Just picked her up on Satuday morning 5/8/10. Soon as i saw that it was up forsale again i refused to let it get away. This is more of a sentimental piece then anything to me. My first vehicle was identical to this one,looks wise, and it's like gettin the chance to own my first ride again, just nicer and at the point that i wanted mine to originally be.
For the record, here's my old truck. (only picture i have of her)
Now, on to business..
As she sits:
-All new sheetmetal other than the cab and doors within the past couple years, will be replacing the cab in due time.
-New windshield and molding.
-New chrome bumper
-3" cowl fiberglass hood, getting painted in the next week or so.
-Brand new ACC black carpet kit with added backing
-Headliner getting redone this week
-Pioneer cd/mp3 player and Pioneer dash speakers
-Autometer water temp,volts and oil pressure gauges
-350 bored .30 over (355)
-Unknown cam (believed to be 470ish lift)
-Flat top pistons
-462 Fuelie heads
-Holley aluminum intake
-Holley 650 carb
-New exhaust piping leading to Flowmaster 40s
-Around 10-12k since being rebuilt
-B&M Quick Silver ratchet shifter
-Small stall converter
-Late 80s/early 90s Z28 wheels in very good condition
-No name decent tread tires up front, 275/50 Mickey Thompson ET Streets on the rear with maybe 1,000 miles on them and 2 passes at the track and one hell of a burnout Saturday night
-New cab eventually as there is some sign of bondo work to the roof of the cab and im not to fond of that or the looks of it..
-Cowl Hood getting painted in the next week or so.
-Sealed Beam Headlight Conversion
-New factory taillights
- Vinyl tonneau cover
-New race seats and harness's
-New steering wheel/quick release
-Fix a few odds and ends that have worn over time
- I'm VERY happy with how the truck runs at this point. It's definately well built and strong. For the most part i'll just polish it up a little and repaint the block, for now. I definately want to do a 100 shot or so, i figure that'll do for now..
-It has a set of late 80's/early 90's Z28 wheels on it which isnt exatly my favorite wheel. Im gonna paint them black for the time being. Eventually im gonna go with a black/polished lip Torque Thrust or some other sort of oldschool/modern wheel in a 18x8 up front and a 18x10 in the rear.
Also working on lowering it a little as we speak
only engine shot i have at the moment:
I really do enjoy this truck, everyone that's rode/seen it that knows what they're talkin about seems to like it. I've already had more compliments and random people ask me about it then any other vehicle i've owned. I'm not gonna lie, there's really nothing like owning a V8. Im not too worried about my track times with it or anything i just wanna enjoy it and enjoy the times i have working on it, as this is going to be a father/son project between me my father and younger brother...
Here's a few more shots of the truck:
Story behind this next picture. So im mowing the backyard, which takes some time seein that we have a good sized back yard. I stop to get a drink, what do i hear? The sound of a V8 and spinning tires. What do i see when i get up to the driveway? My dad, in my truck.