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Old 01-12-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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Finally coming together

Well its been a 5 year build lol. Ive owned the truck since 2000. Spent 10 years tore apart in about 5 different places. But I hope that's all coming to an end. Here is a few current pics and I will post some of the build pics later. Its been fun and exhausting at times. The paint booth in a two car garage takes up a lot of room. But well worth it. Im hoping to finish up this weekend with the bed assembly!!!!!

Frame off 69 short wide. Converting to a wood bed.

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406 big block, 781 heads 2.19/1.88 valves, 280H comp cam, .125 dome piston
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Lowered front 2.5 spindles and cut the coils
Lowered rear 4" drop coils and 2.5" blocks
17" torque trust nitto tires 555s
Dupont straight black base/clear coat.
Wood bed Is stained minwax gunstock 2 coats. Minwax spar urethane
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:20 PM   #2
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:05 PM   #3
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Looks good so far
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:50 AM   #4
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Beautiful looking truck!
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:11 AM   #5
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Paint looks great!
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:48 PM   #6
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Re: Finally coming together

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Got all the parts in That I needed.

Got a fridge full of beer.

Called in sick.

So a great day to start putting this bed together. We'll see how it goes. I'll post some more pics
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:50 PM   #7
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Re: Finally coming together

This style of build never goes out of style! So clean.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:22 PM   #8
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Spent all day trying to get these panels and wood to fit. I thing I'm close. Bed panes are original. New front panel and cross sills for the wood conversion.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:23 PM   #9
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Nice truck that you'll be driving soon it appears.
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:15 AM   #10
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Looking real good. Is the wife helping out there too?
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:53 AM   #11
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Re: Finally coming together

That is one beautiful ride Would love to see more pics though You have any pics you can put up through out your build ?
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:14 AM   #12
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Yep wife was out here helping. Dremel tool broke. 😳 I'll have to go get another one. Having to make a few holes bigger on the cross sills. Getting some coffee in me then starting back up.

Yes Larry I'm going to look for those build photos and post them later. If I didn't loose them.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:43 AM   #13
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Yep wife was out here helping. Dremel tool broke. 😳 I'll have to go get another one. Having to make a few holes bigger on the cross sills. Getting some coffee in me then starting back up.

Yes Larry I'm going to look for those build photos and post them later. If I didn't loose them.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:53 AM   #14
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:53 PM   #15
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Well got the bed on and looking good so far. I think I'm going to bolt the bed from underneath. I just don't want to drill the holes. I like the way the bed looks without the bed bolts. Also got the radiator cover painted and put on. I'm hoping to see some sunshine tomorrow. I'm tired of this weather.
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:55 PM   #16
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Here's a pic of the radiator cover and battery box we made.
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:56 PM   #17
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Beautiful truck!
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I'm definitely liking your battery location
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:02 PM   #19
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Battery box works great. It's even with the bottom of the frame.

Just striped two teeth off the flywheel. I knew I should have changed that starter before now. O well
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:05 PM   #20
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Nice truck looks straight
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:33 PM   #21
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Tail gate went on and fits good. Going to get a bumper and a flex plate tomorrow
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Beautiful truck and killer progress!
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Beautiful truck and killer progress!
Thanks again. I'm loving it.

Just finished most of the rear. I bought all the polished bezels and piece for across the tail gate. But I thinking I like it with out the Bezels. I'll tape them up tomorrow and think on it.
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Wow looks amazing.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:56 PM   #25
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Ok found the few build pics I have.

Starting with this one and my skinny but at 18. The day I brought it home. Went to do a fence bid and saw it sitting out back. Got to talking picked it up for 1500. In year 2000
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