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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
 
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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
 
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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.

Hereís 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
 
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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 Iíve 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.

rodstored-72 02-16-2020 12:29 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
luke ,
thank again for the time. I am going to try to straighten up my brake lines a bit. I think the way I have it now will work, I just want to make sure I have clearance between the inner fender and frame for the lines now.....

thanks!!

SCOTI 02-16-2020 02:18 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by lukeembry (Post 8679128)
The last pic is the fan/shroud that Dewitts uses. It works fine as Iíve 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.

So you fabricated the staggered/offset shroud & moved the existing fans over? I do like the full coverage shroud better.

lukeembry 02-16-2020 10:22 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 8679471)
So you fabricated the staggered/offset shroud & moved the existing fans over? I do like the full coverage shroud better.

Yes but used different SPAL 12Ē OE fans

Mattchu60 02-23-2020 09:07 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Going back to the paining - Did you do the two tone base colors first, and then come back and clear them (assuming its BC/CC) as one? Or did you do the BC/CC on both colors separately? I'm curious if you could take me through the process.

lukeembry 02-23-2020 09:14 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
[QUOTE=Mattchu60;8683346]Going back to the paining - Did you do the two tone base colors first, and then come back and clear them (assuming its BC/CC) as one? Or did you do the BC/CC on both colors separately? I'm curious if you could take me through the process.[/QUOTE

I shot the silver first, mask all the silver off then shot all the blue. Unmask then clear all at once. Thatís the way Iíve shot two-tones for years.

Mattchu60 02-24-2020 09:09 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Thanks for the reply - how long do you let the Silver flash before you masked it? I'm thinking thats the most efficient way to paint it, but worried I'll pull the first coat off with my tape line if its not dry enough.

lukeembry 02-25-2020 10:00 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by Mattchu60 (Post 8683577)
Thanks for the reply - how long do you let the Silver flash before you masked it? I'm thinking thats the most efficient way to paint it, but worried I'll pull the first coat off with my tape line if its not dry enough.

Depends on basecoat, I waited around 30 mins at 70 degrees. Need to be sure to use high quality tape and rub it across your jeans to remove some of the sticky before taping with it.

rodstored-72 02-25-2020 04:07 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
luke,
i hate to bother you again but I was wondering if you might share (for me) some info. related to the AC system. I am wondering what size hose you used on the LS motor water pump to the VA system where it connects to the line above the line that has the valve attached? I think the motor is a larger connection than the connection line on the Vintage Air system? I guess I can just tighten down onto the V.A. connection? just wanting to double check...

thank you

Heliarcn 02-25-2020 05:45 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Subscribed. This is such a clean build!

lukeembry 02-25-2020 07:42 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by rodstored-72 (Post 8684389)
luke,
i hate to bother you again but I was wondering if you might share (for me) some info. related to the AC system. I am wondering what size hose you used on the LS motor water pump to the VA system where it connects to the line above the line that has the valve attached? I think the motor is a larger connection than the connection line on the Vintage Air system? I guess I can just tighten down onto the V.A. connection? just wanting to double check...

thank you

yes I know what your talking about, for some reason Vintage air is using both heater core ports as 5/8" vs the common 5/8" and 3/4". luckily for me the Holley Mid-Mount accessory drive that I used has screw in hose fittings so it was easy for me to use two 5/8" hose fittings. what accessory drive are you hooking up to? maybe I can help.

lukeembry 02-25-2020 07:49 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Bodyside molding going on, I bought the roll and cutting to fit, I figured the precut stuff wouldn't fit very well. one of my favorite things I did to the whole build was having all the OE hardware stripped and clear zinced, I think the door latches and bolts look good against the blue. a big goal was to get this truck quiet inside, covering the doors should help.

Mattchu60 02-25-2020 10:46 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
What is that material your covering the door with? Did you do any dynamat on the inside of the door shell?

I believe that more noise comes through the doors than the floor.

rodstored-72 02-26-2020 10:35 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by lukeembry (Post 8684490)
yes I know what your talking about, for some reason Vintage air is using both heater core ports as 5/8" vs the common 5/8" and 3/4". luckily for me the Holley Mid-Mount accessory drive that I used has screw in hose fittings so it was easy for me to use two 5/8" hose fittings. what accessory drive are you hooking up to? maybe I can help.

luke,
I am not sure what "accessory drive" I have? I guess I am using the factory drive system (motor is completely stock)? the V.A. kit I have is the sure fit system for the '86 truck (w/ fact. AC) & then I have the LS motor compressor relocation kit. to be honest I am not sure which way the Flow is on that line? I wonder if i could just attach the 3/4 hose and "sinch down" onto the VA connection..... any assistance would be very greatly appreciated!!!:metal:

thank you,

lukeembry 02-26-2020 11:33 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by rodstored-72 (Post 8684815)
luke,
I am not sure what "accessory drive" I have? I guess I am using the factory drive system (motor is completely stock)? the V.A. kit I have is the sure fit system for the '86 truck (w/ fact. AC) & then I have the LS motor compressor relocation kit. to be honest I am not sure which way the Flow is on that line? I wonder if i could just attach the 3/4 hose and "sinch down" onto the VA connection..... any assistance would be very greatly appreciated!!!:metal:

thank you,

send me a picture of your setup and I'll help you out

lukeembry 02-26-2020 02:37 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by Mattchu60 (Post 8684622)
What is that material your covering the door with? Did you do any dynamat on the inside of the door shell?

I believe that more noise comes through the doors than the floor.

Vibro Solutions closed cell foam, I did use some 2mm Vibro Solutions mat inside the doors too.

rodstored-72 02-26-2020 06:30 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Luke,
I have a build thread in the 73-87 build section, there might be a pic to use in there... I will take a good pic (try) tonight and send it in a PM so not to clutter your fantastic build!!!

thank you again for your time & patience!;):metal:

Hart_Rod 02-26-2020 10:18 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
In.

lukeembry 03-05-2020 08:33 PM

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500 miles on the build so far, after some tuning work Iím really happy how it turned out. Looking to have some OE seat belts re-webbed to replace the aftermarket belts Iíve tried to use.

SCOTI 03-05-2020 08:51 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Sooooooooooooooooo nice!

Hart_Rod 03-05-2020 08:58 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by scoti (Post 8689680)
sooooooooooooooooo nice!

+1!

rodstored-72 03-09-2020 11:25 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
"...sooooooo nice..."

"...... +1.."

this only begins to describe this build!! this is a very beautiful and well detailed build!!
Luke, congrats on getting to drive it at last!!;)

Mattchu60 03-09-2020 11:39 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
I'm impressed by this build. Truly top notch work and the end result is incredible.

I'm also impressed with the speed of the build - you went from primer to a completed truck in less than 2 months!

Gotenntitans 03-09-2020 08:15 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Superb looking truck!!!

lukeembry 03-10-2020 09:02 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Thanks all! Mattchu60 it wasn't quite that quick, however I did do the entire build in 1 year from start to finish. it was fun but I won't be doing that time frame again.

LT7A 03-11-2020 04:22 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Totally enjoyed following this. And like watching a good movie, I'm bummed it's finished, ha! Glad that you get to enjoy it and I hope that you'll show us pics of it out and about and any more updates. Most of us can only dream of having a truck this nice so don't end the movie yet!

MHarvey 03-12-2020 09:05 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Looks awesome Luke. I’m looking forward to seeing it around town and hopefully at LS Fest

melks 03-14-2020 10:49 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
Just awesome man! What are the specs on the exhaust pipes? Love the subtle factory style...

lukeembry 03-17-2020 09:20 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by melks (Post 8694692)
Just awesome man! What are the specs on the exhaust pipes? Love the subtle factory style...

Thanks, the exhaust is Hooker C10 swap 2.5" exhaust in 304 Stainless

several options available

https://www.holley.com/products/engi...ap_components/

lukeembry 03-17-2020 09:24 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by rodstored-72 (Post 8691710)
"...sooooooo nice..."

"...... +1.."

this only begins to describe this build!! this is a very beautiful and well detailed build!!
Luke, congrats on getting to drive it at last!!;)

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Originally Posted by Mattchu60 (Post 8691722)
I'm impressed by this build. Truly top notch work and the end result is incredible.

I'm also impressed with the speed of the build - you went from primer to a completed truck in less than 2 months!

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Originally Posted by Gotenntitans (Post 8691979)
Superb looking truck!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 8692755)
Totally enjoyed following this. And like watching a good movie, I'm bummed it's finished, ha! Glad that you get to enjoy it and I hope that you'll show us pics of it out and about and any more updates. Most of us can only dream of having a truck this nice so don't end the movie yet!

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Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 8689680)
Sooooooooooooooooo nice!

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Originally Posted by Hart_Rod (Post 8689685)
+1!


Thanks guys, hang around I'll post up more pics

87chevy.com 04-06-2020 11:25 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
The alternator wire isnr getting warm.is it? Hard to tell how beefy it is but I installed some stock Camaro e fans on a build and that wire happend to be to small. Another note, is that a new 4 core rad support bracket? If so where did you source it from?
Fantastic build!

lukeembry 04-07-2020 08:12 AM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
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Originally Posted by 87chevy.com (Post 8710814)
The alternator wire isnr getting warm.is it? Hard to tell how beefy it is but I installed some stock Camaro e fans on a build and that wire happend to be to small. Another note, is that a new 4 core rad support bracket? If so where did you source it from?
Fantastic build!

its a 4 ga wire so no worries there, the radiator cover is from LMC.

rodstored-72 07-06-2020 02:31 PM

Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build
 
luke,
Thanks again for sharing this build. I re-read the thread again:metal: & did not see what you did for your trans linkage? would you be willing to share how you connected the trans to the steering column (in relation to shift linkage)?
Also I was wondering if you would share what wires on your firewall block (truck) you are using on the engine portion to the LS? I would like to know what wires you used from the truck part of the harness?

thank you again & I am following along on the blazer build too!!
;)


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