Id like to share my 1969 CST/10

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    Id like to share my 1969 CST/10

    This is how I found it:




    New hood hinges, door handles, locks, and a cleanup later, this is the result:


    Its a 1969 Chevy CST/10 longbed. 1 of an estimated 7000 or so of the C10s that had the CST option. Picked it up for 500 bucks.

    No engine or transmission, and no bad rust. Just in the rockers, and the passenger a-pillar. Its a nearly all original CST10. The side moldings were taken off, and then it was repainted some some time ago. The paint is in allright shape, a good buff and wax will make it glossy again. The interior is all original, minus the cheap sunroof some one put in.

    Future plans:
    Bit of custom interior work (Late model GM truck seats, or 90s cadillac bench seat, custom door panels)
    Lowered some, custom front sway bar
    Fix rust
    OE grille inserts and new head lights
    Replaces the blown 6x9s cut into the doors ( ) and the sony tape deck

    Right now, Im just working to save up enough to get the ball rollin on the drive train. Much easier to order all the parts at once and do it.





    Thanks for looking. If theres any other pictures/angles you want, Ive got loads of them for the truck
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    Re: Id like to share my 1969 CST/10

    Geez man that's cool! What exactly is the 'CST' option? You always like this truck? IS there some sort of history there, or is it just something you ran across? Looks great as it is... it's gonna be wicked when you're done! I'd like to see some pics of the interior... I don't have a clue what that looks like inside. Show an engine shot too... lets compare the space under there compared to a new truck. Enjoy your project!
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    Thats a steal for $500.00!!! I got my 70' for $1,500 and have some plans for it.


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    Very nice, they are lots of fun. Good steal for 500. Here's mine post 2- https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=53254
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    I dig your trucks guys

    The CST package was an interior and exterior trime package. Had woodgrane side moldings, rear cargo light, full trim on the tail gate and tail lights, and then the list goes on. Its wierd how some CST trucks have different options then some the other CST trucks.

    Old photo \/ before I got it cleaned up, but its the best I have of the dash






    Bought it from a neighbor. He was gonna built it as a work truck, but has no more room in his garage. So it sat at his friends for many months. Then he was about to sell it for roughly 1.5-2 grand. But then, knowing I love to work on cars (Grew up with a 12 second 76 Camaro (on street radials), a 78 El Camino that was the daily driver, and a 50 Styleline De Lux). So he offeredit to me for $500. He offered it friday afternoon, check it out that night, pulled all my cash from the bank sunday, bought it that night.
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    That's a classic body style. My personal favorite.
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    Re: Id like to share my 1969 CST/10

    Quote Originally Posted by E. Haskell
    That's a classic body style. My personal favorite.
    Thanks, gotta love classic body lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488
    Geez man that's cool! What exactly is the 'CST' option?
    CST stands for Custom Sport Truck, BTW.
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    Re: Id like to share my 1969 CST/10

    Mkay, story time.

    Last night we dropped by the shop to pick up the motor, loaded it, and our engine stand back into the truck and headed home


    And then stripped it down that night.



    'bout 10 in the morning, got to work. Repainted the block Chevy Orange engine enamal.

    before


    after


    Now sadly the engine's paint is better than the truck's :lol:

    Then you guys know the fun game of dropping an engine and transmission in:




    Had to take the manifolds off because they got in the way of the motor mount brackets. Otherwise fit like a charm. And luckily the tail shaft on the transmission was unchanged from when it was in a 70s C10 (lived the rest it's time in a '69 Camaro), so the drive shaft will fit too. We'll rebolt all the accessories on at a later time...

    But, main thing is, IT RUNS. This motor is amazingly new. Even the exhaust valves were still clean. When they said freshly rebuilt, no kidding. Transmission is the same way, which they said was rebuilt years back too. Best $750 spent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3EjVa60cgs < YES!

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    Sweet!! Another one closer to bein on the road! I love it. Is it just a stock rebuild or anything done to give it some more oomph? Sounds like it has at least a larger cam, then again any engine sounds good with completely open exhaust hehe. I hope to rebuild my engine this winter(again). It's kinda useless during the winter so I figured there is no hurry. Not to mention I need to save up some money.... But it sounds good and nice video at any rate. Hoopefully it lasts longer then my engine.
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    Cool man. Nice little vid too. Did you singe your arm hairs?
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    69Chevy-Thanks Not sure, if I remember right they said it had Edelbrock heads, but Ill have to ask the guy.

    mikmak-haha, that was my dad starting it up. I did most the work though stripping it down for paint, and rebuilding it up. Then it was just me and him to drop the motor in.

    But I think he has all arm hairs in tact.

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    Re: Id like to share my 1969 CST/10

    Woo, time for a load of an update:

    Christmas, got a good amount of parts.
    Healight bezels, tail light lenses, and a radiator (and hoses).









    Also, rocking a FACTORY Dana 60 rear axle:




    Here's the purty aluminum Radiator:







    Then for my b-day, got a set of headers.




    Adapted a late-model Escalade clock into the extra gauge hole in the cluster, and touched up all the cluster needles:






    Oh, and those headers? MMMMMMMMMM baby, this truck is a rumblin'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRq3yFa_5Zg

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    That clock fits-in perfectly! You should get the factory tach from LMC and pop it in as well.
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    Yeah, when I can afford the 260 or so for the full kit, lol..

    More worried about driving it soon enough. 2nd gen Camaro tachs fit right in as well. A bit of cutting but they look sweet in there.

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