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Old 07-04-2018, 11:09 AM   #526
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Re: "Geronimo" 54' 3100 LS built in PA

7-4-18 Lots of thins getting wrapped up on Geronimo. I would like to announce I finally drove it out of the garage and up the street on June 30th!! Trans shifted right away so its working, but will prolly have to set it to shift at a higher RPM. I took .75" out of the rear blocks and it made a big difference, these photos have with and without the cut blocks. hood fits like crap but man I'm glad I even got it to latch so far. It was seriously out of wack. Had to make those hood braces for the front out of scratch, things like that you just don't always foresee in a build.

Redid the stock gauges, will do speedo conversion later. need to hook up heater/AC and wire up the interior lights and all the wiring is done. Hooked horn up also. Put new lock cylinders in doors. Stupid me didn't make sure I could get the handles off, bf I already set the doors. So i had to take doors off, weld nuts onto the clutch heads so I could remove the door handles.

Nice to finally drive it over to my lift bay, put it on there and aligned it the best I could, tightened everything up and put the sway bar on.

Biggest issue I have right now is the Efan, i realized I have it pushing instead of pulling, but.... the fan is still not kicking off even at like 180, so I dunno if I have the relay wired wrong or what the deal is. Never had that happen. but when you shut truck off, the fan will run and run and run. This is one example of why I LOVE a kill switch in the cab, I just shut the main pwr off. Its great safety, convenience, theft protective.

I will hopefully get some driving footage soon. He has to register the truck and we will then get it inspected. Tires on it now are mine and won't pass, so he is just gonna try some port o walls. I gotta see if the wipers work too. and do ebrake, and do the door panels and headliner!
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52' 3100 Slowly in progress, will be painted two toned, have 235 with a t-5, lowered OG frame

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Old 07-04-2018, 11:11 AM   #527
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Re: "Geronimo" 54' 3100 LS built in PA

Funny side note, when I drive it I still want to use my left foot for the brake as I'm so used to these trucks being a stick. I have to get use to that. My daily is an auto and I don't do that, so it must be a hotrod thing. I need 3 pedals!
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49Hardtimes s/10 susp- bagged, vortec sbc, 5 speed, patina, sold
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=594874
VIDEOS https://youtu.be/E8zHhjgS_lA
https://youtu.be/E8zHhjgS_lA

Geronimo 54' LS engine, static drop IFS, Client build, just about done
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...62#post7399162

52' 3100 Slowly in progress, will be painted two toned, have 235 with a t-5, lowered OG frame

Other projects, 49' farmuse 3100, killer Patina, will be slammed, LS engine, full done interior up next!


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Old 07-04-2018, 06:29 PM   #528
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Re: "Geronimo" 54' 3100 LS built in PA

Nice job that will look killer driving down the road.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:23 PM   #529
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Looks great, nice work...Jim
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:49 AM   #530
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Very nice!
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:28 AM   #531
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Took Geronimo out for about a 12 mile drive the other day. Went really good, drove real nice. We got some new tires put on, radials with ports on them. I'm a bias fan, but these look really good. Got a vacuum wiper to work, so we are just gonna run them. Buttoning up a few interior things. Made some door panels, I'll post some better interior pics soon. Filmed a little vid, but have to get it off someones phone so I can upload.

1.Few issues right now, waiting on classic plate to come. Hoping it doesn't take the 6 weeks they say it could take.
2.Have a buzzing noise from transmission, seems to have gotten worse. was only doing in it in drive, now in all gears. Its nothing you can notice driving, but at idle you can hear it if you try. So any ideas? The controller is directly grounded to battery and powered by ignition.
3. rear brakes seemed a tad hot, calipers didn't seam to be sticking, so maybe its just the new pads. but fronts didn't seam hot.

Be taking it on some longer runs soon. I'm taking some time off building so I can work on garages, and I'm building a coffee roaster. So my next projects are going to have to wait till Fall. Been doing little here and there on my 51'. I also have a cnc plasma coming this month so I'll be setting that up.
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http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=382481

49Hardtimes s/10 susp- bagged, vortec sbc, 5 speed, patina, sold
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=594874
VIDEOS https://youtu.be/E8zHhjgS_lA
https://youtu.be/E8zHhjgS_lA

Geronimo 54' LS engine, static drop IFS, Client build, just about done
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...62#post7399162

52' 3100 Slowly in progress, will be painted two toned, have 235 with a t-5, lowered OG frame

Other projects, 49' farmuse 3100, killer Patina, will be slammed, LS engine, full done interior up next!


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Henry, sounds like your going to be real busy, driving them is always fun...Jim
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