The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1973 - 1987 Chevrolet & GMC Squarebody Pickups Message Board > Squarebody Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

July of 2012 I had sold my '79 k5 to a good friend of mine and 9 months later I had a handshake and promise on the purchase of my '79 K10. 2 months later I shook hands once again for the huge sum of $1000 and a 2 hour DRIVE home from Mocksville, NC to Cary. Lets just say, between the 33"s, the airflow of open windows, and a tailgate latch not catching it was a very fun ride.

This picture is where the truck was sitting at the PO's house.
Note the RED paint color...
Attached Images
 
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

The brake booster is leaking so I had to make sure to leave PLENTY of distance between cars. No rear brakes at all and the pads in the front were worn just about all the way through...


First thing I did when I got home was some poser shots.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:23 AM   #3
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

A little background on the purchase... Earlier that year I had shaken hands with a lady on a '78 longbed k10 two tone green and gold. It was a beautiful truck but unfortunately cancer was an understatement for the amount of rust on the truck. The motor ran quite nicely but the transmission was shot so a handshake for $600 and a return 2 days later with a trailor was made.

That never happened. Apparently some friend of hers told her she could get at least $1500 for the truck and broke off the deal... nice right?
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Anyway, After that I lost faith in humanity for a little so I didn't quite trust the PO on the handshake. He was waiting for the title work to comeback before I purchased the truck so since it was then June and we shook hands in April, I started my birthday spending.

Shoes for the K10
Attached Images
 
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #5
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

And my new fishing monster. Planning on starting a Crew cab Dually build so I can tow this monster
Attached Images
 
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

By the way... Feel free to post comments, questions, any advice as this thread progresses.

Can you say tune up time?? This was the worst plug in the motor. #3 cylinder and #4 or #6 was almost as bad...

Also got the truck washed and waxed. Not so much red anymore. Tangier Orange I belive.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:37 AM   #7
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Right now as she sits, she has a '80-82 305, TH350 transmission, Corporate 10 Bolt. The plan is to pull the 305, See what the block looks like, reseal everything possibly bore it a little, and put it back in the truck. I have an engine stand that I'm trying to decide if I want to put a vortec 350 or a BBC on it. Will take my time with that build so It will be done right and not kill the bank.

Keep the TH350 and maybe throw 14bolt under there. Planning on having a modified stock look with the truck in the end.
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #8
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

mid '60's cab lights a good friend of mine 1963c-10 gave me. Mocked up for this picture, looking to get a harness for these bad boys. Again thanks Jon for all the help.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #9
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

I go camping every couple of weekends especially when it starts getting cold.

On the way out, Chris's jeep broke both upper and lower control arms. So the old square body saved the day.

I apologize for the poor picture quality, My smart phone died and my contract expires in a couple weeks so i've been blackberrying it up.
Attached Images
    
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #10
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Here's a picture of a downed tree I made it across earlier. Thankfully the tree broke the rusted out exhaust for me so that was one less thing to do. Straight piped for about a week before Mule days here in Benson, NC.

The rims that the Boggers are mounted on wont fit on the front so my buddy Steele gave me these 15x10" wheels.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #11
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Some more pic's of the boat, washing, some trim I picked up that I'll be cleaning up and either selling or mounting.
Attached Images
    
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #12
chrisestes
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 138
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

nice truck thats unfortunate about your friends jeep
chrisestes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #13
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Another good friend of mine Cheyenne Chevy's rig. Has a '79 stepside his father built. Bought it from his dad a little before I picked up mine. Definitely think he got the better deal.


Photo credit goes to Cheyenne Chevy. My blackberry couldnt do anything near that quality.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #14
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

As of right now, Short term goals are to pull the 305, Th350, and NP203 Tcase. clean them up stick them in and get prepared for my motor build, suspension work, body work (cab corners, rocker panels, FENDER, couple of bed corners) I am happy I got this truck I feel I got a good deal and it'll be a great starter build for me.
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #15
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisestes View Post
nice truck thats unfortunate about your friends jeep
Thanks. Yea we got it fixed the next day after we got parts. The shock got bent up bad so he removed the other side also. Bouncy bouncy bouncy.
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #16
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Okay one more poser shot. After this i'm done, promise!

Again, Photo cred. to Cheyenne Chevy.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 11:42 AM   #17
1963c-10
Registered User
 
1963c-10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: fayetteville nc
Posts: 10,338
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

great job on the thread austin. keeps the pics and progress coming
__________________
1963 Short bed step side SBW 427 big block and borg warner T-16 HD 3 speed manual
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=519869
1963 Short bed fleetside BBW 348 1st gen big block w/Powerglide
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=619024
1964 Short bed trailer
1963c-10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 08:19 PM   #18
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Not much progress this past week. Mainly been working and spending time with the family. Taking a break from sandblasting my sway bar right now, Heres some pics of the interior. No cracks on the dash and one or two holes in the bench seat.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 08:30 PM   #19
rusty76
Registered User
 
rusty76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midway, NC
Posts: 3,275
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Cool truck man. You came all the way out here to get the truck. Pretty good little ride. I bet it was fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with it. Do you ever come down to Uawharie? If I spelled that wrong I apologize. Take care.
__________________
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=581873
The low buck build threads. Check'em out!
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=666022
My build thread
Crossmembers CC
rusty76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #20
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rusty76 View Post
Cool truck man. You came all the way out here to get the truck. Pretty good little ride. I bet it was fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with it. Do you ever come down to Uawharie? If I spelled that wrong I apologize. Take care.
Yea that area is beautiful, Mocksville is a nice area. Lots of farm land and the truck was right off of the highway. I haven't been to Uwharrie but a lot of my friends go there pretty often with their jeeps. Planning a trip sometime around January/February. Looking forward to checking it out I here there is good wheeling.
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #21
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Spent the past couple of days sandblasting the sway bar. Been very busy so I've been taking projects a little bit at a time. Planning on priming it before I go to work in the morning.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 09:05 AM   #22
rusty76
Registered User
 
rusty76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midway, NC
Posts: 3,275
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Yeah Uwharrie is really nice. I spent some time camping there a few years ago. Really cool place.
__________________
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=581873
The low buck build threads. Check'em out!
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=666022
My build thread
Crossmembers CC
rusty76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2013, 12:49 AM   #23
TheBlueBomber
Registered User
 
TheBlueBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 816
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Went to the junkyard again today with my buddy who was looking for some bolts for a ford probe. Happened to see a freshly dropped off '74 c30. Picked these up for $4.88. Got home and got to blasting.


What do you guys think, keep the bare metal look or paint them black?
Attached Images
 
__________________
Austin
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale - Carolina K10 -

My 4.8L Twin turbo build - Project Short Stroke -

Instagram - TheBlueBomber1996
TheBlueBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #24
rusty76
Registered User
 
rusty76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midway, NC
Posts: 3,275
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

bare metal just make sure to coat them
__________________
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=581873
The low buck build threads. Check'em out!
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=666022
My build thread
Crossmembers CC
rusty76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #25
1963c-10
Registered User
 
1963c-10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: fayetteville nc
Posts: 10,338
Re: Carolina K10, 1979 Reg cab short bed.

Nice progress Austin...keep up the updates.
__________________
1963 Short bed step side SBW 427 big block and borg warner T-16 HD 3 speed manual
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=519869
1963 Short bed fleetside BBW 348 1st gen big block w/Powerglide
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=619024
1964 Short bed trailer
1963c-10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2022 67-72chevytrucks.com