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Old 02-25-2017, 03:14 PM   #176
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Jesse Z, the carpet looks great. You might use glue just in spots, or around the edge to hold the trans cover in place, and sill plates for the carpet at the door openings.
Double stick carpet tape (commercial stuff) works good too. 2" wide around the perimeter and corners.
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:02 PM   #177
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you can also tie the pieces together on the back side with the carper seam tape and a laundry iron. that is how household carpet is seamed.
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:48 PM   #178
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Thanks Mike. I tell people I was raised a mechanics son not a mechanic but I do enjoy getting dirty doing something productive. I also have a 67 C10 and this one my wife bought new in 1972. Both of those keep me busy as well. I really don't remember when I got things done before I retired.
Nice example of a car that you don't see too often any more. It reminds me of that Clint Eastwood movie Grand Torino.
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:22 PM   #179
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i would have to say that came out great nice work!!!
Thank you!

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Jesse Z, the carpet looks great. You might use glue just in spots, or around the edge to hold the trans cover in place, and sill plates for the carpet at the door openings.
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Double stick carpet tape (commercial stuff) works good too. 2" wide around the perimeter and corners.
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you can also tie the pieces together on the back side with the carpet seam tape and a laundry iron. that is how household carpet is seamed.
Thanks for the ideas!
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:16 PM   #180
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Nice example of a car that you don't see too often any more. It reminds me of that Clint Eastwood movie Grand Torino.
Thanks Russell. It's been in the family for the past 45 years. Mostly original,(motor,trans,vinyl top,interior). It has been repainted to get ride of door dings and sun damage. Wife parked in work parking lot for the 5 years. It was her daily driver. I finally talked her into parking it in the garage. We only get it out now for a cruise in or Sunday afternoon drive.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:45 PM   #181
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Wrestling with carb linkage. Turns out the linkage from 62 PU that I used for the 2GC and Holley does not want to work for the Qjet, not enough travel to open the secondaries. Have about 8 hours in trying different rod and bracket configurations. Now going to get a 73-87 truck cable assy and use that. I had two from donor trucks I sold for half what it is looking like I will need to pay to get one 8^((
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:49 PM   #182
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Nice example of a car that you don't see too often any more. It reminds me of that Clint Eastwood movie Grand Torino.
Wife's Dad gave us a 71 Mercury Montego MX, he never said it but was concerned about the reliability of my cars. Was ok but had the 351 Windsor engine, at about 60K miles the rockers started failing, mechanic said it was a common trait. Fixed it and returned it to dad, my that time he had figured out that I kept them running just fine.
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:05 PM   #183
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Finally got the drivers side lined up looking pretty good, even got the aftermarket bed step reshaped to 90 degrees and installed! The old girls second trip outside!
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:49 PM   #184
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Wrestling with carb linkage. Turns out the linkage from 62 PU that I used for the 2GC and Holley does not want to work for the Qjet, not enough travel to open the secondaries. Have about 8 hours in trying different rod and bracket configurations. Now going to get a 73-87 truck cable assy and use that. I had two from donor trucks I sold for half what it is looking like I will need to pay to get one 8^((
Do the Qjet secondaries open mechanically with the linkage? I always thought they were vacuum operated not mechanical.

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Old 03-05-2017, 08:37 PM   #185
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The one I have the bottom butterflys are mechanical, uppers are vacuum. I think the bottom control the air flow, top open the secondary fuel jets. The bottom shaft will not rotate until the choke plate is fully open so you cannot go to WOT when the engine is cold.

Anyway, went back out a figured out I was attacking the problem backwards. I was starting with the closed position and trying to get full open before the pedal inside bottomed out. Reversed the process, started with WOT and pedal on the floor, then worked length and angle of bend in the rod to get it to work. I did have to lengthen the lever arm on the firewall side of the pedal mechanism too.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:48 PM   #186
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C4 home made cross member all tacked in, upper and lower control arms installed, a piece of square tubing for struts for now. Made a front motor mount for my 235, mine doesn't have side mounts, I have front corner mounts. Set the motor in the frame with the new cross member and motor mount, found out rack is not going to have room to clear the oil pan, not just the lines but the main body of the rack won't clear the pan. After a sit a stare at it with a cold brew and having visions of cutting and modifying the pan I decided there might not be room inside, was looking like it might be close. Decided raising the motor an inch or so might make it work if I reclocked the lines, cut out the tacked in motor mount, made some blocks for the back of the motor, raised it up and it looks like it will clear now. Trying to avoid the "fix one problem and create 2 more" deal I have a habit of doing. Gotta get the picture deal figured out, keeps saying My iphone pics are to big.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:51 PM   #187
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Well I got the cab in primer
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:04 AM   #188
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:28 AM   #189
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:16 PM   #190
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some would say I 'used it for what it was intended', some would say I 'abused it'. most would say I was just plain stupid for using it to haul the way I did. Anyway, I am not proud of it, but it did get the job done. (oh, I should add.... a cop passed me on my way home and didn't even give me a second look)
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:53 PM   #191
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Not stupid or abusing it to haul something with it. In fact I love that pic. Usually, if you load it yourself and be a little bit careful you can use a truck without damaging it. I always get thumbs up when I use mine to haul something.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:59 PM   #192
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I just decided to go white like msaint, only with a red top. Also a NFL Broncos logo megantic sign on the drivers door and a NFL Vikings megantic sign on the passenger door. My two favorite teams since forever!!
What do you think??
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:13 PM   #193
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some would say I 'used it for what it was intended', some would say I 'abused it'. most would say I was just plain stupid for using it to haul the way I did. Anyway, I am not proud of it, but it did get the job done. (oh, I should add.... a cop passed me on my way home and didn't even give me a second look)
Not abuse at all, no trailer queens here.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:09 AM   #194
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Finally got the paperwork in the mail to get these vintage 1957 New York plates on my truck! only a $3.75 fee, but a lot of paperwork!

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Old 04-10-2017, 01:41 PM   #195
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finally had a weekend where the ground wasnt a swamp so got to dear apart the old truck



was pretty much nothing holding the fenders on in the back as the lower cowl section was missing on both sides



im scrapping this cab anyways and have a good one in the garage. so im trying to get the front end off and everything else but the cab so i can get it into the garage and swap cabs so my other truck doesnt have to sit outside. my yard is looking like a junkyard

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Old 04-11-2017, 10:13 AM   #196
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I'm sure you could post that cab for sale and quickly have a buyer. i know I'm guilty of it, but I hate having to send any of these original pieces to scrap.
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:52 PM   #197
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I'm sure you could post that cab for sale and quickly have a buyer. i know I'm guilty of it, but I hate having to send any of these original pieces to scrap.
is there actually a market for a stripped out old cab? its got the vin plate but no title got holes in the floor, the upper beam above the windshield is gone, holes near the rear corner by the back window, and might even have to cut a piece off the dashboard for the new cab. and who knows what else im going to have to destroy by the time its stripped down
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