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Old 06-21-2018, 09:38 PM   #26
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Re: 1973 C20 Semi-build

aaannndd, I'm'a followin...
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:51 PM   #27
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looking good!!! Mike
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:40 PM   #28
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What are you using for your de-rusting solution?
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:06 PM   #29
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What are you using for your de-rusting solution?
It varies for what I am doing but the most is done with the industrial alkaline solution and if I need to go further I am using an industrial wall cleaner. Both are diluted for the specific task at hand.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:30 PM   #30
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Got a jump on the weekend paint festivities





Even the torque converter got some love

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Old 06-24-2018, 02:06 PM   #31
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Clean




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Paint




Remove fingerprints while cleaning




Groundhog day repeats itself.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:20 PM   #32
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PARTS!!!!

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Old 07-01-2018, 01:51 PM   #33
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Doesn't everyone degrease, abrasive tumble, and paint their bolts? LOL






And frame paint today. Anywhere I can't get to when the engine is back in

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Old 07-02-2018, 08:48 AM   #34
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Nice progress. Yes, on my last full build, we did the same to all the bolts that we reused...
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:31 AM   #35
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I love this type of build. I love seeing things cleaned up and maintained properly. I love the rich color of the paint that buffing uncovered. Good stuff.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:09 PM   #36
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Core support back together and engine brackets/pulleys back on.


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Old 07-03-2018, 09:53 AM   #37
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I think you need more cribbing blocks...lol
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:41 AM   #38
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I think you need more cribbing blocks...lol
LOL. I had a couple but most were made from used wood when I tore apart my tip-tissorie from my Malibu.

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Old 07-03-2018, 01:18 PM   #39
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Doesn't everyone degrease, abrasive tumble, and paint their bolts? LOL






And frame paint today. Anywhere I can't get to when the engine is back in

don't forget to file the threads on those bolts!
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:32 PM   #40
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don't forget to file the threads on those bolts!
Every thread stainless wire brushed by hand.
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:23 PM   #41
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I love the truck but I also love where you stored your cribbing. I got a bunch of 4x4's to cut up into cribbing just havent done it yet.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:41 PM   #42
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I love the truck but I also love where you stored your cribbing. I got a bunch of 4x4's to cut up into cribbing just havent done it yet.
I'd always seen them on forums and thought they would work well, after building them I have wondered how I lived without them. I even stole the small one I built for my jack to raise up my battery back-up for the home computer.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:53 AM   #43
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Finished up cleaning the firewall as much as I will for this time, may buff it out though...



I guess they write the color down on the firewall?



And the nasty chrome wheels and off road tires are gone, need to run the originals down and get new rubber.

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Old 07-08-2018, 06:23 PM   #44
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Excellent work on the firewall. I think cleaning up the original looks good, remains utilitarian, and retains character that I like. Often the paint itself is in good shape. And even though I'm not a concours resto guy, I still like to see those factory markings. Crazy to think that some guy wrote that by hand 40 years ago and it's still there.

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Old 07-08-2018, 09:55 PM   #45
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Hot with no breeze this morning but work got done.





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Old 07-09-2018, 08:45 AM   #46
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Nice work!
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:26 PM   #47
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Got out before it got hotter than the surface of the sun here in Texas and truck was still in the shade. Installed the headers(dropped right in as they should!) after cutting off a little bit of the down pipes for the stock manifolds, installed power steering pump/brackets after making a spacer to go with the headers, new soft fuel lines to the pump, installed thermostat/gasket/housing, and dropped in the distributor. I'm either lucky, good, or crafty as the balancer was at 8* BTDC and the distributor dropped in straight away. I'm buying lottery tickets later today.....
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:35 PM   #48
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Texas has been so hot but this morning was just a little cooler. Got out and cleaned up the plug wires with Goop hand cleaner, swapped out the blue wire holders for a set of black one I think I bought in 90', detailed the distributor cap, cleaned up the permanent cork gaskets off the valve covers, new filter/vac caps on carb, and installed it all on the engine.



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Old 08-31-2018, 12:48 AM   #49
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It's been awhile any updates?
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Old 09-01-2018, 01:12 PM   #50
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It all looks the same in the bay, finished up wiring/vacuum last week, picked up new battery cables, and fired it this morning on starter fluid. I'd forgot how loud open headers were. The ignition switch is clicky/sticky as all get out so I pulled the top of the steering apart to fix and called it a day.
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