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Lee

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My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« on: April 14, 2010, 01:28:42 PM »
My latest work in progress is a 1969 Chevy C10.  I picked this beast up for 585 bucks on ebay.  I'm in for about 400 bucks in sheet metal.  Once the structural sheet metal is done I will be doing the bare minimum to get her on the road.  Numbers matching, running 307 and all.

The dash wiring had caught on fire in the past and was basically destroyed.  Luckily the ends on the harness and fuse block were still intact, so I spent this past weekend repairing the harness with new wire and some new ends.  As of now I have all of the electrical in the truck functioning and the motor starts and runs very well.













I also bought a '71 C20 parts truck that will hopeully be getting Rat Truck treatment in the future (chopped, channeled, and butt ugly)




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« Last Edit: April 14, 2010, 02:13:04 PM by Lee »

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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 04:19:57 PM »

Numbers matching, running 307 and all.



Holy crap, great find. I wish I could have found a decent C10 around here, but nobody lets them go unless they are wrecked beyond repair or they are "restored" and want big $$. Really nice find.

Oh yeah, gonna bookmark this topic. Welcome to hoodride.

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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 05:28:05 PM »
Yeah, I really lucked out on this truck.  In spite of the body work it needs, it was an extremely good deal.  I will definitely be updating this thread as I make more progress.

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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2010, 08:59:04 AM »
Holy crap, great find. I wish I could have found a decent C10 around here, but nobody lets them go unless they are wrecked beyond repair or they are "restored" and want big $$. Really nice find.

Same thing here.  I really love the C10 and have tried to find one a few times, but even really rough projects are going for several thousand.  One that is done, or close enough, is in the tens...

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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 08:27:40 PM »
Been awhile since I have updated the thread.  Got all of the cab work done for the most part, and it's on the road now.  Gave it an interim coat of semigloss black until I can get the bed sides welded.








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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 07:44:09 AM »
I started the rust repair on the bedsides.  The sections came out of the donor '71.



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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2010, 06:06:26 PM »
After all the fun.  All that's left on the sides is sand and paint.  Still a lot to do on the inside of the bed.










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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2010, 07:16:06 PM »
Wanna come do some welding for me? haha

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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010, 08:34:01 PM »
Next time i'm in FL  :D

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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 01:48:12 PM »
Lee, any updates?

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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 09:20:13 PM »
Yeah, moving slow on this thing.  Ordered a drop in bedliner as a cheap way to avoid messing with the bed.  It's impossible to find them for 67-72 Chevy trucks, so I bought one that is supposed to be close (95-2001 Dodge full size)  Worked out pretty decent, and only 150 bucks.  I also painted the bed sides and put new brake shoes and hardware in the rear.





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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2010, 10:42:03 AM »
Well, the latest update on the Junk Truck......  Built up the 307 on a budget (sort of)....

Parts List:
(prices include shipping)

#416 casting 305 heads: 1.84 intake, 1.5 exhaust, 58cc chamber -- $90
Used Edelbrock 1406 Carb (600 CFM) -- $50
Edelbrock RPM Performer 2101 Intake -- $80
Summit Racing Cam SUM-1103 (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-1103/) -- $55.00
Summit Racing Hydraulic Lifters (16) (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-HT817/) -- $50
Summit Racing SBC Gasket Set (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G2600/) -- $30
Partial total: $355

Additional Parts that I used in the swap that aren't necessarily required:

Motor Mounts (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PIO-A2282/) -- $10
Oil Filter Sandwich Adapter (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MRG-1272/) --$23
Chrome Steel Fuel Line (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-8126/) -- $20
Main Bearing Set (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FEM-4663M/) -- $30
Rod Bearings (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FEM-2555CP/) (8) -- $30
Timing Chain Set -- $20
HEI Distributor -- $80

Grand Total: $568

Cam specs:
Duration at 050 inch Lift      214 int./224 exh.
Advertised Duration      272 int./282 exh.
Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio      0.442 int./0.465 exh.
Lobe Separation (degrees)      112

As built, I calculated the static compression ratio to be 10.5:1 with a dynamic compression ratio of 9.33:1. 
These numbers may not be 100% accurate, but they should be pretty close.


So far it is running great on 93 octane pump gas.


The 307 I was building was using a press fit harmonic balancer with no center crank bolt.  While the motor was out I went ahead and drilled / tapped the hole for the crank bolt (7/16 - 20).  It made installing the balancer a lot easier than hammering it on or trying to locate a special tool.  All of the loaner tools that I could find in chain stores required the tapped crank snout.

I removed the fenders, hood, grill, and core support.  This made the whole process much easier than it would have been otherwise. I pulled the motor without the tranny attached.  Upon re-installation, I found that I needed to
jack up the tail of the transmission in order get the motor to go in.

I am loving the end result.  I do not have any specs yet on actual horsepower or torque, but the seat of the pants results are enough to get 2 thumbs up in my book. It is a huge difference.  The edelbrock is a piece of cake to get setup.

I will be posting pics and hopefully video as well soon.

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Re: My 1969 Chevy Custom 10 HR
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 02:59:48 AM »
You most definately need to put that beast on bags and (call me crazzy) some all black 26s and cut out the wheel wells, and run some stacks 4 exhaust, flappers n all... nice work man! I can't weld sheet for crap... tips/ tricks?
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