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Old 01-15-2011, 02:18 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, 03:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:12 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, 06:27 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, 08:13 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, 08:15 AM   #6
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Man!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!! Very nice!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:16 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, 10:08 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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Old 01-18-2011, 02:25 PM   #9
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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, 02:27 PM   #10
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That's some serious engine porn. Good luck with it!
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:15 PM   #11
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WOW what a beautiful truck! Good luck with the rest of it. Have fun!
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:16 PM   #12
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:05 PM   #13
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That is bad ass!! I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:08 PM   #14
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:09 PM   #15
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:20 PM   #16
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:09 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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Old 01-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #18
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Wow. That looks awesome. Love the wheels too. Dude, your wife must be a basket case by now.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:31 AM   #19
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Wow. That looks awesome. Love the wheels too. Dude, your wife must be a basket case by now.
LOL,

Hey the wheels don't Vibrate, LMAO. Seriously thet are American Racing Torque Thrust polished, kinda wished now that I had went with chrome but oh well I own them now.


Well one day we will have a beer and discuss this build. It has definitely tried my patience and my good nature, not to mention hers. Let's just say I had to light a fire under this shop in the last couple of weeks to get things moving at a pace that I am comfortable with.

They do great work, body panel are all about 4mm or the width of a paint paddle so the quality of work is not as issue just the pace. But I have it in writing now a stone cold, locked it completion date come hell or high water, or in our case ICE Storm.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:33 PM   #20
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:42 PM   #21
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Nice! THAT is a pretty truck!
Thanks Em.

From what I have been "TOLD" I should have around 525 hp. I am sure that is to the crank but it should have a nice little get up and go to it.

I was under the impression that I would have a nice little lick to it but I will have to see once it is fired up and running, I would hate to do a cam swap on this thing, LOL.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:18 PM   #22
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Nice Work

I love the paint & Can't wait to see pictures of it finished ! One of my favorite colors.I once sprayed my 56 Chevy that color,but when the paint shop custom mixed the paint it came out the Monte Carlo brandywine color & it a little deeper tone to it.Oh well I lived with it until I sold it a few years back.Nice story,nice truck & I am sure you will be grinning ear to ear when it is "on the road again".Nice song don't ya think ?
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:54 PM   #23
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Oh yea, it has been a few years since it has seen the road.

My Uncle was originally from New Orleans, until he move to Birmingham when I was a kid. He worked for Delta Air Lines for 36 years, so when I was a kid he would kick in the old 8 track of Fats Domino.

So my plan is when I pick the truck up I have a CD made of good ole Fats himself I am going straight to his house and pick him up and we are going for a ride on the same country road that he took me on nearly 37 years ago, and yes I still remember the song that was playing that day when we hit a 100. " I'm gonna be a wheel some day" I am going to crank it up and let it rip. My Uncle is now 67 and can still enjoy days like this, he is a car nut too.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:47 PM   #24
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Weekly Friday Update

Well went to see Mr Hyde today and check the progress. Wiring has commenced and is just about completed, not really good for pictures though. All that has to bedone is the connectors have to be attached to the ends of the wires and plugged in.

Ride height has been set, front is 3/4" lower than the rear which I like.

Ordered a BUNCH of things from LMC truck parts, mainly rubber parts lke weather stripping, door & hood bumpers and things like that.

Trailing arms are being boxed, rear is being painted, bed has been squared and assembled and waiting on the new hidden hardware strips for installation.
Raer Fenders will be installed tomorrow and checked for centerline on the rear, the will be removed and final buffing will be done, then final assembly completed.
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Looks great.

May I suggest a different more modern air cleaner. Those were cool in the 90's with LT1's but there's better stuff now available, like http://www.spectreperformance.com.

If not its still a pretty truck.
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