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Old 09-18-2018, 03:57 PM   #276
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

Here are a few pictures when we drove the last time before winter. The truck is now in the garage about for the next 6 months. We need to fix all the faults that came in the light during the summer.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:21 AM   #277
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

Looks great! Finished just in time for the snow to fall! Mike
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:31 PM   #278
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Looks great! Finished just in time for the snow to fall! Mike
Thanks Mike! Fortunately, we were able to drive before the fall came. Hopefully, in the next summer, we can drive a lot more.

I would like to start renovating BMW but there is no room for both cars in my garage. I have to wait for Chevy to go to my brother's garage.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:09 PM   #279
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

Beautiful truck!


I am so glad I that I can run mine year round. You guys in them cold places.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:26 PM   #280
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

It’s terrible!!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:04 PM   #281
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I am so glad I that I can run mine year round. You guys in them cold places.
Thaks a lot Bill! You are lucky guy Bill, if you can drive round of the year with your truck. Here in Finland is now so dark, cold, windy and today we got the first snow....I hate this weather.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:15 PM   #282
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

Again, terrible weather!!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:18 PM   #283
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It’s terrible!!
I agree! I think that you have same "problem" in Iowa than we have in Finland?!? ...I saw a litlle bit snow in your building thread pictures.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:45 AM   #284
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Thaks a lot Bill! You are lucky guy Bill, if you can drive round of the year with your truck. Here in Finland is now so dark, cold, windy and today we got the first snow....I hate this weather.
That means, you are going to have to get another project truck
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:40 PM   #285
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That means, you are going to have to get another project truck
Yes definitely I agree! We teased to our wives, that our next project is crew cab dually. But in our wives' faces we saw, we might not want to buy crew cab dually now...for at least a little while.
My next project is BMW and my brother´s next restoration project is old tractor (David Brown).
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:11 AM   #286
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Ilkka, I saw where you asked Mike (Dads79GMC) about wheel spacers. If I recall correctly, you need at least 3/4" thickness of material in the spacer to recess the nuts to bolt it to your axle. Then the spacer has studs that you bolt your wheel to. It appears that a 3/4 or 1 inch spacer wouldn't push your rear wheels out too far, but I'm just guessing, looking at the pictures. If 1/2 inch is really the right size, you may be able to just get longer studs and press them into your axles (after pounding the old ones out) so that you can install a 1/2 spacer plus your wheel and still have enough threads for the lug nuts to hold your wheel on safely.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:55 PM   #287
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Ilkka, I saw where you asked Mike (Dads79GMC) about wheel spacers. If I recall correctly, you need at least 3/4" thickness of material in the spacer to recess the nuts to bolt it to your axle. Then the spacer has studs that you bolt your wheel to. It appears that a 3/4 or 1 inch spacer wouldn't push your rear wheels out too far, but I'm just guessing, looking at the pictures. If 1/2 inch is really the right size, you may be able to just get longer studs and press them into your axles (after pounding the old ones out) so that you can install a 1/2 spacer plus your wheel and still have enough threads for the lug nuts to hold your wheel on safely.
Thanks LT7A! Yes, I thinks so that 1" spacer is too much for our truck because we have 10" rear wheel and 295/50-15" tire. I tryed to install 1/5" spacer but it was too thin, but maximum what can use with original studs. I have to check studs (if I can install longer studs) when we remove rear end, because we have to change the seals to rear end.
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:06 AM   #288
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I'll bet longer studs are available. Let me know if you want me to check out anything in the States for you.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:19 PM   #289
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I'll bet longer studs are available. Let me know if you want me to check out anything in the States for you.
Thank you very much LT7A! I'm really impressed by how friendly the people are here! Thanks to everyone and especially for you LT7A! I´ll let you know, if I don´t find those longer studs. I have to talk to my brother first, because he don´t want those spacer but I want...
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:27 AM   #290
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

I noticed that we have no picture of the engine bay. Something small still needs to be done before it is ready; for example stickers, air hose for the engine and jack...
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Re: Silverado restoration in Finland

Looks outstanding Ilkka!!!
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Looks outstanding Ilkka!!!
Thank you very much Mike!
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