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Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1303387
Sun Mar 17 2019 04:23 AM
Sun Mar 17 2019 04:23 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,374
Breton, Alberta
It has been a long time but I finally jumped back in on this truck. Tonight I took the doors to my friend’s shop and I blasted the doors. Unfortunately, more Swiss cheese metal showed its face and I have more work to do to get these doors back up to par. Areas which I thought were fine were blown open by the blaster, despite having a shallow angle of attack. The area that blew through was also an area that I cut open and had full view of. It really surprised me that it blew through in that location.

I have no pictures yet but will update soon.


Cab:84
Fenders:34.5
Doors:20
Frame: 10
Hood: 1

Total: 149.5

🦊 (with sand in his underpants!)


Update:
Tonight I mixed some epoxy primer sealer and I painted the inside of the left door before I start to weld out the lower patch panels.
Doors: 21
Total:150.5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5NyqUTCTUj89Gusz6

One of the photos shows the new pin holes that appeared while blasting. I coated the inside of the door pretty thoroughly and it should be good for at least another 50 years.

Last edited by Fox; Tue Mar 19 2019 03:47 AM.


In the Stovebolt Gallery
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1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1304712
Tue Mar 26 2019 03:37 PM
Tue Mar 26 2019 03:37 PM
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FleetsideHoosier  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 11
Indiana
Hey Fox. Very neat truck and story. Awesome on the work you’ve done and are doing. I have ‘70 C10 Fleetside that I plan on getting in tip top shape. Getting work on it done piecemeal bit by bit, 5-year plan. At any rate, best of luck on truck progress! Can’t wait to hear more!


Alex
Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1304838
Wed Mar 27 2019 04:54 AM
Wed Mar 27 2019 04:54 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,374
Breton, Alberta
Thank you, Fleet. Best of luck to you as well. I’m on the 5 year plan, too. 1 year gone and I’m still fixing rust. Ugh.

Tonight I began tacking that door panel in place. It’s amazing how things seem to move all on their own. I swear, before I took my little cold weather break, that the patch fit a lot better than it did tonight. Well I had to re-finesse the panel to get it as close as possible. In hindsight, I probably should have cut the door patch a little higher up as it is going to be a bear to hammer and dolly effectively. Wish me luck.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kLirxED1cVDko469A

Cab: 84
Fenders:34.5
Frame:10
Doors:22.5
Hood: 1

Total: 152 hours

😎😬

PS- I also ordered new inner tie rods, trailing arm bushing, panhard bar bushings, upper and lower front control arm bushings. I’m excited for that stuff to come in. I can take a break from metal work!

Last edited by Fox; Wed Mar 27 2019 04:56 AM.


In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1305089
Fri Mar 29 2019 01:50 AM
Fri Mar 29 2019 01:50 AM
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FleetsideHoosier  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 11
Indiana
Right on, Fox. You got your work cut out for you. Good luck!


Alex
Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1305190
Fri Mar 29 2019 06:45 PM
Fri Mar 29 2019 06:45 PM
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Canadian_guy  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 19
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Hey there Fox;

A great read, gives me some pointers for my updates.

My Dad had almost the identical truck a '72 C10, Blue with a long box. Dad had a canopy on it and a slider in the rear window. Mom and Dad would ride up front and the 3 of us kids in the back. There was carpet down for us to kneel on and Dad would turn sharply or tap the brakes to try and knock us over. Games from the 1970's before seat belts!

Great work on the truck, I really want to see it done. keep the updates coming.
I was reading through your updates and congrats on the new addition to the family, April is the due date? Fast approaching, it is a real struggle to juggle the multitude of family commitments and still find time to complete a project of this magnitude. Keep on truckin' !!

Steve

Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1305249
Sat Mar 30 2019 04:58 AM
Sat Mar 30 2019 04:58 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,374
Breton, Alberta
I miss those days. If a guy did that stuff now, he’d go to jail and have his kids taken away by services. I remember riding/laying down in the back window of Dad’s Impala or driving home on the back roads when I was about 8 or 9 years old. Will I do the same? Some of it. 😉

Tonight I beat out a piece for the inner lower door skin. I used a patch from the reproduction panel, but the contours weren’t good enough, of course. It took a while to reform the piece, but it fits pretty well. I have it mostly welded in place as of tonight. I’m planishing as I go and it seems to be keeping the warpage at bay. I’d say I’m halfway welding it out, then I’ll metal finish, and get it “good enough!”

https://photos.app.goo.gl/32iWz5nQEDj1oBNq9

You can see the rust perforations in the cut out piece. The epoxy hides the extent a little bit, but it had to come out. Ugh. Stupid rust.

Steve, have you thought about going to History Road in Wetaskiwin in early June? A few Alberta Bolters go each year. I’m bringing my 1 ton for the first time this year. I didn’t quite finish that one in time for last year.







Last edited by Fox; Sat Mar 30 2019 05:00 AM.


In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1305375
Sun Mar 31 2019 02:22 AM
Sun Mar 31 2019 02:22 AM
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FleetsideHoosier  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 11
Indiana
Right on, Fox. You got your work cut out for you. Good luck!


Alex
Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1307100
Sun Apr 14 2019 09:32 PM
Sun Apr 14 2019 09:32 PM
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Canadian_guy  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 19
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Hey Fox;
I have never been to the Wetaskiwin show, I will definitely see if I am around and if so, go.
The '46 doesn't have the legs to get to Westaskiwin in under a week and the '40 won't be ready yet.
I might be able to trailer it there, once there it can putt around...

June 8th is the show date, I am scheduled to work. I will see if I can fanangle something.

Steve

Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1308223
Tue Apr 23 2019 04:42 AM
Tue Apr 23 2019 04:42 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,374
Breton, Alberta
I’d have to check the hour list in the shop but I have been doing things on the C10.

I finished welding in the door patch but it turned out terribly and I need to cut it out and start over. Good thing I’m not paying for this (besides replacement sheet patches). Ugh. I don’t know how many hours I’ve wasted here. I’ll have to check.

While that disaster was going on, I got new panhard bushings and trailing arm bushings as well. They were pretty rotten around the outside edge. The insides weren’t bad but I suspect sand from the blaster and 50 years of age and abuse warranted a change. It was a nice change to switch gears from metal work and pull wrenches. I love those easy, fun, instantly gratifying tasks. I had to completely destroy the u bolts to get them out. A 5 foot snipe with heat wouldn’t even touch them. A lot of heat in one place did though! 🔥 I have ordered new bolts. I also had to patch/repair/ weld in new nuts for the lower springs cups on the trailing arms. I have also touched/blasted/painted any hidden rust (Really?! ?! Rust? You don’t say...). It took a lot longer than I anticipated. Weird. And it’s still not completely back together.

Here are some photos of the work:


https://photos.app.goo.gl/tE5LDEe1uXTgAnL97



In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Grandpa’s 1970 C10 Rebuild. [Re: Fox] #1309150
Wed May 01 2019 04:17 AM
Wed May 01 2019 04:17 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,374
Breton, Alberta
Update: No baby girl. Yet. My wife is now 7 days overdue and we are eagerly waiting for the time to make the trip to the hospital. Baby 2 due! Hurry up wand wait! I love being a dad. Pretty neat stuff.

Truck update: ugh.
This door is a real PITA. I’ve got the outer lower skin tigged in place (love that welder), and I now have to weld in the lower inner panel. I have a few ripples that I believe I will be able to hammer and dolly back to true, but some filler and persuasion will be needed. You can see the highs and lows in the photos. It has taken me a long time to get very little done on his door. Mistakes, learning curves, starting over, wrong parts shipped, what a curse.

But for a happy note. Rear suspension is back together. I just have to torqued the U bolts and she should be good to go. Get shocks, brake lines, fuel tank done, but that is down the road still.

The hours got away on me during this sideways adventure. Here’s the damage:

Cab: 84
Frame: 18
Doors: 44
Fenders: 34.5
Hood: 2.5

Total: 183

🦊😬

I seriously wonder about simply getting reproduction doors but they are pricey, and I seriously doubt they would fit like the originals, even after all my hacking and cutting. If they are anything like other large reproduction panels, it would take a lot to make them work. Maybe I’m blind. Or crazy. Stupid. I don’t know anymore. This door is seriously in my kitchen these days.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/a6PiDvFUtjd2WJnc6

Last edited by Fox; Wed May 15 2019 03:16 AM. Reason: Forgot pictures


In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
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