grendel

68 C10 - built to go, stop and make you vomit in turns.

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Black on black. LQ9 with a nice cam, intake,  headers,  fresh paddle shifted 4L80E, 9" 

 

Dropped a turd ton on custom suspension with Ride Tech triple adjustable coil overs.

Engine and trans have been completely gone through, receipts are available.   Fabricated Ford 9 has a new posi and 3.50's.

15" Wilwood brakes in the front, 14.4" in the rear with parking brake in hat.

We took the gas tank out from behind the seat, shaved the fill neck and went with an aluminum cell with a bed floor mounted fill.

These trucks are immmensely popular. I watched one fail to sell at Barrett Jackson with $200K + in bids. People are nutz.

35.5K or interesting trades.

I can also do things like detailed and shaved engine bay, custom interior, stereos, guages, wheels or whatever you want.

The Day I got it. I guess this will sort of be a build log, too.

 

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What, exactly, do you do for a living?  I've been wondering for a while, now. 

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9 hours ago, SidewaysTim said:

What, exactly, do you do for a living?  I've been wondering for a while, now. 

I've been wondering the same thing. I've learned in the past few days that he has a manufacturer's license and he had 6 vehicles at Barrett Jackson so I'm guessing  vehicle restorations/manufacturer.

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A little of this, a little of that.

My father started an auto restoration business in 1972. I inherited it when he passed in 1997.  We tabled it for a bit, but now back at it, doing cars/trucks/bikes and boats.  I also have a day job in Cyber/Physical security.

 

What does this have to do with my for sale/trade post?

 

 

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'cause you always have the coolest poop buying&selling

 

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I like Mike's answer better, but I am a lot more mundane. I just work a lot.

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We yanked the 350/th350 out. Going with a 525hp LQ9 based 6.0L and 4L80E.  Building that motor now. Will have it in next week and off to dyno tuning.

 

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On 6/26/2017 at 9:32 PM, grendel said:

Took this in trade. Thinking to send it to someone else before I go nuts on it.

Black on black. 350/th350 to 12B. Dropped 3" in the frotn and 5" in the rear. Engine was rebuilt at some point.  Th350 has a shift kit, 12b has a posi and 3.73's. It's a good starting point for a solid driver. I sold my 68 GMC for 100K :maine: These trucks are immmensely popular. I watched one fail auction at Barrett Jackson with 200K + in bids. People are nutz.

14K or interesting trades.

 

I can also do things like a 500hp LQ9 based engine, headers, 4L80E's etc.  Paint, interior, whatever you want.

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Another couple inches and you'll have an El Camino.

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...and stretch it about 8" to get the wheels centered in the wheel wells.

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I build front control arms that do that... bigger rims also help.

 

The rear isn't centered from the factory it's about 1.5" forward, intentionally.

 

Truck we built with centered wheels.

 

I may do coil overs on this with my arms and move the axle on the centerline.

 

Right now, we're doing a hopped up LQ9 and 4L80E. Both fresh and about 550hp.  Just finished the gas tank with aermotive fuel pump in it this morn.

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Some, yes. Can't keep them all though.

 

Sold the blown GMC after having it since 2002. It got an entirely new front crossmemebr that used C6 suspension geometry.  4 link in the rear with a watts link.

 

Karl is right, they look better centered. :)

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On 8/6/2017 at 10:39 AM, great-white said:

 You always have the coolest toys,  do you ever get attached to these builds you do?

Newton's YJ. Cool build, still remember the day you snapped two u-joints in the front axle trying to get something pulled out from the side of the garage in the snow (I think your trailer). The first one snapped and you started in about how you should just install a 60/14 set you have. Second one snapped a minute later, you look at me and said "mind building me a 60/14 set for this thing as well?". Presently surprised to still see it at your house last time I was there. 

 

Seen this truck in person. Would make for a wick cool cruiser/street/drag truck with a little elbow grease. 

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The kids won't let me get rid of it, even though I have not driven it in years. My friends have wheeled it more than I have.

 

This truck will be done next week. I repaired the rot, too. Patched up the paint, just not doing a 300 hour paint job on it.

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