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Old 08-04-2018, 10:45 PM   #26
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:49 PM   #27
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Hereís my new seat when I get to the interior
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:17 PM   #28
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Mounted the brake booster/ master cyl with hydraulic clutch. Still need to make fuel lines p, brake lines and hook up clutch line. Also want to make a stiffening brace to the dash for the pedal assy.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:19 PM   #29
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I honestly have no idea why the photos Are turning sideways? They aren’t that way when I upload them.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:27 PM   #30
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Are you sure you didn't already finish the truck and now uploading pictures like crazy? Lol man I am jealous with how fast you are moving along.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:39 PM   #31
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Are you sure you didn't already finish the truck and now uploading pictures like crazy? Lol man I am jealous with how fast you are moving along.
Haha, thanks. Sometimes it feels like Iím making progress and sometimes it doesnít. But a lot of people say what your saying. I work mon-Friday at my full time job and Thursday nights I mow the lawn so it can leave the weekend open for this truck. I work on it when I get home Friday night from 6pm-9:30pm and lately itís been both Saturday and Sunday, literately all day only stopping for lunch for 20 min. Itís definitely taking its toll on my body. Today I only worked on it a few hours and my wife and I went out on my Harley. Itís been so hot and muggy lately which slows me down. Thanks for the compliments
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:54 PM   #32
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I honestly have no idea why the photos Are turning sideways? They arenít that way when I upload them.
Did you take them camera held sideways thumb on shutter button? Mine stopped being sideways or upside down since i took them as recommended above.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:28 AM   #33
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Did you take them camera held sideways thumb on shutter button? Mine stopped being sideways or upside down since i took them as recommended above.
I donít think so, they are showing normal on my iPad when I upload them. Itís weird how some are sideways and some are not. Itís really frustrating.. when I get some time Iíll try to go back and so if I can somehow edit them?
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I donít think so, they are showing normal on my iPad when I upload them. Itís weird how some are sideways and some are not. Itís really frustrating.. when I get some time Iíll try to go back and so if I can somehow edit them?
Since i used the "right thumb on shutter" method its been fine. I tried to fix bad one but beyond my skills which are stuck in 35mm era.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:22 PM   #35
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That looks great! So I have the same motor with the same front to back placement and I used the hooker manifolds but they look identical to what you have there. did you have to notch the frame at all? My motor is slightly off center and the passenger manifold hits the frame but I am concerned that if I move the motor over I won't have room for the linkage.

By the way, thank you for the great photo of your steering linkage. I have been trying to find one that shows how I could make mine.
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That looks great! So I have the same motor with the same front to back placement and I used the hooker manifolds but they look identical to what you have there. did you have to notch the frame at all? My motor is slightly off center and the passenger manifold hits the frame but I am concerned that if I move the motor over I won't have room for the linkage.

By the way, thank you for the great photo of your steering linkage. I have been trying to find one that shows how I could make mine.
Yes they are Summit Racingís brand manifold, which is Hookers exact manifold without hooker stamped on it and are $100 cheaper. As for the passenger side, it did slightly hit the frame. My choices were to notch it out or slightly bend the top lip up of the frame, I just bent the top lip up for clearance, didnít take much.

Also your very welcome on the steering linkage pictures, I searched for days on a setup and came up with nothing, I would have paid $50 for a picture, it doesnít look like it was hard to do, but I probably have 10 hours alone in it trying to figure out what will work, itís super tight, but works without binding .
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:56 PM   #37
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Nice truck build man. You have a great project. Stay with it. You're young and can do it!

The steering linkage looks good for your first one. You seem to be moving right thru the stuff that hold alot of guys back.

Keep posting the pics. The sideways thing is an Apple thing I think. Mine do that too on occasion.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:09 PM   #38
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Not sure if itís worth posting, I cannot believe this took me all day but I finished sanding and painting the frame today
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Nice truck build man. You have a great project. Stay with it. You're young and can do it!

The steering linkage looks good for your first one. You seem to be moving right thru the stuff that hold alot of guys back.

Keep posting the pics. The sideways thing is an Apple thing I think. Mine do that too on occasion.
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Got the rear axle in, cut the old perches off, set pinion angle, welded new perches, found a driveshaft that was the correct length and installed new u joints. New e brake shoes, calipers, rotors & pads.
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Beautiful work.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:18 AM   #44
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Hereís some useless pictures of before and after cutting the perches off. I should be taking more pictures but I have been slacking
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:42 PM   #45
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So, the truck gas pedal will not work as you can see when I place it on the firewall, itís further off the floor than the brake pedal.

I happened to have to replace a gas pedal a 05 Chevy trailblazer at work a few weeks ago and dug this out of the scrap pile to make my pedal work, I cut the truck pedal and cut the trailblazer pedal and made one out of them and welded them together, worked perfectly!
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More of the gas pedal and it installed
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New rotors, e brake shoes, calipers and Fresh gear oil. Even was able to adapt the ebrake cables to the factory parking brake setup. Also Installed the 19 gallon gas tank. Took forever to drill all 12 holes for this! It should serve as a frame stiffener too! (ignore the color of the tank, I got carried away with the wax spray I had since it can get water on top of it when the bed gets wet. ). Plumbed the fuel pump, lines and regulator.
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And lastly I installed braided brake hoses and welded the tabs on the frame to hold them, next weekend Iíll plumb the brake lines.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:59 PM   #49
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making great progress man. took me 3 weeks to get my new fan and pulley set up to work.
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making great progress man. took me 3 weeks to get my new fan and pulley set up to work.
Thanks, I found most of the times to walk away and come back to it and sometimes it works, I get so frustrated you just need a break to clear your head... keep at it!
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