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1971 C-10 "ResuWrecktion"

Discussion in 'Member Builds' started by Bigredmariner, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. buRRp

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    Looking good. :thumbs:
     
  2. Black02Silverado

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    Very nice! :)

    You my man, have some mad skilz!
     
  3. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    Looking good Jrod
     
  4. dietz4ibanez

    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    Dang, that thing is nasty!
     
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy You like in the what?? Staff Member

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    Nice setup Jarrod. I don't think I've ever seen a bagged long bed c10 before. All I ever seen are short beds. Looks good so far.
     
  6. Bigredmariner

    Bigredmariner I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Got a few days at home and had time to do a little.

    Driveline has been on my mind for many months. The truck originally had the center support bearing that mounted parallel to the driveshaft. I never liked that and wanted to go with the version that mounted perpendicular to the shaft. Found a Spicer unit that fit the ticket. Front section of the driveshaft has to be cut down 4” and the center support hearing had to be raised 3 1/2” to get the correct geometry in the shafts. I split a couple of pieces of 2x2 square tube, welded together to get my 3 1/2” height. Then boxed the ends and drilled the mounting holes.
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    The original rear driveshaft section had no slip joint. From full lift to laid out I had 1 3/4” travel in the driveline and knew I needed a slip joint. Took my measurements and googled for a while, found a shaft from Summit for less than $200.
    Boom! Driveline officially mocked up, just need to carry the front section for balancing.
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  7. Bigredmariner

    Bigredmariner I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    I ordered a bunch of Stainless 304 exhaust tubing and bends. Began mocking up the exhaust. I still need to order hangers but I used some nuts for spacers while I tacked and fit things in place. I’ll finish the welding when i get the hangers and spare time. But for now it’s mocked up with 12” bullet mufflers! Hahaha gonna be noisy.
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  8. Bigredmariner

    Bigredmariner I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Ordered some battery mounts and fastened them to the frame rails under the front part of the bed. Close to the compressor and air tanks. Which I got installed and compressors plumbed to the tanks. I still need air management but that’s a $1500 pill that I’m not ready to swallow!
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  9. Bigredmariner

    Bigredmariner I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    And for good measure, a few obligatory shop pics.

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  10. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    That truck is coming together. :cheers:
    I am in complete envy of your shop.:thumbs:
     
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