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Old 06-02-2008, 02:29 PM   #101
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Re: 67 gmc-project ball to the walls

Well, atleast the push rod bent instead of it sucking a valve and toasting it.

I'm still stoked to hear it run, but glad nothing got hurt in the process.

Keep at it man, it's going to be awesome.

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Old 06-02-2008, 11:27 PM   #102
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i don't no whats worse the bumber holes on the frame finished or bending the jesous os of a brand new bumper
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:34 AM   #103
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i don't no whats worse the bumber holes on the frame finished or bending the jesous os of a brand new bumper
Catching the bumper on your way out of the shop door was definatly better then me tearing my bumper holes. I can weld up my frame but you will always see your bent bumper.

It actually bent back really well and you dont notice unless your looking for it
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:42 AM   #104
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Re: 67 gmc-project ball to the walls

Well i got a vid of my truck running on open headers and in the vid all you can really hear is the open headers. Today i Started and finished my exhaust. Its 2.5 inch pipe with thrush welded mufflers.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:57 AM   #105
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Re: 67 gmc-project ball to the walls

here are 2 more pics.

I am uplading a vid right now but it is taking some time so i will add a link into this post when it is done

here is the vid, not a very good one and i only blipped the throttel a couple times, i want to wait till the cam is broken in and then i will take a vid of it warmed up and really let it rock.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:16 AM   #106
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I intalled ne upper control arm buwshings and shafts today and i also mocked up my driveshaft and it looks like the drive shaft is the right length so i will clean it up and intall it tommorow and hopfully it fits right.

As it stands right now the only major things i need that i dont have are a 4 speed linkage and a windsheild.
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:04 PM   #107
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The driveshaft is rebuilt and back in the truck. I was lucky that i didnt have to modify the driveshaft so thats less thing to do to get it on the road.

Its looking like next week i will break the motor in and i am still looking for a clutch linkage.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:38 AM   #108
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well i picked up a few parts over the weekend such as new locks, door weatherstripping, windsheildwasher bottle and i got the clutch fork rod and Z bar that i needed for my linkage so im getting closer for a test drive around the block. I wont get much done this week because its my last week of school and im finishing assignments up and writing an exam but the 2 weeks after this one i am off and will hopfully get this thing readt to go out for a safety
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:57 AM   #109
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Well i have finally made some progress. I had the front windshield installed by someone tonight and it looks great so im very happy with that and i spent all day and last night working on my box to get it ready for sealer and its is now in sealer and 2 am. Unfortinatly i didnt have time to block it in high build so what i did is sprayed high build on the sides and and then i have a thin coat of sealer on top of that so when i go to block it out later i can use the sealer as a guide coat. Even though the sides havnt been blocked out they look really good. Hopfully i will get the box on the truck with the help of a friend and i can move on to other things.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:28 AM   #110
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Today i got the box on the truck and have almost all the holes drilled and then all it will need is to be properly spaced and centered on the frame. I also fixed my e-brake and leaky brake line fitting so im now ready to bleed the brakes again and hopfully for the last time. here are some pics from the day.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:33 AM   #111
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Well, atleast the push rod bent instead of it sucking a valve and toasting it.

I'm still stoked to hear it run, but glad nothing got hurt in the process.

Keep at it man, it's going to be awesome.

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BTW me and my friend who adjusted the valves with me have come to the conclusion that someone messed with my valves. I built this truck at the school and there are a lot of kids in and out of the shop so it is very possible. Also there is no way we could have been adjusting valves and turning the engine over by hand if one of the valves was so tight that it contacted the piston. I wouldnt have been able to turn over the motor.

Really makes me wonder about some people i go to school with but nothing really bad came of it so i cant be too mad.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:54 AM   #112
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Re: 67 gmc-project ball to the walls

Man, you're almost ready to roll on down the road. It's going to be a sweet ass cruiser soon!

and I know exactley what you mean about doing stuff at school. Most of the guys in my shop classes were pretty cool about stuff, but then there are always a few douche bags that like to totally eff with ya. Like the kid who would constantly walk by the welder I was using and flip the switch off mid-bead. but yeah.

like you said, atleast nothing too bad came out of it.

Keep at it man...I can't wait to see a vid of this sucker obliterating some rear meats.

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Old 06-18-2008, 10:02 PM   #113
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:00 PM   #114
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:38 PM   #115
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not to much progresse but some. The box is done other then being short a few carriage bolts. I have my door weather stripping on now and is it ever hard to close the doors, im hoping they will brake in with a little time. Last week i broke in my cam shaft and everything went well and the motor sounds good.

The brakes are all fixed now and feel really good. the plan is to tow it out to my cabin tommorow so hopfully that goes better then last time i towed this thing. ill post pics a little later.
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Looking good.... the mint is cool.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:36 PM   #117
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some pics of the truck sitting out in the sun and some from today with it on the tow bar ready for the ride tommorow out to the lake.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:00 AM   #118
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Re: 67 gmc-project ball to the walls

sweet looking build man
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:26 PM   #119
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Well thought i would post up that the balls to the walls build is back in buisness! It Has been 2 years since i have done anything significant to it but it is back home and moving along! I pulled it home on the car hauler about 3 weeks ago from the lake and started working away on it.

I will start posting progress pics soon.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:47 PM   #120
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cool! Looking forward to progress!!!
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:11 PM   #121
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:44 PM   #122
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good work! looking forward to watching your progress
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:22 PM   #123
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Well the past couple weeks i have been working away on the truck slowly. I now have all the wireing done and have it all tied up and away were it is supposed to be. The interior is just waiting for a rear view mirror mount and then it will be done.

under the hood i am waiting to get my rad back from the shop. It seems i managed to put a small hole in the rad and i didnt even notice, came back into the shop the next day and i had coolent all over the floor. Other then that im done under there.

The only big peice of work i have left to do is with my tranny. I rebuilt it beofre i put it in but it seems to be leaking a lot of oil so last night out it came. I also pulled it out to check if i had the bushing you need in the back of the crank when running a std transmition and i didnt so pulling it out was worth it. I also have to make a dust cover for my bell housing so having it off will make it easyer.

You will see in the pictures that i finally put the shaved tail gate i picked up for $20 on the truck. I will give it a quick sand and blast of primer before it leaves the shop and then this summer hopfully i will get to doing some body work on it.

This past weekend i went to a swap meet and was lucky to find a center console from a 69-72 chevy truck and snatched it up for $10 so was really happy with that. With a little elbow grease and armor all i had it looking much better. have it in the truck already.

Here are some pics from the last week.

The truck is far from done but about a week away from hitting the road!

for some reason it wont let me upload pics, ill try again later.
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looking forward to the pictures. Awesome score on the center console no matter what shape it's in!!!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:15 PM   #125
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wow thats a sweet truck so is the mint temporary or what...

Love the slots cant wait to get mine mounted...

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