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Old 03-27-2011, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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71 lwb k10

Well, I just picked up this K10 today, and have already ordered a slew of parts for it. Not turning it into some crazy ass rock crawler or anything of that matter, just making a slick DD out of it.









Truck runs ok, needs a little TLC, but i think it was worth it. Wiring is a little jittery (what c/K10 isnt?), brakes SUCK, body is overall straight.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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truck has a SBC 350, 4 speed, NP205, stock axles, "supposedly" a lift, 35" BFG's, bed liner OVER a stock wood bed, blazer buckets, no console, no heat, no radio, no bumper.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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truck has a SBC 350, 4 speed, NP205, stock axles, "supposedly" a lift, 35" BFG's, bed liner OVER a stock wood bed, blazer buckets, no console, no heat, no radio, no bumper.

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I have an extra sm465 if you need it its in good shape worked perfect I sure wont ever use it!!

I also just noticed that your in frankfurt I dont remember much of it but I lived there for a year or 2 when I was a youngster.


are you gonna ditch the bed liner?
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice. Caint wait to see this one.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have an extra sm465 if you need it its in good shape worked perfect I sure wont ever use it!!

I also just noticed that your in frankfurt I dont remember much of it but I lived there for a year or 2 when I was a youngster.


are you gonna ditch the bed liner?
Where abouts are you now Chris? I might be interested in picking up that extra transmission

I'm not in Frankfort man. Right now I am in San Diego. Truck came out of riverside. I will be back in KY in September, and yes, this and the Ranger will be coming with me.

Oh yea, almost forgot. The bedliner is going in the dump, along with those diesel tanks TODAY.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, just figured i would give everyone an idea of what this truck will become. It will be taking my 68's sopt as the shop truck for mine and my dad's body shop. What is my 68 you ask?




Since i am converting the black truck back to a 68 front clip, and doing a body off resto on it, This old blue one will become the new shop truck. Same paint scheme, same interior, everything.

Now the reason for the engine shot is because this one will be following in the black truck's footsteps. An iron block L-Series engine along with manual trans will be going in so i can drive the truck, and get better than 10 MPH.

Goal is to have it completed within 3 years.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Parts I just ordered last night include:

Clear sidemarkers
Clear tail lights
Billet grille insert
RH window regulator
LH window regulator
New headlights


Getting all the registration mess done today, then going to take it to the hobby shop and try and figure out why the brakes are so jacked up. Then a much needed tune up once the Ranger is back on all 4's
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Where abouts are you now Chris? I might be interested in picking up that extra transmission

I'm not in Frankfort man. Right now I am in San Diego. Truck came out of riverside. I will be back in KY in September, and yes, this and the Ranger will be coming with me.

Oh yea, almost forgot. The bedliner is going in the dump, along with those diesel tanks TODAY.
O yeah I didnt even see that. . . I was a lil drunk last night though.

Im in Denver, I also meant to mention its a 2wd version. Its yours if you want it man it just sits in the way mostly
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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and remember I will gladly take that black one off your hands
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You and a shit ton of other people. Lol
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice truck man, looks like a good starting point.

I think it is going to turn out well, allthough it would be a lot cooler with a Cummins in it.
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yes. I even thought about going Duramax, but i know nothing about diesels, and they are more expensive, and im lazy. lol. L-Series it is.
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yes. I even thought about going Duramax, but i know nothing about diesels, and they are more expensive, and im lazy. lol. L-Series it is.
Then what ever you do, do not borrow a friends cummins for a few days, it will make you thumb your nose at gas engines forever.

I was driving the truck that mine came out of, it was getting 17-22 mpg. That is why it is going in my 72, the 454 I had got between 6 & 8 mpg, less if you stuck your foot in it!
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I have driven them, like them a lot, and once i graduate from my master's program, i am buying a 08up crew cab short bed. I just haven't grown the sack to do a diesel conversion yet. Although, you never know. I have been known to change my mind.....
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Looks like you know your way around the ol' Chevy's. I'm stumbling my way around my recently acquired '71 now.
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looks like a good find so far.
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Then what ever you do, do not borrow a friends cummins for a few days, it will make you thumb your nose at gas engines forever.

I was driving the truck that mine came out of, it was getting 17-22 mpg. That is why it is going in my 72, the 454 I had got between 6 & 8 mpg, less if you stuck your foot in it!


HAHAHAAA Gotta love the BIG Blocks!! "Pass anything but a gas station!!"
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I was driving the truck that mine came out of, it was getting 17-22 mpg. That is why it is going in my 72, the 454 I had got between 6 & 8 mpg, less if you stuck your foot in it!
BTW, my black truck gets 20/17 for MPG.

Pretty good for a 43 year old truck.... And that is with my foot in it.

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well, drove Big Nasty into work today. suprisingly, this sucker is well behaved on the freeway. I try not to go over 70, because after that, she is NOT fun.

Last night the headlights stopped working, so went and trouble shooted the headlight wiring, and was suprised to see that everything looks GREAT! The problem was the floor switch, which just so happen to go out in little Nasty too. replaced it, and everything worked.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I'll be watching this one. I'd love to see an LS swap into a 67-72 4x4.
I need a 6BT in my truck too, but I think a 6.0 is more realistic.
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yea, it will just come down to price. Whichever is cheaper, is what is going in.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
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got the old grill out, only two of the bolts were rusted together with the clips. Looks to be the grille shell has never been removed from the truck. Just sat the billet insert in to see what it looks like, and i must say.... Its hawt.

Also go the new headlights installed. Still waiting on the other parts for it, like window tracks, side lights, and tail lights.

Going to sandblast the black eyes and paint them with the high luster aluminium prolly tonight, polish up the old shell, which is in fantastic shape. Very little dents, and no rust.

The tech at the hobby shop is going to help with the timing and setting the carb to help with the shitty running, so after that, i'll get some pics.
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my '69 has the wood also, if i was doing a concours restoration i'd re-do it because it is kind of cool, however just the sheetmetal floor has got to be just better for normal pickup use. you keepin it?
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I completely agree with you. I'm still not sure what i am going to do. I thought about taking everything i need to convert my 2wd to wood bed off this one, and just getting another long bed, since they are pretty much a dime a dozen.
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I completely agree with you. I'm still not sure what i am going to do. I thought about taking everything i need to convert my 2wd to wood bed off this one, and just getting another long bed, since they are pretty much a dime a dozen.
try to find one in san diego. then just put it on top of your bed and ratchet strap it down, and bring it back. lol. seriously though, i dont know how stuff is in ky, but here in oh it's hard to find a good bed for a decent price without having something from the south or west shipped here. two birds with one stone.
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