Suspension: 4.5/6 Drop by Early Classic Enterprises
Seats: Buddy Buckets
Gauges: Classic Instraments
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So a couple of weeks ago I was perusing eBay and saw this ‘68 step side. Lately, I have preferred fleet side trucks, but this little stepper caught my eye. At first glance it’s well… just an old truck, but as I studied it I could see much promise. I actually bought the truck from a Hub Garage member “Hotrods and Harleys.”
History of this Vehicle
It appears that the truck has been kept bone stock by its previous owners, with the exception of consumable items like tires, belts, and hoses. It was purchased in Lenoir City, Tennessee and I believe I am the 4th owner.
Plans for this Vehicle
The first phase of the plan is to do a 4/6 drop over the next couple of weeks and drive the truck a while. The drop consists of a rebuilt 73-87 style disc brake front suspension with energy suspension bushings, moog ball joints, ECE 2.5” drop spindles, and 2” drop coils up front and 6” drop springs in the rear. The second phase will have the 5.3L and 4L60E taking the place of the inline 6 and 3 speed gear box. The 5.3 has a cam upgrade, re-flashed computer, and modified factory wiring harness. A Boyd’s Welding rear mount fuel tank is already on the way to replace the in-cab tank. The interior is also getting a few upgrades, but nothing too fancy. I have a set of buddy buckets and new foams with factory style covers on their way. A new black dash pad and sun visors, along with black 3 point seat belts will be installed to match the new seat covers. So, the plan is laid out and parts are flowing in, I am going to get busy in the garage so we can get the party started!