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Old 07-27-2011, 10:58 PM   #51
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Re: Retro-Tech- 77

Ken, I love the truck and the upgrades with the exception of the bumper. I know you said you feel the headlights will tie the bumper into the equation, and I'll reserve my final judgment until I see a pic with both, but for now, I'm not feelin it. I understand the minor modern adjustments you're making to make the truck a little more pleasurable to drive, but to me, the bumper detracts from the "O.E." look of your truck too much. I think rechromed smooth bumpers minus the driving lights would fit the look of your truck a lot better IMO.

Love the rest though esp. the grille, the 73/74 looks right at home on your truck!
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #52
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a ken any updates. Just scored two 73 gmc grill with all brakcets. should i go back and get the upper panel on the core support is it really needed??
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #53
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a ken any updates. Just scored two 73 gmc grill with all brakcets. should i go back and get the upper panel on the core support is it really needed??
If you read my thread in detail you can answer that question. If you have an external release system now, you won't need the filler panel. If you have an internal release system you will need "everything" that pertains to an external release. That includes the filler panel AND the strike pin assembly from the hood.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #54
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dang was affraid of that answer i will go back and get the rest of the parts i need for swap.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:34 PM   #55
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following this one closely!!

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Old 11-24-2011, 01:12 AM   #56
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I did the 73-74 grill update on my old 75 around jan time frame.... I just wish I was smart enough to make a tech thread about it... But everything is the same as yours just before they decided to remake them.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #57
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Well its been almost 6 months. Anything more on your changes?
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #58
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anything new?
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #59
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never noticed the RA under the user name before.. new member or been with them a while?
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:54 PM   #60
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subscribed for any more updates! Love what you've done so far....and enjoyed the article!
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #61
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:55 AM   #62
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Unfortunately this project has been put on hold. My business and family have needed my attention so I have suspended my garage time for a while.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:12 PM   #63
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You have many answers to my questions and thoughts....................... I need more answers !!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #64
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What questions do you have? I have no progress reports, but I will try to answer any questions you have.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:35 PM   #65
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I am sure you would have answered them with the completion of your project, step by step, I will wait!
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #66
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Is it possible to install the earlier style grill into an 80 model?

What all do you have to change out?
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:35 PM   #67
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I saw some updates/repairs on the truck on Facebook. Anything else here about your progress on the changes?
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I saw some updates/repairs on the truck on Facebook. Anything else here about your progress on the changes?
Several things transpired since this project got started that put it in indefinite hibernation. Besides my family and me business needing more attention than my truck, my buddy Travis Noack left Street Trucks to pursue a career in commercial real-estate. Consequently the cover was put on the truck, and it was pushed to the back corner of my garage.

Recently my buddy Keith (n2billet) convinced me to bring it out of hibernation to attend a couple of shows with him. I agreed the time was right to get back on track.

I wont be doing all of the updates that I originally posted, but there will be some updates coming soon.
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I wont be doing all of the updates that I originally posted, but there will be some updates coming soon.
Looking forward to this,...
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Sneak peak of my progress. Sorry for the rotated pic. I'm still trying to sort out why the pics upload to the site incorrectly.
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Nice to see that you are back on the upgrades to the truck. I was hoping to attend the Lone Star Throwdown and hang out with you guys, but it is just not going to work out this year for that show.
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The grill looks awesome, but I prefer the 77-78 style grills.
same with me. they look awesome blacked out with the stainless strips added
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:46 PM   #74
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Hmm Amber turn signals...

Looks great though
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