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scotts62 05-12-2012 09:19 AM

What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Seems to be a lot of questions which is fine but did anyone add anything or do anything to their truck today?? If so what did ya do? Oh and pics make it all better :lol:
(Couple days ago)
I got closer to getting this thing running, fixed some wiring, swapped out torque converter for new one (new trans old converter, i knew better) modded trans mount to fit 4l60 (had bb and 4l80) Installed exhaust, driveline, finished up the front suspension swap to 5 lug and all new calipers, rotors, hoses and bearings
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...429_122259.jpg

project 67 sub 05-12-2012 09:57 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
nothing.... its sitting back at the company yard/terminal in so cal, and im in texas (im an OTR truck driver). but when i get back its gonna be needing a motor put in it :(
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70stroker 05-12-2012 12:38 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
I started my 6 inch lift install. got the back done so far.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...6835872333.jpg

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benoit454 05-12-2012 09:07 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
tore my front end apart for a rebuild.

benoit454 05-13-2012 06:14 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
pic proof on the front end..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4145.jpg
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75ChevyGuy 05-14-2012 03:54 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
I put a "new to me" center console in it from the swap meet. Tonight I'll be putting in my open element air cleaner.

scotts62 05-16-2012 07:04 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Fired up the crew cab and let it take its first breath of air, sounded good so far!
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cflvulcan 05-16-2012 07:58 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by project 67 sub (Post 5376311)
nothing.... its sitting back at the company yard/terminal in so cal, and im in texas (im an OTR truck driver). but when i get back its gonna be needing a motor put in it :(
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cool, i drive truck too, northeast region tho.

But today i had the day off and played with my 97 sierra. I rewired my headlights so now when the highbeams are on, all four lights light up. And i put on a led 3rd brake light ive had sitting around for a year or so lol.

speedygonzales 05-17-2012 06:12 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Took the bed off to replace the fuel pump module and did a rust conversion and chassis paint job while I was there.

TecRsq 05-19-2012 04:08 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Purchased a turn key, low mileage 5.7 / 4L60E combo to replace the tired 5.7 TBI / 700R4 drivetrain. :bann:
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project 67 sub 05-19-2012 05:09 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cflvulcan (Post 5384551)
cool, i drive truck too, northeast region tho.

But today i had the day off and played with my 97 sierra. I rewired my headlights so now when the highbeams are on, all four lights light up. And i put on a led 3rd brake light ive had sitting around for a year or so lol.

haha sweet. yah i run 48 states and canada, so i go where ever they send me....
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scotts62 05-27-2012 01:38 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Ripped apart a parts truck so i can split the parts between the X and crew cabs.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...525_204043.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...526_180711.jpg

pulled the bed off the crew to use new bed and rear section of the frame.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...526_173628.jpg

Boog 05-28-2012 11:17 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Scott I wish I knew you were needing the rear half of frame and short bed for the crew. I have just what you need, in great shape too from my wrecked 97 GMC.

scotts62 06-04-2012 11:22 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Boog (Post 5403963)
Scott I wish I knew you were needing the rear half of frame and short bed for the crew. I have just what you need, in great shape too from my wrecked 97 GMC.

Well i scored the parts truck and then decided to use the rear half of the frame as i was thinking of what all i could use off of it. Even got it off and going to try and get it grafted tomorrow but we will see..
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...531_193741.jpg

benoit454 06-05-2012 11:37 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
right now I'm working on my body work underhood. I got the inner fenders done yesterday and the bottom wheel side of them painted, same as the frame and susp. up front. The top side has been primed, waiting on the bottom to dry up today then hopefully wetsand and paint the top engine side tomorrow.

I'll post pics later.

MaritimeDragRacing 06-05-2012 08:31 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Spent almost 200 hours working on my 1994 Cheyenne in my gravel driveway just on the fine weather days since mid March. Rains a lot here so sunny days were 10-12 hours of work.

PARTS
2 new tires(10.5X31X15)
2 perfect doors from parts truck(with mirrors)
4 door pins, bushings and clips
1 fender from parts truck(repaired)
1 rear wheel tub from parts truck
2 cab corners(inner)
2 cab corners(outer)
2 rocker panels(inner)
2 rocker panels(outer)
2 patches in floor(one sq ft)
3 cab mounts(from GM dealer)
2 sway bar end links
4 shock absorbers(and bolts)
1 front caliper
1 set of brake pads(front)
3 brake lines
1 bleeder screw
1 ball joint(upper)
1 dome light switch
MATERIAL
4 cans weld-through primer
5 cans Tremclad(flat black)
2 rolls MIG wire(2lbs each)
4 zip cut discs
2 cans rocker guard
2 cans undercoating

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/SSPX0573.jpg

project 67 sub 06-05-2012 10:25 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
left it still sitting in the parking lot at work back in cali (im in kentucky right now) so its still waiting for me to get back so i can do the motor build (finish) and swap it all in a period of 6 days along with a bunch of other crap....
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benoit454 06-05-2012 10:32 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
pics of what I did today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4188.jpg
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benoit454 06-07-2012 09:54 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
wow how did I miss yesterday?

well heres today..



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benoit454 06-07-2012 09:58 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
now for yesterday big update....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4204.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4202.jpg

yes as you can see removed both fenders, inners were already removed, finished smoothing the backside, then pirmed them.

I also threw down some paint on the inners, same as today on the hinges and such.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4201.jpg
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jsm110 06-10-2012 08:16 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Nice! looking forward to seeing how you did the firewall and seeing it finished

benoit454 06-10-2012 10:02 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
glad you posted cuz I got more pics...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4210.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4216.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4223.jpg
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couple pics of the flake


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4224.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...4/100_4228.jpgd you

jsm110 06-10-2012 11:12 PM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Looks great. definitely gotta consider doing that to my truck now. was it hard to mask everything off?

benoit454 06-11-2012 10:49 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
nope you see how masking it is, a rug/throw over the motor, and some tape on the radiator sides then on some hoses and cables and such, only until they fell under the cover, then I did nothing else to them.


Here's the kicker, that's spray cans, so less over spray and easy to get in and use in tight spots.

It was around the same price if not cheaper then using quarts and such.

before anyone gets any ideas, this IS auto paint, it was mixed at the body shop supply, and it's single stage with hardner just as you'd spray from your paint gun so yea it'll last and it'll hold up great.

I bought 5 cans, used 4, $17 a can(some were cheaper for some reason, like when I bought more then one thing) so I got roughly $60-70 in what I done, not counting primer and filler, or sand paper, primer was spray cans, used 3 kinds, all rustoleum brand, used self etch on bare metal, filler primer on body work areas, then used some black on the firewall, made my paint cover better and faster being dark.

Now quarts and such run you roughly $50 a quart or more, then you add in reducer, which in my case for the base coat I got to use on the outside of the truck is $10 a thing, then hardner is usually $25-50 a pint can, so yea it costs more that way, plus everything and I mean EVERYTHING! has to be masked off due to overspray.

I should have masked more, I got some on the window and front chrome, but hey thinner brings that off easy. I'll just touch up my frame with some black and that'll fix it.

jsm110 06-11-2012 11:34 AM

Re: What did you do yo your truck today??
 
Thanks for the run down. looking forward to doing this myself now. definitely want to see it when youre all done


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