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Mike's 1969 Chevy C10

All done...just needs some more wet sanding/buffing

Photo from the day I purchased it

Purchase day, the interior has some serious work. Besides aesthetics, the heater controls were broke, no headlights, difficult to crank windows, etc...

Day after I bought it I gutted the interior, and began weeks of rust treatment, rust inhibitor spray, primer, and paint.

Slowly but surely making progress.

Beginning of a solid month of paint work

Finally, some progress. New doors seals, vent tubes and vents in.

Sound deadening, carpet pad, kick panel and floor carpet installed. Began wiring for glove box light, cigarette lighter, and installing of stereo.

Polk tweeters installed in dash

Made a custom panel to house (2) Polk 5-1/4" under the stock grill.

Rebuilt and repainted an old gauge cluster with a new face plate. Rewired the wiring harness for full gauges and swapped new senders and an oil pressure line from manifold into cab. Everything ran perfect right from the start!

Made some custom boxes for (2) 8" Polk subwoofers and an amplifier under the seat.

Interior complete! Lots of work paid off!!

Painted the grills of some Polk 6x9's to match the interior color.

Not bad for my first time at fitting a new seat cover.

New stereo, rebuilt and painted gauges, heater controls, wood steering wheel, knobs, pedal covers, and emblems. All in all, about 4 months of weekend and evenings, but it sure is nice inside!

And now onto the leaky transmission and tired old 307!

Gauges are all done

Engine complete - 405hp/440ft-lbs Blueprint 383

Front end totally redone with discs, new lines, links, joints, etc...

Rear shot

exhaust shot - still needs to be welded...

Another engine shot

Side shot, needs to go down another 1" in the front

My inspirational image - someday, someday it will be this badass!


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Anonymous on Oct 24, 2009 said:

That truck looks f*ckin nice!!!

Good work

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Anonymous on Nov 15, 2009 said:

This truck is hard as hell.

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69C10 on Apr 29, 2011 said:

Nice ride. Interior looks great! Did you go with a suede paint on the inside or is that just the pic?

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Beatcoaster on Apr 30, 2011 said:

Thanks guys...I now have twins on the way and it is unfortunetly for sale - lots of mouths to feed soon :(

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Anonymous on Oct 13, 2011 said:

Wat was the size of the box that u made for the subwoofer?

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Beatcoaster on Oct 14, 2011 said:

Gosh, it's been 6 months since I sold the truck. I think they were .35 cu.ft. boxes which were the smallest volume the woofers needed, but box size for anyone depends on the woofers requirements to sound good, not what fits the space. I wanna say they were 5"x13"x11" or so?..

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