The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > 67-72 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
70 C10 Long and Low

1970 Chevy C-10 Fleet Side Long Bed..

The Plan:
Frame Off
All New Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Rubber
Transplant Rebuilt 350 and Trans
Fresh paint, weather-stripping, wood bed

Mostly Stock look, a few extra customs???
mild drop
big wheels
Rear gas tank relocation (hidden filler)
Roll down rear window (hope I am not just dreaming here)
Fresh Interior (70's Era Styling)

Starting with something that looks like it was an ole farm truck from AZ complete with white house paint.. No motor, no trans, bumpers or grill, and a body lift kit
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Original Condition

Pictures of the truck being trailered and back at the shop.. No motor, trans, bumpers, grill
1-9-11
Attached Images
     

Last edited by ajstager; 08-19-2011 at 05:22 PM.
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 05:24 PM   #3
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
The Breakdown

Taking her apart to get down to the chassis: 1-30-11
Attached Images
     
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 05:39 PM   #4
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Chassis Breakdown

Taking apart all of the old suspension, brakes, steering to bring it down to a bare frame for sand blasting: 2-5-11
Attached Images
     
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 05:54 PM   #5
Krooked Kustoms
Active Member
 
Krooked Kustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Langwarrin South, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 121
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

G'day mate, looks like a good start. Keep it up. Cheers
Posted via Mobile Device
Krooked Kustoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 08:35 PM   #6
centsless
sufficiently talented fool
 
centsless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Forest Hill, MD
Posts: 2,231
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

Looks like a really solid truck and nice clean frame! Nice work!
__________________
"it's impossible to be surrounded by idiots when you are part of the circle"
2003 Suburban
2002 Pontiac Montana
1981 Corvette
1966 Impala Convertible
Click here to support the board
centsless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Clean Frame and Frame Mods

While we had the frame down to bare metal we thought it would be a good time to do a little frame stiffening.
Along the frame from the rear axle up to the front control arms we boxed in as much of the frame as we could without knowing exactly where the trans cross was going to go.

I thought I had more pictures of the metal fully welded in but here is just them tacked in... look at the painted frame to get a better look at the finished stuff especially up front with all of the frame twists.

the last photo was just us tacking the next plate in to get a good mark on the back for cutting to fit.
Attached Images
     
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 02:40 AM   #8
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Frame Paint

Pictures of the frame after being painted.. Epoxy primer and Chaise black 2 coats... And the last picture is the aftermath of our paint booth, after several different methods the easiest by far is to use carb or brake cleaner and than sweep up with oil dry.
Attached Images
     
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 03:09 AM   #9
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Suspension install

Rear suspension was all replaced with 4" drop springs, shock relocation, and adjustable track bar. So far we stayed with the original bump stops just shined them up with a wire wheel and they look brand new, might need to get shaved down once its fully loaded down.

Front suspension has CPP 2-1/2" drop spindles, stock springs, stock control arms, new shocks, still need to add shock brackets, moog ball joints, moog cross shaft bushings.
Attached Images
     
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 03:25 AM   #10
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Steering Install

All new steering parts less the gear box, just stock replacement parts from moog. It will defiantly be needing an alignment before the wheels start rolling.
Attached Images
     
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 06:15 AM   #11
Krooked Kustoms
Active Member
 
Krooked Kustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Langwarrin South, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 121
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

lookin good mate! im getting to the stage of bolting up my front end. With the tie rod ends what determines the inner and outer ones?
Krooked Kustoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #12
lolife99
Old Guy
 
lolife99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Mid-MO
Posts: 23,084
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

Looks GREAT!
Before you get too far along,... you have your inner tie rods and center link install backwards.
The inner tie rods install from the back side.
You will have to turn your center link around to change the inner tie rods.
The tie rod nut should be on the front side of the centerlink.
This will cause issues later if you don't fix it.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Keith
Convert to disc brakes.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=444823
WTB: Radio Delete Plates and clips.
lolife99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 01:57 PM   #13
BENC-10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: O.C, CA
Posts: 83
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

Awesome build! Im in the process of cleaning up the frame on my 70 swb also
BENC-10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 01:41 PM   #14
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

dohh:
Quote:
Originally Posted by lolife99 View Post
Looks GREAT!
Before you get too far along,... you have your inner tie rods and center link install backwards.
The inner tie rods install from the back side.
You will have to turn your center link around to change the inner tie rods.
The tie rod nut should be on the front side of the centerlink.
This will cause issues later if you don't fix it.

Thanks lolife nice catch, well I was actually looking to go and prime/paint those steering links today so I guess I will have to fix that center link while I am it..

I think if you can catch that you would be damn good at finding waldo, that sneaky B
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 04:04 PM   #15
67cheby
67cheby

 
67cheby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: siloam springs ar 72761
Posts: 17,896
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

looking good
67cheby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 12:02 AM   #16
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

Got the Front suspension put back together the right way.. and put some paint down to keep it fresh..
Attached Images
  
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 02:18 PM   #17
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

It's only be a couple years since the last update. wow, that went by fast. well I have some updates on the build most of which are from a few years back but getting around to getting more of this beast done the updates should start flowing a little more regularly.
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 02:32 PM   #18
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

Rear axle being converted to 5 lug, welding up the existing holes before sending to the machine shop. Re installing gears, axles, and drum brakes. Painted red, so it stops faster.
Attached Images
    
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 09:48 AM   #19
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

Having a basic rolling frame assembled we moved on to a bit of sheet metal work. the plan here is to get the body work done, primer down and any under body paint completed. Fine body work and topcoat to be done at a later date. Here are the inner fenders and core support. The inner fenders were in pretty good shape, a couple dents to be smoothed out and the inside corner on both sides needed a little bit of fresh steel before these got primed and painted. The core support was in great shape, just a sand blast then to primer and chassis black.
Attached Images
    
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 04:39 PM   #20
ajstager
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
Re: 70 C10 Long and Low

Here are the front fenders and cowl vent. I don't know why I never took a picture of the outside of the fenders but its just primer grey any hoo. I will tell you that sand blasting that cowl vent was tedious and not all that much fun in the middle of a cold Wisconsin winter, but I think it turned out well.
Attached Images
    
ajstager is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
350, chevy c10, drop, fleetside, lwb

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2020 67-72chevytrucks.com