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Title: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on January 01, 2020, 09:18:21 AM
I've been building this 79 K10 for a buddy of mine. Truck was butchered when I got it, blocks front and rear, hacked exhaust, hacked wiring, barely ran, had wrong bumpers rigged up, you name it. So I've gone through it mechanically, built a dual exhaust system, got it running great, new suspension lift, new driveshafts, brakes and lines, fixed fuel gauge and dual tank setup, pulled about 10 lbs of mouse nest out. He wants me to pull the body and do a full restore so I figured I'd start a thread where I can dump more pictures when I get a chance. These pictures aren't very good but I need to get a new phone today because I dropped it, so I'll take more pics later and update this thread.

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1rVH6xP6MI_V2i556DgYs8QPW8y4EVAP4)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1b4gS2KycMZgZjgJ6MlLjJgl00xQZ1DML)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1jH2F3UAxkIGjkEgrof09Y6-etzpKYQTM)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on January 01, 2020, 06:44:31 PM
Looks strangely familiar... 8)  Nice work!

Did '79 and '80 have the same one-piece bezel for the headlight and signal?

The '80 I'm into has the one piece, However, I found that same year parting out, with the rectangular headlights, buckets, and trim.

I had to make sure my core support had the right anchor point options, Good to go!

When I finally get this one done she will have a face lift in the eye section...,  ;D
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: DanMcG on January 02, 2020, 05:03:21 AM
good looking truck!
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: Shifty on January 02, 2020, 08:35:18 AM
Gonna be a goody!  8)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on January 04, 2020, 06:29:07 AM
It's come a long way. I'll have to find the pics of how it looked when I got it. What a mess!

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Did '79 and '80 have the same one-piece bezel for the headlight and signal?
The '80 I'm into has the one piece, However, I found that same year parting out, with the rectangular headlights, buckets, and trim.

79 & 80 had the large surround bezel and lower grille molding. 80 also offered the rectangular or round headlights. They also added the body line in the front of the hood for these years.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on February 22, 2020, 06:57:24 AM
To say that the cabin smelled like a barnyard is an understatement:

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1WdcAn4JkawRM1KFPb_KAnwfRUBFleAkj)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1rt_P10ONoZES90ufg_NQcDBwxLHj8xq4)

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(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Ql8ShRfU2rxoHpJ_eDd6fdMjOZURJC92)

Someone removed the majority of the AC components, so AC is being put back in it as well with mostly new components. The good news is it no longer smells like death inside the cab.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on April 20, 2020, 03:03:19 PM
Forgot to update this thread. Next phase is pulling the bed off and stripping down the body. I have another pile of parts here including a new vapor canister which I found an nos mount for. I never understood why people eliminate these. You can relocate and hide them people. Power steering brackets, since the good ole let's put headers on hack job happened to it somewhere along the way, probably about the same time they ripped all of the AC components out because ya know, "it robs horsepower" being there. New cab supports, and body mounts, front fenders, inner fenders, hood, doors, battery tray, body, fuel senders, and the hvac vacuum reservoir since he's "borrowing" the one I took off of another one of my trucks. I've discovered the original color was silver so I am trying to convince him to let me paint it a similar color or shade of grey. I hate that I keep getting pulled off my own projects but we are also bartering and he is paving my new worlds most asphalt driveways. Pics and details to come soon.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: chewy92 on April 20, 2020, 05:47:34 PM
Good thing the stuffs are getting corrected on that truck. Have fun
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: Mike81K10 on April 29, 2020, 07:45:10 AM
My truck was non A/C and I am putting a Vintage Air Gen IV in it. Wish it had been an A/C truck. I still have my original Charcoal Vapor/Vacuum Cannister. However, I removed the smog pump years ago. You have a nice looking truck VZ.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on July 09, 2020, 07:04:59 PM
Well once again, I've been too busy to update anything. I've been doing major renovations to my property and in between I've been tearing into this poor butchered beast. I stripped it down to the frame, painted and coated the frame. Fixed the cab, floors, corners and rockers. I fixed the hacked wiring harness and bypassed fusible links.  The back of the cab had more waves than the ocean so now I am at the point where I am ready to finish the cab up. Another day of sanding and I'll be ready to prime the cab. I am hoping to have it ready for paint in about two weeks but time will tell.

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1eaaDFYtpX5be-aGOOtOBAODEnISEHqtM)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1VM1qh_UZfD43vIDnB9_CHZVvblgL_BPq)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on July 10, 2020, 12:32:08 PM
and bypassed fusible links

I saw what you did there...
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on July 11, 2020, 06:32:00 AM
Meaning I FIXED all of the bypassed fusible links.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: bd on July 11, 2020, 10:01:17 AM
Whew!   :D



It's really discouraging to discover the number of mines set adrift in the wake of others.  Hidden bombs waiting to explode!

The truck looks mighty happy framed by that verdant woodland!  Like a rejuvenated pony waiting to break free of its corral.

Nice work!   8)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on July 11, 2020, 11:26:11 AM
Yes this truck was massacred and all of the fusible links were replaced with butt connectors connected to more butt connectors.

That's my new corral I built, soon to be paved. Letting the base settle REALLY good since I brought in about 40 triaxles of material  :o
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on August 16, 2020, 05:15:53 PM
Made some progress while completing my $46,000 driveway

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Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: DanMcG on August 17, 2020, 02:35:09 AM
the two drill bits, are they lineament pins?
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on August 17, 2020, 07:05:10 AM
Yes, two 1/8" holes ensures everything goes back together as properly fit before paint. Little shot of clear silicone in the holes when done and it saves hours of wasting time.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on August 17, 2020, 05:21:52 PM
Looking real Sweet VZ!

Great idea on the pins!
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on August 17, 2020, 08:54:15 PM
These doors are a PITA to get right so anything to ease the assembly and reduce the bruises. nothing worse than messing up new paint! On that note, both doors installed today with all the guts, new vent windows seals, gaskets, handles, locks etc. Power windows rewired and upgraded. New door jamb boots too. Looking forward to getting the cab completely sealed up.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: DanMcG on August 18, 2020, 03:20:52 AM
Yes, two 1/8" holes ensures everything goes back together as properly fit before paint. Little shot of clear silicone in the holes when done and it saves hours of wasting time.

Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try when the time comes.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on August 20, 2020, 06:48:44 PM
Ready for the new front and rear glass and a close up of the paint in the sun. Paint looks totally different in the shade, neat color but not what I would have done.  I'll save the color I wanted for my next build.

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1gjQVMCNH8-BJ9jXYN9OfU33q0_PF__Cq)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1ed6H-4jJryzS-2bENHBgUHqQwU_FaXEe)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: Shifty on August 21, 2020, 09:28:47 AM
I like it!  8)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on August 23, 2020, 01:42:55 AM
Is there a color code or name for the paint? Looks good but would like to do some research.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on August 23, 2020, 06:56:35 AM
The paint code is EBB Monarch Orange which is a Nissan color. It only looks orangey in direct sunlight otherwise it looks copper.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on August 23, 2020, 06:35:16 PM
Thx VZ!

Do you have help on this or are you just an animal? Pry the latter... 8)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on August 24, 2020, 08:52:36 AM
The only help I had was lifting the bed off of the frame. I've learned to do body work and paint as a result of the lack of available talent out here. I've had nothing but bad luck with body guys and their quality of work. I don't particularly enjoy body work, it's messy and unhealthy but you know the old saying about if you want something done right. Body shops around here make their money from insurance jobs, they don't touch fabrication, rust repair, custom etc. and if they do you'd have to turn a blind eye to panel gaps, body lines, and the quality of work.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on August 24, 2020, 12:58:50 PM
I feel you, same here. Man do I have stories as well... :o

You've picked up some valuable talents.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: philo_beddoe on August 24, 2020, 01:21:18 PM
I agree on that!! I traveled far and wide to find someone to clean up and paint my 77. No one wanted to touch it. Back in the 70ís thatís all they did, bodywork and rust repair. They donít call them body shops anymore, itís all collision specialist these days. Insurance money. Oh yeah, whatís the tab on that guys truck, ballpark?
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on August 25, 2020, 04:34:16 PM
Yep, Collision Repair is no longer autobody. Nobody wants to touch corrosion and custom work. Can't say I blame them though, they know better. Gotta learn to do things yourself.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on September 10, 2020, 05:04:07 PM
Got all of the glass in, new hood hinges and springs, wheel wells, yadda yadda

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Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: bd on September 10, 2020, 06:36:26 PM
Looks really sharp, Vile!

Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on September 13, 2020, 07:42:46 AM
Thanks. It's coming along. I'm more looking forward to getting it done and out of my way more than anything. My projects are all on hold again because of this thing !  ???
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on January 01, 2021, 06:44:58 PM
Wow, I haven't updated this in a while. I completed the nose, hood, fenders etc. I'll have to get some pix updated. I started working on the bed and as we all know, the LH fender isn't available with gas tank door still so I had to retrofit this one. Came out really nice, needs minor fine tuning but the brunt of it is done.

Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on January 02, 2021, 01:41:16 AM
Wow, nice work!

From what I see, do you fit the add from behind the fender? And then weld and fill?

I'm patching a rust hole in a front fender, have the 'rust panel' replacement with the factory curve, but wasn't sure just how to "patch"...
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on January 02, 2021, 06:54:56 AM
I cut the section out of the donor, sandblasted it, and patched about 20 small holes. Once I had the piece prepped, I ran it across my bead roller on 3 sides to make a flange. The side with the finger well is too close to the seam to do that so that section is flush. I traced the part, transferred it to the panel, cut the hole, and fit it perfectly into the opening. I initially welded it with silicon bronze, clamping it while moving around. I finished it with carbon steel and after grinding it skimmed it with glass, body filler, icing, and filler primer. Honestly, after I finished grinding, you couldn't even tell it was welded. Very happy with how it came out. The most important part of welding patches is not distorting the panel. Use small but good bursts being careful not to overheat the metal (move around). A good alternative to welding, if possible is 3M panel bond.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: frotosride on January 02, 2021, 03:43:42 PM
I initially welded it with silicon bronze, clamping it while moving around. I finished it with carbon steel ...

Really curious why you start with the silicon bronze?
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on April 10, 2021, 04:14:33 PM
Some updates, I have everything done except the box which I finished fixing today, seal primed and just about ready for paint.

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Qgo8UvNHhSfQzJSO5qSeA3c4ARs6fMYR)

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(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1G6gmp5g04tRv6nhGvKjGCp46hcB17K70)

froto, just saw your question. The silicon bronze is like MIG Brazing, instead of torch brazing. There were lots of pinholes!

Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on April 10, 2021, 10:15:54 PM
So is do you use a certain type of wire in a MIG welder?
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on April 11, 2021, 06:03:17 AM
I have other spools of stainless, aluminum, etc, and a spool gun, but I'll be honest, I've never used the spool gun and it's still in the package where it has been for the last 10 years. For anything other than carbon steel or silicon bronze, I use my TIG welder. I keep Argon, Argon CO2, Helium, Oxygen, and Acetylene in stock. I also have a B-tank and MAP gas so this stuff hogs up real estate. Changing bottles, liners, tips, and sleeves is too much of a nuisance. 
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: 1980K20 on April 11, 2021, 12:08:35 PM
Looks nice! Beautiful orange.

Almost makes me think you're a longhorn.

Mark
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on April 12, 2021, 08:29:15 PM
 8)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1uwMOH-En8wbW_fzpZIfWEqBrMhXeMtg8)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1aHmysRSvO5GAHUsVEGyccAwWACdRPUSC)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: Mike81K10 on April 12, 2021, 10:16:14 PM
You always do nice work VZ!
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on April 12, 2021, 10:21:40 PM
Nice, I like the black interior of the bed.

You didn't paint that outside, did you?  ;D

What color code or model did you use?
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on April 13, 2021, 05:39:26 AM
I did all of the bodywork and paint, it's EBB Monarch Orange. My goal is to get the bed on today and work on wrapping this thing up so that I can get back on my own projects.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: Mike81K10 on April 13, 2021, 11:34:27 AM
I love that Orange and you impress me, your experience is evident in your work.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on April 13, 2021, 06:42:42 PM
Thank you. The color is very vibrant in sunlight and dark in the shadows. I kinda dig it but I wouldn't have chosen this color for me. I put the bed on by myself using the lift and my motorcycle jack.

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Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on April 13, 2021, 08:12:33 PM
One SWEET Ride! Congrats on your hard work, looks showroom ready.

Did the interior go period correct or custom?
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on April 14, 2021, 07:43:22 AM
Thanks, I'm happy I'm able to get wrapping this one up. Stock interior with replacement carpet etc. It has a crappy Grant wheel on it still for now.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: Shifty on April 14, 2021, 03:38:12 PM
Frig Vile, that's just beautiful....
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: Mike81K10 on April 14, 2021, 06:01:55 PM
Your buddy should be very happy with the way it turned out. Very nice!
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: DanMcG on April 15, 2021, 02:20:12 AM
Awesome workmanship VZ, that thing is beautiful.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: mrghostwalker on April 16, 2021, 03:54:35 PM
Great looking truck, you do good work!
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on May 02, 2021, 09:14:22 AM
Thanks for the kind words. The truck was picked up yesterday and I got to watch it drive away. Bittersweet, and although I killed myself and robbed my trucks of the attention they seek, it was time for it to go home. Looks awesome, sounds awesome and has been spotted all over already. I'm willing to bet it either gets sold or destroyed lol, I cringe.  :'( I ordered wheels and tires for it yesterday so when I get them in, I'll mount and balance and put them on. It will look sick with the wheels and tires I ordered.

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1RjebBh5TmZaS7Cy7k1_57wHIpdvXMpxA)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on May 17, 2021, 02:54:13 PM
...and there goes one happy camper

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1UP6mKUd9LK0cYcViUq_nRYYeCiaJnEj7)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1WNbtBJ6DJylKxwrPxzXHekHOg3fJwvkN)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1d94FCPgQi6zBRusC1EsaTxOtPSirEMFz)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1onO6Qj-80SAqL-Qurgp2cNsTa-u_rX3J)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1t9sBZ5tQ91hQtDbbJWQKcojF5YMjBXpx)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1n8SZtPASnDndRaf7TD_COhU-HDvrdxcO)
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: JohnnyPopper on May 17, 2021, 05:51:46 PM
Very Nice VZ! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: mrghostwalker on May 18, 2021, 03:48:42 PM
Nice!
Now that you're finished you have time to re-build mine!
 ;D
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: DanMcG on May 21, 2021, 06:39:13 AM
I initially welded it with silicon bronze, clamping it while moving around. I finished it with carbon steel ...

Really curious why you start with the silicon bronze?

I'm also curious. Do you use the SB because of it's lower melt temp to help position the patch?
Title: Re: 79 K10 build
Post by: VileZambonie on May 21, 2021, 04:26:20 PM
No, I used it mainly because of the pinholes that were there after I sandblasted it. You get a better bond and fill vs the ole bzz, stop, bzz, stop, grind & repeat.

There's plenty of good information on using it. Just be careful if you do use it. Pay attention to your settings as you need to be more precise and use striaght Argon. If you don't have the correct feeder wheel, you will bird nest as well. U-groove instead of V groove.

https://www.millerwelds.com/resources/article-library/silicon-bronze-mig-brazing-basics