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Old 05-11-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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68 Long Stepper Build - Chyna

Well I bought the 68 Long Stepper. Was running a bit rough and rich. Backfired a lot while driving and such but once i ran the old gas out of her she stopped backfiring. He said he hadn't had her on the road in about a year. So i need t change some fluids and such. Was idling real high, dieseled just barely after i drover her for about an hour at hwy speeds. She also stalled after about 45 minutes at a stop. So I turned the idle down then though to adjust the mixtures. Did a quick research on the 1406 eldlebrock and adjusted the carb. It seemed like the screws were all the way opened. Turned them all the way right 1 at a time and adjusted them out eventually to 2.5 turns each. Seems to be running a bit better but we will see. She needs new rockers..Looks like someone did a crap job replacing the drivers side previously and there is some rusting just above the windshield which kinda scares me but all in all she is solid. Supports and floors are good. 350 Crate with about 35k miles on it and turbo 400 which currently reads 20 mph over...Guess i need a new speedo gear.

This will be an extremely slow build as my Mustang comes first so ill fix some minor things and then go from there
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:58 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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That interior looks nice.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:34 PM   #4
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Longstepper! Subbed.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:13 PM   #5
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That interior looks nice.
Yeah, the interior is real nice. Repo Dash pad, temp gauge doesnt work but has an after market one...The Auto floor shifter is um interesting....lol It has a manual top piece on it so i just count and go. But all in everything on the inside is in good shape
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:46 PM   #6
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Im in ,I like it .
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:11 AM   #7
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You can have the column that's in my truck now but it needs a little work.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:06 AM   #8
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You can have the column that's in my truck now but it needs a little work.
What doesnt? lol How hard is it to replace a column? My horn stuff is missing so i wonder what all has been done. Weird column shift column
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:51 PM   #9
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Windshield Washing Fluid Reservoir was completely missing and lines were cut. So I ran to Pull-A-Part on lunch and grabbed an S10 Reservoir with pump as well as the lines and a T connector $14
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:59 PM   #10
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Got the reservoir mounted and found my luck is as usual. The pump was bad, so i had to go buy a new one. Now im up to $30...Tested the new pump and it works. Just need to wire everything up and run the lines to the nozzles
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:55 PM   #11
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Looking good Jeff. I don't know how I'd missed your new acquisition. Look forward to checking it out some day.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:15 PM   #12
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Changed the oil, added coolant, installed a new pcv valve, and installed a doughnut on the down pipe to get rid of the exhaust leak. Driving pretty good so far....Exhausted so im done for the day...Wanted to wire up the my windshield washer pump and start on the stereo but just ran out of energy and my head is bumping
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #13
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Well I got my windshield washer pump all hooked up but not working...The damn nozzle is clogged and looks like it was crimped on the end...BLAH! I cant win!!! lol Cant find new nozzles on LMC or EBAY..wtf!
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:26 AM   #14
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Ordered some 5.25 pioneer speakers and a set mdf rings to build kick panels with...lol
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I'm in!!!
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Looks like a solid truck! Should be a fun project.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:16 PM   #18
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Looks like a pretty good truck to start with. I'm going to follow along too. I like really slow builds I have one too
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:01 AM   #19
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I've got some nozzles Jeff.
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I actually ordered a set from some guy...
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:57 PM   #21
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Wire wheeled the drip rails on top, found bondo, painted it with rustoleum, put new seam sealer down, and then repainted it with matte black...Looks a little odd but atleast its protected.

Cut out the radio area and got the stereo area fitted.

Then i converted my ashtray into a cup holder...I wanted it to be seamless but it didnt work out. The cup holder metal wasnt very weldable but i welded into the screw holes on the mounting part to get it fit into the ash tray area and then bolted the front to it...I tried to weld it on but as you can see it ruined the paint and wouldnt hold BLAH!
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Cool cup holder Jeff!!
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Dang, buddy, I hope you didn't weld with those flip flops on! Ouch! lol
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:06 PM   #24
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heh...try shorts, short sleeve shirt, and flip flops lol
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Haha. Live dangerously. Did you rest it on your gas cap to weld it? Lol
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