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Old 03-22-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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My high school project.

so I got this truck maybe 2 months ago and Ive been doing alot of work to it.. here is my progress. so far

New EGR
New valve cover gasket
New cap
Cleaned the hell out of the inside and engine bay
New wheels
Radio
Antenna
Got a new bed just havent put it on yet
Also got Springtech lowering kit its a 4/5 drop
Painted the grille (used to be black)
Air horns
Painted core support and Wheel hubs
Oh and grenade shifter haha


Before


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More pics later, leaving now... so enjoy!
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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pretty cool rat truck
Old 03-22-2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Re: My high school project.

I want. that bench.
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thats pretty sweet
Old 03-22-2009, 05:52 PM   #5
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Re: My high school project.

hey thanks guys. its getting paint maybe in june same thing matte black and my friend is going to do some old school striping on it. hopefully it will look good.


Quote: Originally Posted by americanboy
I want. that bench.
haha yea I love it. its so comfortable
Old 03-23-2009, 08:50 AM   #6
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I am doing some more work on it tomorrow so ill have more pics then
Old 03-23-2009, 02:18 PM   #7
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looks really good! white walls ftw and the grenade shifter is sweet as hell.
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its sexy...the interior looks so clean
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thanks! yea the interior is really clean only 2 rips in the seat, im not so sure on the whitewalls tho
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Ok so Im getting some stuff done this week on my truck, today I got the bed off and new leafs and blocks on..

heres some pics!


^my dad working hard haha

^the new bed

^the old bed
Old 04-05-2009, 12:17 AM   #11
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does anyone know where to get rid of an old bed? haha

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Old 04-07-2009, 10:07 PM   #12
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No one cares about my truck... I see how it is.. well anyway I got more work done today. I got the bed on the exhaust on and started on the spindles. I also painted the back of the bad and did some of the body work on the bed.


old and new spring..

old and new spindle



welding tailgate handle hole

exhaust ( thrush glasspack)
Old 04-07-2009, 10:31 PM   #13
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Re: My high school project.

Looks good.

Those old front springs are hilarious, must have been a pretty brutal ride. Was it sitting totally on the bumpstops? Also good so see that you're getting rid of the mono-leaves.

I must say that I would of kept the rusted through bed though (unless is was structurally sketch), looked cool with the theme of the truck.
Old 04-07-2009, 10:37 PM   #14
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looks good man. great work too!
I love the white walls on it. keep it up.
Old 04-07-2009, 10:58 PM   #15
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i love when people go for the rat look but keep it solid and reliable, good job man good job indeed
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Man those old springs were shot! Good project.
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everythings good. i'm gonna be the picky bastard and say that you shouldnt leave the caliper just hangin there like that in pic 4 on post 12. i know its picky as hell but i've had brake lines break because the calipers were hanging on them
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Cool glad to see you workin onthis thing!
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Quote: Originally Posted by RainShadow
Looks good.

Those old front springs are hilarious, must have been a pretty brutal ride. Was it sitting totally on the bumpstops? Also good so see that you're getting rid of the mono-leaves.

I must say that I would of kept the rusted through bed though (unless is was structurally sketch), looked cool with the theme of the truck.
yea the back half of the bed was gone. and yea the ride was terrible!
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lovin_life5789 everythings good. i'm gonna be the picky bastard and say that you shouldnt leave the caliper just hangin there like that in pic 4 on post 12. i know its picky as hell but i've had brake lines break because the calipers were hanging on them

the caliper is hung up by some wire its not hanging there.
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Thanks guys for all the awesome comments! Im getting the truck aligned today so ill have pics of it done later!
Old 04-12-2009, 08:55 PM   #20
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Re: My high school project.

Ok guys its done for now just need to do some body work and paint it!
here are some pics as it sits now

yes I know my exhaust hangs low we heated it up because it was on the ground we still have to finish it though.






And a interior shot just for fun.
Old 04-14-2009, 06:22 PM   #21
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ohhh man i regret sellin this truck now!!!! lol its come along way!!!!
Old 04-14-2009, 07:06 PM   #22
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haha i love that shifter were did you get the grenade?
Old 04-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #23
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Quote: Originally Posted by 1loudblazer
ohhh man i regret sellin this truck now!!!! lol its come along way!!!!
haha yea it sure has! from riding like it has no springs and being able to pick up half the bed off the frame to nice riding solid truck! By the way Carlos that shifter you made broke in half when I was driving! lol



STL_DRGN haha i love that shifter were did you get the grenade?

I got it from an antique store for 13 dollars! haha I think it looks pretty cool I wanna chrome the bottom part though
Old 04-14-2009, 07:32 PM   #24
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I like the sign above the garage door...Assholes Garage lol. Looks sweet those springs were on there last leg wern"t they? lol
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hey just curious where did you get those whitewalls? they look real good on your truck
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S10 man66: yea they were haha they were heated to drop the truck.

lowchevy: I bought the truck from 1loudblazer so you'll have to ask him, I think they are cut they aren't real whitewalls. and thanks! I think they look good too!
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I'd get a bend put in that exhaus to raise it up before you go and rip it off haha

I really like those wheels, but they're begging for chrome center caps, perhaps baby moons or whatever they're called?.
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Quote: Originally Posted by ohio420jb
I'd get a bend put in that exhaus to raise it up before you go and rip it off haha

I really like those wheels, but they're begging for chrome center caps, perhaps baby moons or whatever they're called?.
yea haha today when I was pulling out of the scrap yard there was a huge bump and I thought it ripped off lol, and yea I know Ive got the corvette rally center caps not sure if I like them or not
Old 04-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #29
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looks good so far.
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i actually bought those tires and wheels from a guy here on the forum!!! the tires were cut when i bought them... they look really nice for being cut white walls!!!! i agree put the caps on it or get baby moons!!!
and as far as the suspension goes it was my dd and i just wanted to lower it as much as i could with out spending a bunch or money!! sorry mike!!! there is pics of this truck on here some where when i owned it!! as for the shifter goes that was one of the first things i had ever welded but iam getting better.... now i cant wait till i get to drive my 1952 chevy deluxe!!!
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looking good...way better then when carlos had it thats for sure!!!
look under the seat i left some buggies!!!
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nice man. id love to have an s10 just like this. ive been looking for one for a while.
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thanks guys! its ok carlos i knew it was a daily haha it rode ok but i couldnt listen to a cd haha. as for the shifter its ok haha i was almost home anyway i thought it was funny as hell. and i cant wait to see that 52! what are your plans for it?
Old 05-04-2009, 08:14 PM   #34
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hey guys just a little update. Its been nice out the past few weekends so I did some body work. My dad made a new cab corner and I patched the holes in the floor.. they were actually really decent for an illinois truck Ive also been doing some work on the bed.








and how it sits now
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Im impressed. Keep up the good work! *subscribes*
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thanks! it should be pretty sweet when im done. cant wait to get paint on it!
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Quote: Originally Posted by s10kid17
thanks! it should be pretty sweet when im done. cant wait to get paint on it!
rattle can it all flat black till you paint it. and why arent you rockin the nade shifter?
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Quote: Originally Posted by STL_DRGN
rattle can it all flat black till you paint it. and why arent you rockin the nade shifter?

I would paint it now but I still got a bunch of work to do on the bed, like the rails are bumpy still and glue and shit still on there, it should be ready after the weekend. I took the grenade shifter off because it was way too heavy to shift haha it was getting annoying.. Im gonna shorten it so itll be back on. I also might get an equus tach this weekend anybody know about these things? how are they?
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Quote: Originally Posted by STL_DRGN
rattle can it all flat black till you paint it. and why arent you rockin the nade shifter?
Worst idea ever. Spray bomb clogs paper soooo bad. Just rock the primer.
Truck is looking good though!
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thanks! Im getting hot rod black for it so it doesn't look like primer
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DAMN i was about to tell you to pm me- i have 2 new rockers that i need to get rid of lol i keep offering but noone wants them haha
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haha the rockers are pretty solid just the cab corner was gone.
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you need to keep it how it is and bag it
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yea id love to but i dont have the time money or know how so maybe next summer when im home from college
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makes me really want a first gen
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does your truck have swine flu?









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Quote: Originally Posted by GET_LOW
does your truck have swine flu?




Oh...cause there is a pig airbrushed on the side...ha...ha...
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hahaha no it doesn't i dont like the pig so im gonna take it off soon
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More progress! I sanded my bed in 80 grit and took off my bumper for my rollpan! Also took the pig off





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what color are you lookin at
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