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Post  bns454 on Wed 19 Nov 2014, 11:46 pm

last year I was getting bored with my ute and a mate was pushing to buy it so I relented and sold it.
that night I jumped on ebay looking for something different and spotted this.
well something clicked and I kept going back to it and drooling over the 80s cool so after a day or so I got on the phone and got some more info and pics and jumped in the crewman and did a midnight run to Melbourne
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Post  bns454 on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 12:45 am

well with a trade plate, open headers, some creative wiring and on the fly repairs we hit the road and made it back to Sydney just as the sun came up. some how an open headered big block with no 2nd gear that had not been driven since 1998 made the run back with no police interference and no tow truck

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Post  bns454 on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 1:36 am

then with some hunting I tracked down a good tub. then did another all night run this time to phillip island and back to get it and threw her on


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Post  bns454 on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 1:52 am

then I got a bit more exited and threw some paint, exhasts,and bling at it


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Post  Rusty62TransAm on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 9:44 am

Absolutely AWESOME Matt!! thumbsup

Looks like you're going to have a lot of Fun with it!

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Post  hxbunny on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 6:06 pm

That looks really cool.

Will have to keep an eye out for you, although i reckon i'll hear you first burnout burnout burnout

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Post  bns454 on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 9:44 pm

wait for the pics of the other one rusty its even more left field drool

I had to get it more practical so out came the odd 4speed auto (200r4 from a vette) and in went a BnM t400 and 3grand stally dd  (I know bad idea but its what I had) that was taking up space in the shed ive never been a fan of beige so the stripes were next on the list


these were after its first legit shakedown run to the hunter valley and back
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Post  bns454 on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 10:36 pm

then I discovered that one simply doesn't just own 2 chevs Laughing  theres apparently room for more so my wife decided she wanted 1 too and as I had found out that my big dually is a very rare animal even in the states... almost all have been raided for there interiors and every one chopps em up and slams them I want to keep it cowboy spec to be different. I dragged out a very rusty parts truck I brought a whyle back and started another one as the body was rs I got lucky and found a mint cab in Gosford dragged it home and pulled the old cab from the chassis

the wife wants this one lifted and it will be for a whyle but I have a full airbag kit and notch kit for the future and with its next edition it will be the onley single cab in the country like this
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Post  bns454 on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 11:05 pm

so for the sake of making it get thru rego a spare small block I had went in with every scrounged left over part I had laying around to get it running. as its onley to pass a blue slip blue .threw on a borrowed tray  then shot some new jam on


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Post  bns454 on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 11:17 pm

the reason for the crappy top end and wiring is this

and this came too

just to add to my workload
also went hi tech with the alloy tray widening to cover the tyres lol!  again just for rego
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Post  bns454 on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 12:02 am

so it passed rego a few weeks ago now the real fun begins the stars have aligned and ive found the next major piece to complete the main body of the truck and make it different this is what im aming to end up with

then something like this in the future

the tpi injection will go on in the next few weeks then it should be a super reliable cruiser for the wife.
we have been driving the wheels off my other dually and the paint and pinstriping is finished but haven't uploaded any new pics yet
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Post  panoz78 on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 1:40 pm

Love it ...


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Post  bns454 on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 10:17 pm

yep have been a fan of farm truck for a whyle but sadly the 540 dart combo in the box is destined into my apprentices hq tonner as its current v6 don't cut the mustard after a ride in the dually Devil2
on the plus side he did buy a 454 to start with but on pulldown it was to good to gut n stroke so its gone under the bench for a rainy day hence the all out DART/SCAT/AFR combo came about instead. anyway the Camaros 468 scares the missus so we will stick with the tpi 383 combo for now with a swap to a t5 to eat some miles till she mans up ff
by the way if any one wants a small block tunnel ram efi set up cheap pm me as I think the tpi setup will suit her more (the rams set up to run with all vn 5.0l gear)
heres some more pics of the big dually with the bordello interior the back seat even folds flat into a double bed


swivelling captains chairs for upscale boating

and the kids fathers day present confederate mudflaps cause that's how we roll


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Post  No van man on Tue 25 Nov 2014, 9:44 pm

Now that's cool, love dually's.
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Post  Rusty62TransAm on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 12:24 pm

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Post  bns454 on Mon 01 Dec 2014, 9:06 pm

so I found a tub and picked it up last weekend then proceded to start stripping it back for paint




I brought the c20 home today to start the engine revamp and tub fit so if the weathers good ill hopefully have the tub painted and fitted on the weekend


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Post  bns454 on Mon 01 Dec 2014, 9:14 pm

the guy I got the tub off had some bad luck in the fires last year so I took a shot a very sad end for this old girl
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Post  The Zodiac on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 12:40 am

Always loved these Chev pick ups, how easy are the bits to find for them Matt?

Poor old Monaro. Sad Wagon behind it looks ok. Smile

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Post  bns454 on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 10:59 pm

there easy for the common wearing parts rob (idler arms/ball joints/shocks/engine ect) but everything else is a battle.
the onley choices are trawling ebay with lots of luck and diving on anything the second it comes up. this is a problem made worse by the fact they are not normaly listed under chev truck eg thay are c10/c20/c30/k20/Silverado/dually/blazer..... the list goes on and most of the time you have to buy the whole truck and its always in vic or qld.
or shipping in horrible chinese copys of parts from the states and that's for the boring base model stuff.
note the painted surround

if you need stuff like chrome trim its nearly impossible (holden sold base model stuff here so no bling) you have to find an import being parted out and good stuff is rare and not cheap even in the states.
the other bad part is if you need something now like a tub the local importers prices are huge (theres 2 rusty ones on ebay for $2500 each) but if your willing to wait for the luck of ebay things come up 6months search and $600 for my white tub and $700 for the black tub.
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Post  bns454 on Tue 13 Jan 2015, 11:40 pm

painted the tub , fitted it then started laying out the trim






then painted the blackout in phantom metallic and decided to paint the alloy trim on so masked it out and shot it







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Post  fc59 on Wed 14 Jan 2015, 9:58 pm

i was wondering how you would go for parts i didnt imagine there would be a lot that have survived

but i love the work keep it you and keep hydrated its thirsty work
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Post  Rusty62TransAm on Thu 15 Jan 2015, 12:19 pm

Love your Work Matt! ff Respect1

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Post  bns454 on Tue 26 May 2015, 11:50 pm

well its been a been a while since ive updated this but life gets in the road sometimes.
anyway the trucks out and about and the wife is doing the school run/work/shopping in it Laughing  the plan was to have the fuel injection on and sorted by now but a more pressing issue is the gearing in this truck is way to low to be practical 80ks at 5grand in top gear so an overdrive box comes first



2in adapters to widen the rear track, fitted a split window ,then got sick of tripping over the rollbar so that went in aswell




brought and stripped a vr v8 over the weekend for its t5 gearbox to replace the munci so now the challenge is to convert the clutch from mechanical to cable, move the shifter forward 10inchs make a new crossmember and shorten the tailshaft. on the plus side the tpi should work correctly as it requires a speed input to alter the timing so should make things easyer down the track
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Post  Rusty62TransAm on Wed 27 May 2015, 12:34 pm

Looks Great Matt! thumbsup

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