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Old 01-03-2015, 02:34 AM   #1
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My 86 build

I bought this truck in 2014. The exterior had already been done by the previous owner. The inside was clean, but I can't handle that Burgandy color in a red truck, so I've been working on some projects over the last year. So here's the dash project.
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:39 AM   #2
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After dismanteling the dash, I repainted the lower portion. The red on the ashtray & glovebox didn't match with the rest of the dash.
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:43 AM   #3
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Painted the dash pad Charcoal after removing the burgundy paint. Cleaned all the old dye off with lacquer thinner. I made a little makeshift paint tent in the garage.
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:53 AM   #4
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Installed a new radio & speakers, temp control and a clock. My truck didn't have one. So since I had an empty spot on the meter face, I added an original working clock i found on eBay. I also added led lights in the meter and more courtesy lights along with the BowTie door sills
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:58 AM   #5
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Re: 86 Dash Project

And the finished project. New Billet dash molding & emblem. New dash Bezel, I have the Billet overlay for the dash bezel, but I can't bring myself to cover the new bezel just yet.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:44 AM   #6
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looks real good, are those the door sills from lmc?
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:11 PM   #7
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Yes the door sills are from LMC.
http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/cc/full.aspx?Page=73
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:17 PM   #8
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Looks great. What other plans do you have for it?
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:36 PM   #9
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I've already painted the doors panels and all the interior trim parts.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:39 PM   #10
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Recovered the headliner & installed new carpet
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:36 PM   #11
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Looking good. I like the color combo you have.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:36 PM   #12
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Re: 86 Dash Project

You did an awesome job! What did you use for the lower dash?
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:15 PM   #13
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You did an awesome job! What did you use for the lower dash?
I realized I never answered your question about the dash. I just used DupliColor Perfect Match spray paint.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:34 PM   #14
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Seatbelt changes. When I got my seatbelts from seatbeltstore.com, I wanted my belts and the plastic housing to be charcoal and of course it needed to match my interior. A lot of the aftermarket belts out there will have the colored belts, but have the black plastic housing. So after looking at several websites and all the different variations, I found belts to match. Well there was one drawback, the belt buckles were a generic plastic push button and NOT the GM Metal Buckle. I did find some GM Decals to put on the push button.
So fast forward. I really wanted to have the Metal GM Buckle but didn't want to have to spend money on a new set of belts. So I called seatbeltstore.com and told them of my situation. They said I could get the GM Metal Buckle Lap belts, and they come in the same color that I already have. I can send my retractors back to them and they will put new tongues on so they will be able to buckle together with the new GM buckles. The tongue on my current retractors are a different size tongue and would not work with the Lap Belts. And the best part, they aren't going to charge me for this service.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:52 PM   #15
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Some Engine Room Updates. First pic is BEFORE, the rest is AFTER

Changed out my carburetor with a new Edelbrock 600. New headers, air cleaner, valve covers, plugs & Red wires. All with the Chevrolet nameplate.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:42 PM   #16
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Why do you want a new column? Yours appears to be in decent shape, and is tilt.
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The inside was clean, but I can't handle that Burgandy color in a red truck,
LOL!

That's exactly the same thing the women at my house said. Looked fine to me...



Anyway, in deference to their opinion(s) I changed over to a black interior when I went back together. You can see the results in my build/intro thread below if you are interested.

Having given it further thought - it's even funnier since the red/burgandy '87 was a direct result of their complaints about my red/tan '86 Suburban. They called it the "Rotten Tomato".

I can't win...

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Old 05-18-2016, 01:51 PM   #18
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Re: My 86 build

Great looking truck! Really like the interior updates.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:08 PM   #19
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Great looking truck! Really like the interior updates.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:28 PM   #20
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:15 PM   #21
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Thanks!!
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:58 PM   #22
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:12 AM   #23
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Re: My 86 build

Did some changes on the interior again. Got some new door panels from LMC and new armrests. I like the light gray better than the darker that I had. Here's the before & after on the door panels.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:25 AM   #24
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One of the things I really disliked about my truck ever since I bought it 3yrs. ago, is the aftermarket hood with the cowl induction scoop. To me it just doesn't look right. So I happened across a NOS hood. So that will be the next changes to come, is to get my new hood painted and find a Hood Ornament.
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:13 AM   #25
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Very nice truck you got there......I wanted to know did add leds under the dash....on mine I have just one place to install led bulb under the dash like how well lighted yours is in that area.......again nice truck.....
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