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Old 02-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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Then I shoved it into the tiny garage in the dump I was living in at the time...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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Then commenced to tear it apart from the firewall forward...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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My old man gave me some cool ET 5-window slots to put on the truck... they cleaned up nice!
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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More... in the tny garage...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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Engine and tranny out... tore engine down...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #7
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Transmission... before and after rebuild...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:35 PM   #8
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Engine goes back together...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:35 PM   #9
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:36 PM   #10
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Engine all purty...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:39 PM   #11
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Removed heater box, and cleaned it up and reinstalled it with new gaskets and new heater core...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:40 PM   #12
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Cleaned up firewall, degreased and repainted front clip. I purposely left the firewall with the overspray from the undercaoting and such...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:43 PM   #13
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Engine and tranny go back in...
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:45 PM   #14
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Some painting and a new aluminum radiator... also cleaned up and painted the original power brake booster... new master cylinder.
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Carb, plug wires, and distributor go in... I now have an MSD Pro Billet HEI in it... but this got me by for awhile...
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New hoses, belts, new engine wire harness, and new front end wire harness. Headers installed. Also installed new plastic harness channels... inner and outer fenders (replaced pass side inner with aftermarket), and new battery tray and battery
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:58 PM   #19
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Here is how it looked the day I drove it out of the garage... just goes to show, you can clean up an old farm truck, and make it turn heads... even with limited space in a super tiny garage, and on a tight budget...

I've done more to it now... still need to lower it, and put a decent exhaust on it... but this thing hauls... and has been a fun project over the last 4 years...

My shop buddy... my 12 year old Chocolate Lab... Yukon. He worked hard on this project too!

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:21 PM   #20
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That has to be the quickest build I've every seen

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Looks like dangit in the 1st pic comepared to after shot..

That engine bay looks KILLER wat paint did ya use?

Any specs on the motor?

That looks GREAT!!!!!!! Good job!
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:16 AM   #22
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That has to be the quickest build I've every seen

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Thanks! It actually took about 4 years...

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Looks like dangit in the 1st pic comepared to after shot..

That engine bay looks KILLER wat paint did ya use?

Any specs on the motor?

That looks GREAT!!!!!!! Good job!
Everything black in the engine bay and on the frame is satin black chassis paint made by Duplicolor.

Engine is the original 1972 4-bolt main 350 (.030 over), stock crank and rods with Speed-pro 10:1 Hyper flattop pistons, Stock 2.02 heads (with some mild porting), Lunati 292 Bracketmaster cam and Lunati lifters, Roller rockers, Cloyes double roller timing chain, Heddman Headers, Edelbrock RPM air-gap, Holley 3310 (750cfm) blueprinted and benchflowed by Lyle Winters racing in Tacoma, WA. There is a stock HEI ignition in it in the pictures... but there is an MSD Pro-billet HEI with rev limiter in it now...Roughly makes 400 hp around 5,600 RPM's.

I rebuilt the TH350 myself, and installed a B&M shift kit in it. 2,800 RPM stall converter.

Goes pretty quick for a truck. The best part about it is when people hear it they want to see the engine. When I open the hood... people aren't prepared to see an engine that clean in an old work truck... Which is exacxtly the look I was going for.

It's one of those projects that will be forever ongoing... always tinkering with it. One of my buddies gave it the nickname "Creeping Death"... after a Metallica song.

Thanks for the comments guys...

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That is a gorgeous truck, great looking, original, but powerful, i like how you did it.
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Your rims look great, what did you clean them up with?
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Nice work, turned out really nice!
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