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Offline Thompson335

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2020, 10:06:51 PM »
Thanks man, I have a sway bar from a 80s Camaro if I need one, but I am not going to put it on unless there is a need.

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2020, 07:40:12 AM »
Some more pics
upper and lower mounts, panhard bar, and frame bracing. think this is probably all I am going to do with the frame.

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2020, 07:47:12 PM »
I don't know man, may not be sturdy enough, might need a little more steel to stiffen her up... 8)

Really NICE work!

How low are you going for?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2020, 08:54:08 PM »
Yea that triangulation makes a huge difference. Only running a 4.5 / 6 drop. I daily drive it so I am looking for the best ride / handling combo I can make. I like the 5/7 look a little better but you start having more clearance issues.

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2020, 12:25:54 PM »
Are you going to ditch the ugly shackle hangers?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2020, 12:33:36 PM »
Yes, ditch the hangers paint the frame with some rust encapsulator, new poly cab mounts, and make some new bump stops. Probably going to add a frame style hitch also. Looks Like I will probably need to totally rework my exhaust as well.

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2020, 12:59:45 PM »
I found a product by 'DupliColor' called 'Rust Barrier'.

I am doing a '80 C10 and have the front down to frame, this stuff is incredible!

I bead blasted the frame for loose rust and crud, and this product just pours into the metal, encapsulates the rust, and has a durable rubberized finish, semi-gloss.

I did the suspension components as well, it' going back together, going to look great. I'll post pics later  ;D
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2020, 07:51:42 AM »
Pollen is falling so heavy in GA now I really can't paint outside, So I have moved on to setting up my axle and rear disk brake set up.

Welded up my Axle tubes to the hsg with nickle rods. Had not picked up my stick welder in about 25 years. came out better than I expected especially for nickel rods.

installed some 2000 camaro backing plates and emergency break pads. Soon I will have lines and calipers on. Need to work out the metric vs standard stuff.

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2020, 09:34:28 AM »
 8)
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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2020, 02:22:00 PM »
Nice job, should be fun to drive.

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2020, 02:13:04 PM »
Well finally the frame, rear suspension, and Breaks are coming together.
Pulled off all the old leaf spring brackets and installed some bump stops.
Installed a 3.42 posi and a set of 2000 camaro rear disk breaks on the 12 bolt. had to use a 96 Impala rotor to keep my 5 on 5 lug pattern. probably need to put a piston spacer on as well since the Impala rotor is not as thick as the camaro one.

here are some pics. just need to take it apart and start painting it up.

having trouble trying to load pics, will try again later

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2020, 02:29:16 PM »
pictures

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2020, 01:10:10 PM »
That is going to be a Sweet Ride!

Showing my ignorance, but there must be more to the rear brake system than is in the first pic?

Looks like the trailing arm xmember is under the cab?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2020, 01:51:35 PM »
I just don't have the rotors on.
Yes you are correct it will be about a foot under the cab. That is pretty much where it is on a factory short bed 72 C10.

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Re: 80 C10 SWB "The Ruby Build"
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2020, 01:54:11 PM »
do you mean calipers?  8)

I see the shiny new rotors.

So with the Xmember under the cab to that degree, I would expect a much smoother ride than having it aft, where the bed would hop.

Like the cab is floating- Have you owned a stock truck like that before?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction