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Old 08-22-2015, 06:14 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Project rusty tow rig. (68 c20)

Well here in the northeast I got this truck for just $500 with a title. 1968 c20 camper special, 7500gvw. Frame is good, body is not. Here are my plans
4 wheel disks
4/5" drop with rear air assist for towing
20" wheels
383 stroker built for torque
Cowl hood
Tubular control arms front and rear
2 tone paint with electric blue primary and gunmetal silver
Light window tint
Modern bench seats with fold down console
Led lighting
Probably black interior (easiest to match)
Bed cover?
Figure out how to convert wood bed to steel
West coast Jr mirrors

I'm budgeting $20k (money I saved up to buy a brand new car) as I'm only 21 and school loans are killing me....I'm an automotive technician who specializes in European cars so this is a walk in the park! I am hiring out body work as I cannot do that :/ any feedback and tips are welcome! Enjoy the show
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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Off to my rust Repair buddy
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:22 PM   #3
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Long story short needs a cab due to roof supports disintegrating while media blasting.... bed is also not salvageable so off too find a parts truck with bad frame!
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:17 PM   #4
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Im in to see this .
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:28 PM   #5
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Re: Project rusty tow rig. (68 c20)

Tubular Trialing arms will not hold up to the 7500 GVW... The Tubular are really design for Racing and extreme light loads...
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:01 PM   #6
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Tubular Trialing arms will not hold up to the 7500 GVW... The Tubular are really design for Racing and extreme light loads...
Really??? I feel like 2" dom is stronger then 2 pieces of stamped steel welded together
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:07 PM   #7
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Really??? I feel like 2" dom is stronger then 2 pieces of stamped steel welded together
COOL Plans. As 2 steel bed floor n place of wood u could look at my Homer build thread. I used a 73-87 steel floor.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:34 AM   #8
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Well parts truck I looked at this morning was worse off then mine.... Ugh this is the part I hate, constantly monitoring parts listings
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:20 AM   #9
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Well I found a steel floor bed in rough shape. Looks like it'll need a bedside and some wheel arch repair. Looks like the make inner patch panels for it?
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:57 PM   #10
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Anyways got a cab from Florida and am doing cab corners and rockers on that! Working on drivetrain currently! Got the air assist in and POL rear arms
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:55 AM   #11
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Nice meeting you yesterday Ryan, post up some current pics of your sweet project. Truck is looking great!
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Old 11-06-2016, 12:45 PM   #12
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Nice meeting you yesterday Ryan, post up some current pics of your sweet project. Truck is looking great!
ok you got me, ill update this and if there is more interest ill do a more comprehensive update! here is how she sits now, basically ready to go off to paint. all body parts were sandblasted and coated in epoxy primer!
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:09 AM   #13
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Re: Project rusty tow rig. (68 c20)

I pressured you into posting some pics looks good, can't wait to see it painted.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:45 AM   #14
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I pressured you into posting some pics looks good, can't wait to see it painted.
yea yea! haha ill have to link it in my signature..... also how to flip photos??
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:50 PM   #15
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Re: Project rusty tow rig. (68 c20)

Looking good, I believe we missed a few steps there
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:30 PM   #16
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Looking good, I believe we missed a few steps there
haha yea ill have to go through my hard drive to see what i come up with! im hoping to have it out in Pittsburgh for paint by end of this year, then be done paint by spring or early summer
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Old 12-18-2016, 05:48 PM   #17
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truck is at paint for the winter! cya again in spring or early summer
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:33 PM   #18
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heres a small paint update to keep the few of you interested :P
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:34 PM   #19
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and i scored some lightly used go fast parts from craigslist!
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Im still here ,color looks good .
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:49 PM   #21
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This is a cool build! Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:22 PM   #22
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i realized i never posted the engine! 383 stroker, arp and forged everything, MSD atomic EFI so i can actually drive it and computer tune.
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Paint looks great and that motor should run pretty good too
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Looks like a fun build to me! subscribed! keep up the updates!
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:19 PM   #25
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ok fine heres a quickie!

going to pick up the cab and frame from paint so i can throw the drivetrain in before he puts all the other panels back on. less for me to damage since i have no ability to do bodywork if it gets messed up!
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