom build

I helped a bud swap a bad 250 out of a 69 C10 this summer, got a new long block from cmengines.com for a little over a grand. Nice score.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #15
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Re: Lil Red, 1984 c10 shortbed barn find mild custom build

found some pics, here is the cracked head from the straight six.
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here is a pic of the interior, the seat is tore up on the driver side but other than that its in good shape and of course the dash is complete ****
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #17
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decided to take the dash apart and check and make sure everything was all good under it. it was pretty darn sound underneath. sorry crappy phone pictures.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #18
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Nice find! That is a good looking truck.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:22 AM   #19
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got the engine taken down completely, it had a bad wrist pin in the #2 and 4 cylinder,as well as some pretty worn out lifters the had really deep groves in them and all clogged up... i will get some pics up later of the motor
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #20
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the inline 6 before i take it out of the truck summer before last and then just yesterday finally getting it down.
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Truck looks way sweet man! What are the plans with the 6er?
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #22
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Truck looks way sweet man! What are the plans with the 6er?
Thanks! its getting there, I am going to go back with stock exterior (colors, what not and no chrome) on it but im going with a bigger cam from comp and actually doing whole valve-train with the comp high energy series, not going to bore it or anything else. the truck is a mild custom so if i ever wanted i go back all stock i could easily. which reminds me you happen to know or have a pic of stock chevy 1984 250ci colors?
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Re: Lil Red, 1984 c10 shortbed barn find mild custom build

ran into a problem with the six, a nice crack i would really like some help with this one guys. should i look at trying to get it fixed or am i spending to much money that way versus new block? i really wanted matching numbers but.. if i am wasting time and money then i don't want it. will post pics in just a few, the crack is located here on the block.
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Here is the crack, the crack goes all the way through and to inside of the block into the coolant passage, the second shot it from straight on where the water pump mounts.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:55 PM   #25
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Went and got rid of the old cracking pinstripe and the white tailgate lettering. both will definitely go back with new paint (whenever that will be ha)
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