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Old 05-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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'69 SWB | Zoie Jane

I sold my baby (e36 BMW M3 with full coilover suspension, BBS LM wheels, Eisanmann race exhaust) in March of 2012 and decided it was time to find myself another project. I was living in Lincoln, NE at the time, and one day while browsing craigslist I found a 69 swb. It was a plain jane rocking a 250 with power steering. I knew it was meant to be when I discovered the truck was not even a mile down the road from me. About a week later I managed to head over and check the truck out. It needed some work but overall seemed to be like a fairly solid truck. A few days later I was driving it from his apartment garage to mine. It wasnt the safest drive, but being able to go from point A to point B in it was a huge plus for me. I planned on a quick static drop, cleaning up the engine, new brakes, and fixing a few areas in the floor. That sounds easy enough, right?

Well that's about the time I discover Porterbuilt. It was all downhill from there. It's amazing what a small company in Arizona can convince you to do without even speaking to you. The products speak for themselves.

My quick resto-mod turned into a full on build
-PB suspension, extreme both front and rear
-22"/20" wheels
-built 6.0 lq9
-keeping the body all stock with the exception of the entire bed floor being raised. Two tone paint with full trim, upper and lower.
-Accuair for my air management
This is how the truck looked when I bought it.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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Re: '69 SWB | Zoie Jane

It sat for about a year in Lincoln before I could get it moved down to my dads shop near Kansas City. She felt right at home with her older brother, my dads '41 chevy truck.

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:19 AM   #3
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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Started mocking up the rear dropmember.

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Old 06-04-2013, 01:36 AM   #5
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Got my frame back from blasting today. I'll throwing all the porterbuilt stuff back on and start getting it painted up. I'll post some pics within the next couple of days
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:38 AM   #6
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Thank you sir, I have big plans for it and it all sounds good in my head. Just hoping it turns out like I picture it
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:38 AM   #7
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #8
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Looks like I'm going along for the ride. Best of luck!
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #9
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Re: '69 SWB | Zoie Jane

Going from E3 to C10? That's pretty much a lateral move, isn't it?

Sounds like a fun build.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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Looks like I'm going along for the ride. Best of luck!
Thank you! This is my first frame up build and plan on going all out for it. Ive never done body work or paint but I plan on doing it all. I may need all the luck I can get

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Going from E3 to C10? That's pretty much a lateral move, isn't it?

Sounds like a fun build.
haha yeah the math doesnt add up does it? I got an offer on my car that I couldnt pass up. Plus my fiance and I just had our first child, Zoie Jane, at the time so the timing was just right.

Here are a few pics of my M3.. It's just amazing how well these cars handle on the track
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Sweet project you have, can't wait to see more
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:10 PM   #13
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Thanks guys!! Just bare with me, funds are limited so it'll be a slow build.
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I'm no stranger to slow builds, been at mine for 3 1/2 years now
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:53 PM   #15
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Tuning in for this one. Looks like you found a good starting point.
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Cool truck and from NE of all places, my home state! Consider me envious! Good choice on the Porterbuilt set up. You wont be disappointed. Im in!
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Cool truck and from NE of all places, my home state! Consider me envious! Good choice on the Porterbuilt set up. You wont be disappointed. Im in!
I lived up in Lincoln for about 7 years. I love that town, so clean and family friendly. And yes, I'm so glad I decided to go with all PB suspension. It was hard to spend that much money but it is so worth it.
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Killer start. Cant wait to see more progress!
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Im all in, Cant wait to see how your project turns out!
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Subbed. I remember seeing this truck for sale here on the board last year. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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Wheres the SCR sticker?
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Killer start. Cant wait to see more progress!
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You and me both! It'll be a slow build so hang in there!
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I didn't realize it was on the board. I'll have to see if I can dig that up.
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I didn't realize it was on the board. I'll have to see if I can dig that up.

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I work with the previous owner of this truck... I think I might have turned him onto the board. Anyway that is the ad.
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I work with the previous owner of this truck... I think I might have turned him onto the board. Anyway that is the ad.
I didn't know you worked at Speedway! That is a cool place to visit. I never did get to see the museum part. Tim was a pleasant guy to visit with and had a bunch of cool old stuff packed into his apartment garage. I've been trying to keep in contact with him and plan to let him drive the truck whenever its completed.
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