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Old 03-26-2017, 08:28 PM   #51
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Did the initial trimming of the carpet and temporarily laid it in place to check on a few contours that still need to be smoothed out with the heat gun.



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Old 03-26-2017, 09:54 PM   #52
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:55 PM   #53
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Finished fabricating and installed my new exhaust, reinstalled freshly painted grille after adding middle insert "Chevrolet" piece that was missing.

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Old 03-29-2017, 08:34 AM   #54
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Hey guys, I'm new here!

Thought I might share a bit from my current build. It's a 60 C10 with the hog nose hood, 383 SBC with a BDS 6-71 blower backed up by a 700r4 that is all beefed up to handle the torque.

I'm well into this build and have been plagued by leaky brake lines that has cost me lots of time. Today I managed to get the proportioning valve to stop leaking, finished up the power steering pump and some of the tubing for it, fabricated a tensioner for the alternator, set up the geometry for the TV cable, and installed the speed chain. It's ready for the front clip to be installed now. That will be tomorrow.

Today was day 9 of wake up, thrash all day until it's time to work, work all night, chug a beer, sleep for a few hours, repeat.
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:08 PM   #55
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Hey guys, I'm new here!

Thought I might share a bit from my current build. It's a 60 C10 with the hog nose hood, 383 SBC with a BDS 6-71 blower backed up by a 700r4 that is all beefed up to handle the torque.

I'm well into this build and have been plagued by leaky brake lines that has cost me lots of time. Today I managed to get the proportioning valve to stop leaking, finished up the power steering pump and some of the tubing for it, fabricated a tensioner for the alternator, set up the geometry for the TV cable, and installed the speed chain. It's ready for the front clip to be installed now. That will be tomorrow.

Today was day 9 of wake up, thrash all day until it's time to work, work all night, chug a beer, sleep for a few hours, repeat.
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:14 PM   #56
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Painted up the starter for the 292 today.
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:38 AM   #57
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Didn't get a chance to post yesterday, but I got the interior firewall and cab floor primed and painted.
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:12 PM   #58
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Stripped Clyde down yesterday for some paint work and metal repair.
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Old 04-02-2017, 02:28 PM   #59
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Finally got the intake manifold off the 283. One of those 20 minute jobs that took far longer - had 2 bolts rounded off and hard to get at.

Can already see the next "fun" - tried a couple lifters, and they don't want to come out of the bores. Not sure yet how bad the bottoms are mushroomed over. The truck itself has either 247,000 or 347,000 on it and I have no idea what work, if any, the engine has had over the years.

But that's what makes it fun!
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:49 PM   #60
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Yay got new tail light brackets installed. Boo the tail light don't work. The blinker and the break light do but the not the tail lights. I think it is not getting a good ground but am not sure.
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:02 AM   #61
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Most importantly, I got it started for the first time with this engine!

What didn't I do this weekend would probably be a better questions. Because I made all the AN lines, installed power steering, Wiring, dimpling, wrapping, bracket making, more wiring and throttle linkage, rad plumbing, installed the starter, seats and dog house, exhaust, and only a bit of tuning... I took Friday off work to try to get out on the road that night for a cruise, and was derailed by a leaking thermostat housing, and a dead battery. Had to do the push of shame one last time back into the garage.

But as you can see the front clip got installed too. Today when I wake up it's time to tune it up, and she should be on the road again.

Thinking I'm going to rock it with out a hood for a bit, so I don't have to cut up the double hump hood just yet.
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:30 PM   #62
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didn't fix my alternator issue, so i didn't drive to the car club BBQ...
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:11 PM   #63
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didn't fix my alternator issue, so i didn't drive to the car club BBQ...
Figured out the problem, the '61 dash wiring didn't have the resistance wire circuit for the '63 external regulator wiring. Once i go to the bottom of the problem i tried to make my own patch, and smoked out the regulator. Went with the internally regulated, single wire alternator. Took the front wiring harness and stripped out the un-needed wires, re-taped and have half the bulk with just the horn relay

Then i drove her around all afternoon for the longest driving session with the new engine, trans, suspension and brakes.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:39 PM   #64
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Either that or he didn't wanna lay under the truck to replace the u-joint! HAHA!!
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:38 AM   #65
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Well, the supercharger seized up on me during start up the other day... So it was off to a buddy's house who knows a thing or two more about blowers than I do. Found out blowers like to eat fuel, not metal... So after some minor "clearancing" of the case and rotors to remove the damage, I slapped it all back together and made the Maid Voyage after leaving some tire marks about 100 feet long. Two grown men, giggling like school girls as tire smoke billowed behind us.

It was a beautiful day for a cruise down to the local watering hole. She is a little more peppy now with this new 383, blower and tranny that isn't slipping in 2nd and 4th. This week is my car clubs big car show, so it was kind of important to get this thing wrapped up.
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Well, the supercharger seized up on me during start up the other day... So it was off to a buddy's house who knows a thing or two more about blowers than I do. Found out blowers like to eat fuel, not metal... So after some minor "clearancing" of the case and rotors to remove the damage, I slapped it all back together and made the Maid Voyage after leaving some tire marks about 100 feet long. Two grown men, giggling like school girls as tire smoke billowed behind us.

It was a beautiful day for a cruise down to the local watering hole. She is a little more peppy now with this new 383, blower and tranny that isn't slipping in 2nd and 4th. This week is my car clubs big car show, so it was kind of important to get this thing wrapped up.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:40 AM   #67
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I called in sick today- bad cold. It's raining here all day. Wife's new car usually occupies the garage, but felt the need to get Ol'Blue out of the rain.

should leave the rain on windows to dry, looks killer the way the wipers cut through water!!!!!! sweet truck
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should leave the rain on windows to dry, looks killer the way the wipers cut through water!!!!!! sweet truck
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:44 AM   #69
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Technically it was yesterday... but I drove it to work.
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Installed a Sunpro Voltmeter in the already molested dash cluster. Had to widen the opening for this 2" gauge to replace a 1.75" Ammeter that was there before.

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I also cleaned up the cluster harness on the back, removing unused warning lights and water temp leads, then taping it all back up so it's "tidy".

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Luckily for me the truck came with an unmolested dash cluster that is fully intact if i ever want to go back to original.
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Pulled it out of storage. Need to clean it up and get the my mirrors back on it.
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More sanding...hoping to prime tomorrow.
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Finished respraying both doors. Dash is next.


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Old 04-18-2017, 12:58 PM   #74
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This weekend I finished installing reconditioned head and short headers on my 250, ran new exhaust outside of frame rails, and began fabricating brackets for seats I hot out of a suburban.

I did also give myself a nice bruise above my eye when I dropped exhaust pipe on it.
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Made progress on the 4-link install:

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