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    So I have started a few things on my '68 GMC pickup. I recently had the carburetor overhauled as it never ran right from when I bought the truck. It was well worth the cash spent to do so as it runs way better now and starts up great in the cold weather. I also had my rally wheels powder coated white. I am thinking of parting with my current project '65 VW Bus to fund the truck and possibly another ride.

    As it looked when I bought it:
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    Wheels powder coated and after I put them on the pickup:
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    Next on the list is to lower it 2" in the front and 4" in the rear. Then eventually pull the motor and have it worked over for some added power and burn out fun. It currently runs a 4 bolt main 350 from the 70's that was a replacement motor for the original and a TH400 trans.
    Last edited by Dan the Man; 12-02-2014, 04:41 PM.
    Current Builds:

    http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...-s-66-mustang/

    http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...68-GMC-Pickup/

    Dan the Man
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  • #2
    Nice! I'm growing fond of the long beds .

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    • #3
      Nice!

      have you considered finding a rebuildable core? That way your down time is less? Still drive the bugger while the block is getting worked on?

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      • #4
        Cool - I like the powder coated wheels too.

        I'm always on the hunt for another long bed too - love the long and low one's.

        Keep rock'n Dan!
        peace ~ rg

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        • #5
          Lookin good Dan, I don't need more (that's my girlfriend talking) but I wouldn't mind an old long bed I could slam. I would put a logo on the door and use it for hauling bikes and dump runs.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the comments guys. I would find a good core to build off but to keep it cheaper I would rather use the motor that is in it currently especially with it being a good 4 bolt main block. The plan is to through some kind of logo on the side whether it's Killbillet or something else I haven't figured out yet. Should be fun though and a good change of pace as I am tired of welding rust up and want to just un bolt and bolt new components on. Sounds like more fun to me right now.
            Current Builds:

            http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...-s-66-mustang/

            http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...68-GMC-Pickup/

            Dan the Man
            Admin

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            • #7
              How about a realistic logo, Something like plumbing or electrical service. I did a scout up as a local IH dealer parts delivery truck and people believed it. The possibilities are endless.

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              • #8
                nice C-10 Dan.... That one looks really solid!

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                • #9
                  Thanks, I actually have a sweet logo all set up that I will likely spray on there. I recently sold my '65 bus as it was just too much for me to want to do now. So now I have some extra cash hanging around to build this monster and another bus I just picked up. Hoping to start on it soon but it is my current daily as it is snowy and cold out.
                  Current Builds:

                  http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...-s-66-mustang/

                  http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...68-GMC-Pickup/

                  Dan the Man
                  Admin

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                  • #10
                    Like the white powder coat on the wheels. Ever think about spraying the roof white too? I love the long beds, only owned one short bed in my whole life and hated it.

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                    • #11
                      Let's see the proto type logo.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks. The original paint is actually dark blue with a white top. I believe it is under this lighter blue paint but hard to tell. I would like to strip it back one day and see.
                        Current Builds:

                        http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...-s-66-mustang/

                        http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...68-GMC-Pickup/

                        Dan the Man
                        Admin

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sixfootdan View Post
                          Let's see the proto type logo.
                          I'll spray a logo this weekend on the wall of my shop to give you an idea of what I'm going to run
                          Current Builds:

                          http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...-s-66-mustang/

                          http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...68-GMC-Pickup/

                          Dan the Man
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dan the Man View Post
                            I'll spray a logo this weekend on the wall of my shop to give you an idea of what I'm going to run
                            I've been really patient but it's been 16 days now! LOL

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                            • #15
                              Ha sorry. I have been cramming on my 1970 Bus as the truck is my daily right now through the winter. I will get started on the truck as soon as I finish the bus. I am getting close to having that back on the ground at least.
                              Current Builds:

                              http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...-s-66-mustang/

                              http://www.killbillet.com/showthread...68-GMC-Pickup/

                              Dan the Man
                              Admin

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