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Old 09-19-2018, 07:17 AM
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Since I don't have enough to do already.. How about a new project

Picked up this cool 1990 Chevrolet C1500, 350, Auto, 2wd, Regular Cab Stepside from a swap meet friend. It is rough around the edges and is in desperate need of some TLC. It's an original Arizona truck, and has spent the majority of its life between SoCal and AZ. As you would expect, there is no rust, but everything plastic is a little crispy.

Plan is to make it a fun driver/parts chaser, retaining it's usefulness as a truck and still fun going around corners. Ridetech's 'new' StreetGRIP Suspension System for C1500's is the first major upgrade, and leads the way to where I am going with this project.

I've started scouring the bone yards and craigslist for C1500 parts. Already scored many of the small parts the truck was missing, or were too far gone to mess with. Suspension is ordered, and a plan for rolling stock is coming together.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:15 PM
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Fun stuff for the 1990 Chevrolet Silverado is showing up 😃🚘

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The old truck was in need over an overhaul. Tear down is mostly done. Build up began with the doors. Lots of parts from @lmctruck going in this weekend 🚘
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This will be cool. I've thought of building one up as well. There's so much room to go ultra low with wide wheels. I figured it'd be easier than trying to do the same with a car. I think an AWD setup would be killer too. Ah, to dream.

Good luck with it, John. Keep us posted.
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Thanks! Plan for this one is part chaser/driver. This kit allows it to be low, great ride, and still be usable as a truck.
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C-Notches are in! Start putting everything back together tomorrow 😁 @ridetechsuspension StreetGRIP install continued - 1990 Chevrolet Silverado
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Rear is in! Have some clearance issues to work out on the exhaust, and tighten a few bolts. Should be on the ground tomorrow 🙃
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Nice score. I use too love these trucks. I would still like to score a south-western one some day. What else do you plan to do to it?
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Nice score. I use too love these trucks. I would still like to score a south-western one some day. What else do you plan to do to it?
It's basically a mini restoration. Performance wise, the Ridetech stuff now. I will add the sway bars after my car budget recovers

Down the road, I'd love to put a new LT or LS based engine in it. But, being California makes that an "interesting" process.
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For those following along, here's a late progress update.

At this point I have replaced nearly every suspension & steering component with new parts.

Buttoned up the front suspension. "Upgraded" the front brakes to the later model (92+up) stuff. They have 1.25" vs 1" thick rotors, and bigger bearings, etc.

Added a Ridetech rear swaybar. I will upgrade the stock front swaybar in the near future.

Finished up the major overhaul of the interior. It still needs lots of a little detail stuff that I will work out as I drive it.

After some debate, I went with 20x8 and 20x10 American Racing Torq Thrust II's. I was considering 18's, but glad I went with the 20's, they fit the look and stance of the truck I was going for.

So here it is, ignore the funny camber/caster, this was just before I took it to the alignment shop
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