Ok guys here is my 1968 Chevy K20 4x4 long box doomsday project. So yeah this thing was pretty much ready for the junk yard LOL. The cab on this thing is in pretty rough shape cab corners, rockers, bottom front cap pillars and the entire floor pan are rotted out and most of that was not even existing. Doors and fenders were not salvageable. The good is it has a good hood, radiator support and front grill are in excellent shape yet. This had a wooden flat bed when I got it and that has since been removed and gone. This truck apparently was rear ended where the original box was shoved into the back of the cab. Pics dont really show the severity of this damage.
So far I have replaced both cab corners, rocker panels, lower front cab side pillars and installed the doors and front fenders for alignment. I yanked out all the dents to back of the cab and deleted the fuel fill tube hole on the drivers side and then reconstructed the body lines and back side of the cab. At this point I will primer this section and move on to reconstructing the floor supports of the bottom of the cab. Once this is complete I will then CAD model a complete new floor pan and then finish all the body work and get paint on this thing.
Next will be to address the cleaning the 283 SBC up and re sealing and giving it a fresh coat of Chevy orange paint. Trans will get cleaned and re painted as well. Then the frame will be shorted to short box specifications and then it will get a complete 4 inch suspension left kit as the stock springs are shot and have been hacked up pretty badly. Frame will get power washed and coated POR 15 and then it will be ready for the cab and front clip re assembly and final paint work. I will be going with a semi gloss urethane black coating.
Final step will be to build a custom flat bed that will have a custom teamed gasifier system directly integrated into it. This will have tools for wood processing on the fly along with a kiln system. I am also planning to integrate and small 24 volt DC generator with LifePo4 battery system and 5 kW inverter to power an electric chainsaw out in the field along with just having this power for any off grid situation out in the woods. Could plug an RV into this systems or use the power generator module to charge the RV's battery system if its more practical.