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Old 04-20-2017, 11:55 PM   #1
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"Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck

Well, it's time to take my leave as an active participant here. I've bought a new truck, and no longer own Working Girl. I've just gotten to the age where I want (and need) the comfort and conveniences of a modern vehicle. I bought a 2017 Sierra 1500 Denali CCSB with the 6.2l.

As I take my leave, I thought I would past an index to the most informative posts I've written about the build on various fora.

Here's a list of all my modifications on Working Girl over the past seven years:

GM 10067353 350cid crate engine
Comp Cams 12-300-4 marine/RV camshaft
Edelbrock 1406 carburetor
Edelbrock 2601 Air-Gap Performer intake manifold
Hooker 2453 headers and dual exhaust straight out the back through Flowmaster 40s
Thermac air cleaner with cold-air induction
Taylor wires and Proform valve cover hold downs with wire clips
94-amp 12SI alternator
Flex-o-lite electric fan and controller
Front bumper with built-in fog lamps
Dual 16-gallon tanks
Aries step bars
Dual fuel gauges
Tachometer
Semi-custom heated leather bucket seats with center console/jump seat
Floor-mounted wiper mist button
JVC Arsenal KD-AHD69 CD Receiver
Highliner headliner with four Kicker DS400 speakers
Lanzar VCTBS8 active subwoofer
Three 12 VDC accessory sockets under the dash
Tough Country EZ-Ride Springs and Shocks, +2" front, +3" rear
Rhino Liner bedliner

Here's a set of pointers to articles I've posted on how to do all of the above:

Lots of discussions of camshafts
https://www.google.com/#q=%22weyand%22+12-235-2

More camshafts
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=26161.1

More camshafts, and the Edelbrock 1406 tune for low-compression 350s
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=32168.0

Carbretor flow rates
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=31377.0

Ignition timing
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=689321

Dual exhaust, H-pipe, Flowmaster
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=26530.0

Thermostatic induction with headers
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=27239.0

Taylor wires and Proform valve cover hold downs with wire clips
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...33&postcount=3

94-amp alternator
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=28215.0

Electric fan
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=27899.0

Fog light bumper
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=26899.0

Aries step bars pics and hints
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...35&postcount=8

Dual fuel gauges and stereo install
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=27233.0

Combo tach/fuel gauge install
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=28547.0

Heated leather bucket seats
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=27233.0

Floor-mounted wiper mist button
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=27235.0

Highliner headliner speakers
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=632995

Subwoofer
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/sm...?topic=27234.0

Three 12-volt accessory sockets
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=715684

Tough Country EZ-Ride +2/+3 -- two pics
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...65&postcount=7
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:28 AM   #2
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck

wow brother you will be missed, you have been such a big help not just to me and Rusty but to all of us, don't quit cold turkey, visit from time to time, and do what you always do tell us knuckleheads again and again how to do things right
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:33 AM   #3
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wow brother you will be missed, you have been such a big help not just to me and Rusty but to all of us, don't quit cold turkey, visit from time to time, and do what you always do tell us knuckleheads again and again how to do things right
Thanks, Gregski. I'll probably pop in once in a while. But it's a lot harder to help somebody with something when you no longer have a truck to check things out on. We'll see how it works out. I did want to index everything though, because that's the end of the projects.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:56 AM   #4
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck

Any reason you cant keep the 78?

Also if you want a good forum for newer trucks, you can check out GMfullsize. Just beware that that forum is a little raunchy.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:15 AM   #5
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Any reason you cant keep the 78?
Even with the "16% incentives on select vehicles in inventory", buying a crew cab Denali dynamites a pretty good-sized hole in the checkbook.

And, truth be told, with the Denali around, Working Girl won't get much playtime and will start to fall into disrepair. and have passed it on to a new caretaker.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:31 AM   #6
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Even with the "16% incentives on select vehicles in inventory", buying a crew cab Denali dynamites a pretty good-sized hole in the checkbook.

And, truth be told, with the Denali around, Working Girl won't get much playtime and will start to fall into disrepair. Better to pass it on to a new caretaker.
Completely understand, new trucks sure are pricey, but nice. Enjoy the new truck! Hopefully the 78 will go to a good home.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:37 AM   #7
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck

My wife just 'told' me to buy a new truck. I'm actually reverse of you - as I get older I find the old trucks are more comfortable. I slide across the vinyl of the 87 and my back sort of settles in, compared to the squirming I do in the 99 with cloth seats that want to grip my hips.

Appreciate the above posts, I'm looking forward to having time / money to do the highliner and actually have a truck with a sound system some day.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:28 AM   #8
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck

You don't know me Rich but you put effort into your input on the builds we both followed and I appreciated the detailed information. I say stick around and know that your experience is what qualifies you, not present ownership. And you never know. The right affordable little project truck might pop up. And if you were in tinker mode, not full resto mode, it might be workable since it's not your daily driver.
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"All good things must come to an end." Your helpful knowledge will be missed here Rich. Those were some informative threads there. Happy trails. Feel free to drop in any time you are feeling bored.
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Classy way to leave us, you have provided info for me on problems when I was stuck and I appreciate your help.

Enjoy the new truck and thanks for taking the time to put together your how to's list
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck

Interesting coincidence: I'm the original owner of an '85 GMC 3/4 ton 4WD and yesterday I ordered a new '17 GMC 1-Ton 4WD. Keeping my '85 though, use it for shorter trips closer to home. I wanted a new truck to make long-distance runs for fishing in TX & MN, camping 4 wheeling in Utah and Arizona.


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Thanks for everything Rich......
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