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Old 09-23-2017, 07:04 PM   #326
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Re: Out of the Ditch = The Rebuild Begins ('72 GMC)

Some parts is missin' off the parts truck!

Tomorrow the bed goes back on!

Maybe the front bumper and grille...

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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:39 PM   #327
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Well hell now your a man short!
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:50 PM   #328
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Well hell now your a man short!
Sorry it didn't work out Mike. One of these days amigo!

The bed is back on the rig and I have the wiring and hoses all buttoned up. Need a battery and to hang the exhaust and we'll be ready to light it off!

The grille from the parts truck is in fantastic shape and went in without any hiccups. Need to buy a drivers side inner fender yet. Still gotta bolt on the front and rear bumpers and fabricate a mount for the B&M Pro Stick on the floor.

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The Rebuild of Creeping Death after the wreck

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I would never rebuild a 305.
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I love using vacuum gauges as part of the carb tuning process. I hook the gauge to the inside of my garbage can and leave it there.
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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:05 PM   #329
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Awesome progress!!!
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:40 PM   #330
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Oh my! It's looking like a truck again!
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:13 PM   #331
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Looking good Gary
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:02 PM   #332
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It's looking like the truck I love
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:23 AM   #333
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Thanks you'se guys!

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My 1972 GMC 1500 Super Custom (Creeping Death) "long term" build thread.

The Rebuild of Creeping Death after the wreck

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I would never rebuild a 305.
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I love using vacuum gauges as part of the carb tuning process. I hook the gauge to the inside of my garbage can and leave it there.
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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:54 AM   #334
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just got onboard, looking good!

noticed your location, spent a little time up there on security duties back in my NCW days..

had some good times at the OHT and you probably recognize this view



borrowed this hog from EOD but the transport was out, had to road it from seaplane base to nas :/

liked to never made it through the ecp obstacle course.. good times, good times..

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Old 10-12-2017, 10:39 AM   #335
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just finished reading through this monster of a thread. learning a lot! i'm excited for you! Creeping Death used to be my favorite song. subscribed!
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:04 PM   #336
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Re: Out of the Ditch = The Rebuild Begins ('72 GMC)

Holy cats... it's been a minute or 2 hasn't it?

I need to do an update. Truck is moving under it's own power. Still more to do, but at least it is moving!

I'll try to update by tomorrow evening!

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My 1972 GMC 1500 Super Custom (Creeping Death) "long term" build thread.

The Rebuild of Creeping Death after the wreck

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I would never rebuild a 305.
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I love using vacuum gauges as part of the carb tuning process. I hook the gauge to the inside of my garbage can and leave it there.
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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:07 PM   #337
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Re: Out of the Ditch = The Rebuild Begins ('72 GMC)

Well... it's been another few days.

Man, it has been a busy summer and also the fall has been busy too. We've had some big time life events happen in the family so I have been dealing with a lot of stuff. But, the wife and I are thrilled that the truck is now moving under it's own power and is driveable!

So here are some recent pics...

The exhaust is hung back on the rig. I had to move the whole system out ward about an inch and a half to clear the trailing arms. When I built this exhaust it was on a leaf sprung truck.

The shifter is installed. I fabricated a 6" tall base mount for the Pro Stick out of 2" x 1/8" angle iron. Made 3, 10" long U-channels, then welded them all together. Making a 4" "box" and then added the 2" channel on top of that. Nice solid floor mount for a shifter that is gonna get abused. I will eventually fabricate a "cover" for it out of sheetmetal. But for now, the raw look of painted steel and exposed shift cable looks okay.

My step sons came by to help me install the drivers side inner fender I made the 3 hour drive down to see Wes in Olympia at Classic Heartbeat and got the inner fender from him. Could have spent a lot more time BSing with Wes in his shop. Thanks Wes! The inner fender fit pretty damn well. My back is screwed up and my step sons were more than willing to jump in and help.

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The Rebuild of Creeping Death after the wreck

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I would never rebuild a 305.
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I love using vacuum gauges as part of the carb tuning process. I hook the gauge to the inside of my garbage can and leave it there.
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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:17 PM   #338
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Then about a week ago, we finally had a day with no rain and I took the rig on it's first drive since it found the ditch almost 4 years ago. I have a serious vibration somewhere in the drive train I have to find. Since I have a different frame and basically made one truck out of 3, I will need to do some detective work to figure out what it is.

1. The front end needs to be aligned. I got it close to where it needs to be, but I'm sure it's still off.

2. The driveline probably needs to be balanced. I put a new carrier bearing and new U-joints in it, but who knows...

3. The rear end that was in the 1969 frame I got is unknown as to it's true condition. Sure I got lucky with it having a factory posi-traction and 3.73 gears. But it could be completely shot for all I know. I still have my Eaton posi-unit and 3.73's that were in the old 1972 housing if I need them.

4. Tires probably have flat spots from sitting for so long. Also might have a couple flat spots in them from when I locked up the brakes and slid sideways into the ditch.

5. Since I lowered the truck, 4" in rear and 2" in front, the pinion angle might need to be shimmed.

So... I'll iron all that out soon. I just got the registration renewed yesterday and new license plates. The front and rear bumpers are going on soon, and I still need to swipe the hood and hinges off of my parts truck and clean them up and install them on my rig.

Thanks for staying with me through this entire build. I am sooooo glad I kept with it, and didn't sell it off as I almost did... more than once!

Gary
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The Rebuild of Creeping Death after the wreck

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I love using vacuum gauges as part of the carb tuning process. I hook the gauge to the inside of my garbage can and leave it there.
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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:35 PM   #339
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Yeah!!!! I'm glad you stuck it out too...
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:45 PM   #340
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That sounds like great progress! Keep at it, you'll have it back to normal in no time.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:54 PM   #341
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Sorry I couldn't meet ya when ya dropped off the steering wheel and bracket, but thanks again.
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