The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network

The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network (https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/index.php)
-   The 1973 - 1987 Chevrolet & GMC Squarebody Pickups Message Board (https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/forumdisplay.php?f=4)
-   -   85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build (https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=780184)

lukeembry 01-26-2020 11:46 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 8580790)
I looked @ your build thread on LS1.com. Kind of figured you were going bigger than the L83 since you already had a 6.0.
I highly recommend swapping out your rag-joint set-up for a Cherokee XJ shaft swap. I chimed in on pg.2: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=505196&page=3

Here’s a pic of the steering shaft I built. stainless 3/4”DD and powder coated 1”DD shafts. Used Borgenson stainless u-joints with the lower having the rubber dampener

SCOTI 01-26-2020 11:21 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lukeembry (Post 8666505)
Here’s a pic of the steering shaft I built. stainless 3/4”DD and powder coated 1”DD shafts. Used Borgenson stainless u-joints with the lower having the rubber dampener

Looks clean. Hard to beat a clean satin black/SS combo.

marcoman 01-31-2020 09:45 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Such beautiful work and so inspiring. Also, what kind of lighting do you have, because it looks color-balanced, which helps when viewing things "correctly?"

mongocanfly 01-31-2020 11:57 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Really nice build...oh so clean...

lukeembry 02-02-2020 11:01 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marcoman (Post 8670408)
Such beautiful work and so inspiring. Also, what kind of lighting do you have, because it looks color-balanced, which helps when viewing things "correctly?"

Thanks! Nothing special, I’m just getting lucky with lighting I guess. I have a really bright garage with LED ceiling lights and grey walls and floor.

lukeembry 02-02-2020 11:02 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mongocanfly (Post 8670486)
Really nice build...oh so clean...

Thanks! Keep in touch

lukeembry 02-02-2020 11:36 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
5 Attachment(s)
Lots of updates in the next few pics, finally got around to getting it painted. I used Tamco basecoat and clear, pretty happy with the results, it had been about 4 years since I had sprayed a vehicle. I remember why I quit! once painted I let it rest in the heat for about 3 days and then started sanding the clear. I used 800,1000,1500,2000,3000,5000,8000 water paper and when finished I had a nice semi-gloss finish that was fairly easy to buff out to a great shine.

lukeembry 02-02-2020 11:48 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
4 Attachment(s)
vintage air going in and that awesome looking Dewitts radiator

MikeB 02-03-2020 09:40 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Beautiful truck, before and after. Probably more money there in brakes, tires, and wheels than I have in my entire truck! More power to you.:)

rodstored-72 02-04-2020 10:40 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
luke,
Nice progress and a great eye for the little things. I was wondering if you have any pics of the firewall after the V.A. install? I would be interested in how the lines look going through the firewall? also how smooth did the install for the unit go for you?

lukeembry 02-04-2020 09:15 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeB (Post 8672071)
Beautiful truck, before and after. Probably more money there in brakes, tires, and wheels than I have in my entire truck! More power to you.:)

Thanks

lukeembry 02-04-2020 09:29 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
3 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by rodstored-72 (Post 8672317)
luke,
Nice progress and a great eye for the little things. I was wondering if you have any pics of the firewall after the V.A. install? I would be interested in how the lines look going through the firewall? also how smooth did the install for the unit go for you?

its a pretty easy install, if you have a friend to help hold the inside box it helps. its a nice upgrade to get rid of the cables and huge duct work under the dash, it allowed me to mount my ecm and other controls behind the dash and still have room. the variable speed fan motor is nice but they do create alittle more noise due to the fan motor being inside the cab but its not bad.

lukeembry 02-04-2020 09:37 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
4 Attachment(s)
inside of bedsides and wheel tubs cut and buffed, I doubt ill cut and buff the floor. starting to look like a truck, cleaning all the buffing compound out of every crack before installing trim and bodyside molding. got the fuel tank vents installed with some simple brackets I made hidden up in the bedsides.

rodstored-72 02-05-2020 04:02 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
luke,
THANK YOU!! exactly what I was wanting to see.:ito: My install looks very close to yours , but not near as clean:lol:. I know what you mean about a pair of hands. my nieghbor came over to lend a hand to hold the lines while I installed the hoses (wife tried)-but I was too strong for her..:lol:. Curious: did you use the plate on the firewall due to factory wall "thinness"? The pics also confirmed my heater line connections, I was not sure which lines connected to the LS motor?;). lastly what "vent" are you using for the gas tank(s)? If willing to share? I might try to copy the idea as well??

Thanks!!:metal:;)

lukeembry 02-05-2020 10:22 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rodstored-72 (Post 8673176)
luke,
THANK YOU!! exactly what I was wanting to see.:ito: My install looks very close to yours , but not near as clean:lol:. I know what you mean about a pair of hands. my nieghbor came over to lend a hand to hold the lines while I installed the hoses (wife tried)-but I was too strong for her..:lol:. Curious: did you use the plate on the firewall due to factory wall "thinness"? The pics also confirmed my heater line connections, I was not sure which lines connected to the LS motor?;). lastly what "vent" are you using for the gas tank(s)? If willing to share? I might try to copy the idea as well??

Thanks!!:metal:;)

since this truck was a factory air truck there is a big hole behind the plate, so id rather use the supplied plate than weld the firewall up.

the fuel tank vent is sold by Holley part #19-174 I made a bracket and used one on each fuel tank.

lukeembry 02-05-2020 10:30 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
3 Attachment(s)
Earls Ultra-Pro trans cooler installed along with a power steering cooler.

Time for some interior work, I picked up carpet and lower door carpet from ACC, they have the OE colors and an excellent fitting product.

lukeembry 02-05-2020 10:37 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
5 Attachment(s)
one thing I knew I wanted was a nice modern sound system that fits like factory and no sub box behind the seat. I went full Memphis for factory size speakers with a 200 watt amp for highs and a 10" powered Memphis sub for under the seat.

Mattchu60 02-06-2020 01:33 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Your Truck looks extremely good - this is a top quality build!

2 questions - on the paint lines for the 2 tone cab roof - I'd be curious if you could show some pictures of where you made the tape line (I'm thinking of a white roof and don't have any examples of where the paint dividing line should be).

2nd question - those front dash speakers look nice - have you tried fitting the dash yet? I'd be interested if they fit without hitting the dash pad. I put some aftermarket ones in (different brand) and they were too tall.

lukeembry 02-07-2020 10:05 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mattchu60 (Post 8673740)
Your Truck looks extremely good - this is a top quality build!

2 questions - on the paint lines for the 2 tone cab roof - I'd be curious if you could show some pictures of where you made the tape line (I'm thinking of a white roof and don't have any examples of where the paint dividing line should be).

2nd question - those front dash speakers look nice - have you tried fitting the dash yet? I'd be interested if they fit without hitting the dash pad. I put some aftermarket ones in (different brand) and they were too tall.

Thanks! I will get you some pics of the 2-tone

I did have issues with the speakers, I had forgotten until you asked. I ended up buying another set of Memphis 3.5” that the center didn’t stick out on.

MHarvey 02-10-2020 08:38 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Looks great Luke! Keep up the good work!

rodstored-72 02-11-2020 10:28 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Luke,
Enjoying the updates... was wondering if you have a pic or two of the area around the power steering connections? I am in the process of trying to run the pwr steering lines along the brake lines & not sure "the order" that the lines go in? IE: the brake lines over/under the power steering lines.... if too much trouble or time, no worries.....
a really beautiful truck!!!!

lukeembry 02-15-2020 05:08 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by rodstored-72 (Post 8676567)
Luke,
Enjoying the updates... was wondering if you have a pic or two of the area around the power steering connections? I am in the process of trying to run the pwr steering lines along the brake lines & not sure "the order" that the lines go in? IE: the brake lines over/under the power steering lines.... if too much trouble or time, no worries.....
a really beautiful truck!!!!

Thanks man, here’s a pic how I did mine. I do have a ps cooler mounted out front.

lukeembry 02-15-2020 05:15 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
2 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mattchu60 (Post 8673740)
Your Truck looks extremely good - this is a top quality build!

2 questions - on the paint lines for the 2 tone cab roof - I'd be curious if you could show some pictures of where you made the tape line (I'm thinking of a white roof and don't have any examples of where the paint dividing line should be).

2nd question - those front dash speakers look nice - have you tried fitting the dash yet? I'd be interested if they fit without hitting the dash pad. I put some aftermarket ones in (different brand) and they were too tall.

Here’s a couple pics. I really only have one paint lance since all the others are under the rear cab trim and drip rails.

SCOTI 02-15-2020 05:53 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
So.... What happened to drive the fan/shroud switch-a-roo?

lukeembry 02-15-2020 10:12 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 8678997)
So.... What happened to drive the fan/shroud switch-a-roo?

The last pic is the fan/shroud that Dewitts uses. It works fine as I’ve used that combo before. I wanted the shroud to cover the entire radiator and some super powerful fans in case I ever need them. I also wanted a shroud that would bolt onto the OE radiator top plate.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 PM.

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