I wanted this truck to build an off-road rig but after seeing how much was available to restore these old things I kinda want to bring it back to it's 80s glory. Especially after finding the wealth of info around here, I feel like I might be able to handle most of this resto myself.
After reading @shima 's build I have pretty much the same objectives.
I want to start by getting the LT9 350 tuned up, oil leak/s addressed and running good, then move onto the diffs, brakes, joints, etc.
After that I plan to deal with the suspension and wheels/tires. I'd love to run 37s but may just do a 35-36" with a minimal, maybe 4" lift..
Then deal with the rust...maybe the rust should come first.?
I'll keep you guys updated with the endless questions I'm sure to have on not only the Chevy but general wrenching tips n tricks. Here's some pics of the day I had it dropped off, last wk~