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Old 07-05-2021, 02:47 PM   #1
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My 1979 Big 10 Build

Here she is before teardown. This picture is at least 10 years old.
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Old 07-05-2021, 02:50 PM   #2
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This project was started in 2020. I'm using a 1985 frame and bed since it was pretty rust free.
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Old 07-05-2021, 02:52 PM   #3
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After sand basting and epoxy paint.
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Old 07-05-2021, 02:53 PM   #4
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Reassembling the front end.
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Old 07-06-2021, 10:26 AM   #5
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What is your plans?
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Going back stock except for the 700 R transmission and lower the back 2 inches to make the truck sit level.
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:28 AM   #7
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Front brakes installed.
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:46 AM   #8
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Very nice.
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I had the rear end rebuilt, new brakes, and new lighter rear springs.
3.73 Posi. I'm not going to haul anything and want to ride more like a car.
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Got the new 20 gallon gas tank installed on the drivers side. Won't have dual tanks.
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Thank you! Lunatic1968

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Old 07-06-2021, 03:54 PM   #12
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Engine and transmission are in now.
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Engine and transmission are in now.
Really like that Paint job on the engine









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[QUOTE=Getter-Done;8940661]Really like that Paint job on the engine

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Looking good man keep it up
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Whoa that is beautiful! Great work my friend. I canít wait to see this one done.
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:31 AM   #18
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Whoa that is beautiful! Great work my friend. I canít wait to see this one done.
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Does anyone have pictures of fuel line routing on a mid 80's 2 wheel drive with drivers side tank only?
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Old 07-15-2021, 01:10 PM   #20
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That's a great looking engine and project in general. Looking forward to more updates.
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Old 07-15-2021, 03:23 PM   #21
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That's a great looking engine and project in general. Looking forward to more updates.
Thanks, It is going to be a lot of work but I can't wait to drive it.
I told my wife it will have a bench seat and she is going to have sit right next to me!
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