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Old 08-20-2009, 01:35 AM   #1

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68 S/C update.....

** UPDATE: In the process of updating the motor/tranny to a 6.2/6L80/TVS1900 Magnacharger/ShrifterSix Paddle Shifters/Dakota Digital VHX gauges and Vintage Air! **

LS updates start here:

*************TRUCK INFORMATION*****************

Wheel info:
Billet Specialties Vintec Dish wheels
Fronts: 18x8, 5" BS, Mickey Thompson 28-10 M/T SR
Rears: 20x12, 7" BS, Mickey Thompson 31-16 M/T SR

Grille filler panels:

Radiator cover:


I purchased this truck back in June after boardmember SEETEN started a thread about an Ebay AD that peaked my interest.

I had been looking for a nice SWB 68 truck to be my "daily driver" while I'm finishing up a few other projects and this one met 90% of the criteria that I was looking for in a truck.

The first few pictures are of the truck when I first purchased it. It is an extremely solid, minimal rust, original paint truck. It came with a sweet 630 TQ/622 HP 383 Stroker motor with a Vortech Supercharger, Sid Neal TH350 and a 3.08 posi. While the motor/tranny seemed to be bullet proof, the suspension was not...... It had the original suspension that the previous owner cut and heated the coils to lower it. The ride was terrible and it felt unsafe when you would hit any bumps. So the suspension was the first thing that I tackled. It also had a fuel cell and battery mounted in the bed, This along with some super wide tubs, pretty much rendered the bed useless. So battery and tank will be removed and placed in their proper location, . Here's a list of updates that I have completed and some of the other stuff I plan on updating.

New front/rear bumpers - Done
New halogen headlights - Done
New LED tail lights - Done
Repaint emblems - Done
New "Custom" door emblems - Done
Installed factory mirrors - Done
New front and rear CST side marker lights with bulbs – Done
Remove battery from bed and put back under the hood - Done
Remove fuel cell from bed - Done!
Install under bed FuelCellGuy 18 gal fuel tank - Done!
UPDATE: Installed a Boyds tank with Aeromotive A1000 intank pump
Sandblast the inside of the bed and do a spray in liner = Done!
Install a super trick fuel filler/door - Done
Install stainless steel vent shades - Done
New Billet Specialties Vintec Dish wheels with three prong spinners!
Fronts: 18x8, 5" BS, 28-10 M/T SR
Rears: 20x12, 7" BS, 31-16 M/T SR

Front suspension:
Install CPP tubular front a-arms - Done
Install Front 1 1/4" sway bar with poly bushings and lowered brackets - Done
Install Eibach 2" drop springs - Done
Install Porterbuilt front shock relocators with new KYB lowered shocks – Done
Install CPP 13" rotors/powder coated dual piston calipers/2" modular spindles)[/B]
Install new rubber cab mounts – Done

Rear suspension:
Install Porterbuilt 3" dropped tubular trailing arms – Done
Install ECE 5" drop springs – Done
Install Porterbuilt shock relocators – Done
Install Porterbuilt track bar – Done
Install KYB lowered shocks – Done
Install CPP bolt in notch Done
Completely rebuild 68 rear end with : Yukon 4.11 gears, Moser axels, Eaton posi, new bearings and 12"CPP powdercoated disc brakes, . Done

Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Done
Install new 3 Point seatbelts - Done
Remove B&M shifter - Done
Install factory tilt column with shifter - Done
Lokar tranny selector rod - Done
New Billet Specialties steering wheel - Done
UPDATE: Installed ShrifterSix paddle shifters to controle 6L80 tranny.
Install Pioneer 6x9 speakers and RetroSound stereoo - Done
Recover and install factory buddy buckets - Done!
New arm rests - Done!
New Visors - Done!
New Dash pad - Done
Custom cup holder - Done
Install 72 cable gas pedal (LOKAR) - Done
Install new rubber floor mat (double FatMat insulation) - Done!


*** UPDATE: Installing of a 2013 Camaro SS 6.2L/6L80E along a TVS1900 Magnacharger.... ***

Installed B&M Line lock that is activated by the horn,
Installed new ProMaster High torque starter - Done!
New plugs - Done!
Rewired electric fan and fuel pump (again!) - Done!
Install power steering - Done!
Lokar throttle and kickdown cables - Done!
Install blow-off valve - Done!
New radiator with dual electric fans - Done!
Custom radiator cover - Done!

Re-do fuel system:
Install new Aeromotive fuel pump (with pre and post filters) - Done!
Install Aeromotive boost adjusted FPR - Done!
Build custom fuel cell - - Done!
Doug Throley 1 7/8" mid length headers - Done!
Flowmasters (50 series) - Done!
UPDATE: Installed new Magnaflows
QTP Electric cutouts - Done!
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