View Full Version : Dead's Rust Bucket 1967 Chevy truck

03-05-2013, 11:11 AM
Sooo... Few of you know that I have a 67 Chevy pickup, unless you look in my sig. even fewer have seen it. I decided that I'm board and I would show you guys the rust bucket...

Small block, truck 4 speed, 3/4 ton 2WD. 112,000 original miles. 2nd owner! :grin:

I got "Papa Smurf" when I was 16 for $650. Ran and drove, but needed a little work from sitting 7 year under a tree. It came with a SB 283 w/a Rochester 2 bbl carb and ran good! But cracked a piston after a couple months. I kept driving it on the cracked piston for a few months after.

Motor #2: Got a 69 Vette 350 (2 bolt main, low end Vette... haha) w/a holly 4 bbl and an Edelbrock intake. That motor was a sad story also. I thought it could rev like a 283 and blew the head gaskets within 3 months. I fixed it but it never run right after that. I did install a set of Hooker headers and 3 Chamber Flowmasters. Sounded cool, but damn it's obnoxious after about 3 miles. The exhaust ends just after the cab... haha

Motor #3: A few years ago I go I picked up a 2000 Vortec GM HO 350 crate motor that had 5K on it. Had an Edelbrock intake and 600 carb, and a few other do dads on it. Was the best motor I have had to this day. She was putting out about 400hp at the time the way we had it setup. Sadly in my stupidity of showing off doing a burnout, I lost traction when I thought I had it and she reved u to about 9000 and I spun 2 rod bearings. I took it to a "good" engine builder and had it rebuilt. Ran good for about 8 months (3000 miles), but always hard started, and then the worst motor blow I have ever seen happened.
-5 bent rods
-1 shattered rod
-2 shattered pistons
-5 broken pistons
-4 bent valves
-damaged cam shaft
-2 holes in the oil pan
-and a nice big hole punched in the block
The builder would not back up his work. I was a bit pissed. This all happened at 0 mph, in my driveway just trying to move my car trailer.

Motor #4: As I took my HO motor apart, I found that little was savable. I kept the complete top end, just had to fix the valves. I found a 2002 Vortec Boat motor. Yep, I got a boat motor! haha! It had some bad valves and I was like, hell, if the bottom end is good, that works for me. I picked it up for $300. It was rated in the boat at 350hp, roller cam, steel crank, and I believe a 4 bolt main. Only problem was because it was a fuel injected motor, I had to install an electric fuel pump... errr.... That has been all my current problems since... But, the final cost was about $350 to put this motor in my truck. I sold the head it came with to get some money back.

Anyway, here is the list of what Papa Smurf has...

1967 Chevrolet, C20, 2WD, SB HO 350, truck 4 speed.

-2002 Vortec HO 350 from a boat (350ish hp)
-HEI distributor/ignition
-Edelbrock Preformer 4 bbl intake
-Edelbrock 4bbl 600CFM carb
-Centerforce stage 2 HD racing clutch
-Flex Fan
-custom plug wire looms
-Mr. Gasket electric fuel pump (POS, I hate it)
-Hooker Competition headers
-3 Chamber Flowmaster mufflers w/2 feet of pile and turn downs... (too damn loud for me)

-Yakahama Super Diggers in the rear, Wild Country's in the front. 31/10.5/15
-15" American racing "Wagon Wheels"

LOL... It's a rusty mofo...
-temp replacement wood bed. Would like a nice kit some day.

-Stock drums baby! They stop like crap, but they still work! haha!

I'll see about scanning in the pics of the day I got it. I was a super happy 16 year old back then! :grin:

Most recent pic...





From a few years back...





03-05-2013, 11:14 AM
The bed and rust...








03-05-2013, 11:20 AM

My 1st HO... Looks like the new one pretty much...

the new motor...


Ready for yet another new motor... ugh...

After a little cleaning up




The exhaust... :smt005

New motor in...


First drive in 2 years! My kitten Maddie didnt know what to think of this loud ugly thing moving around! haha

03-05-2013, 11:27 AM
My epic motor blow... the 2000 GM HO 350...

oil pan


The destruction...





And did I forgot to mention the engine builder was an ass hole and f'ed it up? He didnt build it right to begin with. This is the worn bearings after 3000 miles. Got a big F U from the guy that built it. Next time, I build it myself.


03-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Sweet Chevy! keep up the work

03-05-2013, 03:32 PM
How did you blow a SBC THAT badly? There's got to be a story behind that.

03-05-2013, 11:04 PM
I'm still debating keeping it, but I couldnt sell it for crap when I had it on the market almost 2 years ago. I'm tossing the idea around for doing a mild hot rod out of it. 1/2 ton springs, a little lower, some 20's, and some new blue paint. But I'm not sure yet.

As for the motor, it was a bad build, by the builder and it was not me that built it. Literally I was moving it in my front yard and I went to kick the idle down. The throttle stuck and revved to about 4K. I went to kick it down again and sh!t broke! No real reason and nothing spectacular. Just a sad story of taking a motor to be built by the wrong person.

03-11-2013, 12:22 AM
Damn!! Words cannot describe how pissed I would be, but I love that fact you stuck a boat motor in! It just gives the truck so much more character lol

04-22-2013, 12:12 AM
Mild hot rod? You got a boat motor and next to no exhaust... You're already at mild. Slam it with really long shackles that protrude into the bed and drop spindles and lower springs up front and it's at perfect rat rod state.

04-22-2013, 03:32 AM
It has coil springs... No leaf spring at all.... haha

04-22-2013, 10:32 AM
That is pretty sweet.