Ratted Chevy C10

My 1979 (3rd Generation) Chevy C10 SWB Stepside Pick-up
Olds 307 now updated 350 V8 &TH350 Autobox.
2. 5" Front Drop Spindles.
Beer Keg Fuel Tank.
Seat and Dash upholstered in red.
Windscreen Visor, Twin stax and Custom built Tub.

Got the truck with no MOT but it passed with just headlight adjustment needed.

Front view 1979 C10 rat rod

Rear view Chevy C10 Rat Rod Stacks and custom bed

Got a small rip in the seat that I hope to get fixed also dash board needs a upgrade.

Inside cab of chevy C10 1979 ratrod

Better than a cloth head liner, just a wipe over with a damp cloth will clean this.

Inside roof with loads of old states number plates Rat Rod Style

The engine seems to run fine but it has loads of crank pressure and possible head gasket blown!

Engine bay on 1979 C10 Chevy rat rod. Oldsmobile 307 5ltr fitted

A member of our local American car club has a spare Olds 350 that he is fully re building for me. Here is a few photos.

Valves re seated and new seals fitted

olds 350 head strip down

Engine all cleaned

olds 350 engine strip down and re build

The Oldsmobile 307 engine removed.

chevy C10 engine removal

Re built Oldsmobile 350 engine and new radatior fitted.

Chevy C10 with re built 350 Oldsmobile engine fitted

I fitted some new wheels today, I did not like the ride with the low profile tyres.

Fitted new wheels to the Chevy C10

I also cut down and moved the rear number plate to the side.

Wheels fitted and number plate moved on the Chevy C10

I found a old style tailgate to replace the wood, I think it looks much better now.

Chevy C10 tailgate

The bottoms of the doors both inner and outer are bad so got new panels to replace the bottom 10 inches. "DONE"

Chevy C10 bottom door rotton rust

A mate is replacing the door bottoms for me, they were very bad.

Chevy c10 door repairs

The bonnet / hood is well rotten along the front edge and I need a replacement. One on route from USA now.

1979 C10 bonnet hood rust

Got a big list of jobs to get done. Not sure if I want to keep it ratty looking of go for a change, only time will tell.

Jobs to be done:

Fix the gear box problem "not going into 3rd" "DONE"

Replace the 307 olds engine with a re-built 350. "DONE"

New 4 row aluminum radiator and extra trans cooler. "DONE"

Body work: doors, bonnet then decide on paint.

Upgrade to power steering. Got the parts just need the time.

Fit new crystal headlight units with HID bulbs.

Get some sort of interior lights.

Limo black the rear window. "DONE"

Fit a decent music system.

Nothing on the dash works! So need to work out how to fit speedo cable to the newer gearbox, fit some sort of fuel sender to the beer barrel, add oil pressure and rev counter.

My 1979 C10 Ratted Truck

Do you know any history of this truck? BOL116T

Back in 2015 is was black and in Scotland

My C10 when it was black

Chevy 1979 custom

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