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Old 01-26-2018, 01:33 AM   #151
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Re: sprint_9's 72 C10 Project

Exhaust work will take your mind off of sanding which sucks haha. I put my hood and cowl on this evening.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:04 PM   #152
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Exhaust work will take your mind off of sanding which sucks haha. I put my hood and cowl on this evening.
It was a nice break from sanding.

I got everything tacked up to my trailing arm cross member. From there I plan on going up and over the frame between the two front box supports and under the box floor, and then running side pipes right in front of the rear tire, either exiting through the box or right under it. Im leaning to through the box as I really like that look, but havent made up my mind yet.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:32 PM   #153
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Looks good so far. I had my old blazer run that way for a while. Sounds beast, but it’s tight through there...
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:07 AM   #154
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Exhaust is looking good so far. Are you using any coating on the exhaust system?
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:26 AM   #155
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Nice work sir. Well done. One question...what did you do with the cowl vent rod/screw (pops out of top of firewall) that is used to open and close cabin air via vacuum?
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:22 PM   #156
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Looks good so far. I had my old blazer run that way for a while. Sounds beast, but it’s tight through there...
Yea it will be close between the box and frame.

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Exhaust is looking good so far. Are you using any coating on the exhaust system?
I thought about coating it like you did, but no one around here does it that I know of. So I will probably leave it bare. I might coat my mufflers with black epoxy as they are only 409 stainless and will probably surface rust. The rest is 304 stainless.

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Nice work sir. Well done. One question...what did you do with the cowl vent rod/screw (pops out of top of firewall) that is used to open and close cabin air via vacuum?
My truck didn't have anything like this, it's a non-ac cab.

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Old 01-31-2018, 12:16 AM   #157
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Pressed in my new wheel studs and sprayed epoxy primer on my rotors tonight. The rotors came zinc plated but where already starting to rust in a couple spots, figured I'd give the epoxy a shot. While I was at it I did my mufflers too, atleast they won't surface rust now. I hate any sign of rust.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:48 AM   #158
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Fixed a goofy spot in my clear and got it buffed. It was a pretty nice outside today so I decided to roll my cab out and check things over. I was blown away, it really comes to life with a little sun.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:32 AM   #159
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Looking great it starts getting exciting when your at this point.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:08 AM   #160
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That cab looks awesome
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:21 AM   #161
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It does pop!
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Old 02-04-2018, 01:10 AM   #162
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It does pop!
Exactly!!!! Looks like a million bucks....Going to be stunning when it's all together!
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Thanks guys.

Been doing a bunch of stuff on the frame to get it as far along as possible before I set the cab.

Exhaust is tacked and mocked up to where it crosses over the frame. I have really enjoyed the exhaust work so far. Today I used a torch to bend some hangers, Ive never done anything like that before so its fun to do it for the first time. The only thing I dont like about it is the mess, metal work is such a mess, grinding and cutting just makes a disaster out of the shop.

Radiator is in, fan shroud bolted on with the fans, I pieced all of this together so I could have good Spal fans, it came out better than I envisioned and it comes apart easily if a fan goes bad. I modified my engine harness for my coil relocation, and extended the wires for my alternator. Also mocked up my plug wires and brackets, I took a small block setup and made my own mounting brackets to bolt to the LS heads.

Im kind of hoping to set the cab in a couple weeks, I have quite a few odds and ends to button up first though.
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Looking good getting closer!
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