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Old 04-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #26
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Re: Retro-Tech- 77

Thanks for the review of the grille. I'm hoping to get one soon. Great choice to go with the '73 grille.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:38 AM   #27
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Its a really nice piece. Give Tim Christian (Top Banana) a shout and let him set you up when you are ready.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:26 PM   #28
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:39 PM   #29
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I feel like a little school girl now, haha so an OMG is in order.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:35 PM   #30
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A few more updates added.





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Old 05-23-2011, 09:45 PM   #31
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Lookin' good Ken!
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:46 PM   #32
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Ken Ken Ken, there is nothing else to say. There is a company in the Truckin magazine that makes the same front bumper with the fog lights for the 81-87 that I plan on getting. Keep up the good work Boss!! I didn't think there was anything else that could be done to it but we always find something else to do..lol
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It would look even better w/o bumper bolts Ken
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:53 PM   #34
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I agree with you Jeff. Unfortunately thats not going to happen on this one. I do have s et of bolts that have a flatter head on them. Thats what it will have when it goes together the last time.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:57 PM   #35
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painted headlight bezels, light bumper, and recessed grill....

it all looks really good Ken...

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Old 05-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #36
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that is one clean truck. hope mine be that nice one day.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:58 PM   #37
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Does the grill actually bolt to the center support? I am seriously thinking of converting my 85 to the 73 frontend but I will need all the room I can get between the grill and the core support for the future. I will have a lift off fiberglass hood rather than a stock hood.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:28 PM   #38
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very nice, I have been considering that bumper for my 76 and this helped me to decide....looks fantastic, cant wait to see more.

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Old 06-25-2011, 10:20 AM   #39
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Does the grill actually bolt to the center support?
Yes, it requires the 73-74 center brace, side brackets, external hood latch, and external strike pin. It will reduce the gap between the grill and core support.

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very nice, I have been considering that bumper for my 76 and this helped me to decide....looks fantastic, cant wait to see more.
Thanks! I have been undecided about how I like the bumper now that its on. I think once I get the new headlights it will all tie together nicely.

I have not had any progress, due to waiting on parts. Combine that with several backyard projects, and the truck is gathering dust.

I had the core support filler panel painted after several holes were filled. I will post pics of this and the new headlights this weekend.

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Is it possible to not use the center brace? I will have a lift off fiberglass hood. How much room between your radiator and the back of the center brace? I need room for an intercooler later on down the road.
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We were just down in your corner of the world the last couple of days. My oldest boy had a baseball camp at A&M, so we when down to Galvaston for a couple of days.

Have you made any progress lately?
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N2TRUX... love the conversion, great job!! Nice write up as well, I plan on doing this and will use this as my guide!
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Between waiting on parts, or parts to be painted this project came to a standstill for a while. Combine that with my Summer schedule that included hosting a 4th of July backyard bash, and a lot of time has slipped by.With most of my parts ready to go, I spent some time working on the headlight update.





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Hey Ken,... do you have a link to those headlights?
They look like a plug-and-play install.
Or do you have to wire in some relays?
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Keith you can contact Chris (Capt Kaos) as he is our local distrubitor. The supplier is Round Eyes Performance Lights- LINK

They are not exactly "plug & play" but don't take much to install. My article is updated to show the mods required.

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Great addition to the write-up and wow... those look good!

Possible new update for you Keith?
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the truck looks great easily one of the nicest on the board but im not all that certain on the bumper really really like ever other piece though
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Hey ken great wriet up question on the grille how much do those run that thing is amazing i have as 73 grile now and t it dosnt hold a candle to that a
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I agree with you Jeff. Unfortunately thats not going to happen on this one. I do have s et of bolts that have a flatter head on them. Thats what it will have when it goes together the last time.
Iknow Tim & top banana have smooth 67-72 front bumpers > Ive seen it on his truck & it looks awesome . Do they not have them for the 73-79's ?
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If you change your mind on the bumper Im local lol
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