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My Dad got bored with his Corvettes and has been buying a bunch of 67-72 Chevy pickups. This one is going to be pretty cool.  New style direct injected motor with a 6 speed auto. Not the LT1 but the truck engine. I think he said it will still be 400 hp which will get it down the road. He sent the engine and trans computers out to be flashed for better performance. Pretty cool technology in these new motors. 72 psi fuel pressure up to the high pressure pump and then 2175 psi into the chamber. Wilwood spindle and brake front kit. Ford 9" rear end. Dirty Dingo bracket kit on the motor.  My dad is old school and likes his 15" wheels. He is even running fan with clutch vs an electric fan. 

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His favorite paint shop got bought out and he had them start on the paint and then pulled truck out out of there. Looking for a good painter now.  C5 Corvette Millenium yellow.

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Did he not trust the new owners, or they didn't want the work?

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Just now, Kraut_n_Rice said:

Did he not trust the new owners, or they didn't want the work?

Apparently they don't color sand the paint jobs! The old owner was awesome and did a lot of hot rods around town. 

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Your pops does great work, the right way. DON~~~

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Awesome build!

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Forgot this one. I think he said the Wilwood spindles drop it down a little bit.

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1 hour ago, donparscale said:

Your pops does great work, the right way. DON~~~

For sure!

Love the old school look. I do not like vintage trucks with oversized wheels (18+) I just don’t think they look proportional at all and make the truck look like a clown mobile.

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You sure that's not a GMC ?  

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Just now, hondajimz said:

You sure that's not a GMC ?  

He could be mixing parts. I thought GMC was fancy trim on a Chevy?

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3 minutes ago, onanysunday said:

He could be mixing parts. I thought GMC was fancy trim on a Chevy?

The dual headlight core support is GMC . Chevy is a single headlight . 

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Your Dad is cool...

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Had a 72 Chevy LB that I just sold for $1000 bucks. It was rusting away. It was yellow when I bought it and my son primered it.

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Your Dad's doing a beautiful job with his! :thumbup:

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what is a fan clutch?? 😁

 

Nice work I have owned a few 69-72 blazers and trucks, sold them way before the went to 25K+

 

 

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Looks Good  When are you going to build one of your own ? 

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34 minutes ago, mctoo said:

Looks Good  When are you going to build one of your own ? 

Some day. Need time and space to do a project. And I spend to much on my off road toys. My dream car would be a red 67 Nova with this motor and an auto trans.

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I lowered my friends 73 for him. He is not skilled and not got the money for that kinda build. But he does drive it.

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4 hours ago, onanysunday said:

Some day. Need time and space to do a project. And I spend to much on my off road toys. My dream car would be a red 67 Nova with this motor and an auto trans.

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That would be a good project. I can tell you retirement is not the answer I still don't have enough time to do all my projects 

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Is that a new bed? Most of the original truck beds are so beat up there are company producing brand new one cheaper than fixing the old ones, which is a good thing. DON~~~

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1 hour ago, donparscale said:

Is that a new bed? Most of the original truck beds are so beat up there are company producing brand new one cheaper than fixing the old ones, which is a good thing. DON~~~

Yes it is a new bed.  Handmade power steering reservoir and fuel fill inside the bed. 

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On 3/5/2019 at 6:46 PM, onanysunday said:

Apparently they don't color sand the paint jobs! The old owner was awesome and did a lot of hot rods around town. 

Guy doesn’t like money or something? :bigrin 

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5 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

Guy doesn’t like money or something? :bigrin 

The guy that did my sand car has a machine that checks the thickness of the paint so they don't sand thru while color sanding.  DON~~~

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Today he told me he thinks he found a painter for this car Big project and hopefully gets done this summer.

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