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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2006, 02:53:00 PM »
I think the blue is called Medium Blue.  It is off of a '80 pickup.  The PPG color is 2188.

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Just wondering what size tires, and what kind of wheels they are.. I like the way they look, real sharp.


The tires are 255/55/17's and the wheels are factory for a 1994-1996 Impala SS.  It won't be the tire size once it is completed though.

Chris Lucas
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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2006, 09:23:00 PM »
Another interesting engine swap was going on down in Louisiana in an 86 Silverado-
chevytruckworld.tenmagazines.com/forums/topic.ten?pos=1&id=121842

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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2006, 01:18:00 PM »
Wish I had the means to do a "body-off" tear down & rebuild.  Nice to get it done right.  Chose not to sit my motor back so far, but that will definitely get you room up front.  Should be a bad :( truck when finished!

Here's my C10:
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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2006, 02:49:00 PM »
Sweet looking truck 1BadC10.  Did you do the swap to LS motor?  

Chris Lucas
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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2006, 05:59:00 PM »
7/16/2006 - I picked up my manifolds that I had plates cut for the EGR ports (pics coming)

7/23/2006 - Went to the shop to pick up my wiring harness.

7/24/2006 - Ordered the first phase of plugs that I am missing for the 4L80E. Should be here tomorrow.

Chris Lucas
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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2006, 11:56:00 AM »
yeah... I did the LS swap.  4.3L Vortec to 5.3L LM7.  Just broke trans on yesterday.  Wasn't goin faster than 10mph when the 3/4 clutch packs went on permanent vacation.


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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2006, 09:17:00 AM »
Sunday Dec. 10th, 2006: With all that is going on at the house with remodeling and such I have broken down and ordered a wiring harness for the truck so it will be moveable. Sorting through it requires more time that I can currently spare.

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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2007, 12:22:00 AM »
I really like how you are documenting your rebuild.  I am doing a complete tear down and rebuild of my originally owned 1975 Chevy K10 Stepside.  I have been taking many pictures for myself and will try to share someday.  I wanted to comment on your fiberglass front end.  I have the same one from US Body.  I have yet to install it and I hope that we can exchange information about getting it done.  For starters, you can trash US Body's instructions at a certain point.  One in particular are the steel brackets that tilt the front end.  I haven't figured them out quite yet but they do not install as simple as the instructions show.  You may have to refab the gussets on two of them and you may have to move your radiator supports back.  Also, the brackets will be exposed in front of the grill.  I will let you know more as I experience it.  Thanks for all the information you are supplying.


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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2007, 02:52:00 PM »
The gussets on the tilt work fine with mine, just as their instructions indicate.  What is the problem with them.  I am moving the core support back as the tilt has it molded into it.
I planned to work on the truck during the last few weeks, but I ended up having to fix my house....

Chris Lucas
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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2007, 06:34:00 PM »
December 17th: Got our first One Piece window kit in for installation in the truck.

Chris Lucas
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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2007, 09:53:00 PM »
Chris,

You have too many projects!  I am impressed with your dedication to have so many irons in the fire!

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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2007, 08:02:00 PM »
pic update requested for the one-piece window kit.  :)  


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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2007, 04:36:00 PM »
Wife and new baby stopped progress temporarily on the truck, but I am working on getting a 1 piece kit writeup done.

Chris Lucas
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« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2007, 05:56:00 AM »
crazy stuff man, nice build :D

the wiring part is what prevents me from trying anything like this

too much

have to be a rocket scientist to wire up something like that

good luck :D


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Re: 73-87chevytrucks.com Pickup
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2007, 09:53:47 AM »
Now here's a fine example of somebody with some serious TALENT.  What's cool when somebody undertakes a job like this is to see if they can do all the bodyworking, mechanical, fabrications, AND wiring. 

Can't wait to see more as your time permits.   ;)
Mike Carter
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8" lift project on the way soon!