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This is how it looked while I was in Highschool...





Last year I decided to do this...




Other work done a bit earlier than the frame off...






The powerplant...






more misc. build pics





 

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Well, I'd say only god can answer that... lol

In the last 8 months I've gotten married, bought my first house, and tonight I'm picking up a newer truck that will take more money a month out of my pocket.

So, we'll just say that the due date is "tentative"

lol.
 

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BAMF



fuggin' sweet, prostreet 80's chevy's are where its at
 

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I feel like crying, brings back so many good memories of my 85. Thats a badass build, keep us updated.
 

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As of right now my plan for the look of the truck is pretty simple...

KEEPING the stock bench! - gotta stay traditional...
Basically, the interior will be 100% stock with the exception of the cage, guages, and floor shifter.
Interior is all light gray w/ black carpet (basically the same as the pics above)

Exterior mods are planned as follows...
It's getting an 88-91 GMC burb front end with a billet grille
2.5" cowl hood (steel)
Tailgate is shaved
stock front bumper, blazer rear wrap around bumper
shaved mirrors, but stock door handles
GM bright white paint and the tonneau and cage will be gloss black

It is setting at a 5/7 drop, and I'll keep the 15" telestars on it that are shown in the pictures.

Basically, I don't want it to look 100% stock, but I don't want an extreme custom that sticks out like a sore thumb. The only giveaway that it'll be anything faster than average is the cage bars out the back, because I will be able to remove the parachute :D
 

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I wonder :hmm: if you could do a cage like that in a nbs, I'd rather do that instead of threw the rear glass. Gonna have to check that out
 

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great looking truck, awesome to see someone else from Wichita, too. hopefully ill see you around.
I used to run around town in a '85 SWB w 6/8 drop
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Thats a sweet C10. Some awesome metal work putting those bars through the back of the cab. Can't Wait for some pics and videos when the truck is done.
 

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Thats super Sweet. I cant wait until I can afford to fix up my 81' SWB
 

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Here's a few updated pics. Work was delayed for a while, as I had my '99 in there for a while, and we also had the 63 impala in there for a while for work, I told them to push my truck aside and make those a priority. Now all of the parts are with them and they are full steam ahead again. :)

Inner fenders are about worked out:
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Starting to go back together with bed:
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I'm excited to see this color everywhere :) :
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No area is left untouched :) :
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This thread makes me miss my 85 so much. Badass truck!
 
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