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Old 11-22-2019, 09:22 AM   #76
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Thanks for the measurements guys! Now I know where to move the trailing arm cross member too. On the blueprint sheet the 0 line is the front of dash. All measurements are taken from this point. Forward( to the front) backward ( to the back).
All my measurements came off the back of the cab to rear of the frame. Both over all measurements where 75" so at least I know my cab is square!
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:24 AM   #77
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Andy
I have been informed that EZ grind wire is the real deal.
I will refrain from using that (P) word
Pro that is.
I purchased some from my Local welding supply store.
I got it at a good price.
It's a little bit higher on e__ -Bay
I have not used it yet.
Because I am not to that point yet.
This is just a Suggestion.
This throwing that out there / .
Yea don't like throwning that P word around a lot. I've been working on these trucks for over 30 years and I wouldn't call myself a pro by any stretch!
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:10 PM   #78
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I had a nice little surprise from another forum I post on this morning when I got up. Bangshift did a small write up on the 68. My daughter was tickled PINK!

https://bangshift.com/general-news/p...s-first-truck/

Today I started on the drivers side repair cutting out and heating up the what was left of the old rocker and backing plate to get it out.
Hope to have all this welding done by weeks end.
Not cutting out near as much on the cab corner on this side as we did on the other side.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:42 PM   #79
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Andy...I give you a world of credit....projects like this totally burned me out....but the reward doing it for your daughter is priceless....Bless you.....
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:59 PM   #80
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Andy...I give you a world of credit....projects like this totally burned me out....but the reward doing it for your daughter is priceless....Bless you.....

Yes it does. I've had my moments but I just keep plugging away at it. Hope it's running by Christmas. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:09 PM   #81
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Drivers side about done. Spent 8.5 hrs on it today cutting, grinding and welding metal. Oh did I mention grinding on it!
The door shuts good with good gap all around.
More filler welding and then more grinding it should be good.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:53 PM   #82
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It's coming along nicely. Keep bangin' away, Dec. 31 is just around the corner now!

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Old 12-02-2019, 08:28 PM   #83
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I really like these new push on door weather strips I got from GMC Pauls. They fit great and are super easy to install. All I did was scrap all the old sealer off and I had to tap the lip in a couple of places to insure they would grip the molding. They are great and I will be ordering another set for the 71C-10. I have a set for the ramp truck already.

I installed both door handles and adjusted both doors. They shut good and tight and the doors align good with the body.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:24 PM   #84
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Door regulators and latches showed up. Waiting on the vent window rebuilding kit to get here to start back on the door's. I got the glass back in the frame for the side glass. I took one vent window a part to have it cleaned up and painted so I can get started with rebuilding it.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:44 PM   #85
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Keep at it.....Can't wait to see progress in its entirety....
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Are you going to paint it while it's completely stripped down ?
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Are you going to paint it while it's completely stripped down ?
Nope! It's a rust bucket kind of truck!Oh excuse me I mean patina truck!

I'm even thinking about stripping it down to bare metal and clearing it maybe.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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