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#1 Jordan White

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:22 PM

For this build I'll be taking my already built 1984 GMC truck, and combining it with the suspension/wheels/tires from the 1990 C1500 kit to make a custom truck.

Here's how it started out:
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Here's the body so far. I filled in the creases in the bed sides, added and filled in a roll pan, filled in the front filler piece, and fabbed a custom grille out of round tubing.
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#2 neverstopdreamin

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:35 PM

like how c-10 bed with molded rollpans looks..deff keep checkin up on this build really love see how it turns out

#3 Chuck Most

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:54 PM

So far, so good- you don't see too many of these slammed out in model form!
You're making me want to dust off that stripped '84 kit I've got laying around. B)

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:57 PM

Looking good,the tube grille is a nice touch. B)

#5 Jordan White

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:04 PM

Thanks so far! Right now I'm getting the engine built up, and the suspension figured out. I'm planning on setting it up like a 70's muscle car with the jacked up rear, traction bars and lift shackles, and of course some fat meats.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:35 PM

Looks good nice work so far a great start to a cool build

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:38 PM

Thanks, should have some more pics up soon!

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:01 PM

Did a little work and took a teaser shot of where I'm at. :)

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:53 AM

very nice, i like the jacked up look, when i first started driving in the 80s thats how we drove our vehicles, air shocks all the way up

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:34 AM

I like where this one is going!

Keep us updated.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 06:21 PM

Thanks! Here's the completed interior. Went with tan leather, billet shifter, white-faced gauges, and I turned a spare fire-extinguisher into a nitrous bottle. I also threw a tach onto the steering column.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:00 PM

nice work will look cool when done

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:43 PM

I like that desert-sized thermos bottle on the console!

What's nitrous?

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:15 PM

What's nitrous?

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Nitrous Oxide

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:22 PM

Well I finally finished this build. It started as a 4WD and was converted to a 2WD using the front suspension from the 1990 C1500 kit. I decided to go with a sort of 70's muscle car stance, with more of a 90's street truck look. I built a custom grille, custom airdam, 90's style headlight covers, tonneau cover, rear roll pan, added rear window louvers from the C1500 kit, added a supercharger to the engine, wired up the plug wires and battery, added a nitrous bottle, fabbed traction bars and lift shackles, and I added headers with header-mounted glasspack mufflers.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 04:55 PM

I am a huge fan of the box Chevy/GMC trucks and this is a cool take on this one. I've seen a few street/ Pro street ones and they are mean looking on the road. Cool truck!

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:57 AM

I'm glad I waited. It was worth the wait!

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:25 AM

Sweet truck

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:24 AM

I'll say it again- sweet truck!

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

Really tough call.
I thought the first Version was a nice Classic keeper.
The rebuild tho, looks really great.
I Really Like the 2 Tone color Combo.
Jacked all up in the real looks like a Really Cool Classic too..

Nice Looking Truck...