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Old 01-20-2014, 09:27 AM   #51
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i put the radiator in and connected the front panel. connected the lights etc. getting near to starting the new motor. rebuilt the th350 and transfer box over Christmas. The more i work on this the more i find that it need more attention. Oh well.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:20 AM   #52
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Are you replacing the defrost/heater/AC duct hoses too? Why I ask is because I just recently bought some replacements from AutoZone, http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=80248_0_0_ I got this info from a board member on here. I know it's not OEM but cheaper than what LMC is selling. Just a FYI.
Yep replacing it all, the whole ac/heater system will all be brand new from the switches to the vents. Thanks for the information, I just bought the whole LMC pacakge already so its to late for me but hope others take note maybe it will help them!!
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:29 AM   #53
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Yep replacing it all, the whole ac/heater system will all be brand new from the switches to the vents. Thanks for the information, I just bought the whole LMC pacakge already so its to late for me but hope others take note maybe it will help them!!
Probably don't need to say this....but keep us posted with pictures of course of your installation.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #54
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Put the new 3 bolt round stock mirrors on, and my new armrests,yanked out all the A/C stuff to get new vintage air system sooner or later, and ready to put the new wiring harness in. Rebuilt the A/C control levers and put in the new chrome ventballs and painted the housings to match the rest of the interior and put in new defroster vents as well with all new vent ducts to boot!! Tomorrow going to put a new trans pan gasket and filter and a new tailshaft seal to try to stop a nuissance tranny leak I have had. Been a busy weekend for me!!
Holding my breath, tranny leak possibly stemmed lol!!
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:40 AM   #55
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Probably don't need to say this....but keep us posted with pictures of course of your installation.
I will do it, I actually was going to go with all stock A/C system but I am thinking I might go with vintage air for it but either way I will try to post pics of the installation. I am thinking I might have some used OE stuff out of my truck if I do go with Vintage air though lol bought all the seal stuff and such already!!
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:13 PM   #56
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Getting ready to do a short bed conversion so with the bed and rear cross member already out it was time to get everything leveled up. I put the truck up on blocks under the front cross member (can't have to many blocks of wood around) and and jack stands just in front of the rear cab mounts. Leveled it with a clear tube of water and then up front tack welded rebar uprights to the bumper brackets. Under the rear of the cab I shimmed the jack stands so everything is true and level. Next I'll do some plumb lines, then I should be ready to starting cutting.

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Old 01-20-2014, 12:19 PM   #57
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

Getting ready to do a short bed conversion so with the bed and rear cross member already out it was time to get everything leveled up. I put the truck up on blocks under the front cross member (can't have to many blocks of wood around) and and jack stands just in front of the rear cab mounts. Leveled it with a clear tube of water and then up front tack welded rebar uprights to the bumper brackets to keep it from being able to teeter any. Under the rear of the cab I shimmed the jack stands so everything is true and level. Next I'll do some plumb lines, then I should be ready to starting cutting.

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Old 01-20-2014, 12:40 PM   #58
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Oops, don't know how I double posted or how to delete it
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"To work with, not on" 65 C20 292 4spd 4:56 Eaton HO52, Finally have one I can use
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:24 PM   #59
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Great idea on the water tube level.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:42 PM   #60
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Great idea on the water tube level.
I trust water more than my Harbor Freight Level
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Still sitting out in the garage until warm weather comes back. To old to crawl around on a cold floor anymore.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:51 PM   #62
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Still sitting out in the garage until warm weather comes back. To old to crawl around on a cold floor anymore.
As much as I want a bigger shop my little one with a low ceiling gets above 70 degrees real easy with a wood stove. When I do have a bigger shop some day I will miss the little in the winters.
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New driveshaft, that stopped all of the vibration I had at 60mph
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:52 PM   #64
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

Finally got the tailgate panel & trim installed on the tailgate today. Some before & after pics. Had to do something to cover up that hideous bondo job the PO thought at the time was cool to do a smooth tailgate.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:02 AM   #65
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Finally got the tailgate panel & trim installed on the tailgate today. Some before & after pics. Had to do something to cover up that hideous bondo job the PO thought at the time was cool to do a smooth tailgate.
looking better every time you post .... keep up the good work.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:13 AM   #66
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Went to another junkyard and found an oem air cleaner and 8 lug wheels (white 16x 6.5) and hubcaps from a 72 suburban. After I left, I got my truck and put the wheels on to see if they would fit. They did like a glove. However the hubcaps...not even close on the rear. It didnt even cross my mind that the axles might be different. I found only 1 hubcap from 69 that fit my 3/4 ton. I found tons of 1/2 ton and later hubcaps. One down three to go...
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:19 AM   #67
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looking better every time you post .... keep up the good work.
Thanks Ole. It just seems to take some time & money to get these to where you can enjoy driving them. Next plan of attack will be installing the new dash, which means I've got to remove the radio, gauge cluster & glovebox liner. That will be a fun time.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:17 AM   #68
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Picked up a new wheel for my short bed. popped in the old horn button and I'm one happy camper
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Got my Gas door made & installed in my bed. Because my wood is not in the greatest shape, I made this unit in pieces. When I replace the wood I will make a 1 piece sheet metal drop in. What nice about this system is that you can see your gas level by just taking off the cap, also very easy to fill with no back splash.
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What kind of tank did you use Stepsider?
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Cut it in half, just need to melt it back together now

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What kind of tank did you use Stepsider?
It was in the truck when I got it, Stainless tank with a side angle fill Which I didn't Like. I have looked on line & can't find the maker, might be a custom. Stainless is very hard to work with when drilling & hole saw. Tank is 10 inches deep & holds 20 gallons.
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got the new engine fired up today, and transmission filled up. I do need to get the exhausts made from the manifold though, pretty load.
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Made a custom SPI tag on the computer.
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Cut it in half, just need to melt it back together now

I've never seen a cut like that before or in this location. What are your plans?
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