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Bitchin' '83 S-10 Project (56k Warning!!!)

Discussion in 'Bitchin' Projects' started by Tony, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Tony

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    That's the life of a trucker right there.
     
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    Yeah well about time for me to do what I love to do. So if we want anything fabbed up for that truck! I'll be at the shop through the week!
     
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    So just a question for the family. Are you guys still pretty much seeing the truck below, but maybe a different color, when we are done with this thing?

    But without the top chop....
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    I can't complain about that truck sleek and clean is always good.
     
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    I'm good with whatever needs to be done!
    I'd like to see roll pans and flush tailgate! Mini tubbed with 10.5..... but that's me. Lol

    I have connections with a guy out of Florida who does hoods. All fiberglass.

    Have a buddy with a full down draft paint booth locally too.

    And a buddy with a cnc machine!
     
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    The mini tub is probably going to happen. We definitely need either a new hood, or I need an argon bottle to weld on a cowl. The paint, well, we are going to do that here since I don't have a trailer to move it, and really don't want to move it or pay someone else to do it lmao. CNC... Can't think of anything off the top of my head that would require that machine.
     
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    I have access to a trailer and no need to pay someone. and we have welders! Mig, tig, stick, and everything that goes with them! We can get the hood done if that's the way you'd like to go.
    Hell to be honest we could just build a cowl!
    About to be full time in the shop so we can do anything metal work wise! Including the mini tub. Cake work. We can talk more!
     
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    We'll figure it all out eventually. Right now, I just want to get the engine built, the transmission rebuilt, and get it stuffed in there.
     
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    Custom headers coming out the fender with a full exhaust system and cut outs and be like...... nahhh that's just for show!
     
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    Um, no.... Headman shorties into flowmaster 40's dumped at the rear... lmao
     
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    I'm thinking full exhaust all the way back and electric cutoffs hidden under the truck. Anyways I agree Tony engine transmission first and foremost and go from there.
     
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    Definitely going to need some wheels and tires for this thing... That is a couple grand alone...
     
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    Yea wheels and tires certainly are not cheap. what size wheels are we wanting to do?
     
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    Definitely 15" unless you want to go 16's. Nothing bigger IMO. Width, I was thinking about 6" up front and about 10" out back. Give it that good pizza cutter look, but still able to drive it on the street. Or, we can put 9.5's all the way around on it. I do think I tried to mount some camaro wheels to it and they ended up hitting the brakes. Even being 16's...
     
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    Jegs has some really nice wheels fairly cheap!
     
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    Five Finger Discount Cheap? I can afford that.... lmao
     
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    Be about 600 for wheels. 15 or 16x10?
     
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    This project has officially started! I will start on the intro video tomorrow and see if I can get it ready for a Saturday upload. Can't wait to start turning wrenches!!!
     
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    Sweet. That's awesome!
     
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    Yea, there is a massive amount of work that needs to go into this truck. First is cleaning out the bed of the truck. Pretty much turned into a catch all. We put a few bags of crushed cans in the back getting ready to take them to the recycling facility. Well, little did I know, those trash bags don't make it that long in the sun. So it looks like we just tossed cans into the bed lol. Once that is cleaned out, we can get the bed off and see about doing the mini tub on it. Not sure this is going to happen any time soon. From there, remove the front clip, engine and trans and start fitting the V8 in there with the 700r4 and see if my radiator idea will work.

    From there, it's all about body work, cleaning the frame, and getting it ready for paint. The engine needs to be rebuilt, and speaking of that, we are putting in a 360ci (yes, you read that right) SBC but not sure what cam quite yet. I want something that sounds good, but not something that will get 6mpg... I have had one of those, well, 3.5mpg actually, and they are not fun, not at all. Okay, they are fun, but holy hell you had better hit the lotto because you will be driving from gas station to gas station!

    I'm still trying to decide on wheels and tires. I really like the Pro Stars, but damn they are expensive! I'm thinking we may have to go with 17's on this truck because of the brake calipers. 16's hit. But the 15" steel wheels that it has now are just fine. Figure that one out...

    So it has begun! This has been a very long time coming and it is finally happening!
     

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