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Slick67 03-26-2009 12:18 PM

1967 C10 Custom Big Window
 
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Finally getting around to putting the pics together and trying to do them in order. My build is a 67 Custom Big Window A/C truck, all original except for the rust. The truck was given to me (woohoo!!) by a great friend last September. I helped him clear a peice of land for a older gentleman who gave him the truck as payment. It wasn't pretty - I was stung 11 times by hornets and he gave me about $50 for helping him. :chevy: Guess it paid off!!!!
Here is what has been done so far, and I will try to keep the pics coming and update them on a regular basis.

The day he gave it to me it had been sitting at a body shop for about 5 years.

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I had the truck towed to the shop and realized it's potential.
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I thought a little paint a little interior.....nope....full teardown.
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I started at the rear,sandblasted then primed, painted and clear coated the frame.
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Slick67 03-26-2009 01:37 PM

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I didn't know what I was getting into:dohh:
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I pulled the front clip, suspension and core support.
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Just a matter of time......and time.....and time.
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Started the rockers, and finished pulling the cab.
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Slick67 03-26-2009 04:20 PM

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I have recently worked on the sheetmetal - rockers (inners and outers) floor pans, gas filler delete, bed stake holes delete, rear marker light delete, and just started the upper right roof rust delete.
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I finished sandblasting and painting the chassis, and started installing the airbags and fuel cell. I did a disk brake 2.5 in drop spindle and added a 71 rearend for the 5 lugs. An adjustable tracbar was a must for the bags and may have to move the front crossmember forward about 1 inch.
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Slick67 03-26-2009 04:29 PM

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The front crossmember was already installed and now it has to be removed to move it forward:m6: suppose we all learn from these builds.....errrrrr. Well better to do it right the first time. The bags in the back were not quite as hard to figure out.
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Well, the great Southern weather is not cooperating so 2 weekends without much progress. I will keep the posts and pics coming as the project progresses. Thanks for looking!:smoke:

nuke1 03-28-2009 04:37 PM

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nice truck and a great friend you have there.

Slick67 03-30-2009 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by nuke1 (Post 3224502)
nice truck and a great friend you have there.

Thanks nuke1, feels good to have friends like that. Got the front valves for the airride working this weekend, small acheivements really give incentive and keep ya motivated! Was able to help my friend a little with his build this weekend, 71 Cutlass 442 Convertible.
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Slick67 04-03-2009 04:00 PM

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I didn't expect to find that much rust on top of the cab, and it's still not done.
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OARNGESI 04-04-2009 02:44 AM

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Its coming along pretty good

Slick67 04-07-2009 11:46 AM

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Thanks Oarngesi, still wanting to see the motor between the frame rails. Should have it back at the end of this month. Still wondering if the rims will fit the bed when airred out?!!? 22s on the back may cause some clearance issues. My car has 17s and it dwarfs them.

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Slick67 04-15-2009 11:21 AM

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Sold the Studebaker!!!
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Have a little $$$ to put in the projekt 67! Got some 72 Blazer seats for it and some new Custom badges for the doors. Paid the machine shop for the engine rebuild.....well, about half.
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Had to make another payment on my Yamaha R6, that I don't have anymore too. Well....at least I'm still here to make the payments!!!!!
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ANTHONY67 04-16-2009 09:15 AM

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MAN that trucks looking good

Slick67 04-16-2009 11:40 AM

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Thanks bro, wanted to make my first real project a frame-off. Got the windsheild out this past weekend and wanted to put it back.....rust at the top under the weatherstriping and the bottom. Got the top taken care of for the most part, but still have to work on the bottom. Found a great bodyman who comes to the shop and does some great sheetmetal work.

6T9GMC 04-16-2009 05:22 PM

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Hey slick,
what kind of fuel cell is that? It looks like it fits perfect! Good job! So far.

VA72C10 04-16-2009 10:42 PM

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Looks like a nice build...great work so far...

Slick67 04-17-2009 02:27 PM

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It is from Summit Racing (SUM-290108) is the part number it is $153 bucks right now. It did take a little persuasion to fit....but only 3/4 of an inch or so off of the back crossmember on the passenger side from the center to the rail at an angle. Thanks for the props.....trying to keep the project goals in line!

72BlckButy 04-17-2009 02:39 PM

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You are lucky with the accident on the R6... I lost my best friend last March while he was riding his bike.

Anyway... back to a happy note.

Awesome build! It looks like things are coming together nicely.

Slick67 04-17-2009 02:46 PM

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Thanks 72! I was worse than the bike! Things are working out nicely. Supposed to rain here in the Houston area for a couple of days.....again. Have you heard anything from bigmikescustomz, or his health?

Slick67 05-04-2009 02:24 PM

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Here is the score. I found a bed on CL for $750, got the bed, a right side window regulator, AND delivery............$600. Thought that was a good deal!!! The bed is really clean, but the tailgate is an aftermarket so it will be going on CL. The bedside trim is also going to be sold.
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michael bustamante 05-08-2009 05:33 PM

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lookin good, can you take some more pics of the airride set up in the rear, location? where are you gonna mount the tank and compressor?

68 short step 05-08-2009 06:18 PM

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thats is a real good lookin bed...nice buy, and nice project so far.... looks great

Hart_Rod 05-08-2009 09:49 PM

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Nice build.

nuke1 05-08-2009 10:43 PM

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i do not know if it is me or what, but i like those rims with the side trim, just my opinion.

Slick67 05-11-2009 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by michael bustamante (Post 3300307)
lookin good, can you take some more pics of the airride set up in the rear, location? where are you gonna mount the tank and compressor?

The back is rather simple. Just use the factory spring bolt hole on the trailing arm, then drill holes for the bolts and piping to the top of the airbag. I will take some closer pics and post them for ya. The tank will reside on the driver side under the bed behind the rearend....well, that's the plan for now. The compressors (2 380C Chrome Viairs) will be mounted to the frame, just have not made up my mind yet on that.:uhmk:

Slick67 05-11-2009 09:37 AM

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Thanks 68, slow going.....but it will be worth it.

Slick67 05-11-2009 09:43 AM

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Thanks Hart_Rod!!! Hey Nuke1, been checkin out your build too.....SWEET. I agree with you, the rims look great with the trim on the bed. I have already filled the trim holes everywhere else, but it would make a nice change when I want to give my ride a different look in the future!


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