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Old 04-13-2021, 01:08 PM   #51
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Re: 1968 C10 Stepside Restoration Project

Better than new! Looks really good.
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:31 PM   #52
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Better than new! Looks really good.
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:25 AM   #53
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looking great! Good job
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:29 AM   #54
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very nice. I took a real liking to the raptor liner...I sprayed the insides of my bumpers with it. Coated the fender emblems with it...as well as the bed. very versatile stuff.
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:35 PM   #55
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Really good progress. If I didn't know, I'd guess that you had been through this kind of work before. You seem matter of fact, and methodical, and the truck is coming together nicely.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:49 PM   #56
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LT7A, Thanks for the complement but I have only restored a couple MGs and a few motorcycles, nothing to the scale of this truck. I never had to weld like I have on the C10, or use a spray-on bed liner. I have literally watched endless how-tproject. and read through endless posts on this forum, learning all I can so I could work towards completing this project.

After the truck is done, I have a classic Mini to restore, and it is worse off than the truck!
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:55 PM   #57
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LT7A, Thanks for the complement but I have only restored a couple MGs and a few motorcycles, nothing to the scale of this truck. I never had to weld like I have on the C10, or use a spray-on bed liner. I have literally watched endless how-tproject. and read through endless posts on this forum, learning all I can so I could work towards completing this project.

After the truck is done, I have a classic Mini to restore, and it is worse off than the truck!
I would like to see a couple pics of that Mini.
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Old 04-28-2021, 05:34 PM   #58
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I would like to see a couple pics of that Mini.
The Mini is just a body shell at the moment. I actually started that project before the truck. Because this truck belonged to my wife's late father, she wanted me to drop the Mini and start on the truck. I will look for some photos of the Mini when it was delivered and some of the progress I made on it. After closer inspection it was apparent that it had been wrecked and was poorly repaired.
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Old 05-23-2021, 10:39 AM   #59
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So I have been able to get out and work on the truck between entertaining the kids. I finally got rhe chance to clean up the floor a bit, now to clean up the passenger side.
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Old 05-23-2021, 10:42 AM   #60
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I have also been working on the bodywork on the driver's side cab corner. I will get the final sanding on it when I block the cab.
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Old 05-23-2021, 05:53 PM   #61
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I really debated on whether to recreate the old panel seams on the rocker at the A & B pillars, I elected to eliminate them for a cleaner look. Driver's side is the same.
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Old 05-23-2021, 09:40 PM   #62
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Looks super clean! Good stuff
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:43 AM   #63
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Looks great. Good work.
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:05 PM   #64
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Thanks for the complements everyone. I will pick up steam again after Memorial Day. I want to sand the passenger side floor so I can get a good coat of epoxy primer down.
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:36 PM   #65
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Old 05-28-2021, 08:35 PM   #66
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Thanks, this has been a real learning experience!
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Old 05-28-2021, 08:37 PM   #67
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Looks great!
Much appreciated! I will start on it again after the Memorial Day holiday. My goal is to have this cab painted by August!
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Old 05-31-2021, 06:05 PM   #68
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So once again the weather was really great! We just got back from St.Augustine, FL and it seemed like a good day to get to sanding the passenger side floor. There was a pretty good amount of surface rust under the paint. This didn't surprise me as I was told by my wife that her dad would walk out the inside of the truck's cab with a hose. He believed that as it was a work truck, that was an acceptable method to clean it.

So after some sanding, I hit the floor with some Rust Mort...that is definitely some potent stuff. I will let that do its thing overnight and hit the floor with the self etching primer. I will eventually spray the floor with the epoxy primer to better seal it. after that I will work on the upper portion of the floor (inside firewall) and epoxy prime that as well.
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Old 05-31-2021, 06:26 PM   #69
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I forgot to mention that I am retiring the Muncie 3 speed that came with the truck. I decided to go with this Muncie M20 4 Speed. I picked it up rebuilt, and I believe from the numbers on the case it is a '67 or '68. I was also able to pick up this Hurst Competition Plus shifter for under $100, and also got the shifter handle that will work with the bench seat. I'm going to try and use the reverse light switch made for the M20, according to the multimeter, it works great!
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Old 06-01-2021, 07:15 PM   #70
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Making further progress on the floor and interior firewall area. had to stop to apply more Rust Mort. Once it dries, I will lightly scuff and paint with etching primer.
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Old 06-01-2021, 07:18 PM   #71
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Not sure why the pics were upside-down and sideways, it is what it is I guess...
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Old 06-02-2021, 11:18 PM   #72
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This is the shifter install kit you need , The difference between this one and the one I used is your trans shift arms attach using a stud and nut were mine is attached using 3/8 bolts other than that they are the same kit. watch the video I sent you a link to and he will show the difference .

install link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaQw...PsyqqE&index=2

https://www.holley.com/products/driv.../parts/3733163

you may want to use these also and save your old ones in the glove box . https://www.5speeds.com/cart/index.p...&product_id=76
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Old 06-03-2021, 12:47 AM   #73
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Old 06-03-2021, 10:28 PM   #74
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This is the shifter install kit you need , The difference between this one and the one I used is your trans shift arms attach using a stud and nut were mine is attached using 3/8 bolts other than that they are the same kit. watch the video I sent you a link to and he will show the difference .

install link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaQw...PsyqqE&index=2

https://www.holley.com/products/driv.../parts/3733163

you may want to use these also and save your old ones in the glove box . https://www.5speeds.com/cart/index.p...&product_id=76
I just so happened to order the 3733163 Linkage kit! Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:14 PM   #75
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Getting rid of the seams in the door opening of the cab. This way I do not have to worry about seam sealing them or moisture getting into them. Besides, it is a very subtle difference that only a 67 - 72 C10 owner would notice...it's just a cleaner look.
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