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    Default Kyles Truck Adventures

    I've had this in my back pocket for almost a year now while toiling away with other projects that I got bored with or was forced to move on from. Not entirely sure what direction I'm going with it but here she is.

    1971 Chevy c10
    1/2 ton
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    307 V8 w/ 3 speed

    It's got some interesting "add ons" from the factory like heavy duty front and rear springs. Rear step bumper, chrome trim, optional guages and 3.07 rear axles and chrome front bumper. For the price that I grabbed this thing for I don't think anyone would say no. While I love cars, trucks have always been my favorite.

    One thing I want to stick to is keeping everything I can that's original to the truck while adding a bunch of modern stuff too without losing it's nostalgia.





    The 307 is seized but I wasn't going to keep that anyway. There is rust but still cheaper and easier to fix than the Subaru I just got rid of. Time will tell but I'm beyond excited for this.
    Last edited by saturnstance; 11-18-2019 at 01:48 PM. Reason: too many projects, keeping in one place.

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    you..... got rid of.... OBS?

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    Excited to see this, sad if OBS was sold
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    OBS is gone.I'm okay with rust but when I dug deeper into the car to get a better idea...rusting body seams are a no go for me.

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    Repair rust and raptorline over repairs, swap LS1 in, build rear 4 link and coilovers, wash the body keeping the patina and interior as is, profit
    I am a truck fan as well, wish I lived in the USA because here everything we get is stupid japanese 4x4 crewcab mini trucks and I love single-cab, short bed 2wd muscle trucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    OBS is gone.I'm okay with rust but when I dug deeper into the car to get a better idea...rusting body seams are a no go for me.
    dang, was looking forward to you putting OBS all together. no worries though, not like i've ever given up on a project....

    will be watching this.

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    Truth be told I've always loved trucks. Cars too but growing up next to a construction/paving company I just have a love for them lol I do have another car sitting in storage that one day I'll yank out but for now it's time to move on.

    I know the truck is getting lowered and retain as much of the original stuff I can keep. Bolt pattern is fun but I think some billet wheels orrrr something trick. We shall see. My ultimate goal is a fun bench seat cruiser.



    That does rowdy burnouts

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    Picking these up tomorrow. 15x7 / 15x8. Baby steps..

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    Awesome! hope you keep the patina, it looks awesome. Steel wheels are def the way to go with the patina.
    I over engineer the solution to small problems while ignoring the big problems.

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    Well. Some sort of an update. Snagged another truck lol It's a 62 C10. It's been sitting in front of a barn for a few years and finally stopped to ask about it this week. Owner told me all I had to do was pull the motor for him and it was mine..



    So. this will go into storage for now. lol


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    facepalm

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    Pro tip: don't store it in front of a barn or under a tree.

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    Definitely not lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    Pro tip: don't store it in front of a barn or under a tree.
    I almost choked

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    Damn, the 71 looks dope. Great patina!

    And I think it looks better than the 62...
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    The 62 I'll most likely be using what I can body wise. Frame, motor, etc I won't be using.

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    My usual 3 month update lol 71 C10 is sold. 62 is in storage.

    Picked up a shorter term project for stupid cheap because it has no revers. 2013 Sierra. 2wd. V6. Work truck.


    -Fix reverse
    -4/6 lowering kit
    -wheels
    done

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    Chop that bed to super short wheelbase

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    I was kinda into the 71 tho.
    Lol take that work truck and swap the c10 body work on it

    My dad just bought two 60 something c10’s so I’m keenly interested

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    I liked the 71 too but money always talks lol I won't be letting go of the 62. I have solid plans for it and I'm pretty hype. The work truck, well, I'm glad to just have something running and driving that I can take to meets and shows again.

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    Anyone have an idea how to change a thread title if possible? Already edited the first post but hasn't changed it at all lol

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    I dont think its possible, not many mods on here anymore to help us out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    I dont think its possible, not many mods on here anymore to help us out.
    Ship's sinking and the captain left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    Ship's sinking and the captain left
    dying at this!!! its unfortunate though

    The '62 looks like a promising build! Would like to see you pick it up, do the swap and then drop off the stock motor with the truck powered by an LS in it and freak him out lol
    Last edited by Kinghorn; 11-20-2019 at 05:56 PM.

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    lol the plan for the 62 is simple, at least to me. I want to do a gasser style build with a modern power plant.

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