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Old 04-30-2023, 01:08 PM   #1
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Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

I've had this truck for a couple years in storage, just haven't had the time to work on it. It's a 1970 lwb c10, original 501 medium blue paint, 307/auto, set up originally for a camper. Mostly rust free, very original (just the way I like them).

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Old 04-30-2023, 01:12 PM   #2
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

The name 'Little Sister' is a reference to the 'Blue Bomb' project. Same year, same color original paint, and will get similar attention to detail.

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Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
Project "Blue Bomb" (70 c30 blue original paint refresh) SOLD
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Old 04-30-2023, 01:14 PM   #3
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

Although being a fleetside half ton, some of the specific details will be like 'Vitamin C'...

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"If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well"

Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
Project "Blue Bomb" (70 c30 blue original paint refresh) SOLD
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Old 04-30-2023, 01:16 PM   #4
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

I have been wanting to do a video documentary of this project. This is my first attempt at video editing. Let me know what you think, feedback would be appreciated. There's lots I want to improve (aka the video quality is really bad)...

https://rumble.com/v2lamkq-little-si...-her-home.html
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Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
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Project "Blue Bomb" (70 c30 blue original paint refresh) SOLD
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Old 04-30-2023, 01:57 PM   #5
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

Cool video. Glad she is getting some attention.
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Old 05-01-2023, 02:32 AM   #6
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

Nice Video. I like it, when you talk to the camera. Lots of nice shots. I wonder how these camper were back then.
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Old 04-20-2024, 11:51 PM   #7
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

I spent some time today with CLR and 0000 steel wool. Got about half the truck done.

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I also removed the rusty camper mirrors. Fortunately the original mirror arms are still there.

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Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
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Old 04-20-2024, 11:56 PM   #8
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

I'd like to polish it (the 0000 leaves a dull finish). I bought some jesscar correcting compound. Does anyone have a recommendation for a pad to rub it on? I would like to do it by hand if possible. I have a power tool with variable speed but I'm worried I'll burn through it.

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Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
Project "Blue Bomb" (70 c30 blue original paint refresh) SOLD
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Old 04-22-2024, 09:45 AM   #9
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

Nice project and great job on the video.
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Old 04-23-2024, 03:54 PM   #10
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

Job well done!!!!
Glad to see that it at least has power steering!!!

I'm no expert, but using a foam pad might be easier...
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Old 04-23-2024, 10:13 PM   #11
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Nice project and great job on the video.
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Job well done!!!!
Glad to see that it at least has power steering!!!

I'm no expert, but using a foam pad might be easier...
I might try that.
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Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
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Old 04-23-2024, 10:15 PM   #12
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Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
Project "Blue Bomb" (70 c30 blue original paint refresh) SOLD
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Old 04-24-2024, 09:43 AM   #13
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

The paint cleaned up nice. Good video, but it needs a midi version of "Smoke on the Water" in the background.
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Old 04-25-2024, 11:53 PM   #14
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haha yeah

where's a good place to download music these days anyway?
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Old 04-26-2024, 09:38 AM   #15
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Heck if I know, last time I downloaded music was off of napster and limewire...
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Old 04-28-2024, 02:14 AM   #16
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Haha napster is the last one I used too!
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Old 04-28-2024, 12:51 PM   #17
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

I remembered I had some mirror heads stashed away in the garage. Much better than the crusty camper mirrors.

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Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
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Old 04-28-2024, 12:54 PM   #18
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I finished cleaning up the oxidation. I sure love medium blue when it's glossy, with the black primer showing through.

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Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
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Old 04-28-2024, 02:20 PM   #19
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

Got the wheels and new tires installed that I got from RonWT. With some nice original paint hubcaps.

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Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
Project "Blue Bomb" (70 c30 blue original paint refresh) SOLD
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Old 04-28-2024, 02:24 PM   #20
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Now to deal with this interior… Gotta prepare my lungs to breathe in lots of 50 year old dusty who knows what lol

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Old 05-05-2024, 11:43 AM   #21
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Re: Project 'Little Sister' - 1970 LWB Refresh

I got really excited when I saw this for sale today. Tip I realized it was for a burb. 8 inches to narrow… doh!

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Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
Project "Blue Bomb" (70 c30 blue original paint refresh) SOLD
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Old 05-05-2024, 06:10 PM   #22
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Really nice! I love that blue as well.

I'm just hoping soon I'll have the time and space to start on my '70 CST/10. Like yours, it is a 307 but a 'Three on the tree'.

I'm not good with diagnosing engine issues work, and I have some carb stuff to figure out.
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Old 05-05-2024, 06:13 PM   #23
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Really nice! I love that blue as well.

I'm just hoping soon I'll have the time and space to start on my '70 CST/10. Like yours, it is a 307 but a 'Three on the tree'.

I'm not good with diagnosing engine issues work, and I have some carb stuff to figure out.
Same here! I replaced the fuel pump, that wasn’t it. Rebuilt the carb, that wasn’t it. Doh
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Survivor "Lil’ Mint" (67 c10 40k mile light green original paint)
Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
Project "Little Sister" (70 c10 blue original paint refresh)
Project "Blue Bomb" (70 c30 blue original paint refresh) SOLD
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Old 05-08-2024, 11:10 AM   #24
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Nice job on the paint restoration so far!!!!
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Old 05-08-2024, 06:02 PM   #25
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Thank you!!
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Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb)
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