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NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« on: March 30, 2022, 11:04:40 AM »
Hello all! I have been a long time creeper of this site. Got my account and thought Id share my build from the last couple of years. Back story, I had this truck when I was 15 and bought it from mowing lawns. I took my wife to prom in it, (I asked her to be my girlfriend with that dollar, she was a car hop at sonic :) )learned everything I could with my old man about drivetrains, and sold it to go to college. A few years in my job I found it and bought it back! I decided to build it like my 16 year old self would have. I have a small shop in Oologah, which gave birth to my part time business. Ill try to document it from here out better. This pickup went through the Moore OK tornado before I bought it back.

The NightFury has a protouring feel which may not be everyone's cup of tea, its inspired by dreamworks... HTTYD :D

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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2022, 11:15:36 AM »
above, wife and I going to prom in 2009, parents driveway before I sold it, and day I bought it back. Below, tear down
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2022, 11:23:16 AM »
Front suspension design prototyping phase.. 1st/2nd iterations
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2022, 11:29:22 AM »
3rd iteration IFS and rear 4 link fab/design prototype. Also motor mounts and trial fit with the lq4/4l80e combo.
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2022, 11:31:56 AM »
Clean up and finalized prototype chassis suspension, the front is all bolt on. Ceramic coated. LQ4 installed mocked up. This took a few times to get right  ;D
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2022, 11:39:07 AM »
Fantastic work man!
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2022, 11:40:25 AM »
Sweet ride brother. Awesome work. Keep us updated.
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2022, 11:42:19 AM »
Cab back from blasters, the window picture was after I used some tubes and a floor jack to straighten where a tree had fallen on it.. I am no body man haha
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2022, 11:43:47 AM »
Ride height demos becasue I couldnt NOT look at it haha also steering problem solved!
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2022, 11:47:17 AM »
The most current pictures as of last week.. the S480 BW Turbo and hot side, I made a hot side and the hood wouldnt close haha. so this is the next iteration... very tight! Also first picture is coil brackets as well, I made some quick ones with the table and had them coated, they look good to me! I will be updating hopefully once every two weeks as the build progresses. Thanks!!
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2022, 05:48:04 PM »
Beautiful work and that is going to be a truck with attitude. Awesome!

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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2022, 06:27:37 PM »
Cool story and project!  8)
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2022, 10:14:45 PM »
Heh, I'm not racing him.  ::)
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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2022, 05:18:55 PM »
Sooo glad you covered that ugly firewall!!

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Re: NightFury - 1982 Silverado Build
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2022, 08:10:11 AM »
Thanks everyone for the nice words! It has truly been awesome to get to do all this. Im currently working in the cold side and then I need to wire and fire. Here is a update for the turbo oil lines, fuel lines, and the power steering hydro boost lines. I didnt like them much but they are growing on me!
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