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Old 01-15-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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MR HYDE IS COMING TO LIFE

Hi All,
I posted a little in my thread of Dr Jkel but thought I would share with the rest as most probably will not view that thread and maybe will view this one.

In the pictures that follow you will see what brought me to the Bow Tie Craze some 36 years ago.
I was 6 years old, it was a 1963 Chevy C-10 Stepside that my Uncle had and had gotten from his father in 1965.( His father purchased it new). It had a 327 cu in motor, 3 speed on the column and wore out glass pack mufflers. We were on a wide open country road and he stomped it, all I saw was the needle hit 100 MPH, heard the glass packs singing and I was all in hook line and sinker.
He had changed the cam in the truck years earlier to a 3/4 Race cam, whatever that meant, and it sounded mean. From that day on my lifes ambition was to own that truck.
Fast forward '' A FEW " years and I finally talked him out of the truck, actually I begged like a school girl, and he gave it to me.

It has been a labor of love, heartache, pain, tears, threats, blood you name it and it is almost complete. I have been assured, after some powerful persuation if you get my drift, that it will me done no later than Feb 28, 2011.

Here are a few pics I took last night when I went to See Mr Hyde. My little boys gave it that name because my car is name Dr Jkel.
Enjoy, here are just a few. I will update these weekly when I take more.

Thanks for looking,

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Old 01-15-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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Sweet. I love those old Chevy trucks. One day I would like to build one.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:27 AM   #4
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Very nice...
Thanks, There is alot of little details that really pictures do not do justice. Once it gets completed I will try to take some detailed pictures of all the little areas that some who do not know or would notice unless you know about old Chevy Trucks.

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Sweet. I love those old Chevy trucks. One day I would like to build one.
Chase - I too really love these trucks especially this one. I would tell you after going through this to find one in a condition you could live with. Unless you know, really know, a reputable and I mean reputable, shop
to do a project like this frame off.

The pictures do not really indicate what is left to be done. The rear trailing arms have to be boxed and then painted along with the rear end.

The truck has to be wired, plumbed and the bed buffed and installed.

The motor while installed has to be wired and all the accessories have to be basically hooked up with hoses, fluids added etc......

The interior while done still needs to be installed, then it needs a final overall buffing and clean-up.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:13 AM   #5
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Not bad..

Could you send me a PM when you're finished? I would love to see the pics.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:15 AM   #6
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Man!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!! Very nice!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #7
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that thing is awesome.be sure and get pics when it is done.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:08 AM   #8
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Not bad..

Could you send me a PM when you're finished? I would love to see the pics.
I will send you some pic when finished and will also post some on here as well.

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Man!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!! Very nice!!
Thank You very much.

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that thing is awesome.be sure and get pics when it is done.
Thanks Ron. It is hard to see in the lighting but it does have ghost flames on the front.



Some particulars about the truck.

Motor is a GM crate motor ZZ383/425 stroker.
Street & Performance Ram Jet fuel injection
Ford 9" rear 31 spline axles with 3.55 gears and rear discs brakes.
Front had 2" dropped spindals with disc brakes.
Vintage Air A/C
Front and Rear coil overs.

Just to name a few.

There are alot of cosmetic changes that have been done but you really can't tell, alot of seems were welded and smoothed, custom made center console, shaved bumpers etc... should be real nice when done.
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I am jealous ! Can I be the one who begs you like a school girl in a "few " ?
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:27 PM   #10
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That's some serious engine porn. Good luck with it!
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:15 PM   #11
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WOW what a beautiful truck! Good luck with the rest of it. Have fun!
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That is bad ass!! I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #17
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Thanks for all the compliments, I really appreciate it.

The bed is being finished up this week and the wiring and plumbing has been started.
I get to take my weekly visit on Friday to the progress and take pictures.

A few more things about the truck, minor little details that people normally don't notice, but if your looking at this thread you probably know about older Chevy trucks and will know what I am talking about.

On the inside of the cab where it was originally put together it had seems in the front on the A-pillars and the rear of the cab. On the A-pillar I had the seems welded and worked smooth, a small touch, to make it line up.

The engine assembly will have an OBDII, ( I think that is what it is called) under the dash so it can be plugged in to a computer and check diagnostically for codes and tuning purposes.

Has an Ididit Tilt Steering column, which will be equipped with a Torque Thrust Steering Wheel to match my wheels.

The bed will have bolt less wood installed in it. For those who do not know in older model trucks the bed strips had many bolts that held them down plus the bed wood had 6 big bolts with 3 " washers that kinda held it all together. Well today they have a system in which you can put the wood in the bed and not have any fasteners showing, just a nice little trick that looks really good.

Still trying to decide on the exhaust right now, unfortunately everything has to be custom made and that word Custom means Money Money Money.
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