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    This started back in March 2019. A friend of mine called and said he had a 66 Chevy truck he wanted to give away. Well after he sent me pictures, I informed him it was a 68. I told him I would be interested in it. He told me to come get it. So we did. When we got to Donnie's house it had 2 flat tires but the air tank on the ramp truck handled it fine. Along with the winch to pull it up on it with. As we where loading it Donnie handed my daughter the original tilte and keys along with all the papers his dad got with it when he bought it new in 68. It has 63,000 miles on the straight 6 engine and 3 speed transmission which both are going by bye for a fresh V-8 and 700-R4 combo. I used the ramp truck to haul it home and it never knew it was back there.
    My daughter has claimed it and so the building of it is under way. She wants it ready for the 2020 HRPT! That maybe pushing it though.
    So any way we have started working on it and have got a short bed frame for it to convert it over. The new frame had disc brakes dual exhaust and power steering already installed. $800.00 for it was a good deal I thought. The V-8 was given to me and had it completely rebuilt with 12,000 mile warrinty. 700-R4 is rebuilt by local guy. We have done complete rear end rebuild with new bearings, seal, brake shoes wheel cylinders and all new hard lines and rubber lines back and front. New motor munts and cab and raditor mounts. Got a completely rebuilt 71 C10 tilt steering column and a 3 spoke Corvette wheel for it. New hood and fender trip and letters.
    My daughter & grandson have even help with it some. We turned the droms and rotors and rebuilt the calipers. Putting a 19 Gallon 'NO LIMIT' engineering gas tank between the rear frame rails with new lines.
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  • #2

    Re: Daughter's 68 C 10

    nice
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • #3

      Re: Daughter's 68 C 10

      Not a bad way to go...

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      • #4

        Re: Daughter's 68 C 10

        Nice Andy!
        Patrick & Tammy
        - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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        • #5

          Re: Daughter's 68 C 10

          Cool.
          Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
          HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


          Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

          The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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          • #6

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            All the brakes are done from rear to front. I finally got the right rear rubber hose after 3 tries. I had to grind the front passenger side caliper down to get the hoses to work.

            Stock 71/72 disc brake trucks had the hard lines ran to the front of the A-arms where the 70 back trucks with drums ran them in the backside. I had to grind the caliper down to spin the banjo to fit. Now the hose want get pinched off.



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              I got the factory tilt column all done and the 3 spoke wood steering wheel hub on. I took the factory Ram Horn exhaust manifolds and cleaned them good with wire brush wheel then sprayed them with caliper black paint.

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              • #8

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                All the new brake lines and fuel lines are ran to the front end and waiting on engine, transmission and the cab setting to hook everything up. New 18" Boss wheels & tires are also mounted it's back to a roller.



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                  Re: Daughter's 68 C 10

                  I really like the wheel/tire setup.
                  Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                  HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


                  Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

                  The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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