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Old 01-12-2018, 10:56 AM   #1
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I picked up this truck this summer and overall it was in pretty good shape but I really wanted to bring up to the next level. The overall plan is to leave the same “appearance” but improve the quality of everything. When I got it the previous owner had swapped in a 6.0 liter Lq4, “chopped” the suspension to lower it and put a patina paint job on it. Now for the good stuff my plans are to install a full coil over suspension system from ride tech, mini tub the rear for wider tires, cnotch the frame to accommodate the lowering kit, put aftermarket fuel tank under the bed, add dakota gauges, vintage air, aluminum radiator, rewire entire truck, new wiring harness to clean up the mess they had under the hood, shave the firewall and just clean up the whole engine bay to give it a cleaner install. I’ll start adding pics to show my progression so far.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:59 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good plan! What tranny is it mated to? Any goodies on the engine or stock?
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:06 AM   #3
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What it looked like when I got it

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Old 01-12-2018, 11:09 AM   #4
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:13 AM   #5
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Sounds like a good plan! What tranny is it mated to? Any goodies on the engine or stock?
It was a early iron headed 6.0. So it has the long snout crank and gen 3 internals, It has all new bearings and rings, ported and polished 243 heads , Texas speed 224r cam and and valve springs, ls7 lifter s , 7.400 push rods , 8.1 liter injectors , new oil pump ported , new water pump . It has a 4l80e with the transgo shift kit
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:13 AM   #6
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Way cool project. Subscribed.

Are you going to keep it at the same altitude or are you slamming it down further?
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:15 AM   #7
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:16 AM   #8
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Are you going to keep it at the same altitude or are you slamming it down further?
It will be very close to the same height hard to know exactly cause of the way it was “lowered” before
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:18 AM   #9
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:19 AM   #10
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:20 AM   #11
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Got serious real quick! In for progress.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:40 AM   #12
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Cool build. Im in

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Old 01-12-2018, 11:44 AM   #13
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Look's like a fun project!

TBH'er, Chago has a similar C10 build going. May want to check in with him to compare notes.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:12 PM   #14
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Got serious real quick! In for progress.
Yea I am terribly impatient so I went about this a little different than most. I have been looking at and saving money for a build like this for years. Once I had enough money stashed away to be able to get all the parts I wanted I got serious about looking for a truck. I was able to make a deal on this one and drove to Tulsa, OK to pick it up and immediately started ordering parts. Also, to be up front I am not doing all this work myself I wish I had the skills to do all of it but I don’t.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:12 PM   #15
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Look's like a fun project!

TBH'er, Chago has a similar C10 build going. May want to check in with him to compare notes.
I’ll check it out
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:17 PM   #16
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Nice! Looks like your making good choices.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:06 PM   #17
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I think I have seen this truck on TV before. Was it up for auction at Mecum auction maybe? or on Trucks TV?
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:08 PM   #18
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I think I have seen this truck on TV before. Was it up for auction at Mecum auction maybe? or on Trucks TV?
Not that I am aware of following the title trail it was originally built by a guy in Missouri then sold to the guy I got it from in Tulsa but he may have bought it at an auction. If he did it wasn’t mentioned to me.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:24 PM   #19
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None of the pictures show. Or I can't see them

Says update photobucket?
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:19 PM   #20
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None of the pictures show. Or I can't see them

Says update photobucket?
Same here.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:39 PM   #21
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Same here.
Dang they were showing earlier
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:52 PM   #22
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I picked up this truck this summer and overall it was in pretty good shape but I really wanted to bring up to the next level. The overall plan is to leave the same “appearance” but improve the quality of everything. When I got it the previous owner had swapped in a 6.0 liter Lq4, “chopped” the suspension to lower it and put a patina paint job on it. Now for the good stuff my plans are to install a full coil over suspension system from ride tech, mini tub the rear for wider tires, cnotch the frame to accommodate the lowering kit, put aftermarket fuel tank under the bed, add dakota gauges, vintage air, aluminum radiator, rewire entire truck, new wiring harness to clean up the mess they had under the hood, shave the firewall and just clean up the whole engine bay to give it a cleaner install. I’ll start adding pics to show my progression so far.
Had to re-read your post twice, and still am shaking my head----you youngsters sure talk differently about classics than I did 55 years ago.

And--photobucket is holding everyone's pics hostage for an expensive ransom!
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:46 AM   #23
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Had to re-read your post twice, and still am shaking my head----you youngsters sure talk differently about classics than I did 55 years ago.

And--photobucket is holding everyone's pics hostage for an expensive ransom!
Yea they are crazy with the price they want. I will repost the pics Monday when I can get to a computer.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:03 AM   #24
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Had to re-read your post twice, and still am shaking my head----you youngsters sure talk differently about classics than I did 55 years ago.

And--photobucket is holding everyone's pics hostage for an expensive ransom!
And yes things are a lot different now than they were in your day
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:33 PM   #25
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Well this thread is a failure cause I cant get any pictures to upload. It was so much easier when you could use photobucket. Are there any other options like photobucket out there?
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:45 PM   #26
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Can't see the pics

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Old 01-15-2018, 06:22 PM   #27
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:23 PM   #28
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I just email myself the pics and downsize the image then post. Hope that helps
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:07 AM   #29
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How it looked when I got it
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:08 AM   #30
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:09 AM   #31
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:11 AM   #32
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:12 AM   #33
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:12 AM   #34
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You going back with the bottom trim??? If not I have a couple pieces I would love to get from you. My grandad's ol truck is missing a few. It is a 1970 C10 SWB as well.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:16 AM   #35
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Finally got everything uploaded up to date
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:17 AM   #36
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You going back with the bottom trim??? If not I have a couple pieces I would love to get from you. My grandad's ol truck is missing a few. It is a 1970 C10 SWB as well.
Yea I am going back with the trim
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:17 PM   #37
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Thanks for taking the time to repost pics. That's gonna be a nice ride. 67-72 is my favorite truck. 67SWB was my first truck. I hope to have another one day.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:51 AM   #38
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Thanks for taking the time to repost pics. That's gonna be a nice ride. 67-72 is my favorite truck. 67SWB was my first truck. I hope to have another one day.
Yea this project has been a long time coming. I have been wanting one since I started driving.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:53 AM   #39
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my favorite truck of all time
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:24 AM   #40
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You gonna wake that 6.0 Gen3 up some or has it already been done? That LQ4 6.0 has 430hp/450tq just waiting to be had for cheap and still naturally aspirated on pump gas.
Make it a stroker and it's north of 500hp
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:42 PM   #41
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[QUOTE=muzzlebrake;13109136]You gonna wake that 6.0 Gen3 up some or has it already been done? That LQ4 6.0 has 430hp/450tq just waiting to be had for cheap and still naturally aspirated on pump gas.
Make it a stroker and it's north of 500hp[/QUOTE


It was a early iron headed 6.0. So it has the long snout crank and gen 3 internals, It has all new bearings and rings, ported and polished 243 heads , Texas speed 224r cam and and valve springs, ls7 lifter s , 7.400 push rods , 8.1 liter injectors , new oil pump ported , new water pump . It has a 4l80e with the transgo shift kit. This is what all has been done to the motor and I am still on the fence of where I am going to go from here. My original plan was single turbo ls with around 650hp to the wheels but may back off of that idea. Gonna Drive it as is for now and go from there.
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You gonna wake that 6.0 Gen3 up some or has it already been done? That LQ4 6.0 has 430hp/450tq just waiting to be had for cheap and still naturally aspirated on pump gas.
Make it a stroker and it's north of 500hp[/QUOTE


It was a early iron headed 6.0. So it has the long snout crank and gen 3 internals, It has all new bearings and rings, ported and polished 243 heads , Texas speed 224r cam and and valve springs, ls7 lifter s , 7.400 push rods , 8.1 liter injectors , new oil pump ported , new water pump . It has a 4l80e with the transgo shift kit. This is what all has been done to the motor and I am still on the fence of where I am going to go from here. My original plan was single turbo ls with around 650hp to the wheels but may back off of that idea. Gonna Drive it as is for now and go from there.
Pretty stout motor as is. Would be curious what it dynos. Maybe 450 or so with good dyno tune?
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BTW, them small chamber 243 heads gave it a good compression bump too. Good torque boost on low and mid range.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:01 PM   #45
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Pretty stout motor as is. Would be curious what it dynos. Maybe 450 or so with good dyno tune?
Yea the guy I got it from did the motor work and said it was right at 450
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:25 PM   #46
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Nice ride.
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:04 PM   #47
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That's looking nice.
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:27 PM   #48
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67-72chevytrucks.com

Site is awesome
I love the 4x4 resto section
And the paint body section
And the LT swap section too

And what are they giving for those things today?
I'd imagine you spent about 12k for that one, right?
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:34 PM   #49
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:37 PM   #50
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Coming along quickly! Looks great so far bud, keep us updated
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