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Old 07-27-2015, 12:39 PM   #826
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

Hey Brian, thanks for checking out my thread. I went through yours too. Man, you have done a lot of work. Building a steering column isnt something I could have ever done. I started mine april 2014. planned on 3 months and 5g to complete. Its now almost august 2015, and almost 10g in the build and its a month or so from even going to paint. Thing I really like about this forum is that I see many other guys who started these trucks as a project, and it has taken them way longer than expected too. Im not the only one.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:55 PM   #827
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Hey Brian, thanks for checking out my thread. I went through yours too. Man, you have done a lot of work. Building a steering column isnt something I could have ever done. I started mine april 2014. planned on 3 months and 5g to complete. Its now almost august 2015, and almost 10g in the build and its a month or so from even going to paint. Thing I really like about this forum is that I see many other guys who started these trucks as a project, and it has taken them way longer than expected too. Im not the only one.
LOL yeah man they always do, I got scope creep, slow downs, cost overruns, you name it, it's the big ticket items that usually slow me down, like for instance atm I'm saving up for tires and wheels, and I decided not to use the 71 rear axle and instead I'm going to use my 68 rear axle and convert it to 5-lug so I can have more Lip on the rear wheels.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:15 AM   #828
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

Scott pointed me in your direction… and I went through all the pages of your build this far…

Very cool build and thanks for detailing the hurdles...
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:27 AM   #829
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Scott pointed me in your direction… and I went through all the pages of your build this far…

Very cool build and thanks for detailing the hurdles...
Thanks for taking the time to read my build, I have made a lot of rookie mistakes and my mechanical skill is only a little better than average but I try my best.
I wish I had welding, fabrication and body working skills now but I will have them someday.
This is my first frame off and I was way out of my depth when I started but I am learning as much as I can as I go so I can do it right, it is a steep learning curve to say the least.
For now I just throw as much money at it as I can and hope for the best.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:14 PM   #830
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

Brian, it was nice meeting you today. A big thank you for the frame section I needed.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:31 PM   #831
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Brian, it was nice meeting you today. A big thank you for the frame section I needed.
I am always happy when I get a chance to meet a fellow board member and I am pleased that I had what you needed to repair your frame.
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:10 PM   #832
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Thanks for taking the time to read my build, I have made a lot of rookie mistakes and my mechanical skill is only a little better than average but I try my best.
I wish I had welding, fabrication and body working skills now but I will have them someday.
This is my first frame off and I was way out of my depth when I started but I am learning as much as I can as I go so I can do it right, it is a steep learning curve to say the least.
For now I just throw as much money at it as I can and hope for the best.
I'm right there with you… I purchased my '65 3 plus years ago sans engine and had plans on stabbing an engine and driving... Thanx to some prompting, from my boy, I pulled it apart down to the frame, found it bent and the fun ensued… My "Budget Build" has definitely blown the budget... just don't tell my wife...
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:05 AM   #833
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Nice build!


Where did you find that radiator cover? Any more photos?
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:47 PM   #834
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Where did you find that radiator cover? Any more photos?
Thanks for taking the time to read my build, I generally take the winter months off since my project is outside, I will be doing some work on it this fall and be sure to check back in the spring for more updates.
I got the radiator cover at LMC truck in KC.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:28 AM   #835
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

You have your can off so removing the rear trailng arm was basic, you think it could be done with the cab on?
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:03 PM   #836
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You have your can off so removing the rear trailng arm was basic, you think it could be done with the cab on?
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:40 PM   #837
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You have your can off so removing the rear trailng arm was basic, you think it could be done with the cab on?
It can be done with the right tools but it's not much fun. I did mine on a lift and cut a x in the head of the river. Then I used a air chisel to cut the head off and a punch to knock the river out. Was a huge pita but very doable with the right tools
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Brian, when do we get to see some more updates?
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:56 AM   #838
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---yeah, what he said
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:13 AM   #839
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Brian, when do we get to see some more updates?
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I know right? I have been saving up some cash and it isn't going as fast as I would like and if it takes too much longer I'm going to hit winter and the tarps are going to have to go back on until spring again without much work accomplished this year, it's sad but it happens I guess.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:06 AM   #840
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

Sometimes it's good to just take a break and get some parts together. I'm itching to buy parts and don't even have another truck yet
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:56 AM   #841
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I see you're still at it sir. hope all has been well with you. I've been making a bit of progress with my truck....peep the thread sometimes.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:16 PM   #842
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

It's been awhile since I have done anything with my truck, so today I started tearing it down so I can start building back up on the new frame, the new can has been yelling for attention lately.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:18 PM   #843
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Always love the calm before the storm!
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