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Offline JohnnyPopper

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That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« on: June 10, 2020, 11:08:20 AM »
So she sat getting uglier and uglier for 10 years, non-op in Ramona, a mountain town about 30 miles from San Diego.

Started right up, trans engaged to and fro, laid down 8 c-notes.

Got her home and began the journey.

Finally laid down some base and clear on the firewall, after some attempts to amend the sorry FACTORY mess. Not perfect but a far cry from the way she came into the world.

That is the stock color; Dark Camel Poly- a beautiful color imho.

So the thought is to clean off the primer and go with the patina underneath?

I have a correct stock replacement hood.

Going with a period correct V8 4BBL, 383 though. TH350 behind, don't know what shape it's in.

Tried to send 6 pics, too large.. will send more
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

Offline Shifty

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 01:50:41 PM »
Looks like you've got some work ahead of ye.  :)
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 04:13:00 PM »
Appears you don't have much, if any, rust. Should be a good project.

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 12:50:16 PM »
Yes, she's pretty much rust free. I've been trying to load pics, but even though I put them through the head shrinker the site says they're too big... ???
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 12:59:33 PM »
I guess three at a time works  8) or NOT
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 01:01:41 PM »
Just a bit more
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2020, 06:28:19 PM »
That is a really nice color on that firewall. Beautiful color! That is going to be a really nice truck.
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2020, 05:40:28 AM »
Nice!  8)
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2020, 11:00:07 AM »
I like it!   :)
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2020, 12:06:29 PM »
Thanks guys, been a long time coming, now I can reassemble.

Found some nice rally's at a truck dismantle just before they went out of business...
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2020, 06:56:22 PM »
Beautiful progress man
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2020, 06:38:32 PM »
Great looking project and those rims are going to wrap it nicely.  :D
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2020, 09:17:03 PM »
Thanks guys, I will post pics as they develop.

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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2020, 09:23:29 PM »
Thinking about having a shop do the cam break in before installing the engine.

The truck dismantling shop has a rig to hold the block, cycle the water, and basically run the process.

Nice to know the cam is good to go before final.

Thoughts?
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2020, 06:21:42 PM »
Best bet is to break it in in it's home. You can do it.
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