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Offline jpizzle440

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Rebirth of Sandy
« on: November 03, 2016, 10:21:31 PM »
A friend of mine built this truck and I helped from time to time. The next owner gave it a hard run into a ditch at 60+ and I ended up with the truck. Got me a new frame and away I went.

If I remember right it was 5-7 drop and the frame is jacked up. Had to swap stock spindles to get it high enough off the ground to drive.

 





Had to beat the fender in to get the door open.



Surprisingly none of the bumper brackets, bumper, or core support was damaged.



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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 10:26:27 PM »
Off with the bed










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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 10:45:56 PM »
Off with the bed











New frame



Blasted, painted.

Phone I had at the time broke and I lost pictures of the frame going together. I used QA1 ball joints, rebuilt the control arms with Polly bushings.

 



New frame still has old parts on it to move it around.

Bed sitting on my small trailer. That was a real pita to do myself





06 5.3/4l60e on the left. 99 6.0 on the right



R10 tanks, sending units, r30 radiator.





How far the fender sprung



Realized a strap broke when she hit. Luckily new frame had a set.



Frankie













Tejas mounts



This is where she sits for now. Got to get a few things off the old frame, swap some axles around and paint a few things
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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 08:19:51 AM »
Smart move with the Tejas mounts, You will be pleased with how it sets......also be sure you read the pinned post!!! :)
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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 08:23:24 PM »
Nice! Are you gonna run the 5.3 or the 6.0?

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 08:49:08 PM »
Nice! Are you gonna run the 5.3 or the 6.0?
5.3/4l60e

The 6.0 is going in this guy.



OR this guy



Haven't made my mind up yet on those 2.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 08:51:40 PM »
A little of this and that...













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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 08:53:33 PM »
Anyone know where to find a new set of these? Haven't had any luck...
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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2016, 09:02:24 PM »
Would like to find one of these too, or what material to buy to make my own.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2016, 10:15:25 PM »
Rats nest is a little cleaner.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2016, 10:41:21 PM »
Going to have to dig up the wiring diagram... this wasn't hooked up but was plugged in to both sides of the transmission on the other end when I tore it apart. 86 cab with th350 if anyone can save me the trouble of curiosity.

 



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77 c30 single wheel 454/sm465

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2016, 11:12:21 PM »
The joys of texas...
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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2016, 01:04:24 AM »
This is not an intention to completely restore... but you know how it goes, air box wasn't sealed to the firewall anymore, took that off to fix, found a Crack in the box, got after the old puddy and seam sealer- down to paint and some places metal, which led to sanding. At some point you got to say WHOA HORSE!!! NOT NOW!!!

Irritating it's not right but full intentions are plans to do all the body in the future considering Fenders won't match and whisky scratches from previous owner.

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83 4door c30 dually 454/400
86 c10 swb 5.3/4l60e
86 k10 swb 454/th300
85 4door k30 327/sm465
77 c30 single wheel 454/sm465

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2016, 02:11:49 AM »
Fuel line. Wire wheeled, sanded, etched, primed... Probably been easier to buy a new one.



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77 c30 single wheel 454/sm465

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2016, 03:40:56 PM »




83 4door c30 dually 454/400
86 c10 swb 5.3/4l60e
86 k10 swb 454/th300
85 4door k30 327/sm465
77 c30 single wheel 454/sm465