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69 Chevy Short Step

Discussion in 'Engine Swaps & Builds' started by orbitup, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. orbitup

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    I am hoping this turns into a build, but the more I look at it, the less I like it.

    It has a Pontiac 400 w/a bad tranny. I've just about been talked into an LS swap.

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    It's been hit in the front so the previous owner just pulled out the core support enough to fit a hood and radiator (extra parts to buy).

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    The wood is gone from the bed and replaced with diamond plate.

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    There is rust in the usual places, I'm okay with that. But there is fiberglass in odd places. Like on parts of the floor that look okay underneath. I couldn't get good pics under there today, but I have seen it on a lift.

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    Then there is this hammered shit on the firewall. From what I can see on the inside, it isn't bad enough to need all of that!

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    Something else strikes me as odd. It's a 69 but the rear view mirror location is smooth. I guess someone wanted it to look like a 72 at some point.

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    It looks like it used to be a three on the tree. For the Pontiac drive train, the shifter is on the floor again.

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    Looks like a good project.
     
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    FIFY :lol:
     
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    You definitely have your work cut out for you.

    Keep up posted on the progress, and post plenty of pics!
     
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    I might sell it and look for one that wasn't quite so altered. Lots of work ahead of you.
     
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    That thought has crossed my mind. I fall in love with these things quick though.

    I don't mind a lot of work.... I just don't want to spend too much money.
     
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    The truck still looks quite buildable to me. Yeah... lots of labor involved, but that's the fun part of building one. IF you have the time to do it that is.
     
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    Now that I quit drinking I seem to have a lot more time and energy.

    I don't have a shop anymore though, so I'll have to borrow one to do the big stuff.
     

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