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Old 02-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #41
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I knew a guy who did a truck like that... But he used the dually rear end out of a tow truck. It was the same length as a standard rear end, so it doesnt have the fenders that stick out, he did have to make the inner wheel wells deeper though...
I considered that at the time. I had to look for a while to find the wide rear end. There weren’t that many dually’s around back then. By the way, I was mistaken. It was a GMC Sierra Classic…not a Silverado. My memory isn’t as good as it used to be. (Maybe never was!)

I wish I had the energy and money to do another rebuild.
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i would like to do one more ground up rebuild. another 2nd generation Pontiac Trans Am. done several of the later 70's. would like to do an earlier 70's this time. maybe a 1970-1973 model. mostly stock looking with lots of oomph!

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Been working on a '65 Ford F100 Shortbed w/ 390ci and 4 on the floor for a couple years. Has come a long way compared to the condition I found it. Made a lot of progress on it but always something to do. Had a 352 but replaced with the 390 which I had totally rebuilt a year ago. Next big item is getting it painted.

Looks like the body is it good shape and no rust. Guess you don't have to deal with the road salt that we do. Its a killer on the vehicles.
Very nice,Love those old Fords!
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I considered that at the time. I had to look for a while to find the wide rear end. There weren’t that many dually’s around back then. By the way, I was mistaken. It was a GMC Sierra Classic…not a Silverado. My memory isn’t as good as it used to be. (Maybe never was!)

I wish I had the energy and money to do another rebuild.
Odds are this will be my last little project
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Congratulations, HOSSFLY! Looks like a beautiful truck.
I envy you the project!

Here’s one I did a few years back. A Silverado 1500 converted to a dually. No adapters. One ton rear end and front suspension. Put in a small block 400 with headers, four-core radiator and a 4-speed automatic built for the drag strip. Did most of it in my driveway. It was quick away from a light!
Very nice
Used the SB 400 on a early Blazer ( forget yr but full removeable top) yrs back - under rated IMO
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Very nice
Thank you. It was a labor of love…and fun to drive. Pick-up duallys were not very common in those days so it stood out a little.

Trez talking about using a standard dual-wheeled axle under a pick-up bed has me dreaming about doing just that. Aftermarket tubs are available for the bed. Positraction, little 400CI small block with high torque, low RPM cam that idles real smooth, 4 speed Hydramatic style transmission, pleasantly quiet exhaust. Nice paint job.

Ah, well! I can still dream!

Good luck with your truck. Maybe give us a follow-up as it progresses.
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Heres my truck, well my dream truck anyway. Id love to get one and restore it, im not much of a chevy fan but i love the early 70's C10s. My ideal color scheme on one would be just like this one but blue instead of red, no im not a UK fan but my fav color is blue. Id paint the steel wheels to match the body, blue that is and pop on chrome beauty rings.

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I saw one just like it in Seymour, indiana last summer and it was incredible.

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Heres my truck, well my dream truck anyway. Id love to get one and restore it, im not much of a chevy fan but i love the early 70's C10s. My ideal color scheme on one would be just like this one but blue instead of red, no im not a UK fan but my fav color is blue. Id paint the steel wheels to match the body, blue that is and pop on chrome beauty rings.

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I saw one just like it in Seymour, indiana last summer and it was incredible.
WOW!
Thought about just buyin the below but wat the hell kinda project wud that be Course the asking price detered me a mite

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Found these for $80-
Trying hard to get ahold of him!

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Found these for $80-
Trying hard to get ahold of him!
Now thats what im talkin bout Hossfly, what are those called btw? I never knew the proper name.
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