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Old 06-12-2019, 06:09 PM   #76
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Re: 1969 K10 CST Full Restoration

I'm late to the party! I just noticed you're doing another build from your signature in one of your post the other day. I can't wait to see what color you go with..

I see you're going with the original AC setup. Since I swapped out my original A6 I have my original hose that connects to the back of the A6. It was refurbished by Classic Auto Air. If you don't already have this part covered let me know. This ones yours.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:34 PM   #77
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It's looking really good.
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I'm late to the party! I just noticed you're doing another build from your signature in one of your post the other day. I can't wait to see what color you go with..

I see you're going with the original AC setup. Since I swapped out my original A6 I have my original hose that connects to the back of the A6. It was refurbished by Classic Auto Air. If you don't already have this part covered let me know. This ones yours.
Thanks for jumping on Mike and thanks for the offer-that's very generous. I'll let you know. I avoided the factory A/C with the Blazer...it was an easy choice because it was a non air Blazer and I didn't have the extra energy needed to pull an entire factory set up together on top of everything else. But I kind of regretted it because I love looking at those factory engine bays. I've got a bit more of an appetite for it this time and am excited to tackle it. I think it's fair to say Eric is not nearly as excited about the factory A/C as I am.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:08 PM   #78
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Re: 1969 K10 CST Full Restoration

I didn't know about powersteering.com until this - will have to look into this for my 70 2wd Jimmy. Awesome work so far!
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:13 PM   #79
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I have been using powersteering.com for years on my restorations and they do great work.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:46 PM   #80
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Very nice!!!
I am glad you went with disc brakes
Stock rebuild on engine?
Did you do your own carb work???
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:00 PM   #81
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Very nice!!!
I am glad you went with disc brakes
Stock rebuild on engine?
Did you do your own carb work???
Thanks...A disc brake axle is something we would have sought out if one hadn't been under our donor truck already. It was just a bonus. Disc brakes seem like the only way to go and a more than acceptable modification.

I looked and looked for a date code correct 350 and could not find one. The engine in our donor was a replacement and not correct. We elected to buy a GM crate 350 long block and just fit all the correct stuff to it. The PS pump, compressor, intake, carb, etc....are all date code correct.

The carb was rebuilt/restored by Sean Murphy (SMI). He not only rebuilds it, but re-plates and refinishes everything to original condition.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:04 PM   #82
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Eric continues to work the cab. Interior body work and hole cut for cargo light switch. Epoxy sealer followed by inner roof and exterior primer and then first exterior guide coat
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:27 PM   #83
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Eric wanted to get the holes drilled for the headliner while it was in primer and not after color. It also is way easier to deal with while it's still on the rotisserie. So I came by after work today and interrupted the body work to help get the headliner pre fit.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:31 PM   #84
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I have read the threads and reviewed Brothers' how to guide for installation of the headliner:

http://blog.brotherstrucks.com/headliner-installation/

We spent more than a little bit of time discussing different ways to to it. Here's how we elected to handle it. (We are very lucky to be able to invert the cab). The decision was made not to try and cut square holes in the cab roof for the plastic tabs. The tabs were cut off the trim. We centered the headliner and fixed it with a couple of pieces of tape. Next we identified our center line and idealized the position of the trim strips and marked/drilled the front middle screw hole (1). Shaped the front trim toward the corners and marked/drilled the front corners (2). Then we moved to the back middle and marked/drilled(3) and worked those pieces forward (4) mirroring our steps on the front. We were left to work out the slack in the middle. You don't want to be left short and in fact in our case we had to remove a bit of the bottom trim on both sides to accommodate the final screws (5). Because it is flexible trim we screwed it down as we went and pulled our lines straight. All will be removed to continue paint work. The plan is to use trim or heavy duty construction style adhesive in dots at the clip locations (yellow arrows). With the rotisserie we can place adhesive and sandbag it over night to hopefully get a solid result.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:42 PM   #85
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That is a good idea I never thought of, do do it upside down while still on the rotisserie. I have done a few and it sure is hard on the neck looking up doing all of the holes.
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