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Old 04-09-2018, 04:28 AM   #51
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Re: Mike D's 50 pickup build

Silverfox

That Norton is slick!!! The frame is wow!!! Did you do the interior frame bracing yourself? Are the Shockwaves up front upside down?

I'm defiantly following this build.

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Old 04-09-2018, 08:47 AM   #52
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Re: Mike D's 50 pickup build

Thanks, I restored the Norton 4 years ago from parts boxes, everything is original Norton parts excepts for signal lights. Frame bracing was done by Lloyd Dyck. I did the sheet metal and everything else. As far as I know, the only way to mount the front shockwaves on the TCI Custom IFS is upside down. Unless I am mistaken.

Got a lokar floor throttle pedal coming and 16" bench seat shifter.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:30 AM   #53
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Re: Mike D's 50 pickup build

This weekends accomplishments,

Got brake pedal/MS installed and trying out some ideas for the air lift position sensors.



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Old 04-16-2018, 11:28 AM   #54
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Re: Mike D's 50 pickup build

maybe wanna put the air leveling valve link in the middle hole so you have more future considerations.
looks good.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:47 AM   #55
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maybe wanna put the air leveling valve link in the middle hole so you have more future considerations.
looks good.
Makes sense but unless i'm missing something, installation procedures specify that each hole has a specific max and min travel range. I'm at 2.7" of travel at that measurement and 1st hole max travel is 2.75". This is approx 105 degrees of potentiometer arm travel which according to them is the sweet spot.

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Old 04-22-2018, 10:53 AM   #56
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Re: Mike D's 50 pickup build

Lots of progress this week. Got air compressor brackets mounted, installed park brake lever, Holley oil pan, headers, push rods, torqued all engine components, replaced trans filter ,pan gasket and output shaft seal. Got my tires 305 20 rear, 235 18 fronts, wheels should be here in a couple of weeks.













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Old 04-22-2018, 11:57 PM   #57
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Re: Mike D's 50 pickup build

Looking good. Which parking brake kit is that? I like the look of it.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:58 AM   #58
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Looking good. Which parking brake kit is that? I like the look of it.
Lokar under dash, very solid piece.

http://lokar.com/catalog/#page=33
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:50 AM   #59
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Thanks for the link. Didnt realize it was Lokar, havent looked at there catalog in years. Will add it to the saved websites to periodically check.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:51 AM   #60
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Will be shielding the compressors from tires when I install the tubs. Wire harness routing also figured out. Could not install compressors inside frame since fuel tank is too wide. Challenging to fit all this stuff while mainting stock box depth.



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Old 05-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #61
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Lots going on this week.

Got the wheels installed and made the transmission tunnel.















Found a sweet barn/garage find matching numbers1969 Firebird 400 with Trans Am rally instrument cluster. In storage since 1982.



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Old 05-07-2018, 01:37 PM   #62
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truly staggering work! I cant hardly believe this is the same truck. I especially like the trans/driveshaft bumps, how did you get such smooth radii?
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Very nice progress....nice looking trans tunnel.

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looking good...naw...looking great!!!
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truly staggering work! I cant hardly believe this is the same truck. I especially like the trans/driveshaft bumps, how did you get such smooth radii?
Thanks guys. I used a dead blow hammer, 3 inch pipe in a vise, a block of wood and about 1000 tweaks with the grinder to get the fit perfect.
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:00 PM   #66
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WOW!! Yup that covers it.
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I have seen a few steel wheel barrow tubs used as well. sometimes a bit big though.
nice work. no planishing hammer then? looks really good.
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great work ----lookin good
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:14 PM   #69
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too bad about the old firebird interrupting your build. better just let me have it so you don't get some syndrome or another. just thinking about your mental health........
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very nice choice for wheels, great stance!
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Thanks guys.

Firebird would be an interesting project for sure. Have not bought it yet though. Want to finish truck first so I don't get sidetracked. It is a true matching numbers 400 with all the original parts. The spoiler from a Camaro was added later but is not original to the car. Would be an great restoration project. I guess an unmolested Firebird is kinda rare.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:46 AM   #72
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Looking good! gonna be a very cool truck.
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