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Old 12-07-2017, 02:12 PM   #51
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Re: 72 Plaid Sub

OK, So the way I purchased the 6.2L Engine, it was a short block with rotating assembly and heads. so there was no way of knowing if it was a truck or Car Engine. (it does not appear to have ever had a Vacuum pump mounted to the block so it was possibly a Camaro engine)

There was not balancer or water pump on the front of the engine.

Currently it has a truck balancer and the Holley accessory drive system on it, as that is what was available at the time I started fitting the engine to the truck.

I have talked Zach At drive junkies and know I will need to change to a Camaro water pump and balancer.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:02 PM   #52
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Ok, back at it where I left off. The was late 2017. Pulled the body off and installed some plumbing and wiring.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:13 PM   #53
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Had to her put back together for Dino's Chevy Only Gitdown 2017. Here she is almost ready, just missing some glass and interior.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:20 PM   #54
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Here's some pics from the Gitdown, the hotel, and Goodguys Southwest 2017. My brothers 66 Chevy next to the suburban was our grandfathers truck. It had been about 30 years since I rode in that truck. Such a cool weekend.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:27 PM   #55
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Back home putting a few miles on the burb working out the bugs.
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:08 PM   #56
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In early 2018 I decided the burb needed to be a full blown show vehicle. So, I blew it all apart again and had the body blasted to bare metal.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:06 AM   #57
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Lookin' good. I would have a hard time pulling it back apart if it looked that good and I was driving it.....

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Old 06-07-2019, 11:10 AM   #58
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Funny after having a full blown show paint job I'm going the other way, with my suburban build. We always want what we don't have right....What colors you have in mind?
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:38 PM   #59
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Do you have any pictures of the interior? Where you able to get a 3rd row seat back there?
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:47 AM   #60
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Do you have any pictures of the interior? Where you able to get a 3rd row seat back there?
If you look close in post #55 you can see the 3rd row facing the rear lift gate.

This is pretty cool too...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxK8rLHFNf0/
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:01 PM   #61
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Wow, tail gunner seats! I hadn't even considered that. Very cool, love the truck.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:49 AM   #62
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Thanks LockDoc. If the paint was original I would have left it. It was a repaint about 20 years ago and I just wanted it to look better.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:50 AM   #63
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Funny after having a full blown show paint job I'm going the other way, with my suburban build. We always want what we don't have right....What colors you have in mind?
Going back with the same blue and white, but looking for a nice metallic blue now.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:53 AM   #64
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If you look close in post #55 you can see the 3rd row facing the rear lift gate.

This is pretty cool too...

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Do you have any pictures of the interior? Where you able to get a 3rd row seat back there?
Good eye ajgriffin. The 3rd seat will be facing the rear.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:03 PM   #65
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Doing some rust repair. Drivers side was shot, but the passenger side rockers were solid. Got lucky.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:24 PM   #66
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July 2018 - Cleaning up the firewall with some nice smooth bead rolled panels from Slosh Tubz.
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