I'd love to make a trip to AK! There are many more things up there that would draw me up there more than a truck body That would just be a bonus.Ya know I have a 92 2 door that will be minus the running gear. Be a good excuse to come to AK
Yeah shipping a frame wouldn't be cheap. I like the idea that @Will L. gave on another thread: digging a pit, lining it with plastic and then using electrolysis to remove rust from a large part.I've been wanting to hot dip the frame on my truck but shipping would be a killer
OH! I thought you were referring to a chemical stripping process.I'm talking hot dipped galvanized. I've read it's starting to be the trend for restoration.
Ha! It’s been in pieces for over 20 years. It was the first vehicle I bought with my own money at 17. It came from Alabama, but had Gulf of Mexico rust....and then 2 Michigan winters didn’t help it. I stripped it down to the frame and that’s how it’s been since. I did have the frame sandblasted at one point and then I painted it with POR15 and put back together as a rolling chassis, but that’s as far as I got. I have a pretty solid AC cab for it and thr rest of the body panels are decent, I just need to do it. I always wanted to do a nasty gas engine for it, but I think I’m going to do a 6.5 instead - if I can build one that puts out more power than the one in the Tahoe and stick it in a truck that weighs 2000 pounds less?? That should be fun! The funny thing is that once I started digging into the Tahoe’s rust I realized that this was a larger metal project than the C10 that I’ve been putting off for years!!!1970 C10, someone has been holding out on us?
Maybe I have missed it in the past, tell us more, any pictures?
My truck was originally a straight 6, 3-on-the-tree truck, but had a 283 in it when I bought it....which was fun but developed a rod knock. Then it got a 350 and then after that I put a Super T10 4 speed in it. It was a fun truck.I like that body style of the Chevelle's also. I have a lot memories of the late 60's and early 70's cars and the C-10 Chevy trucks.
I learned to drive in a 1969 C-10 with the 250 CI Inline 6, three on the tree when I was about 13 or 14, on the dirt road on our farm. Of course I did some off roading in the fields and mud...