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Chevrolet Short Fleetside

17 August  03  

From Gavino


Attached are a few pictures of my 64 fleetside shorty before teardown. I removed the cab, bed and all body panels, I removed the small block and turbo 350, to my surprise I found an early car 12 bolt rear axle with posi, I pressure washed and sanded the frame, swapped the front frame member from a donor 74 C-10, now I have power disc brakes and steering. 

I painted the frame black enamel. I installed 3 inch front dropped spindles with 3 inch dropped coils (yes boys, 6 inches of drop) back at the rear are Firestone adjustable air springs with an adjustable panhard bar. 

The smallblock is fairly stock with the exception of geardrive, holley carb, headers, mild cam and h.e.i (almost forgot the nitrous) the turbo 350 was built to shift hard with manual valve body, 2600 rpm stall converter and b&m shifte.,

I'm married with a wife, mortage and 3 boys (6-17) so time and money are a challenge, all the work so far has been done in less than a year with minimal money. I have scraped, sanded, sweated and painted most of the parts, I resealed, modified and assembled the engine myself with allot of help from my buddies in the car business. 

As of now I have a complete rolling chassis with the exception of the gas tank and fuel pump, I'm trying to find a tank that will fit behind the rear axle 

( I am the 64 fleetside fool that posts in the Hi-Po forum) I will send more progress and completion photos as they come, thanks for all the info and for keeping me pumped up !!!
Gavino (the 64 fleetside fool)

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