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Old 04-17-2017, 09:09 PM   #5226
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Re: Restoring Rusty

I was so excited and happy with it I shoved it in the middle in the parking lot of the junk yard, the color and fabric matched perfectly, not bad for $30 bucks, I like how its a low back too

I yet have to properly mount it, once it's mounted I wonder how I will like it folded up, maybe I will build a little storage compartment under it

whacha all think?

total cost $60 bucks plus some metal brackets and hardware
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:12 PM   #5227
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Thumbsup! Looks like a winner.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:54 PM   #5228
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Just finished looking through your ENTIRE thread over the last three days haha, I love how you are going about your restoration. Its been really fun to see the progress, keep up the good work!
oh hey thank you for the positive feedback I appreciate that, helps me keep motivated
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:01 PM   #5229
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:48 PM   #5230
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Awesome. I like it.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:57 PM   #5231
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looks good
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:22 PM   #5232
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you had some of that good luck with them seats. look s good. great job on fittin' 'em also.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:51 AM   #5233
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you had some of that good luck with them seats. look s good. great job on fittin' 'em also.
thanks, yeah I call it my blind squirrel finding a nut sometimes moment, I learned a lot doing this I knew this was going to be my Seat Swap 1.0 and I did not expect perfection, if this was not my daily driver I would go for just two nicer wider buckets like maybe out of a van ie the middle row but since I have to take my son and daughter at times I need to be able to seat three sometimes
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:12 AM   #5234
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Confessions of a Daily Driver

As you may recall last month in March my '74 became my daily driver, but since my wife had foot surgery and was off of work for most of the month, I must admit I cheated and drove her 2010 Honda Pilot instead, mea culpa

but I took that time to make a few changes to make the truck more driveable

1. I put the power steering back on, on a 4,000 pound truck it just makes sense

2. I put the Magnaflow mufflers back on since my 12 year old daughter complained the Thrush Rattlers were just too loud

3. I finished the carburetor conversion from a 4160 to a 4150 (duel fuel inlets instead of a single, and center hung float bowls instead of side hung) and I was able to tune it so it runs the best it ever had

4. and you most recently seen me replace the bench seat with buckets plus a middle jump seat

all these things make the truck more suited for daily driving, and this month (April) I drive it daily

I've been watching my MPGs and they went from 12.6 MPG to 13.8 so with a 16 gallon tank I can get 220 miles out of a tank, but I have a system where I fill it up every 200 miles and use the odometer as a guide, so at 4,200 then at 4,400, then at 4,600

one more thing, I am about to hit 5,000 miles on the newly rebuilt motor and brand new speedometer, happy days
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:57 PM   #5235
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Good work on the seats and drive-ability changes.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:32 PM   #5236
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Congratulations on all recent mods. It sounds like you've got it dialed in really well. I wish I could get mileage like that (13.8) out of mine. I consistently get about 12.3 out of my stock '79 with a 305, two barrel, automatic.
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