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'68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:52:38 PM »
A couple days ago I had a customer drop off a long wheel base C-10 chevy truck to be converted to a short wheel base . He has a pretty cool swb frame that has air ride and a 454 in it . I am swapping the body onto the new frame and shortening the bed for him .

























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Re: '67 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 01:00:47 PM »
Good job, round here air conditioning is a rare on those trucks, especially 67. working on one myself right now.

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Re: '67 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 01:02:51 PM »
hang on, that looks like a 68. (bigger back window)

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Re: '67 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 04:05:32 PM »
hang on, that looks like a 68. (bigger back window)

May be a '68 , just what he said . I wouldn't know the difference ...... it's not a Model A !
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Re: '67 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 02:02:29 PM »
hang on, that looks like a 68. (bigger back window)

May be a '68 , just what he said . I wouldn't know the difference ...... it's not a Model A !

You are correct , talked with the owner today '68 it is !
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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 02:09:33 PM »
Well that's a whole different truck,
not really, back window, and some trim stuff. Still rare with air.

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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 03:34:50 PM »
Very kewl.....
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'68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 08:54:44 PM »
Cool, thanks for Sharing!


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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012, 03:36:56 PM »
I have a 72 Blazer that I rebuilt.     A 67' is really different than the 68' yo 72's. As someone said a 67' has a smaller rear window and 67's don't have marker light's on the sides.    There might be more but thats my 2 cents.

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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 07:59:38 AM »
My time on this project is almost over , I installed most of the body yesterday and will finish all the electricals early next week . I think the stance turned out great , that is the nice part about air ride suspension . I was going to take some assembly pictures but I got in the groove and completely forgot to .





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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2012, 08:52:52 AM »
wow that was quick,
Truck has a great look to it, did you have to do any rust repair, bottom of doors, floor, rocker panels?

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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2012, 01:22:40 PM »
That will most likely happen down the road , the door thresh holds need attention for sure other than that it wasn't very bad rotted . We are getting all the air bag switches and wiring hooked up today and maybe finish everything by mid-week . Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well .
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 04:59:13 AM »
Right on, lookin good Greg!


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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 05:50:33 AM »
Wow, That came out nice.
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'68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 12:24:00 PM »
Oh yea, that looks good.
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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 04:44:19 PM »
I can't wait to get it outside for a bath so I can see how some clean rusty patina looks  ;D
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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 10:38:47 AM »
I like it!  ;D

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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2012, 10:30:13 AM »
Looks good!!!
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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2012, 09:34:16 AM »
Adjustment and alteration time : New wheels and tires , we will be running a 20 x 8.5 with a 275/40/20 on the front and a 20 x 10 with a 315/35/20 on the rear . The front clearance is good but the rear rubs on the inside , no big deal just widen the tubs a few inches .





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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2012, 06:44:15 PM »
Oh hell yea............
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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2012, 10:43:01 PM »
Good job, made it look easy.

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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2012, 05:21:27 PM »
Time for some closure , I didn't realize that I have not shown the final finished pictures . These were taken at Honest Charley's show





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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2012, 05:52:13 PM »
very cool i got a 71 gmc jimmy that i need to finish got the panels but no gumtion
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Re: '68 Chevy C-10 SWB Conversion
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2012, 06:49:51 PM »
Great work............i love it.
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