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SCOTI 11-21-2019 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by lukeembry (Post 8630708)
Master Power Brakes installed, very nice brake kit and highly recommend, designed to use CPP spindle but I changed to the Wilwood spindle for wheel fitment issues. I'll also be using the Baer remaster with custom built stainless lines.

Nice. I would only make three small changes......

Shifty One 11-21-2019 02:21 PM

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Gorgeous!

lukeembry 11-21-2019 03:07 PM

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new bed floor, reworked OE wheel tubs and new front panel. it was a tough choice to finish the inside of the bed out nice vs bedliner. I really hate that I can't put anything back there without scratches or damage.

SCOTI 11-21-2019 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by lukeembry (Post 8630815)
new bed floor, reworked OE wheel tubs and new front panel. it was a tough choice to finish the inside of the bed out nice vs bedliner. I really hate that I can't put anything back there without scratches or damage.

Standard rubber bed matt when needed should help w/that.

lukeembry 11-21-2019 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 8630847)
Standard rubber bed matt when needed should help w/that.

id like one but they quit making short bed matts years ago, I guess I could pick up a long bed mat and cut it to fit.

SCOTI 11-21-2019 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by lukeembry (Post 8630852)
id like one but they quit making short bed matts years ago, I guess I could pick up a long bed mat and cut it to fit.

Exactly. It's not like it would be there full time but sure is a nice layer of protection if/when needed.

focusedontheprize 11-21-2019 06:03 PM

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Progress looks great!

MHarvey 11-21-2019 09:51 PM

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Hey Luke, would you want to sell your old bed floor? I’m working on mine as we speak and my bed floor needs some repair. I was going to line it anyway, so thought I’d see if you wanted to part with your old one. I’m in Bowling Green, so local to you. Crazy to see the transformation that you’re going through on this truck. I’ve seen it around town over the years and always thought it looked great. Thanks, Mike.

lukeembry 11-22-2019 09:16 AM

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Mike you just missed out, i gave it away last week. after posting it forsale a few times and no bites i gave it away to clean up my shop. if you need any other parts let me know, i still have alot of stuff.







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Originally Posted by MHarvey (Post 8631025)
Hey Luke, would you want to sell your old bed floor? Iím working on mine as we speak and my bed floor needs some repair. I was going to line it anyway, so thought Iíd see if you wanted to part with your old one. Iím in Bowling Green, so local to you. Crazy to see the transformation that youíre going through on this truck. Iíve seen it around town over the years and always thought it looked great. Thanks, Mike.


MHarvey 11-22-2019 09:22 AM

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Thanks Luke, I appreciate it. Iíve been so off again/on again with mine that I havenít kept my eyes open for certain stuff and I seem to miss out. Your truck is looking great, keep up the good work!

lukeembry 11-22-2019 11:32 AM

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Vibro Solutions 2MM damping material installed, they offer kits that work well with the C10. i had enough to cover firewall, floor, back of cab, roof and inside of the doors. Top layer is Vibro Solutions 6MM foam to finish it off.

lukeembry 11-22-2019 11:39 AM

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Lee Power Steering box, I have installed 4 this year on other builds, highly recommend. Belltech sway bars, springs and shocks will be used on this build.

BabyBlue 11-25-2019 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by lukeembry (Post 8630711)
Budnik wheels are ready for tires, I'll be running 20x10.5 and 20x8.5 with Michelin tires. I really like the brushed centers with polished lips.

Can't to see these on the truck, the brushed centers look awesome. Truck is coming together nicely.

Mattchu60 11-25-2019 08:15 AM

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Which Belltech drop springs did you use? And did they line up to the top and bottom pockets correctly?

lukeembry 11-25-2019 09:23 AM

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Belltech 4702 2" i took a set out that were 10 years old and installed a new set both sets fit perfect.








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Originally Posted by Mattchu60 (Post 8632642)
Which Belltech drop springs did you use? And did they line up to the top and bottom pockets correctly?


lukeembry 12-10-2019 10:46 AM

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getting body panels fit one last time before paint, I have been using TAMCO products from the start for all primer and paint needs. awesome stuff that I highly recommend

focusedontheprize 12-10-2019 12:33 PM

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The truck looks incredible in just primer. Looking forward to seeing it all painted.

MHarvey 12-10-2019 07:26 PM

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Looks like it’s coming along great. I’m anxious to see it completed. Is that Coy’s vette in the background?

Roaddogg 12-10-2019 10:01 PM

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Did you have to mod the trans tunnel to fit the transmission?

MHarvey 12-10-2019 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Roaddogg (Post 8640986)
Did you have to mod the trans tunnel to fit the transmission?

Roaddog, he posted back in post #33 that he raised his trans tunnel to make it fit, but Iím not sure how much he raised it. Iím currently working on a 6.0/6L90 combo and had to do the same. I cut out the low section and raised it similar to what a ďhigh humpĒ 4wd trans tunnel would be. Iím hoping this way I can run factory replacement high hump carpet.

Roaddogg 12-10-2019 10:27 PM

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Oh yeah I see it now haha. I read the whole build thread a few weeks ago when I started considering a 6l90 and have been going back and forth and was skimming today and reconsidering it again but not sure I want to cut it up. Beautiful build by the way

lukeembry 12-12-2019 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by MHarvey (Post 8640911)
Looks like itís coming along great. Iím anxious to see it completed. Is that Coyís vette in the background?


Ha, no its not he's too picky get it out much.

lukeembry 12-12-2019 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Roaddogg (Post 8640986)
Did you have to mod the trans tunnel to fit the transmission?


I did, you could probably get it to fit without doing so if you don't mind to sit the engine high and have 6 degrees or so in it. I prefer a low sitting engine and trans above the frame if possible.

lukeembry 12-12-2019 12:26 PM

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Dashes Direct seat foam and a new OE style seat cover complete, I'm really impressed with the seat foam.

lukeembry 12-12-2019 12:31 PM

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I went ahead a made a new fan shroud to go with the Dewitts radiator. I wanted use a certain style of Spal fans and also so I could mount the shroud to the factory top radiator plate.

MHarvey 12-12-2019 07:43 PM

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Great job on everything so far. LOL on the vette situation. I’ve known him for around 30 years now and you’re exactly right about him being picky. I’m sure it sees the inside of the garage much more than the outside, lol.

lukeembry 01-17-2020 11:53 PM

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Hereís a few pic of the modified OE cast manifolds

lukeembry 01-17-2020 11:57 PM

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And another

MHarvey 01-18-2020 08:12 AM

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Those look great. Mine’s not even running yet and I’ve almost decided I should’ve went with manifolds over the Super Comp long tubes. I had the stock truck manifolds but also looked at the Holley ones as well. I’m hoping I don’t have heat soak issues on the starter with the long tubes. Those manifolds make everything look nice and clean.

moregrip 01-18-2020 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by lukeembry (Post 8661502)
And another

:metal::metal:

looks factory clean! Nice work!

What backspacing did you select for your wheel choice? thank you

melks 01-18-2020 02:40 PM

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Everything looks great! This all motivates me to have fun cleaning up my 84 one day.

Schroedum 01-18-2020 07:13 PM

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Holy crap. Awesome build!

lukeembry 01-19-2020 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MHarvey (Post 8661588)
Those look great. Mineís not even running yet and Iíve almost decided I shouldíve went with manifolds over the Super Comp long tubes. I had the stock truck manifolds but also looked at the Holley ones as well. Iím hoping I donít have heat soak issues on the starter with the long tubes. Those manifolds make everything look nice and clean.

I like the manifold look, Iím all about OE look and quieter exhaust these days.

lukeembry 01-19-2020 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by moregrip (Post 8661620)
:metal::metal:

looks factory clean! Nice work!

What backspacing did you select for your wheel choice? thank you

Thanks, keep in touch. I did 5Ē on front and rear. The rear is tight to the bedside with a 10.5Ē wheel.

lukeembry 01-19-2020 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by melks (Post 8661756)
Everything looks great! This all motivates me to have fun cleaning up my 84 one day.

Thanks, I look forward to it being finished.

lukeembry 01-19-2020 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Schroedum (Post 8661865)
Holy crap. Awesome build!

Thanks. Keep in touch

lukeembry 01-19-2020 02:46 AM

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One of my favorite things on this build is the brakes. Master Power has a really killer set up for these trucks with 13” 4 piston fronts and 12” 4 piston rears. Works well with the Baer remaster.

One thing I’m super picky on is battery cables and terminals. I like them clean and simple.

MHarvey 01-19-2020 07:45 AM

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I completely understand where you’re coming from on the exhaust. I’m hoping mine isn’t too loud so I stuck with 2 1/2” piping and some quiet mufflers for it. The manifolds look really nice and give you great clearance around everything, that’s for sure.
Your attention to detail is awesome on everything with this truck. I can’t imagine what the finished product is going to look like. Getting anxious to see how it all turns out.

lukeembry 01-20-2020 08:17 PM

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A few chassis pics

lukeembry 01-20-2020 08:25 PM

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Few more


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