Author Topic: 83 c10 re-innovated Pro Touring  (Read 359940 times)

Offline the dan

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83 c10 re-innovated Pro Touring
« on: December 21, 2007, 12:54:39 AM »
Hey guys, ive been mosieing around here and after a while decided i should show off my project,
I just turned 18 and spend every dime i make on this truck, and have learned alot by myself just by doing work on it, like taking time with body work, building and 350, rebuilding a munci m20 and soon to have a ford 9" that i got for free and some other goodies, and this project keeps me in line which i think is pretty good

This is how i got the truck (didnt have a door though)







Rockers and cab corners were bad, so i replaced them, that was the hardest body work






then i built my first v8 by myself (i build racing dirtbike engines kinda as a side job)


Vortec heads were alot of work, i had access to a machine shop for a week so with help from my brother he taught me how to work a bridgeport


to bad i couldnt get those other side bolt valvecovers to work, but heres the engine going in




Then after,  i converted it to a standard, i had used a saganaw 4 speed out of an 80's camaro, found out the hard way how weak they are, so i picked up a blown up munci m20 and did a full rebuild on it
heres the saginaw


then the muncie in rebuild


while i was doing the tranny i had some tax returns and i got DJM spindles and spirings to make it 5" drop in the front, then a flip kit in the rear to make it 5 in the rear


while i did that i had the bed off and painted the frame and whatnot, but since my truck is a long bed and is a standard, and the miuncie is 6 inches shorter then the origional th350, i had to use a 2 piece driveshaft, and when loweing it, i had to make a custom bearing support


stock

after


i dont have any of it with the bed on and the rear lowered :-\ but i will get some soon enough

but heres a little burn out video when i had open headers and was breaking in the new tranny and testing the lowerdness
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 04:58:05 AM »
Looking good man! I spent every penny I made on my 80 C10 when I was 18 too. I learned so much working on that truck. These trucks are the coolest! ;D
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 07:51:10 AM »
Good job.  That's how I learned most of my stuff - learn as you go - don't be affraid to teach yourself!
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 09:10:59 AM »
Engine sounds great!  Sweet burn out vid!  Looks good low. 
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 10:11:20 AM »
thanks guys

oh yeah and i forgot to mention im building another short block for it with 10.2:1 forged pistons and forged i beam rods, because i smoked a piston in this engine when my thermostat and temp gauge went on me in the same day and overheated my engine and locked it up >:(, so i will have that in another forum as soon as the block is bored
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 11:21:19 AM »
great work man!  you are learning the right way, by good ol fashioned experience.  truck is lookin good!
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 03:40:06 PM »
Nice work.  What mufflers are you gonna run?

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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 01:46:04 AM »
it has 2 flowmaster 40's 2 1/2 inch, i think come new engine im getting rid of my hooker headers because they hang too low, my buddy has some headmans that are about 3 inches higher, and im genna do an x pipe, and 3" turn downs in front of the rear wheels exiting at a 45 degree angle, who knows my plan changes by the day
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2007, 08:44:30 AM »
Nice work! 

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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2007, 10:57:28 PM »
Sweet truck, bro! It looks awesome low like that...where did you get the flip kit stuff from? Lookin into doing that on mine:

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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2007, 11:00:19 PM »
i got all my stuff from styling concepts, but clal them to get a free shipping code or else dont get it from there, they wanted $120 to ship the stuff to my house, i was like "your nuts" so i called them and got a free shipping code
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2007, 05:09:03 PM »
We can get suspension kits now, just shoot me a PM or email of what you want.

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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2007, 12:40:46 PM »
awsome i had a bad experiance with a tire laying in the highway in my lane and couldnt move out of the way (car to the left and gaurd rail to the right) and i wrecked my lower control arm :-[ so i will be needing new lower control arms in a few months when i get my new engine done,
speaking of which i got some new pistons in ;D

forged 10.2:1 comp on my 64cc vortecs ;D
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008, 10:08:27 AM »
progress on new engine:
got my pistons and rods hung, rods are scat i-beams, along with getting my 92 roller block .030 new cam bearings, line honed, hot tanked, new freeze plugs, and painted

stayed up late one night to finish up the instalation of pistons and rods, but its all done now, just waiting for $600 to do the cam and lifters
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008, 11:48:51 AM »
Lookin good! Where did you say u were again in CT?
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