This was a project that I started back in June, I bought the truck from a buddy for $400. We had the intention of building the truck together and we did for the most part. I bought a stock running 305 for $50. We pulled this 305 out of a 86 Camaro, that motor originally came out of a 82 C10 pick up. There was a 200r4 that my buddy had laying around so I bought that from him for $100, that tranny has 80k on it and came out of a 86 Monte Carlo. most of the work was done when it was at the shop but it has since been moved to my house so I can finish the project. Heres some pics, well, lots of pics.
This is how I bought the truck
Painted the firewall and recoated the front of the frame
The engine after its arrival
I desided that since everyone does Orange I was going to be different and do the old Chevy blue
So the build was on in full force, the power plant LOL its a 305 mind you
The original radiator support was rotted to crap heres a pic from the guy i bought it from, I was going to grab the fenders too but they were rough.
Cleaned up the interior a bit and painted the floor
It was time to drop the engine in the truck
Then the wife called, and the night was over
Radiator support was cleaned and painted and installed with a 4.3 radiator
She sees the light of day with her fenders reinstalled, the front end goes on
This is how she sits as we speak you can see im in the process of wiring the engine up now, should fire up for the first time real soon, just in time to go back in the garage for the winter.