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Offline 80stepsideguy

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My 1980 Chevy C10 Restomod
« on: July 13, 2007, 10:39:06 PM »
As you can see i am starting from the bottom upUsing a 12 bolt 3.73 rearend a bare 77 frame thats been coated and rear suspension already installed.Its taking some time but it`ll be well worth it when i am done.Any questions dont hesitate and ask.

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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 78BBSTEPSIDE

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 11:02:30 PM »
Looks good, doing the same to my 78, from the ground up. Takes time and money and any more, more money than time. Should have mine in primer in the next month, just waiting for the temp. to cool down a little as it has been so darn hot in CO. I was fortunate enough to find NOS doors and fenders, which makes the project that much nicer. Have fun and good luck!

Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 11:12:25 PM »
I got a set of doors that were on my 1st cab from a 86 blazer but they got massive amount of filler in them.I got 1 NOS doorskin and looknig for 1 more for the pass side eventually.You arent kidding bout the amount of money it takes, this has been about 1 year in the making so far, the rearend has been lowered 4 inches and i am thinking of ditching the factory front A arms and sell the spindles and use the stock spindle setup and go with a tubular control arms and that`ll lower it 3 inches right off the back and use the 2 inch lowering springs,Its gonna have a 402 with a 700r4 .I am hoping by this christmas to make it a rolling chassis.The fenders i got came from california and are rust free.The bed sides came from here in florida and need 1 stake pocket(which i got) and the rear fenders were once NOS.The rear steps i got are NOS the back panel is NOS the lower part that sits under the tailgate is also NOS the radiator support is aftermarket but is in perfect shape.I got a original one from the 77 frame but it needs work and i got a goodmark 2 inch cowl induction hood i bought for 100.00(no joke) i traveled 4 1/2 hours each way but it was worth it.
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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).

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 07:56:37 AM »
Nice shop............trucks coming along nicely.
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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007, 10:59:03 AM »
Thanks,
heres are pic of the garage after it was built and before we did some landsaping its a 40x40, 2 10 ft doors a 14 ft ceiling 2 skylights, i always wanted this size since we 1st moved here in FL at another place we lived, but im hoping by spring of 08 to have a 2 post car lift inside or a eagle ramp style lift in there.
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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).

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007, 10:14:51 AM »
Just checking out some older project pics.....how have things been progressing? Do you have new pic's?
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Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007, 11:31:25 PM »
Nothing as of late, my compressor is down and i am trying to get a car in my shop done so i can continue with the truck.I been collecting NOS pieces for the truck and i got a pile of parts on a rollaway cart ready to get powder coated.

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pat
p.s. i did manage to get the cab corners cut out and new ones trimmed to fit and 1 side is done and just waiting on my compressor to finish the other side
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 elegy_c10

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 10:25:39 PM »
doing pretty much the same thing with my 78. starting with suspension first and gonna have the frame powder coated most likely. how much did that run you to get the frame like that if you dont mind tellin?

Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2007, 03:55:46 AM »
Actually i didnt powdercoat the frame, its a coating like POR 15 called KP coatings(i`ll get the name correct after).I had to prep the frame and then use a water style etching then 2 good coats of this stuff, i put it on with a roller and the paint flowed real nice.I did the rearend as well and it came out great.I plan on doing the front suspension pieces and wherever else bare metal is exposed.I did inside of the cowl where the wiper arms sit and down both sides where the water escapes and i plan on doing inside of the cab floor.Overall its gonna take some time but it should look good when done.

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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 Leadfoot

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007, 03:47:18 PM »
looks good so far..thats where I was about 2 years ago..it's alot of work,but worth it ;D

Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2007, 10:15:54 PM »
It is indeed alot of work i have put it on the back burner right now i am trying to get a car we bought done and out of my shop so i can get our horse drawn wagon inside and start redoing it.Once the wagon is inside the truck will be back in progress.

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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).

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2007, 01:02:12 AM »
hey 80stepsideguy,

where did you get that rear end cover it's awesome.
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Offline 80stepsideguy

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2007, 08:56:28 PM »
hey 80stepsideguy,

where did you get that rear end cover it's awesome.


Here ya go, this is the person i got it from in 1 of his auctions, i will say though i have used 2 FULL bottles of rearend gear oil and it hasnt oozed out of the hole yet so be prepared to get 3 bottles of the rear lube.
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pat

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ALUMINUM-CHEVY-TRUCK-12-BOLT-DIFF-COVER_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33731QQihZ020QQitemZ300152647454


p.s. thanks for the great comment, i bought a oil pan for a small block chevy from him as well that matches this rearend cover.
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).

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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2007, 02:15:11 AM »
I like the clear gearz meatball covers and think I might put one on my 74....
http://spideraccessories.stores.yahoo.net/td8410.html
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Re: pics of my project
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2007, 11:02:33 AM »
I like the clear gearz meatball covers and think I might put one on my 74....
http://spideraccessories.stores.yahoo.net/td8410.html

Nice cover.
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