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Offline frotosride

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2016, 08:45:50 PM »
Congratulations on being a new dad! And on the collection of parts. Sounds like ifs fab time
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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2016, 01:05:48 AM »
Thanks, being a dad has been so much fun. kids are like trucks lots of love, patience, and money.  ;D I need to buy a decent welder. I have plenty of cosmetic as well as structure fab work in mind. I always had to borrow a welder. Think it maybe time to add one to my tool collection (my little lincoln 110 doesnt count)

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2016, 07:35:15 PM »
I have an Eastwood 175 MIG and for this price it is a great welder. The only issue I had is the supplied flux-core wire. If you plan to do Flux-core welding at any point, ditch the wire that comes with the rig and use Lincoln or Hobart or any good quality name brand wire.
"Beat it like a red-headed ford"
1987 v10 Silverado(LQ4), 87 R10,83 K20, 83 cucv 6.2 Detroit
2006 Boulevard M109R 109 cid,2019 M109R BOSS
2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
GSXR 750 engine awaiting go kart

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2016, 01:44:21 AM »
Haven't updated in awhile. I bought another welder Hobart mig with sheilding gas. Going to pickup my blast cabinet this week. Purchased fuel system components, along with my vintage air. Torn into the motor and going to be dropping off the heads to add larger valves and freshen up.

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2018, 12:48:14 AM »
Well, I have been super busy with life but the C10 is apart of it. It's made some progress. So I've hit the junk yards for several months.
2002 5.3, 93 4L80E, interior headliner trim, a replacement radio hole for the swiss cheese the previous owner did, along with getting some 81-91 corner speaker frames since I plan to run an 81-91 dash pad. I've purchased Vintage air system, Slosh Tubz Firewall and inner fender fillers. MR hotrods trans and engine mounts for the LS swap, Holley LS oilpan, Speed engineering headers for the trubos along with a treadstone intercooler and cx racing T4 flange elbows. Ill continue to run the flowmasters but made them 3" all the way out. a 20 gallon Aeromotive fuel cell is mounted and lines made out of stainless up to the front along with Fuel pressure regulator. Have a sweet aluminum intake for the engine with 102mm ( prebranded Holley Sniper) Trying to Locate a 1975 GMC grille to be modified to fit and customize so if you know of one for a decent price hit me up. found some decent 85 roll up window door panels. Repaired the only rust I have which were the cab corners with new metal. Also picked up some quality drip rails. I Also rebuilt the rear end with 4:10 eaton Posi, new bearing and CPP rear disc brake kit. New leaf springs and shocks. Also added Cal Tracs. made a trans cooler mount and fan setup to go where the old saddle tank. found a clean tailgate brushed trim insert and headlight buckets. Ill be adding Dakota digital retro gauges and retro radio. Going to shave the side filler and make a taillight hinge filler to hide the filler neck. Also going to suck in the rear bumper 2". Possibly bring in the front as well. I have more in store for this project when I get the time to play. here in Socal the heat is near 100 and no AC so when it cools down I'll be doing more work on it.

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2019, 04:32:04 AM »
Well I havenít posted here for awhile but now I have two daughters and a house full of projects however I have spent some time getting the C10 worked on. Itís in mock up stage motor transmission turbos everything slowly getting mocked up. I would post pictures but my iPhone photos are too large. I do have an Instagram page if you want to see my progression and updates. Itís Steven_C10build . Please check it out.

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2019, 08:29:32 AM »

Like this!!!

If i could hijack the thread for a moment (and BTW good work on the truck, very clean!), how do these things move?   And how to connect the engine to the "trans" and blade?


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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2022, 05:22:24 PM »
SO its been awhile since I've posted. Lots gone on in life. Added children, Covid, Addition to the house. Here is an update for you and photos. engine isnt built but is in for mockup. 4L80 trans. 12 bolt read rebuilt with 4:10's Posi Cal tracs, Helwig rear sway bar. Added wider AMD tubs, put a filler in for the fuel tank behind the tail light. Oh a roll bar. lizard skin the interior. electrical from Painless Dakota digital and Holley. Still doing metal work. I do not recommend OER sheet metal. AMD has been awesome. Added American Racing wheels 17X9 up front and 17x11 in the rear. 390/40/17 M&H tires out back while I think I need a something smaller then the current 275 up front. maybe add some cross drilled rotors up front. Just ordered a bunch of stuff for the interior from USA1 Industries. Almost ready for paint. working on door gaps, drip rails (bringing back) and other sheet metal fitment (again OER isnt great) the front fenders are NOS but the hood is OER and fits horrible. the bed is all OER and had to chop it up abit to get it square not protrude past the cab on both sides like gills. The engine goodies will consist of CBM ported, polished and big valve 241 heads, Brian Tooley stage 1 twin turbo cam. Two Turbonetics T4 "Lety" turbo chargers, BOV and wastegates, a Treadstone intercooler along with CX racing and Speed engineering exhaust components. 3" out the back along with some straight through cherry bomb mufflers (engine masters dyno tested them), sheetmetal intake w/ 102 MM throttle body. 80 lb injectors. Have Forged summit (wiesco) pistons and rods. keeping stock crank but have all new bearings and oil pump going in. a Holley oil pan is also added for clearance. Truck has vintage air. I have custom badges in the original font for "Super sport" and custom grille (used an early GMC grille to start) plan is to get it to the body shop soon, pull everything out and rebuild the motor and trans while the chassis is going to paint.  I do have an instagram where i post more on the build @steven_c10build

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2022, 05:24:10 PM »
try to add more photos

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2022, 05:28:33 PM »
more photos

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2022, 05:30:26 PM »
couple more

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Re: My 1975 C10 5.3 mini mouse project
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2022, 10:14:52 AM »
Beastly!  8)
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