Chevy K10 truck restoration: Conclusion

That's it, I'm sticking a fork in it! Of course there will always be work to do but for now I'm happy. Thank you for following along with this project! If you have any questions or would like permission to use these photos, then please contact me and I'll be happy to answer your questions the best I can. Remember though that I'm no expert and most everything I did was a first for me. 

Attention magazine and book publishers: I have super high resolution images, 300dpi, for every image for all phases of this project. If you want to create an article or even a whole book, then let me know and we can make a deal.

It's been a long, long journey. Here's a recap of all the work I put into Project Hank:

And last but not least... GLAMOR SHOTS! lol

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And lets compare it to how it looked before. Wow! Yes it's the same truck!

So there it is. Hank "the tank" a.k.a. "the mutt" a.k.a. "the monster" a.k.a. "the keeper" lol

And yes, I plan on keeping Hank for the remainder of my life! I will never sell it! Though if I did, I'd wouldn't accept less than $8,000. I did a fairly good job of keeping track of expenses, and in the end a total of almost $6000. Plus my labor of course. Here are the figures for anyone interested in how much a project like this might cost them:

 

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  B U D G E T
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                           new/   used/  actually
                           LMC  Junkyard  payed    notes
*** wheels and suspention 
  springs:     $100 x 2 = $200    60      140  (made by general spring KC)
  shocks:       $30 x 4 =  120    120     100
  tires:                   600    200     200  (used)
  rims:                    250            240
  lug nuts:                40              40
  tires mounted & balenced                 65
  u-bolts:                                100
  driveshaft shortening:                   220  ($110 per driveshaft)
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SUBTOTAL                                $1105
parts sold                              -$720  ($650 for old tires/rims, $70 for old springs)
NET SUBTOTAL                             $385

  
*** front clip ***
  hood:                   $160    40       40   (used)
  fenders:      $90 x 2 =  180    80      350   (used, entire front clip)
  headlights:               30    56    
  headlight bezels:         30             30   (new from LMC)
  grill moldings            30
  grill                     40
  lower grill panel:        30
  radiator support:        130    50
  headlight buckets:              14         
  sidelamps:                16    12
  hood latch shit:                16
  hood hinges:              80    16       80   (new from lmc)
  inner fenders:            80    24       40   (just needed one, new)
  wiper assembly:           70    10        0   (free)
  wiper arms:               18    10        0   (free)
  350 badge:                               15   (ebay)
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SUBTOTAL                                 $542
parts sold                              -$350   (sold the old front clip)
NET SUBTOTAL                             $194


*** body ***
  side moldings:          $260
  rear bumper              180
  rear bumper braces        40
  license plate stuff       15
  front wheel trim:         25
  bumper bolts:             30
  door mirror:              20
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SUBTOTAL                  $560
parts sold                -$40 (sold the rear bumper)
NET SUBTOTAL              $530
  
  
*** paint and supplies ***
  paint                   $100
  patch pannels             84
  supplies                 186
  rust converter            30
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SUBTOTAL                  $400
  
  
*** engine/drivetrain *** 
  engine tune up:         $300
  wheel bearings:           70
  pinion nut:                5
  lug nut studs:             5
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SUBTOTAL                  $380


*** interior ***
  seat belts:             $70
  seat cover:              40
  paints:                  28
  misc door parts:         40
  mounting tape:            8
  cup holder:              35
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SUBTOTAL                 $218


*** miscelaneous ***
  new lenses:            $100
  hub cap:                 15
  wiper blades:            55
  bed coating:            100
  tachometer               25
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SUBTOTAL                 $295

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    G R A N D   T O T A L    
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wheels and suspension:   $385
front clip:               194
body:                     530
paint and supplies:       400
interior:                 218
engine/drivetrain:        380
miscelaneous:             295
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TOTAL:                  $2402
TRUCK PURCHASE PRICE:   $3500
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GRAND TOTAL:            $5902

 

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