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Old 03-16-2018, 03:36 PM   #1
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My 20 year project is finished!

Finally after almost 20 years I've finished restro moding my Dad's 1970 GMC 2500 truck.

What a long strange trip this has been...

Family and life in general slowed this project down.


Then




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Old 03-16-2018, 03:38 PM   #2
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Nice! I really like how you did the gas filler neck, looks very clean.

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Old 03-16-2018, 03:41 PM   #3
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Wow what a transformation. That is a beautiful truck.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:44 PM   #4
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Nice! I really like how you did the gas giller neck, looks very clean.
The gas door is from a late 80's Chevy truck. The cover in the bed is from a Mazda truck and I forget what year.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:50 PM   #5
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Graduations. Absolutely beautiful. You should be proud. Good things are worth waiting for.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:57 PM   #6
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Looks great! I love that you left it a long bed too/
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:59 PM   #7
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Looks great! I love that you left it a long bed too/
The thought crossed my mind, for a few seconds. I like to keep the looks simple and stock. Sometimes I get a little carried away with the stuff underneath.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:01 PM   #8
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Yep, purty...now go spend the next 20 years enjoying it Bro.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:14 PM   #9
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Killer looking truck. Congrats!!
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:20 PM   #10
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Looks awesome!!! I'm on year 8 now. Feels like its never gonna get done. But, motivation right here on this thread
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:30 PM   #11
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Re: My 20 year project is finished!

Great job, beautiful truck! Understand all too well about life & family. You give me encouragement, I'm three years in & feel like I'm going nowhere fast.

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How well do the blower & FItech work together? Thinking of adding a blower at some point.

What color red is that?
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:37 PM   #12
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Great job, beautiful truck! Understand all too well about life & family. You give me encouragement, I'm three years in & feel like I'm going nowhere fast.

Questions:
How well do the blower & FItech work together? Thinking of adding a blower at some point.

What color red is that?
So far the blower and FiTech are getting along great. The setup for the FiTech was just adding a boost reference, selecting engine size, cam (No 2 of 4 options) and adjusting the Idle Air Control (IAC) no pinging at all.

The paint code is 81 Bright Red. I think I first saw it on a 92 Corvette.

I understand the need for encouragement. Sometimes you think it will never happen. This project stalled for about for about 15 years. Then two years ago the wife said finish it or get rid of it.

You see my choice.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:51 PM   #13
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WOW! Congratulations. Looks great.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:49 PM   #14
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Amazing job.
I bet you feel like a kid at Christmas every time you drive it.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:10 PM   #15
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WOW! Cubic money, there. Well done!
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:38 PM   #16
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WOW! Drop dead gorgeous truck! But where's the camper? Do we have to wait 20 years for it? Seriously great work.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:57 PM   #17
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Beautiful truck !! I spent 4 years on mine and that seemed like a long time. Your truck confirms that "patience is a virtue".
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:37 PM   #18
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WOW! Drop dead gorgeous truck! But where's the camper? Do we have to wait 20 years for it? Seriously great work.
My Dad and Mom sold that camper around 1980. They towed a travel trailer after that until his death in 1993.

This was never a work truck but it did a fair amount of hauling.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:42 PM   #19
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WOW! Cubic money, there. Well done!
I don't know about cubic money I did all the labor myself. With the exception of some minor body work and the paint job.

This is a rust free truck from California. At the end of this month we are moving from Georgia back west to Arizona. Another rust free state.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:34 PM   #20
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Beautiful truck. You should be proud of your work. I would be!
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:37 PM   #21
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Great work! Looks awesome.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:35 AM   #22
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Beautiful truck! Me too on the long bed. Now to make your own memories.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:12 AM   #23
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CRUSHED IT!

Good job bro. Gotta love that long bed action
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:49 AM   #24
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Good looking 4-eyed there!!!
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:45 AM   #25
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Hey . First of all you did a fantastic job on your truck! I know your dad would be in tears to see what you have done with the truck! as far money spent on it especially since you did most of the labor yourself ,spreading the cost of 20 years it was probably no more than 1k a year! lol! That's a big win in anybody's book! Rufus in all seriousness have a safe move out to Arizona and not sure if I'll be able to meet you before you leave us here in Georgia (I'm the guy with the short bed truck similar to yours) Sure we will see you here on these forums . Take care my friend!
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