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Old 10-10-2017, 02:50 PM   #301
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Re: 83/84 swb stepside long time build

Now Im making sure all wires are where they need to go so I can attach to frame.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:51 PM   #302
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Already ran fuel lines. Fired it up a few weeks ago. Running a little rough but it was running. Going to run the brake lines next. Then start putting on the front clip.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:29 PM   #303
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Re: 83/84 swb stepside long time build

Looking good!
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:12 PM   #304
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So its been going slow as always. Had 11 days off over the X Mas break and very little work done. My oldest came back from her first year of college and that ate a lot of time over my break. But, spend the time with family, never know when you will get it with your kids when they leave!!
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:19 PM   #305
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So, over the X Mas break. I hung lights as the rest the family watched from the driveway! I love LEDs. We also had to take one of our Danes in to get a tumor removed and fighting with her to get healed up after. Dam dog can lick her back leg even with a giant funnel on.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:24 PM   #306
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so after mounting the new rotors, I decided I wanted them painted, so I painted them and sanded. They look pretty cool. Used a ceramic brake paint and a engine gloss.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:30 PM   #307
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slo while reinstalling Accuair sensors, broke on by tightening more than IN LBS? broke the housing.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:34 PM   #308
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So I got the hydro boost installed. Used Smokedat pic to help me out with the install. Really don't know how to clean it much more than this? Limited on space everywhere!
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:37 PM   #309
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Got a ICT bracket to mount AC up high. Cool and cheap , but need a 60 tensioner to finish. To me, doesnt look real cool in the front accessories. Maybe I can get another system later?
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:13 PM   #310
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Do you have a part number on that A/C bracket ?
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:06 PM   #311
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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/icb-551494-3
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:40 PM   #312
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Love this build ! Finally had time to read your entire thread. I'm about 2/3rds through my 84' 5.3 swap with a static drop in lieu of the bags. I'm going to have my body and paint done by a shop as I lack the skills to pull off what you have. Nonetheless, your truck look wicked good !
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:40 PM   #313
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few updates. Got the barkes all done.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:44 PM   #314
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working on installing coil covers and finishing AC compressor. I cant install anything on this truck with out modifying in someway.

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:49 PM   #315
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I'm working on the other side, have some stuff to bend to make sure the Tubz fit up. I also ordered some interior pieces while squaring away this underhood stuff. They all came pretty fast. LOL Also debating on ordering a new intake after seeing these covers on. Any input?
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:54 PM   #316
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Here are the interior pieces that came in.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:59 PM   #317
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Since the new dash has a slight modern appeal, I'm going to try and redo the dash insert. Hope I don't offend any. I'm going for a modern look, hopefully can pull it off without losing C10 appeal!! Im going with buckets that a local guy is doing for me. Also going to install a large console to hide tranny hump as well as harbor most the dash electronics. AC, stereo, air controller, power windows, and maybe even a few cupholders! lol
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:06 PM   #318
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So here i my idea with dash.
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I want to redo with two 4 5/8 in tach and speedo in middle. Then on both sides run 2 5/16 aux gauges. On the outside of each those pairs, I want to put two circle Ac vents same size as gauges. Then smooth radio and ac vent on driver side. Going to have the insert smoothed and finished with a hydrodip black and white skull. Want a matching band on pass side dash, as well as an insert in my console!. Thoughts?
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:13 PM   #319
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Oh here are a couple pics from alignment. I really needed some help here. Glad to have a friend from work that knows this stuff!! in 1 hour fixed what I tried for 4!
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:14 PM   #320
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:47 AM   #321
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Re: 83/84 swb stepside long time build

love that color! and great idea with the gauge panel!
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:48 PM   #322
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love that color! and great idea with the gauge panel!
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:20 PM   #323
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here is the first gauge mock up.

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That looks badass! What gauges are those? And are they mechanical or elecitrical?
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:41 PM   #325
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That looks badass! What gauges are those? And are they mechanical or elecitrical?
Thanks. They are Speedhut. Electronic. Speedo is GPS.
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