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Old 01-11-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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Finally Got to it...

In 1988 just after high school I went to work for a local garage/scrap yard. My first walk in the scrap yard is where I laid eyes on what I thought was a perfect project. Well a few life changes and a couple of kids the truck always stayed. Last summer I decided to bring all the parts I had collected over the years into one place. I started out with a ’67 C10 short box. Twenty years of Canadian salt drenching winters had taken its toll on the Oshawa built truck. Not much was savable but I couldn’t give up on a dream.
Here's what I ended up with...

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Old 01-11-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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It turned into more of a '68 4x4 with some updates.

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Old 01-11-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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Dragged it out and headed to the body shop to start the build.

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:06 PM   #4
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The guys went to work on smoothing out the body and removing all the original paint from the cab.



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Old 01-11-2014, 12:18 PM   #5
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I wanted it to stand out when I picked the color but not be a cookie cutter. I went with a Skoda paint code, 6225. In late September the body shop called me. He said, we got the interior painted if you wanna take it and put the drivetrain back in, you can take it home. He then laughed and says "I hope you like yellow".



I went to work pulling it apart again.......

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #6
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If everybody was gonna see this truck, I needed something for them to look at when I opened the hood. Under the bench was just the thing......



We had some issues that needed to worked out. The search button made the answers easy to find.
Had to change the oil pan and pick up tube. That made clearance so it would sit on the small block mounts. The next problem....It sat to far forward. Some measuring and redrilling of the bolt holes and the motor/trans/T-case were moved back 2.5". (pic was before I moved the engine back)
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #7
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Very cool, keep the pics coming
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:41 PM   #8
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looks like your project is coming along nicely.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:45 PM   #9
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I swear, I'm gonna wear out my visa card. Decided after putting in way to much overtime, I needed some parts
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:49 PM   #10
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Like a kid at Christmas.......I had to put them together




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Old 01-11-2014, 12:54 PM   #11
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Having strayed from a fleet side, 2wd, 6cyl, 3 on the tree. I made another change. The brake pedals always looked to small in the auto's. I couldn't resist a factory leather wrap steering wheel for $10. at the local pick and save.

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:57 PM   #12
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I welded a larger pedal from a '79 onto the arm then heated and bent it to where I wanted it. Rubber/chrome came out of a caddy. It seems to match up well with the new stock pedal.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:54 PM   #13
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Nice work! Your truck is looking good. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your build!
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:33 PM   #14
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Its been pretty cold here, managed to clean these up in some brake fluid and reattach them.

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Old 01-30-2014, 10:37 PM   #15
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The flower heads are black rather than silver like the originals but there's a lot that's not original.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:38 PM   #16
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That looks like a Tonka Toy ,I like it.
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Very cool, keep the pics coming!
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:50 AM   #18
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It turned into more of a '68 4x4 with some updates.

What's parked beside it ?
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I have the same question ^^^
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:43 PM   #20
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Coils and control arms in the front on 235/60's
Caddy disc brake axle on top of the springs in the rear with 275/60's
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:43 PM   #21
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we need to see more pics of that thing!!!!
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:54 PM   #22
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Re: Finally Got to it...

More importantly, did you have to let air out of the tires to get it out of that garage?? Great looking truck.
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we need to see more pics of that thing!!!!
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Even still used to haul a few things.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:59 PM   #24
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The "Missbehav'in" was Misspelled intentionally...
kinda went with the rear window......lol
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:29 PM   #25
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bout time somebody makes a yellow truck!!! been wanting a 68 swb stepside 4x4. looks like your building it for me!
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