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Old 09-17-2020, 10:07 PM   #1
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1970 C20 Long Bed Fleetside - Partial Restoration

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Started off with a solid driving truck and nice body...

Here are the early days of restoration.

Body looked nice enough for an easy painting.

Had some older GM Sapphire Blue paint. Forget whether it was medium or dark blue...

Painting the bed.

Ran out of paint, had to get more...

Well, paint I had was too old to match. No longer made type...

New paint looks nice, but very noticeable difference. Single stage paint used.

Engine was a decent runner.

Decided to do a visual inspection.

TJA engine stamp and date codes indicate 1973 350 truck engine.

4 bolt main.

Engine looked very nice inside. Painted it up...

Installed Weiand intake and tall open element air cleaner.

Decided to go with the long water pump and newer engine brackets.

Got the front end back on. Came with the 1971 grille...

Looks nice from both ends.

Bought a couple new chrome dash parts and new carpet.

Used a 1973 Monte Carlo steering wheel.

Engine after a couple years of driving.

All and all, came out to be a much better looking truck.

Thank you for your interest,


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Old 09-18-2020, 12:39 AM   #2
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Re: 1970 C20 Long Bed Fleetside - Partial Restoration

Another Ochre turned Blue! I like the way you think Bob! My truck was also Ochre, or as I call it “baby poop yellow”, and it’s my goal to paint it in two tone blue and white. Sure looks like you brought her back from the dead! Do you still drive the truck?

Love the slotted mags!

1972 C10, "Loyd", LWB to SWB, 5.3, L83/6L80e, 4:11 Tru Trac, Air Ride, VA, DD, 20" Coys, 4 wheel disc, A quick LS swap turned into a 4 year frame off.
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