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Old 04-19-2017, 02:17 AM   #76
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

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Made progress on the 4-link install:
I have this on the to do list after this years cruise'n season is over. Did you order a kit, or go DIY? And if you went with a kit who did you order from and why did you make that choice. I know there are a few options available here and I'm not sure who I want to order from yet.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:00 AM   #77
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I have this on the to do list after this years cruise'n season is over. Did you order a kit, or go DIY? And if you went with a kit who did you order from and why did you make that choice. I know there are a few options available here and I'm not sure who I want to order from yet.
I went with a kit from No Limit Engineering. I did so because they had good reviews, are a sponsor of another forum I visit (and a supporting vendor on this one I believe), and their prices are good.

That said, I had to do a little engineering of my own, as this kit was designed with a shortbed Chevy in mind, and I'm going a longbed GMC. Depending on your application this could be pretty straight forward, or a little more involved, especially with measuring.

I had some issues with quality that I got resolved, and I think were a one-off. My biggest complaint is that while the product seems to be of good quality, the instructions are below standard. They're essentially copies of hand drawings, with handwriting. The first page with some measurement and step info is typed, but any illustrations are back-of-napkin quality. While not altogether a bad thing, when you compare it to something like RideTech's work you can see the difference. That said, Ridetech stuff is also more expensive, so you pay for the extra work .

I would do the No Limit kit again, primarily because I have now done it and know what I'm in for. But ask me again when I'm all done haha.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:10 AM   #78
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Painted the new air filter up.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:33 PM   #79
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That is a great looking engine TJ! Mine is still pretty crusty. But did get a new red top optima and battery ends today. Got tired of wiggling the wore out old connector lol.

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Old 04-22-2017, 07:52 AM   #80
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Filled it up with gas then went and drove it until half of the gas was gone.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:22 PM   #81
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Just about ready to pull the motor. Having a 383 built right now.

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Old 04-22-2017, 11:38 PM   #82
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I didn't do it myself, I had it done. It's been warming up out here so I had the windows tinted the other day, kind of on a whim. To be honest, I'm not 100% sure if I like the look on the old beast but it certainly keeps the cab cooler.
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:24 PM   #83
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Headlight relay upgrade along with new headlight and dimmer switches.
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Headlight switch gave me back my dash lights, love the red bow tie high beam indicator.
She was thirsty so I took her to fill up
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:19 PM   #84
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Headlight relay upgrade along with new headlight and dimmer switches.
I need to get mine installed too. Notice a difference?
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:14 PM   #85
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:17 PM   #86
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I got new rims but the studs was to short.Installed the new studs panted the drums.Name:  DSCN0831.jpg
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:22 PM   #87
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Finished up on friday any installed the rear sway bar.Name:  DSCN0832.jpg
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:44 PM   #88
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Saturday and sunday i tore the front suspension off. Then took a break waiting for parts. Then i worked on the 1961 impala frame off resto.Name:  DSCN0816.jpg
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:46 PM   #89
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Got the motor out today.

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Old 04-24-2017, 01:45 PM   #91
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I need to get mine installed too. Notice a difference?
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They seem brighter in my garage, but i didn't really get a chance to drive much with the old set up to get a good comparison.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:23 AM   #92
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Painted the Chevrolet logo in the tail gate and front bumper with one shot paint.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:53 AM   #93
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

I installed a Grunion air ride and front disc conversion also painted the frame with POR-15 and added a train horn since I already had the compressor and air tank for the airbags.
It dropped the body about 7 to 8 inches.
It's not sitting on the floor but it makes a drastic difference in the look of the truck, for a fraction of the price and work.
I am very happy with it.
I also had to relocate the mufflers and changed the exhaust tips.

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Old 04-25-2017, 11:45 AM   #94
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Wow much better. I thought those wheels look a little out of place with that much altitude.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:49 AM   #95
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I got my truck back from having the 700 r4 installed. I think my drive shaft is hitting my e-brake brackets when I go over bumps so I might have to do some rearranging. Have not got a chance to drive it on the freeway at a reasonable speed to see how it functions. To much traffic
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:51 PM   #96
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Painted my dash cluster and improved illumination. I used white paint for the back of the aluminium bezel and inside the cluster housing and red on the front of the bezel. The speedo face was a pain to mask off since the needle didn't pop off for me.

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My wife was really impressed with my skills until i told her the lettering was all still the original! I added a reflector inside around the speedo so the light bounces to the front better.
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One of these days i'll get the LED replacement bulbs for the lights
The PO has butchered the cluster before i got it so i'm not ruining an original
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:49 PM   #97
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

...finally completed another project and moved the C10 onto my lift to finish it:
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Temporarily install my trim molding to mark out where I had to paint, the applied a few coats of white and about 7 coats of clear.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:26 AM   #100
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Painted the new air filter up.
Where did you get the finned air breather from? What element does it use? Looks good and matches the valve cover. Hoping to get my 292 back from machine shop this coming week.
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