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Good Ol' Butterscotch

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Georgeb, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Georgeb

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    As some of you know I joined this site when I purchased Clifford my 87 GMC R3500. Well things have changed since hen when Clifford was attacked by a drunk driver and damaged. I now have changed direction a bit and decided to blend Clifford and Butterscotch together thus the start of this thread. his will be a slow build.

    A little history here:
    I got this truck by fate when I happened to hear it was to be scrapped but the yard hadn't picked it up yet. I went to get it but it wouldn't stay running or go in reverse for that matter. After towing it home replacing the fuel filter and adding 4 quarts of tranny fluid it ran like a top. I intended on keeping it for one winter but that was 16 years ago. The following pics are of the truck as I fixed it up about 10 years ago. Sorry there are no pics of it as acquired since it was supposedly a one winter ride......
     
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    Here's some
     

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    In for more pics :)
     
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    I will post as I have time to scan, resize and upload. Slow process.
     
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    Here is a few more. Sorry for the scans.....
     

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    Great pics!!!! I have very similar pics of my '77 build that my dad has printed off and in a three ring binder :) I like going back and taking a look even today and so do my kids :)
     
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    DoubleDingo When In Doubt, Throttle Out

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    Some cool pics and history of the old truck. You're right, that bed is bulletproof.
     
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    Love the rear bumper lol good work
     
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    Made the change from ported vacuum to manifold for the ignition advance and bumped the timing up to about 15 deg. Man! This truck runs better than it ever has in the last 16 years I have owned it. Once I get the carb rebuilt and the well plugs fixed it will be even better. Thanks to some of the folks on this site for setting me straight on the vacuum advance!
     
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    Excited to see this thread get going!
     
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    It's gonna take a bit tho. The goal for next summer is to get the replacement cab painted and pull the red gmc apart so I can prep the frame. I do have to get that truck over to the shop and see if I can get a decent alignment out of it before I commit to that frame.
    I am excited too! Just can't let it take too much of me away from being a husband and dad or the wife will let me know it.
    I do plan to do some work ober the winter as well.
     
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    So fate would have it this project is on the verge of getting going again. I have a ton of parts stored over at my Grandmothers house including my replacement cab. Well I lost my storage since she is now in need of 24-7 care and the care takers will be utilizing the garage space I am using so I have to move my stuff. Rather than getting a tarp and pushing it all ouside I figure I will bring the cab over here and get to work on some of the things that need to be done. I can patch up the cab corner, cut the floor and fit the center hump, cut the left side floor vent hole, prep and prime the floor and bottom of the cab, pull a few dents in the roof and prime them, block sand the areas where I welded holes shut in the interior, repair the hack job done to the sterio mounting area of the dash, clean and prep the interior for paint, weld up the holes in the doors from the old mirrors and drill the holes to mount my dumbo mirrors.
    During this time Clifford needs to go on the alignment rack to be checked out. If all checks ok and we can get good numbers for the alignment it will be time to pull and sell the box and liftgate, take the front clip off and lift the cab. Then pull the driveline out and sell the motor complete with the TBI system, wiring and ECM.
    Hopefully by the time I have all this done it will be strting to warm up and I can get to spraying some paint on things.
    Then Ol' butterscotch gets dissasembled so I can transfer the blazer tank and stainless line over to the frame and set the driveline. I will be using the 1978 4 bolt 350 from Butterscotch in front of the SM465 that was in Clifford. I plan to use the 78 harness but will need to adapt the wiper wiring to accomodate the 87 column or find an earlier column. I will be using the front clip off of Butterscotch but may need to find a better core support or fix up a few spots on this one. Finally my signature DIY stepside with my smash proof 10" channel bumber will be used. I plan to add lower skirting to the box sides and add actual steps to improve the appearance and functionality of the box.

    It's a big list and I don't know how far I will get this year but here we go!
     
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    Can anyone tell me what years to look for the two support bars that run from the front saddle to the frame on a 2wd one ton? The smashed ones in this pic.
     

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