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Old 04-11-2017, 12:32 PM   #26
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That's a sweet truck man!!
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:03 PM   #27
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It is superlift suspension part number 3040. Found one on eBay for $71.24.

I hadn't heard of it either til I posted that update a week or so ago, found it digging around d60 threads on another site.
They used to include that in their 12" lift kits. I have no idea why they quit doing it. Those were hard to get them to make about 4-5 years ago. I'm not sure why though. You'll be much better off with that instead of the steering block for sure.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:50 PM   #28
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They used to include that in their 12" lift kits. I have no idea why they quit doing it. Those were hard to get them to make about 4-5 years ago. I'm not sure why though. You'll be much better off with that instead of the steering block for sure.
It made an immediate improvement.

Snuck out of work today and put my new fuel sender in, the old one only moved under 1/4 tank. The new ones outlet fitting is at a little bit of a different angle than what I'm assuming was the OEM unit, so it was a little bit of a challenge until I bent the outer tabs of the lock rings down a little bit, then it almost fell in.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:50 PM   #29
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Turns out if you replace the fuel sender, it creates a big void in your fuel system! I was fretting over a no-start issue til I disconnected the fuel line and very little came out. I "primed" the system by forcing air into the tank and it fired right up.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #30
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That's a nice draglink... I've made a few like that for lifted cross steer setups but never seen one for stock Chevy setup. I'm sure that made a Huge difference...
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:17 PM   #31
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It looks like my overcharging issue is fixed. I installed a delco 12si internally regulated alternator this past weekend after the truck stalled and wouldn't start at an intersection. 2 guys jumped out of their car and helped me push it into a gravel lot and gave me a ride up to my house. I popped the hood and could hear the battery boiling.

The end of the hose clamp holding the lower radiator hose on interfered with the alt belt (I have a LWP setup) and caused it to flip which ruined the belt and also caused the PS belt to flip, so now I have to get 2 new belts. 2 steps forward, 1 step back.. Its nothing new is it!

I bought a new high hump off the board to replace the hacked up one I have. I think mine is a low hump so the trans sits way too high and the T-case hole was butchered in so I can't even screw the boot retainer ring down. I decided while I was at it I should also replace the molded vinyl "carpet" which is old, dirty and starting to crack. I ordered the ACC brand in grey since it will match the seats well and something different than black which is in every old ride I have owned.

Did I say I wasn't going to do my spray-in bedliner? After hearing what this costs I decided to order a kit from TCP global. This comes with tint to make it charcoal metallic so it will match the upper bed and cab, and mixes 4 liters and includes the hardener and schutz gun for $185. I figure with the short step bed it won't be too much work cleaning it up and scuffing. People 6' tall or so can see into the bed but it looks horrible in the driver's seat.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:45 PM   #32
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Bed is sanded to prep for Bedliner, need to blow it out and power wash one more time. Hoping to shoot by the weeks end. Put that new high hump in and can't wait to have retaining rings installed. Should help with the noise. Figured while I was at it I'd replace the old black molded vinyl carpet with new grey molded. Going to let it sit til tomorrow afternoon til I finish trimming and put the seat back in.


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Old 05-03-2017, 06:54 PM   #33
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That looks very nice!!!
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:32 PM   #34
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Got the thing all trimmed up and got the seat back in. Still gotta screw the T case ring down.

Anybody know why the T case shifter would hit back of the hole in the hump before going into 4 low? I guess I see why the previous one was cut! 4wd isnt operational now anyway but I'd like to make it work someday.

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Old 05-07-2017, 11:14 PM   #35
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The ugly maroon nightmare is over! Not too difficult.



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Old 05-10-2017, 06:24 PM   #36
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Nice work. That looks so much nicer.
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Old 05-26-2017, 12:29 PM   #37
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Well this thing is now a driver, so now what???

I put in those new push-on door seals with the mitered corner, those sure are nice. I think the factory units may have sealed large june bugs from entering the cab, but other than that they seem kinda worthless. Only problem is it leaves a gap where the old recess was where the old seal would have covered. Oh well.

The last 2 things I'll address is to get the bearings in the dana 60 replaced and make the 4wd functional again, and install the rest of the AC stuff. A functional speedometer would be nice too.

This thing was a hell of a lot more work than I anticipated, but when isn't that the case. Now that this thing is where I want it I can focus more on my 68 GTO ragtop I stepped away from to work on this.
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Oh yeah, there are always a million little things that turn into months worth of work. The GTO would be nice to be driving right now. Someday, I have a 68 Buick GS400 convertible to restore. It will have to wait until a lot of other things are done first. Haha
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:08 AM   #39
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Good for you webfoot! Pretty sure you'll find stuff to do on the truck, if it's like our old blue C30 it'll let you know what it wants next. Did you use the ones from Precision, or? Debating on gluing or push on myself right now.
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Not to step on web foot's toes, but even after fighting my push on seals, I doubt I would go back to those pesky glue on ones IMO.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:24 PM   #41
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Yeah, for sure it ain't done, its just done enough for now!
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:06 PM   #42
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your 4wd shifter looks like one out of a square body
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:06 PM   #43
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your 4wd shifter looks like one out of a square body
Ahh thanks .. I'll do some digging and see if I can track down a correct one.
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