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Old 06-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Purchased a few years ago and just enjoyed driving it. It was always the intent to tear down and restore and here is the progress. As I have more time than money and a very willing father to help me being that he is one of the best around and has done several cars for himself over the years. So here it is and I hope you enjoy... Obviously got the instruction manual as a visual aid for going back together and a few picks of the before...
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Here is the first couple of days of tear down.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Got rid of the gas cap door and decided to add a aluminum tank in the back. Along with some more gutting. Had to replace the cab corner mounts and some odd and end stuff in the floor.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

More patching, etc....
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Very NICE truck to start with.
Looks like you are making it even nicer!
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #6
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Grinding down and sandblasting
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Nice progress, keep at it!
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Looks great man! Subscribed for the build
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Been awhile, time to get everyone caught up. At this point, doors were fitted and all the rough work was completed and cab floor epoxy primer.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #10
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More and more body work to the cab.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:16 AM   #11
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Time to take a break from the cab and get the frame tore down. The pics posted I took everything apart and finally got the frame and some of the larger parts to a local sandblaster
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:17 AM   #12
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Looking good
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Looking good and moving right along.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #14
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Got the frame, a arms, etc back and now painting them up for reassembly.
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Getting all the suspension stuff painted up. All new bushings, etc being installed as we go.
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

All suspension on and got her setting back on the ground, at this point I started getting all the brake lines ran.
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Went with a new 350 SBC crate motor, wanted reliability more than anything. TH400 tranny.
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Bought a complete new bed from Southern Kentucky Classics located in Bowling Green Ky. Very nice bed, went together with no trouble. Just wanted to make sure it fit befor painting it and finding out otherwise.
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Re: 1971 Chevy C10 SWB - Elizabethtown, Ky

Now for some fun stuff. I used all AN fittings for gas line front to back and for this external mounted tranny cooler. Thought it was a nice touch. Plus picked up this cool repop Caddy air cleaner.
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Added a front sway bar and found on the info off a nice write up on this forum using a sway bar off an 86 model truck with the larger bushing.
Started taking the bed back apart.
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Gettting the cab ready to paint. Starting with the inside first and then going to do the outside.
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Cab and firewall all painted. Ready to put the cab back on the frame.
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Getting the cab back on the frame
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A long night of painting the cab. But the end result was far satisfying.
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Well, here is where I sit today. Finally got the forum updated with all the pics up to this point. Huge swap meet in Louisville this weekend. I am hoping to pick up some parts this weekend to continue on. Finally starting to look like a truck again.
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