Classic Industries

Username Post: 1968 C10 Restoration - Big Block Dream Truck        (Topic#329011)
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Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Reg: 11-26-14
09-29-15 10:10 AM - Post#2578969    

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"Restoring a '67-'72 Chevy truck was a dream of our son Robert. Robert was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy as a child and is wheelchair-bound. About the time Robert was 21, we decided to make his dream a reality. We landed on the idea of building a 1968 pro street pickup with a big block engine. We couldn't find a '68 short box suitable as a starting point for the project, so we set our sights on finding the cleanest cab and front sheet metal we could. We ended up using—of all things—a 1969 GMC 3/4-ton 4-wheel-drive pickup as our donor. The truck had undergone a partial restoration, and the cab and front sheet metal were in great shape. We used those pieces and sold the chassis and associated long box.

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The project took 6 years to complete. The chassis is a custom piece built by No Limit Engineering, and features a 4-link rear suspension with a narrowed posi-traction Currie 9-inch Ford rear end running hardened 3.73 gears. The front suspension is independent with adjustable coilovers and a Mustang II steering setup. The brakes are Wilwood 13-inch slotted units.

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