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Old 03-30-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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67 short fleet

I have owned this truck for about 16 years. I have been collecting parts for it since i bought it. I thought I was going to save a bunch of time and money and purchace a different cab. Well after blasting it, it is as just about the same as what I already had.
My current task is to get the cab done and then I will do the frame next.
The truck will get a drop I think 4.5/6 range.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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Re: 67 short fleet

so what's the plans?
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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so what's the plans?
My plans are to re-use the current 350, just freshen it up. I may put a 700-r4 in it. I have a factory air unit for it, but I will convert it to a sanden compressor. I plan on 2.5 inch dropped spindles and 2 inch lowering springs in front. The rear will get 6 inch lowering springs and maybe c-notches. A rear mounted gas tank will also be installed. The fuel filler will be in the bed floor or under the taillight. The color will be gold and white with all the trim. I hope to find a buddy bucket seat for it. When I can afford it, it will get some nice wheels.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:19 PM   #4
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Re: 67 short fleet

Looks like a great build, best of luck!

Just so you know... a c-notch will not be required for a 6" drop in the rear. If you have any questions about the install of the 4.5/6" drop kit, just let me know. I've posted the entire install in my build thread in my signature (Blank Slate).
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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Re: 67 short fleet

looks like a nice truck to build it reminds my of my first truck (1972 chevy SWB fleetside).
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:55 PM   #6
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more pictures. The tailgate is a $20 rust free dented to hell swap meet buy. I still have alot of work to do on it. I may cut it accross the top and drill out the spot welds so I can straighten it easier. This is the (better) cab. It has been stripped and sand blasted and epoxy primed. The last picture I am marking to cut the outer floor extension out to get ready for a new one.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #7
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Re: 67 short fleet

Should be a great project. Note on the 700R4, I'm running a 400sbc with decent cam and 3.05 gears. The vehicle lugs on the highway (60-65) at 1300-1400 rpm. I think this due to the cam not being able to produce power at that rpm. I'll be puting in 3.73s to get it up to 1700 where it runns a hole lot better. Good luck
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:02 AM   #8
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:15 AM   #9
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more pictures.My son having some fun with my patina pump. I cleaned up the firewall a little. I also added a 72 throttle pedal.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:20 AM   #10
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A pillar work being done.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:26 AM   #11
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More patch panels. I found this bike while looking for truck parts at the junk yard. We have already had our $5 worth of fun with it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:30 AM   #12
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Subscribing to what looks like a really fun build!
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:41 PM   #13
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Long time with out progress. I've gotten back to it over christmas break. I installed the cab support and the inner a pillar/kick panel bottom. I got some firewall patches from a board member. Nice stuff!
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:46 PM   #14
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More pictures. I also got a drip rail from the same donor. The one on this cab got hit and it looks like it would be easier to replace than straighten. Firewall panel is removed and patch is close to the right size.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:54 PM   #15
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nicw work that looks good
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:20 PM   #16
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Very nice work so far! Looks to be a nice build!
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #17
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I made some more progress today. The A pillar is almost done. I picked up this ebrake handle and cover for $5 this fall. It is a little early for a wiring harness, but I found this on craigslist. The price was right so I bought it. It looks like quality item.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:45 PM   #18
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wow nice job i gonna need to get me a cover as well
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Nice progress Matt!

Also... do I see a new 'white' gas pump between the garage doors in one pic? Did you get rid of the patina pump?
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:46 PM   #20
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:19 PM   #21
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Well I made some more progress. Firewall and floor patches are welded in. Just a few pin holes to fill. I cut out the rusty B pillar and have the patch close to fitting. What a PIA to fit all this stuff.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:22 PM   #22
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your doing great and it amazes me that you only have one page!
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:17 AM   #23
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subscribed... keep up the great work!
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:26 PM   #24
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I really like the light Idea, you can never have enough light. The truck is really coming along and its great to see your replacing all that rust with new metal. Look forward to seeing more pictures.

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