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Old 11-14-2017, 05:24 PM   #1
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A new score...

Was out and about over the weekend and happened upon this gem. Its loaded to the gills with options. Still has the factory jack and all the jazz under the hood. And I got it cheap...
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:09 PM   #2
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Very Nice Score!!
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:30 PM   #3
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Very cool, what are your plans for itit
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:25 PM   #4
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Looks like an '86 model year, built in Flint.

If it came through on second shift my guys put the front fenders on that truck.

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:03 PM   #5
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great find...
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:05 PM   #6
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Very cool, what are your plans for itit
Heck who knows. It runs and drives and needs a lil tune up. I might take it to a dent doctor to see if they can do anything with the dent on the driver door. And then I might have one of my buddies see if he can cut/buff the paint.

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Looks like an '86 model year, built in Flint.

If it came through on second shift my guys put the front fenders on that truck.

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Thats awesome brother, do you think they cross threaded any bolts? Ha ha.
Yes it is an 86 and I am surprised at how original and pristine it is. Doesn't seem to ragged out either.

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Old 11-15-2017, 05:56 AM   #7
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Can we see some interior pics?
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:32 AM   #8
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Great find, Looks like it came Loaded too. The only thing I'd replace is the sliding back window. But that's just me. Hope to see it when your done dressing it up.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:57 AM   #9
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Thats awesome brother, do you think they cross threaded any bolts? Ha ha
Ha! Yes - it's likely. Be careful taking the radiator support/fender nose bolts out if you take the fender off.

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Old 11-15-2017, 10:16 AM   #10
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Keith, just curious, but how fast did you guys install fenders on these things?
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:19 AM   #11
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Can we see some interior pics?
Absolutely. Its supposed to rain most of the day. Ill take some and get em uploaded as soon as I can.

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Great find, Looks like it came Loaded too. The only thing I'd replace is the sliding back window. But that's just me. Hope to see it when your done dressing it up.
Congrats.
Yes sir, I don't like the sliders. A solid glass is better in my opinion.

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Ha! Yes - it's likely. Be careful taking the radiator support/fender nose bolts out if you take the fender off.

Ha ha, will do my brother!

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Old 11-15-2017, 11:12 AM   #12
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Re: A new score...

Nice Loaded Short bed! My 85 is close, but not all the options you have.
P.S. I bought my 85 extended cab from Bebe. It belonged too the guy who owns a utility trailer business (builds/sales). That was 2009 or 2010. I was living just south of Memphis at the time.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:00 PM   #13
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Keith, just curious, but how fast did you guys install fenders on these things?
Line rate at Flint Line 1 was 60 per hour, which is one every minute. (Line 2, Blazer and Suburban, was 36 jobs per hour).

You had about 45 seconds to install the fender and the other 15 second was walking to and from the job and reloading for the next one.

Fender-to-door gap was set using a little magnetic fixture which stuck to the door and had a little nylon tab of the desired thickness inserted into the gap. One fixture was stuck towards the top of the door (just below the A pillar) and one stuck to the bottom.

There were two guys per side working fender install, one at the front and one at the rear. They would take the fender off the overhead carrier, where it was presented upside down, already painted, emblems installed, trim installed and wheel liner installed. In one motion they would lift off the carrier, swing it toward the vehicle while flipping it upright and position it on the vehicle. The guy at the rear would jam it against the gap fixture and run the rearmost vertical bolt in; while he was doing that the guy in the front would start running in the nose bolts (to the radiator support, which was sitting loose on the chassis). The rear guy would open the door and run in the rearmost horizontal bolt and then hold the dogleg portion of the fender jammed against the gap fixture by wedging the aforementioned padded 4x4 between the tire and the wheel opening. The guy in the pit would run in the lower fender bolt.

These are Pontiacs but the process is the same: you can see a snippet at the 2:25 mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02eULOTP6CA


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Old 11-15-2017, 12:13 PM   #14
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line rate at flint line 1 was 60 per hour, which is one every minute. (line 2, blazer and suburban, was 36 jobs per hour).

You had about 45 seconds to install the fender and the other 15 second was walking to and from the job and reloading for the next one.

Fender-to-door gap was set using a little magnetic fixture which stuck to the door and had a little nylon tab of the desired thickness inserted into the gap. One fixture was stuck towards the top of the door (just below the a pillar) and one stuck to the bottom.

There were two guys per side working fender install, one at the front and one at the rear. They would take the fender off the overhead carrier, where it was presented upside down, already painted, emblems installed, trim installed and wheel liner installed. In one motion they would lift off the carrier, swing it toward the vehicle while flipping it upright and position it on the vehicle. The guy at the rear would jam it against the gap fixture and run the rearmost vertical bolt in; while he was doing that the guy in the front would start running in the nose bolts (to the radiator support, which was sitting loose on the chassis). The rear guy would open the door and run in the rearmost horizontal bolt and then hold the dogleg portion of the fender jammed against the gap fixture by wedging the aforementioned padded 4x4 between the tire and the wheel opening. The guy in the pit would run in the lower fender bolt.

These are pontiacs but the process is the same: You can see a snippet at the 2:25 mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02eulotp6ca


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Old 11-15-2017, 04:59 PM   #15
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That blows my mind - i put my fenders on this summer and I think it took me about 20-30 min for each side.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:01 PM   #16
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Nice Loaded Short bed! My 85 is close, but not all the options you have.
P.S. I bought my 85 extended cab from Bebe. It belonged too the guy who owns a utility trailer business (builds/sales). That was 2009 or 2010. I was living just south of Memphis at the time.
I know right where you are talking about brother. Small world.

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:42 PM   #17
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VERY nice and being an Arizona rig-I imagine pretty rust free. Great find!
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:43 PM   #18
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Absolutely brother. Needs a lot of cleaning.

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Old 11-16-2017, 11:32 PM   #19
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I had an 83 that was fully loaded and the only thing I wearould change on your truck would be the 305 and the 3.08 gears. They might be nice for for cross country trips but aren't fun in the least for daily driving.

The 305, IMHO, is probably the worst engine ever put in a GM truck.
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Absolutely brother. Needs a lot of cleaning.

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That it does. Looks like the seat got swapped somewhere along the way. It looks like an older seat, maybe a 73-76. Is your seat adjuster in the front or off to the left of the seat?
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:02 AM   #21
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That it does. Looks like the seat got swapped somewhere along the way. It looks like an older seat, maybe a 73-76. Is your seat adjuster in the front or off to the left of the seat?
I was wondering about the seat, looked like an older style to me as well. Plus it is red. The handle is off to the left side. Towards the back.

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Old 11-17-2017, 09:36 AM   #22
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I was wondering about the seat, looked like an older style to me as well. Plus it is red. The handle is off to the left side. Towards the back.

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l would say itís a 73-76 poor mans foam
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:31 PM   #23
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That it does. Looks like the seat got swapped somewhere along the way. It looks like an older seat, maybe a 73-76. Is your seat adjuster in the front or off to the left of the seat?
Newer steering wheel, too.

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Old 11-17-2017, 03:00 PM   #24
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Nice truck. I like the charcoal on black. My 84 is the same
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:50 PM   #25
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Nice truck. I like the charcoal on black. My 84 is the same
Thanks brother.

I also noticed it has center bolt valve covers. I will have to run the engine numbers cause I think center bolt started in 87??

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