Author Topic: My 1980 Chevy C10 Restomod  (Read 292469 times)

Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2007, 06:39:24 PM »
Hey everyone,
i know its been awhile since i last posted some pics but tonight i got some time to myself and after alot of cleaning and i do mean ALOT of cleaning i got some paint finally on my front cradle and got the tranny crossmember painted.I`m letting the cradle sit right now as i applied 2 heavy coats and it takes awhile to let it sit and dry.In 1 of the pics you`ll see i even went as far as doing the entire inside of the cradle and i took a inspection mirror to make sure i got everything covered.Tomorrow i`ll tackle on getting the top done and possibly start on the control arms.I got the original bushings removed and got the energy suspension bushings installed,.I was at it for over 10 hours cleaning up everything and used wire wheel brushes on a drill a toohbrush and lacquer thinner/ heavy degreaser cleaner to cut all the grease and grime off of everything.I tell ya i couldnt move my hands i couldnt believe the grime that was on all these parts, but i guess since there almost 30 years old i shouldnt complain.


Here are some updated pics of the progress i  got done tonight









notice how nice and shiny it is inside. And i will say this all this was done with a 2 1/2 bristle brush and a 1/2 inch detail brush where i couldnt get to at with the bristle brush.

thanks
pat
« Last Edit: November 24, 2007, 06:42:36 PM by 80stepsideguy »
1980 Chevy c10 restomod:  350/700r4 12 bolt 3.73 rearend iris blue metallic
1998 Chevy 1500 S/B 2wd
1970 cougar convertible: triple white 1 of 1
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Offline 79shortbed

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2007, 07:57:29 AM »
your truck is nice but that cougar is AWESOME!!!

Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2007, 08:54:15 AM »
thanks man,
i have owned that car now for 18 years, it was my 1st car i drove to high school in 1990 .We bought it in november in 1989 for 800.00 and since then the rest is history, redone it 4 times and gonna get ready this upcomming year for a 5th time.

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pat
1980 Chevy c10 restomod:  350/700r4 12 bolt 3.73 rearend iris blue metallic
1998 Chevy 1500 S/B 2wd
1970 cougar convertible: triple white 1 of 1
2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited(my everyday driver)
2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited(her everyday driver).

Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2007, 10:25:36 PM »
Hi all,
well i am adding some more pics of the progress thats been taking place on this truck project.I got the coil springs, cleaned up and repainted cherry red instead of silver , wire wheeled the spindles and primed them and painted them,got the control arms all cleaned up and repainted and new ball joints on.I just painted so me more parts tonight and gotta degrease the center link thats really nasty in grease.But its comming along nicely.
thanks
pat





« Last Edit: December 24, 2007, 04:38:17 PM by 80stepsideguy »
1980 Chevy c10 restomod:  350/700r4 12 bolt 3.73 rearend iris blue metallic
1998 Chevy 1500 S/B 2wd
1970 cougar convertible: triple white 1 of 1
2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited(my everyday driver)
2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited(her everyday driver).

Offline jonkmbll89

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2007, 01:11:53 AM »
The spindles look they just come brand new off the shelf. Looking good. 8)
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Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2007, 01:27:28 AM »
Thanks,
the spindles actually sat on my shelf for like 2 or 3 years till recently i pulled them down to clean them up.I bought them off of a fellow member here that pulled them off for his air ride setup and went back to a stock setup so i couldnt resist to buy them.There 2 1/2 inches in a drop and the coils are 2 inches in drop as well.Now for the rotors and calipers, i may go with a set of cross drilled rotorsand a new set of calipers since mine are rusted pretty badly and need rebuilding, i will probably get new ones and paint them red and install them with new braided lines i got,Should  be done pretty soon i hope :)


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pat

p.s. the control arms are actually my stock 80 ones i just degreaded and wire wheeled them and put a couple of coats of primer on them and used about 3-4 costs of semi gloss paint on them.Not to bad for spray cans. UPDATE:  i just bolted on the front shock bolts on the frame, got new hardware, bolted the shocks on got the new idler arm support all painted and installed got my old tie rods off my center link, gonna be cleaning up that tonight and painting it and possibly bolting it on this week, just picked up a front factory sway bar for cheap money, gonna get that n clean it up and paint it cherry red and install it , so the front end is comming together nicely, be nice to finally get the front end off of jackstands since i painted the frame  around christmas of 2006 and finally have a roller.
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pat
« Last Edit: December 24, 2007, 04:37:52 PM by 80stepsideguy »
1980 Chevy c10 restomod:  350/700r4 12 bolt 3.73 rearend iris blue metallic
1998 Chevy 1500 S/B 2wd
1970 cougar convertible: triple white 1 of 1
2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited(my everyday driver)
2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited(her everyday driver).

Offline jonkmbll89

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2007, 06:11:34 PM »
Yeah, the cross drilled rotors and new braided lines would give it a nice touch.
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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2007, 08:05:10 PM »
I'm not a big fan of cross drilled rotors, they tend to crack between the holes under hard, high speed braking. Diamond cut rotors are considerably better, IMO..the cuts dont go all the way through, so you keep the strength, but they allow a space for gasses to escape. Slotted rotors are ok, but CAN still crack. I had cross drilled rotors on my maxima for awhile, but I cracked both of the front rotors, replaced them with another set, cracked the passenger side of that set within a couple weeks, switched to diamond cut rotors and haven't had a problem..still an improvment in both the looks and function department over stock.
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Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2007, 09:00:07 PM »
Where can i find these diamond cut rotors?Sounds like a cool set to get.

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pat
p.s. what did you use for calipers?Stock? Modified like baer or wildwood?
1980 Chevy c10 restomod:  350/700r4 12 bolt 3.73 rearend iris blue metallic
1998 Chevy 1500 S/B 2wd
1970 cougar convertible: triple white 1 of 1
2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited(my everyday driver)
2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited(her everyday driver).

Offline werewolfx13

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2007, 01:11:33 AM »
I got the rotors for my maxima on ebay, JC whitney has them for these trucks. My maxima has decent 4 wheel disk brakes to start with, so I used stock size rotors and used the stock calipers.

Diamond cut rotors:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/ProductBrowse/showCustom-0/makeName-Chevrolet/makeId-16/modelName-C/K%20Pickup/modelId-16352/year-1983/refId-20004480/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2008482/c-10101/p-2008482/N-111+600015954+200729944+1983/tf-Browse/s-10101/mediaCode-ZX

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2007, 08:22:41 PM »
Those are some good looking rotors. On sale too! ;D
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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2007, 08:36:54 PM »
I'm not a JC Whitney fan, they filed Bankruptcy back in the late 70's and "stiffed" my father for about $400.00 worth of undeliverable merchandise, I have not bought a single item since and nor will I in the future.

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2007, 12:23:13 AM »
  used to carry them, you might be able to find them at jegs or summit, I haven't looked because I really don't think I need them.
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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2007, 12:37:42 PM »
This is SP site:http://www.sp-performance.com  you can probably find where to buy them from other than JCW.

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Re: my 1980 chevy c10 restomod project
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2007, 08:57:46 PM »
Well i took the plunge over to summitracing.com and bought these rotors pic here in the link.I dropped the front end this evening to line the spindle with one of the roller wheels and man its not as low as these bagged trucks but for a truck and a 1st time i ever put a lowering kit on it sits pretty low.Once i get the truck back on the ground for good on all 4s i`ll take a pic.I am gonna go to my local parts store tomorrow and get the calipers and pads and hardware to bolt them on when the rotors arrive.Today i got the center link and the inner n outer tie rods bolted up, got the grease fittings on torqued the nuts and installed the cotter pins.I bought new dust shields and gonna either get em powdercoated or paint them , not sure yet.But i am making alot of progress on this and my pile of parts on my shelf shrunk alot so thats a good sign.
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pat

http://store.summitracing.com/largeimage.asp?part=SUM-DSEP-5516R&Prod=Summit+Extreme+Performance+Cross%2DDrilled+and+Slotted+Brake+Rotors&img=sum-dsep-5514l.jpg
1980 Chevy c10 restomod:  350/700r4 12 bolt 3.73 rearend iris blue metallic
1998 Chevy 1500 S/B 2wd
1970 cougar convertible: triple white 1 of 1
2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited(my everyday driver)
2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited(her everyday driver).