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Old 06-10-2021, 09:50 AM   #26
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Re: Someone save this truck

Nice buy on the blue beast. Great to see the forum helping each other out.


David, my boy is putting an LS in his 68 and having problems with the ac compressor clearing. The motor already had conversion mounts on it when we got it that have two possible positions. I would love to be able to leave the compressor down low. Can you post a link of the mounts that make this possible?
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:46 AM   #27
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Re: Someone save this truck

Very well done! Congrats to all involved.
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:48 AM   #28
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Re: Someone save this truck

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Now that my white GMC is running cool, I can keep her as is.

Big Blue will definitely get an LS conversion. It will be a first for me, so I am open to suggestions.

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Old 06-10-2021, 12:15 PM   #29
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Nice buy on the blue beast. Great to see the forum helping each other out.


David, my boy is putting an LS in his 68 and having problems with the ac compressor clearing. The motor already had conversion mounts on it when we got it that have two possible positions. I would love to be able to leave the compressor down low. Can you post a link of the mounts that make this possible?
Here you go, Hooker Blackheart:
https://www.holley.com/brands/hooker...ap_components/

Not sure if a '68 has the wide or narrow frame rails...but Hooker makes the mounts for either. My experience was that no clearance issues with compressor. But, since the Blachheart mounts the engine low, the PS pump required a bit of trimming on my narrow frame rails.
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Old 06-12-2021, 10:56 AM   #30
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Re: Someone save this truck

Update:
Got Lucky again.
My brother knew a guy that was vacationing in Taos, NM.

Bringin her home.

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Old 06-12-2021, 11:37 AM   #31
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AWESOME! I tried to get back up there for more pictures on Thursday and yesterday both but my schedule didn’t permit it. Glad you found a good reliable way to get it coming your way! I hope you like it in person as much as I did when I was looking it over!

Looks like this deal ended up being a match made in heaven!
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:46 AM   #32
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Congratulations on finding a convenient (lucky) way to get it home!
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:49 AM   #33
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Update:
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My brother knew a guy that was vacationing in Taos, NM.

Bringin her home.

Nice score!
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Old 06-12-2021, 01:45 PM   #34
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Nice buy on the blue beast. Great to see the forum helping each other out.


David, my boy is putting an LS in his 68 and having problems with the ac compressor clearing. The motor already had conversion mounts on it when we got it that have two possible positions. I would love to be able to leave the compressor down low. Can you post a link of the mounts that make this possible?
Check the LS section, several option on motor mounts. I used $30 adapter plate, trimmed off forward hole. OEM motor mounts and stands in back hole. Compressor is not in this photo, it's tight and will need some custom hoses........Thundarr, nice save
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Old 06-15-2021, 11:12 AM   #35
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Got two used tires so I could get her up on her feet and rolled off the trailer. Steering was tight and the brakes actually work well.

Overall assessment is as advertised. The cab corners are clean. No rust and no repairs there. There was some bondo up front from some sort of previous impact but the frame rails are straight. The roof drip rail is original and incredible. Wood on the Bed is original and rotted but the metal channels are great. The seat is strangely in great shape, so it must be a recover.
Thanks again, 56taskforce. This is as good a starting point as I could hope for.







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Old 06-15-2021, 06:58 PM   #36
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Damnit that grill was going to look soo good on my K20 too! Glad you are happy with it, I knew that one was a hell of a truck all things considered. I can’t wait to see what you make it into! It’s all proof that even though they are getting harder to find, clean minimal rust trucks are still around.
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Old 06-15-2021, 07:09 PM   #37
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Re: Someone save this truck

Good deal all the way around!
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:25 PM   #38
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Power-washed off a decade of NM dust storms.

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Old 06-16-2021, 11:09 PM   #39
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Re: Someone save this truck

I have been wondering

What is in the bed side tool box?

Great progress








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Old 06-17-2021, 12:16 PM   #40
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I have been wondering

What is in the bed side tool box?

Great progress
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Much like Geraldo's opening of Al Capone's vault, mine was a dud too.




The lock was actually open, but the handle is busted. I just had to take a flat-head screw driver and push down the latch pin to open.

I'll be thankful if this continues to be the "Truck of No Surprises".
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Old 06-17-2021, 01:26 PM   #41
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I keep thinking.....DAMN!....even with the repaint, that thing is just in WAYYy nice condition for that kind of money.
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Old 06-17-2021, 02:00 PM   #42
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Tell me about it. I’m still wishing I had had the cash to buy it at the time.
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