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Old 04-19-2017, 09:59 PM   #26
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Re: My $300 find 1978 Silverado

I have the front clip removed, I don't how far to go with this, my buddy has a guy that does powder coating for good price, I bought new upper control arms that have new ball joints and bushings installed, I would still need to replace all tierods pitman arm idler arm and lower ball joints and bushings. For now I'm going to start pressure washing and removing parts.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:02 PM   #27
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:10 PM   #28
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wish I was closer, I would take that big block off your hands...I love them,,,nice truck by the way, and presmog!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:22 AM   #29
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I sold the 402 for $600 and I still have the th400 should be able to get $200 out of it.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:35 PM   #30
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Slow progress fellas, I was pressure washing the frame and noticed a couple of hair line cracks on the frame around the steering box area.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:45 PM   #31
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I used the cheapest repair plate I could find, Ruff County makes it for the 4X4 trucks but it worked just fine for my 2wd. My neighbor did all the repairs, he drilled holes at the end of each crack and welded on both sides of the frame.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:48 PM   #32
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Front section of frame cleaned up and painted ready for crossmember.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:58 PM   #33
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Do any of you Fellas know what I need to do to load the pictures up right?
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:02 PM   #34
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This is who is responsible for progress going so slow.
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:09 PM   #35
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That young lady is just as good a reason as any for slowing you down.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:10 PM   #36
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That young lady is just as good a reason as any for slowing you down.
Thank you Big 10, her and the rest of my kids come 1st before any of my projects.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:30 PM   #37
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Do any of you Fellas know what I need to do to load the pictures up right?
If your using a smart phone and are holding it up and down, try turning it to the left. I was always told that's the right way to do it.

Nice find on a old ride by the way.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:56 AM   #38
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Great project-keep the pictures coming.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:38 AM   #39
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Darling baby girl! Progress on the truck might not be fast but it looks good.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:44 PM   #40
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Thank you for the tip Zook75.

Thank you Frenchy51 I'll keep posting pictures.

Thank you LT7A, she is a cutie, I'm glad she looks like my wife lol.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:52 PM   #41
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Looks like you made a great buy. I hope you learn how to get the pictures upright. I now have a sore neck. lol What Zook75 says makes since.
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:04 AM   #42
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Thank you LT7A, she is a cutie, I'm glad she looks like my wife lol.
Haha, makes sense. I don't have kids yet but here's hoping that when I do, that the wife comes to the rescue for their looks

BTW, thanks for the tip on the bracing plates at the power steering box. I haven't noticed cracks yet but figured it might be worth putting in place if I have the steering box out but I had balked at the pricing I had seen for other kits.
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