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C10-4-Link and Air Bag Installation

The 4-Link systems is basically finished and the Air Bag system is in place.  It looks like the truck body will be about 4″ off the ground.

Suspension at ride height:

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Rear air bags and 4 link suspension installed.

Suspension with bags deflated:

The bed will have to be tubbed and a channel installed to provide room for the suspension system to raise all the way.

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Deflated Air Bag:

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Now we work on the front suspension and frame powder coat.

C10 – Frame Preparation

We have been preparing the frame for the air ride suspension and powder coating.  So far we have the passenger side triangulated 4-Link and air bag mounts installed and working on the drivers side. Because of the narrowed Ford 9″ rear end configuration we have had to make several modifications to the components and their placement but the project looks good and should be ready for powder coating soon.

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C10 Deconstruction Project

The C10 has been completely disassembled down to the frame.

After Pulling engine

The cleanup work on the frame is in progress. The previous owner has already notched the frame for a rear end drop and the rear suspension was moved to the inside of the frame rails.  We have been cleaning up the welds and preparing to install a full air ride system.  The tri-angulated four link will have to be installed inside of the frame rails as well.

Preping the frame

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The 454 Big Block was delivered to the machine shop to be bored and rebuilt. There will be hotter cam installed and other work done to improve the engine performance. The Turbo 400 transmission has been completely rebuilt and a 2600 RPM Stall converter installed. The engine will come back all cleaned up and running well and will have headers and other go-fast goodies.

Engine at Machine Shop

1976 Chevy C10 Pickup

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I picked this truck up at an auction in Southeastern Nebraska. The project has been started by the previous owner. The top has been chopped 2 1/2 inches, the Ford 9″ rear axel has been narrowed to accommodate the wide tires. The engine is a 454 Chevrolet Big Block that runs.

I will be working on the clean up of the body, engine and frame. The bed is not in the picture and will have to be “tubbed” to fit the rear wheels.  The plan is to pull the body from the frame and update the front and rear suspension systems. The metal is in very good shape and is mostly new but there is no interior so a lot of work needs to be done to get it street ready.

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