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12/08/2014 at #4747
This 1964 Chevrolet C10 pickup is in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete re-do, including a chassis rebuild, complete sheetmetal repair, bodywork & paint, and a late model GM 6.0 V8 engine swap. It’s going to be a great driving truck with smart upgrades for performance while keeping the original style of the truck intact.02/03/2015 at #5159
The truck was powered by a well-worn 350 backed by a TH350 transmission. It ran OK, but was not at the power level the customer wanted.
The bed floor was completely missing, and the structure had been reinforced with some box channel steel.
The bed structure was removed prior to being media blasted.
Inside, the C-10 sported a later model truck seat, and more custom orange paint.
The frame looked fairly solid, but the plan was for a lowered ride height, so there will be work done to the chassis.02/08/2015 at #5171Frank SzymkowskiParticipant
always loved that C10 body style.. Very nice04/26/2015 at #566804/26/2015 at #5669
The inner fenders and attachment points were all rusty, as were the bottoms of the fenders.
This was a rather “interesting” repair… zig-zagged sheet metal scraps booger-welded to the back side of the frame….
After removing the front sheet metal, they moved inside to find rusty floors and cab structures.
They removed the glass and the remaining interior pieces and lifted the cab off the frame.04/26/2015 at #5670
The chassis was then stripped of its small block Chevy V8 and transmission, and the front suspension was removed as was the rear suspension and axle.
Once the frame was completely disassembled, the frame and suspension pieces were ready for the media blaster.
Then the crew disassembled the rear axle assembly, checking the condition of the gears and differential. The housing was stripped clean and prepared for media blasting.05/10/2015 at #5821
Next, work began on the bed. We had it media blasted and stripped of all old paint, rust, and body filler. Like most old cars and trucks, the paint was hiding a variety of previous rust and crash repairs. The floor was completely missing.
The rusty and dented corners were the first areas to receive some repairs.05/10/2015 at #5822
The side trim holes were welded closed, and we intended to reinstall stock trim back on the truck, so these needed to be repaired, re-welded, and drilled.
The old rear bedside support bracket mounts had failed, so they were removed and replaced.10/13/2015 at #6566
There were many rusty areas on the frame as well, as evidenced by the expanded body mount holes.
The bottoms of the doors were thin from rust, so our crew installed repair panels across the bottoms of the doors.
New inner bedsides were installed to replace the rusty originals.
New cab mounts were fabricated and installed on the frame.
Extensive metal work was performed on the outer bedsides to install new wheel opening repair panels.
Meanwhile, more parts were media blasted and shot with epoxy primer.
A “C” notch was installed in the rear frame rails to provide a lower right height for the truck.07/11/2016 at #7846
We chose to install a GM 6.2 L92 aluminum V-8 in our C 10. This engine was originally installed in a Cadillac Escalade, and only had around 60,000 miles. Upon its arrival, our shop crew disassembled the engine to examine it for unusual wear.
Everything looked good, so our crew installed a Mast Motorsports camshaft and reassembled the engine. Soon, we will install different engine accessories and detail this engine.07/11/2016 at #7847
The chassis was painted with black epoxy primer, then given several coats of an industrial Imron enamel.
We chose to use a satin black finish, which is a theme on this truck.
Once the paint has cured, the crew installed all new suspension and brake components, as well as new steering parts.
The rear axle assembly was rebuilt, and it was also installed, making the chassis a roller again.11/09/2016 at #8235
The new fuel tank is installed in the rear of the frame. The filler will be accessed through the bed, but we’ll show more on that later.
The aluminum radiator and dual electric fans are attached to the core support up front.
At this point, the bed was test fitted to the chassis. These have a wood floor, and our customer wanted to finish so bed wood himself, so we had a mock up steel frame to simulate the bed floor.
This frame allowed us to install the bed on the chassis for mock up purposes.
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