My 1979 (3rd Generation) Chevy C10 SWB Stepside Pick-up
Got the truck with no MOT but it passed with just headlight adjustment needed.
Got a small rip in the seat that I hope to get fixed also dash board needs a upgrade.
Better than a cloth head liner, just a wipe over with a damp cloth will clean this.
The engine seems to run fine but it has loads of crank pressure and possible head gasket blown!
A member of our local American car club has a spare Olds 350 that he is fully re building for me. Here is a few photos.
Valves re seated and new seals fitted
Engine all cleaned
The Oldsmobile 307 engine removed.
Re built Oldsmobile 350 engine and new radatior fitted.
I fitted some new wheels today, I did not like the ride with the low profile tyres.
I also cut down and moved the rear number plate to the side.
I found a old style tailgate to replace the wood, I think it looks much better now.
The bottoms of the doors both inner and outer are bad so got new panels to replace the bottom 10 inches. "DONE"
A mate is replacing the door bottoms for me, they were very bad.
The bonnet / hood is well rotten along the front edge and I need a replacement. One on route from USA now.
Got a big list of jobs to get done. Not sure if I want to keep it ratty looking of go for a change, only time will tell.
Jobs to be done:
Fix the gear box problem "not going into 3rd" "DONE"
Replace the 307 olds engine with a re-built 350. "DONE"
New 4 row aluminum radiator and extra trans cooler. "DONE"
Body work: doors, bonnet then decide on paint.
Upgrade to power steering. Got the parts just need the time.
Fit new crystal headlight units with HID bulbs.
Get some sort of interior lights.
Limo black the rear window. "DONE"
Fit a decent music system.
Nothing on the dash works! So need to work out how to fit speedo cable to the newer gearbox, fit some sort of fuel sender to the beer barrel, add oil pressure and rev counter.
My 1979 C10 Ratted Truck
Do you know any history of this truck? BOL116T
Back in 2015 is was black and in Scotland
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