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Old 10-14-2018, 02:19 PM   #76
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I had forgotten to take a picture of the new sway bar bushings when I put them on on Tuesday. The project was well worth the money, and there has been a major improvement in driveability. I would highly recommend anyone to get a sway bar if their truck doesn't have one
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:31 PM   #77
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On Friday, in preparation for the Deep Roots car show in downtown Milledgeville on October 20th, I finally gave Frankentruck a bath after 3 years of ownership. Cleaned up decent for the sponge that I was using. If you are in the area, and don't have any plans for next Saturday, come on out to the show. It was a really good show last year, and there's always lots of people

Yesterday, I drove up to Gainesville for a family reunion. Found out that several of my family members had 60-66 c10s back in the day.
After the reunion, I drove straight down to Milledgeville. Had no issues the entire trip, and I only burned about 5/8 a tank of gas for the whole day. I say that's pretty good considering that the old engine burned almost a whole tank just from Hickory Flat to Milledgeville
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:59 AM   #78
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Looking to check it out Saturday if the rain will stay away.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:27 PM   #79
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Looking to check it out Saturday if the rain will stay away.
Man I hope it doesn't rain, I really want to see your truck in person. It's a lot nicer than mine
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:57 AM   #80
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It's looking to be like some good weather tomorrow morning. Just have 2 more classes today, a little bit if studying to do, clean my wheels, and I'll be ready for the show.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:06 PM   #81
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We plan on being there in the morning👍👍
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:34 PM   #82
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We plan on being there in the morning👍👍
Awesome, see ya there!
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:13 PM   #83
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Yesterday was a day full of good times, friendship, and driving around in my rust bucket.

The car show started at 9, and the weather looked to be good at the beginning. Got to meet jhrusk and his wife, and admire his absolutely beautiful 66. It's truly a work of art, and gave me some more motivation to keep enjoying my truck and fixing/upgrading stuff along the way. Huge thanks to them for letting me hang out under their tent when the rain showed up
There was a break in the rain for just enough time to give out some awards. Jay's truck got the Orilley's pick, and Frankentruck got a top 40 award. That's the first award Frankentruck has ever gotten, so I thought that was pretty cool.
It started to rain again after the awards ceremony, so most of the cars left. I then went to meet some friends to carve some pumpkins, and of course I had to do something c10 related. Not bad for an amature carver like myself.
After that, I spent the rest of the evening with more friends around a bonfire, and to finish it off, we had to do the usual Cookout run at 12:30.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:15 PM   #84
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We had a great time as well. Hate the rain showed up but still had a great time. Good to meet you and will be in touch. Frankentruck is a very cool cruiser.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:37 PM   #85
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what is the tyre size you have on those rallies ... ?

besides that, the truck is coming along nicely =)
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:08 PM   #86
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what is the tyre size you have on those rallies ... ?

besides that, the truck is coming along nicely =)
Thanks! I'm running 255/70 r15s all around on 15x8s. I love the look the wider tires give up front, and even though I still have manual steering, it's only hard to steer in parking lots. Out on the road has no issues
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:26 PM   #87
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The weather was perfect today for a little photo shoot with Frankentruck, so I went up to the local sports complex known as Sunset Fields by all of us college students.

Here is some raw pics from my Galaxy S8
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:28 PM   #88
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And here's some pics from my phone that I edited a little bit on my laptop
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:29 PM   #89
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Nice pics
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C10 Club Georgia meet in December. I'm going to be driving up from Milledgeville that morning, so if there's anyone who wants to join me, let me know

"Our next meet will be 12/8/18 at 10 AM in Cleveland, GA. We’re asking those who attend to bring an unwrapped toy valued at $20 or less.

Should be a great time! And thanks to Chaz Sosebee for offering up his beautiful new shop house to hold the event." - GAc10boy
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Oops...

Got a headlight relay harness yesterday from Summit racing, and it showed up today. I did not realize that the grille had to come off so I could get to the ground wire screws. Oh well, it's only 8 bolts. It started to rain though, so that was unfortunate. I'll finish up the install tomorrow. Good thing I don't need to go anywhere tonight
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I didn't want to leave all my parts outside overnight, so they got to take a nap inside. Once I got a break in the rain this morning, I started putting the grille back on. Once I finished bolting it in, the rain picked up again, so I had to stop. My new seat belts showed up while I was waiting on the rain to pass, and I must say that the quality looks real good. I have not opened up everything since I won't be able to do the install until Thanksgiving break. Got too much school work to do, and school must come first.

The rain lightened up a little bit so I didn't have to walk to class and get soaked. After class I finished up installing everything, and I am very happy with the limited results I have seen. I have not driven the truck yet because I still need to get a screw to mount the relays, but just by looking at the brightness today, I am happy. I'll do the night test tomorrow and see how it turned out
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Finally went and got a screw so I could mount the relays instead of just letting them hang. Because the harness required the relays to be close to the battery without any modifications of the harness, I wanted then to stay out of sight for a more stock appearance. Under this panel, I don't know what it is called, was the perfect place to hide it while still keeping the relays easily accessible.
The lights are definitely much brighter now, but I think they need to be aimed better than what they are at.

When I switched from the 2 barrel to the 4 barrel, I had to lose the old air filter housing. Made me sad, but I wanted to drive the truck. In my quest to make under the hood still appear somewhat stock ish, I want to go back to the original housing. Any ideas on how to make it work?
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Maybe you could take the top housing of your old air cleaner and put it on the base of the new air cleaner? Or cut the the bottom opening of the new air cleaner out and do the same on the old. Weld in the new opening to the old? Or find an original four barrel air cleaner off of Craig’s list or swap meet. Just ideas. Looking good. Keep up the work.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:14 PM   #96
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Maybe you could take the top housing of your old air cleaner and put it on the base of the new air cleaner? Or cut the the bottom opening of the new air cleaner out and do the same on the old. Weld in the new opening to the old? Or find an original four barrel air cleaner off of Craig’s list or swap meet. Just ideas. Looking good. Keep up the work.
I thought about your first idea when I was getting it running again, but I never found a base that was big enough. I think my best option would be to cut the bottom out and weld in a quadrajet opening, but I don't have access to a welder. I will look for something at a swap meet for sure, thanks man
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Yesterday I drove up to Athens to meet my family for the UGA vs Auburn game. The drive back to Milledgeville was the true test of the new relay harness. I can actually see now. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the brights seem to be almost as good as the newer Civic that my mom drives. I currently see no need to upgrade the headlights any more considering they are so good right now, just need to get them aimed properly and I'll be good to go
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Really looks bright.
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