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Old 10-10-2011, 06:36 PM
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Mike's 70' C10

Been working on this for about a year now. Didn't really know a thing about working on vehicles before this but I'm picking it pretty quick through trial and error (pretty sure its taken me a year to do what some could do in a weekend!)...I'll post up some pics of my 'progress' ...Thanks!

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Old 10-10-2011, 06:44 PM
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Here's where the interior started...



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Old 10-10-2011, 07:01 PM
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This is where it is now...Its a total low buck transformation :) ...the learning curve here included sanding it down and rattle canning it black--then deciding that was a bad idea and re-doing the whole thing... eventualy sprayed the whole truck inside/out with a 'real' spray gun (still the cheapest paint possible but I got what I expected so it worked out on that one)...each time took about two days of cleaning, sanding, masking, taking everything out, putting it back...

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Old 10-10-2011, 07:14 PM
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The inside is satin black rustoleum now with gloss black glove box door (rattlecan rustoleum)
gloss red door panels (rattlecan rustoleum).
The gauges are just the overlays from whitegauges.net
black steering wheel in great shape that I scored at the Portland Swap meet last year
new defrost hoses
replaced one of the rockers (the worst one)
replaced the seat
dashpad from a garage sale (painted it and the visors with the vinyl spray can paint black)
.. now putting down the Lowe's peel&seal for sound deadener (I read up and am taking my chances on that one)
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Here's the outside now.



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pics

I'm working on figuring out the picture sizing...sorry bout that! (I saw someone fixed mine from yesterday)
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Vacation from work was good now I've got some things to do in the coming weeks... got a new intake/HEI at the Monroe swap meet and going to get a new(used) windshield right now...Might actually drive this thing soon if i'm not careful :)
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:51 AM
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Looking good. The before photo is a dead ringer for the truck my first born had 24 years ago. Right down to the black primer and the wheels.
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Great project. I look forward to seeing more of it. WES
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Old heavy homemade tow hitch bumper gone...

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cut and welded in some patches for the saddle tank doors...actually brother in law welded these... they warped just a little which made for way too much bondo to flatten it all out. Turned out okay but I think I'm going to end up getting a replacement bed anyways down the road sometime.

I've taken mig welding at SPSCC since then and bought a 110 for sheetmetal work...I'm pretty confident I could weld in some bigger patches and do a pretty good job if I re-did it, but not sure if its just easier to get new bed at this point?

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picked this up off craigslist...didn't look good at all when I got it. Soaked it in the hair and grease remover from home depot 2x for about 20min ea (some toxic stuff) and polished with mag wheel cleaner. Painted the inner silver and overall turned out looking pretty good IMO...




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If the outside of the bed is in good shape I think I would try my hand at replacing the patches to get a smoother finish before swapping unless you get the deal of the year on a really nice box. I've looked at a lot of them for my 71 and can't find any that are that much better than what I have now. Mine is solid but has one dent and around 30 holes that my uncle drilled in the top rails and sides for different things.
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More pics to catch up to where I'm at currently...





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Finally one color after sanding...and more sanding...turned out pretty good considering what it is. The plan here is to learn a little that I can apply to the next project I pick up (swb hopefully), which I'm hoping to really take my time on and do right....







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