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My 79 C10 Stepside!

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C10 C1500 R10 R1500' started by Jrgunn5150, Feb 17, 2016.

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    I actually bought this truck to flip, but I kinda like it, and my GF likes it, so we're keeping it! We bought it about 40 minute's north of Little Rock Ark. on vacation. I proceeded to drive it to Ft Smith, then Dallas, than back through FT Smith on home to Central Michigan.

    I bought it with a unknown 400, 882 head's, TH350, and 12 bolt peg legged 3.08 geared rear. When i saw it online it was two tone brown and had rallye's, but when I got there to look at it the guy had rattle canned the whole thing primer grey and swapped the rallye's for some General Grabber AT2's on newer GMC wheels :bawl:

    Oh well, it runs great, is mostly solid, and ride's nice.

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    Here it is like five minutes after I bought it at the gas station up the road,

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    On the test drive,

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    The trailer lights the PO put on as brake lights didn't work correctly, I had to fix that before setting out,

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    Some weird junk/antique store in MO, truck seemed at home there lol.

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    my nephew James helped my change door pins before I had decided to keep it.

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    Was pretty Kaka under the vinyl floor,

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    That's all cleaned up, welded a couple pinholes shut,

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    Coated that side in Chassis Saver,

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    Driver's side had a crunchy floor pan, holey rocker, and questionable cab support, I could have covered it up, but I decided metal's cheap,

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    Coated everything in Chassis Saver,

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    And for now, that's where it's at. It's very cold out, and my garage is tiny, but hopefully this weekend I can get out and get the metal patched, it's supposed ot be up in the 40's, so that should be warm enough to get it done, I hope. I'm looking forward to cruising alot more in this thing!

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    When i'm sad, I just look at this pic lol,

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    Wish I had that bed! Lol how's the wood in it? Nothing wrong with primer! lol here's mine
     

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    I dig primer, but 1, there's a clown like two blocks away from me with one in primer, and 2, he used some absolute garbage that was sucking water right out of the air and rusting it from underneath. You could see it being damp for no reason, then it started to peak out from under it. I'm going to have to strip it.

    The bed wood is gone, as most are, but my GF was a Seabee, and she loves the idea of making a bed floor. I just bought her a new jointer to that end lol.

    I like your truck though! Looks much better executed than mine lol. What drop do you have?
     
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    I just have cut springs and a leaf removed in the rear, I want to redo it this summer but am trying to concentrate on a motor and interior redo.
     
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    Nice ride
     
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    It looks good like that, I want to lower mine, but I want to be able to run it at the strip also.
     
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    It was nice out in West Michigan so I got some more work done this weekend,



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    Looks like so much fun! Good progress.
     
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    There was so much crap in what looked like an 80% solid Arkansas rocker, that I'm tempted to cut the other side off now lol.

    It looked like I could have done a floor pan and been ok, then 4 lb's of rust fell out lol.
     
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    Thats how it goes. Take the plug out if the front of the other one and blow it out to the back. The bottoms of the cab corners will be the same way. Take the plugs out and have a look. I literally wash the rockers and cab corners out with a garden hose beginning of summer to flush out all the saltwater and crap then spray rust inhibitor in all those places in the fall. Kept an already patched up cab alive for over ten yers that way!
     
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    I'm going to have to do the same. I sprayed the other side with Chassis Saver and Acetone underneath, I'm going to have to clean the inside as well as possible then coat it.

    As far as the weatherman can say, winter is back for the next couple weeks. So I'm going to get some more blades for my sawzall and bosy saw and trim away until I can fit the rocker's, but the patch is going to have to wait until I can paint inside the door jam.
     
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    I have no pictures to update, since I was using my phone to play music in the garage and my impact fell on it.

    But, I have the driver's kick panel completely removed, which was more difficult than it really should have been, I have the outer rocker nearly fitted.

    The lack of a cowl cover, filled the vent box thing full of poo, which rotted the kick panel from inside.

    I just need to get the cab support out the rest of the way, because like a dummy I thought I would splice it, which is one of the dumber ideas I've ever had.

    For anyone following along, eff all that, "only cut what you need" B.S., plan on using the entire replacement panel.
     
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    Well I've been kind of stalled lately.

    I work from 5pm to 2 am, I get home around 3 am, and I live in town, I know no one really wants to hear my grinder and air hammer at 3 am lol. It's also gotten pretty cold and started snowing again. I'm hoping the weather turns back to spring in the next couple of weeks, and I am purchasing a Plasma cutter, so the remaining patches can happen quietly.
     
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    Cutting this out and not wrecking the cab support took over an hour,

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    Inner rocker and kick panel tacked while I try to figure out WTF I'm doing,

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    It goes something like this, lol

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    I don't think my Tabco floor pan is going to work with my Classic Part's understructure,

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    Trimmed it quite a bit here,

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    Still has a huge gap here,

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    But fits well here lol,

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    The stack up of part's underneath, cab mount, then inner rocker, than kick panel.

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    Sweet, I killed all my pics ... :shrug:

    Here's the gist,

    brought it home from Little Rock,

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    Blanket to keep me warm with no heater and crap off my arse,

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    Had an Edelbrock 750 with no choke on it, and weird rubber plug's in the valve cover's that cause it to leak oil out of the gaskets,

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    It still looks ok from here,

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    This exhaust managed to rot halfway off sitting in the garage all winter,

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    Heater core I meant to fix at start of all this,

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    Full of poo, of course,

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    Not awesome under the rubber floor,

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    My nephew put the door pins in for me,

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    The passengers side got some light blasting, wire wheeling, a few pin holes welded shut, and was good to go,

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    Driver's side I thought I could just patch the floor pan,

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    But I just couldn't let this slide,

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    So it went in the garage for the winter,

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    And I cut everything out,

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    All cleaned out,

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    Cab mount in, checking fit on inner rocker and lower kick panel,

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    The general idea of how the part's go,

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    Tabco Floor pan laid in,

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