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Old 04-18-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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I have some free time today and really enjoy following the builds on here. I thought I'd share the progression on a truck I bought about a year ago. Working all the time has progress at a snail's pace but I'm finally starting to get all my stuff together.

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Old 04-18-2019, 01:08 PM   #2
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Truck has a 400 small block in it and was not running when I purchased it. Pulled and cleaned the tank out (there was all kinda crap in there), new plugs, fuel pump and carburetor and she was up and running. Installed a 4/6 drop, disc brakes all the way around, 411 posi and put new wheels and tires on her. Guy came out to the house and tinted the windows.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:10 PM   #3
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Man that truck is super clean. Love it!
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:12 PM   #4
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Normally don’t like dropped trucks but that is sweet. What else are you gonna do to it?
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nice...…..really nice...….
pleated interior ?
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:24 PM   #6
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Reached out to the green screen and was looking for a LS motor. Txhellraiser had a fresh 6.0 LQ4 with flat top pistons fresh out of the machine shop. Ended up with multiple intakes, 317 heads and a box of "extra parts" at a very reasonable price. Heads went to a machine shop in Magnolia that specializes in NHRA heads to be worked. Magic Stick 3 cam installed along with all new internals. Having just a short block, I bought what I needed from Summit or Jegs as the build progressed. Found a serpentine system that had the high output alternator, power steering pump and vintage air compressor (for later). Aftermarket fuel rails, billet valley cover, 65 lb injectors, high output mini starter, Brian Tooley internals, upgraded trunnions, new front and rear covers, all ARP hardware and bunch more I'm certain I'm forgeting. This truck has nickle and dimed me to death.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:27 PM   #7
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Awesome
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:28 PM   #8
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Going to be a real hotrod with that engine
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:32 PM   #9
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That should get you to the Dairy Queen and back.
Looks good though! Keep us updated on the progress.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:35 PM   #10
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Nice truck
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:39 PM   #11
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I had a 71 just like it, miss it. Very nice ride.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:43 PM   #12
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Had to get rid of the God awful front grille and go back with an original 69 with billet inserts. Headlight bezels didn't match so I painted them black along with the everything else I could wire wheel and spruce up. Headlights replaced with the Halo? lights with the red rings. I believe I will end up going back with the chrome front and rear bumpers but right now priority is to get the motor finished
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:47 PM   #13
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I had 2 through HS. A 69 and a 72 both step sides. Loved that 69 the 72 was just junk.

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Normally don’t like dropped trucks but that is sweet. What else are you gonna do to it?
Too much to list sir. I should have waited to start but got overanxious. I think I will end up tubbing out the rear end, box in the frame, possible cage. The list will never end I don't believe. The motor swap is the priority right now...unless I can find a narrowed 9".

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Old 04-18-2019, 01:55 PM   #15
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Very legit ride.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:56 PM   #16
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nice.....really nice....
pleated interior ?
No sir. I'm undecided as of now to be honest. Pulling the fuel tank out of the cab and getting bucket seats are on the list. I'm not looking for a show truck...just a very fast nice one.
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:29 PM   #17
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Nice "Farm Truck" lol. I had 69 in high school, but it was a fleet side.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:01 PM   #18
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Very nice sir. My Dad was a master at rebuilding both cars and trucks and he did a 69 like that in 4 wheel drive when I was a kid. The whole neighborhood would come over and watch him rev the engine on Saturday mornings. ���� You just could not hear that thing run enough. Good luck to you.
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Truck has a 400 small block in it and was not running when I purchased it. Pulled and cleaned the tank out (there was all kinda crap in there), new plugs, fuel pump and carburetor and she was up and running. Installed a 4/6 drop, disc brakes all the way around, 411 posi and put new wheels and tires on her. Guy came out to the house and tinted the windows.
Had a 72 stepside shaved the door handles and put the gas cap in the bed of the truck and covered with bed cover looked sharp. That's a good looking ride and very nice work!!
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Looks awesome. My dream truck body style. I will own one someday. Always find another toy I would rather have.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:22 PM   #21
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No sir. I'm undecided as of now to be honest. Pulling the fuel tank out of the cab and getting bucket seats are on the list. I'm not looking for a show truck...just a very fast nice one.


The last sentence is how I like vehicles. Looking forward to watching this build. Keep at it, Mitch


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Old 04-18-2019, 06:41 PM   #22
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Thats the exact model of truck I would love to rebuild
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Looking good sir. Junior says drive it to the social klub so he can valet

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Old 04-19-2019, 09:43 AM   #24
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Had a 72 stepside shaved the door handles and put the gas cap in the bed of the truck and covered with bed cover looked sharp. That's a good looking ride and very nice work!!
Have a Boyd's EFI tank on order (should arrive in a week or so). Going to pull the tank out of the cab and relocate it under the bed. I'm fairly large and need all the room in the cab I can get.
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Picked up a 05 4L80E completely rebuilt with shift kit that will handle 800 HP. This is the only part that I've purchased that was actually cheaper then I thought it would be. Have to get sensors, ECM and harness next. We will pull the motor out and clean up the engine compartment in the meantime.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:48 AM   #26
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I'll let him drive me home next time!
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:49 AM   #27
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Always been my favorite year model, looking great.
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Always been my favorite year model, looking great.
Mine as well sir. Thank you
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:40 PM   #31
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Always been my favorite year model, looking great.
My grandpa had the same year with a three on the tree and a in-line 6 and a coat hanger for a radio antenna
“ definitely not a hot rod, and way under appreciated by me ( wish I had it now)”
Learned to drive in it “ no power steering “

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My grandpa had the same year with a three on the tree and a in-line 6 and a coat hanger for a radio antenna
definitely not a hot rod, and way under appreciated by me ( wish I had it now)
Learned to drive in it no power steering
Absolutely. I rode around in a 69 during high school with a co-worker. 327 with 3 on the tree and no AC. This one will have power steering and cold air!
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Everything is looking great and you are right about nickle and dime you to death. I have been working on mine for about a year and half now and hoping to be pretty much done in the next few months.
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Everything is looking great and you are right about nickle and dime you to death. I have been working on mine for about a year and half now and hoping to be pretty much done in the next few months.
I followed your progress. That truck is gonna be a bad ***.
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Been ordering parts getting ready for the swap. Received my Boyd's tank with fuel pump and sending unit. As a welder I can say, beautiful tank, though you will never see it when installed.
Parts ordered are:
PTC 3800 stall single disk Billet torque converter
5 position tilt steering column-column shift
Power steering gear box-rag joints-hoses
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LS swap transmission cross member
I still have too many parts to order but this should get the build rolling
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Beautiful box was on the porch when I got home. Stainless Gibson Headers
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Been ordering parts getting ready for the swap. Received my Boyd's tank with fuel pump and sending unit. As a welder I can say, beautiful tank, though you will never see it when installed.
Parts ordered are:
PTC 3800 stall single disk Billet torque converter
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Power steering gear box-rag joints-hoses
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LS swap transmission cross member
I still have too many parts to order but this should get the build rolling
All my crap has shown up in the last week or so. Fixed the brackets that came with the fuel rail yesterday. Got the headers and intake installed along with the starter and flexplate this morning. Having a buddy do the swap. Hope its at his shop this week.
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beaut--------------
I did notice one thing...……….
I like the old wheels better...…...
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You gonna dyno it once you get the engine in?


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Absolutely. Have a bet with a buddy for $500.00 on what it dynos at.
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Absolutely. Have a bet with a buddy for $500.00 on what it dynos at.


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I like the old wheels better......
I think the wheels and tires that are on it now will be for sale. Looking at a narrowed rear end now. Most likely will end up with Drag Stars and drag radials.
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Truck should be a.....


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Unfortunately, the masses wont understand the joke!
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Unfortunately, the masses wont understand the joke!
No matter. I knew you would

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Have the weekend off and have some buds coming over the weekend after next to help drop in my motor. Bed was an absolute pain in the *** to get off but its off. Frames pressure washed and drying. Gonna paint black and install the fuel tank this afternoon.
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Planned on having the fuel tank installed yesterday but Coors Light and some buddies hindered my progress. I did get the frame painted
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