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Old 07-27-2020, 07:02 AM   #1301
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Re: 53 Surburban "Family Truckster"

Marc, what's the process you're using to acheive the brushed look on your grill? I really like the look and I'm taking notes...
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Oh man....that grill looks sooooooo good...
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Marc, nice job on the grill...Jim
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Marc, what's the process you're using to acheive the brushed look on your grill? I really like the look and I'm taking notes...
Just take a red scotch bright pad. I apply a little penetrating spray to the pad then use elbow grease. The key is to go the same direction with your strokes and keep the even lines. If you don't the grain of the metal will be messed up.I suggest starting on a junk piece first and practice. That's what I did.

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Old 07-27-2020, 08:07 AM   #1303
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We the exhaust got pretty much wrapped up this weekend. My fabricator friend had 31 hrs into this exhaust. keep in mind he would haul the pieces back to the shop to cut/fit/weld. All we have left is to add a hanger to the ends. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It's not quite a full system but longer than a shorty system that ends under the body.

The body will go back on for good In about a week.

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Old 07-27-2020, 08:44 AM   #1304
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That's looking great, can't wait to see body on (I know you can't either)...Jim
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:46 AM   #1305
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Exhaust looks great..!....I'm ready for the body to go on to...!
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:48 AM   #1306
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That's one good looking frame!
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:54 AM   #1307
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That's looking great, can't wait to see body on (I know you can't either)...Jim
You know it Jim...ha ha. I have done a fair amount of pre-assmebly so I think it will go together swiftly.

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Thank you, it needs a good detailing before I drop the body back on.

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Old 07-28-2020, 02:41 AM   #1308
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Coming together real nice Marc!
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Old 07-28-2020, 11:58 PM   #1309
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:05 AM   #1310
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Here's where were at. The exhaust is complete and fully bolted in (O2 sensors and all). This Sunday some buddies are coming over to help me drop the body on the chassis for the last time. I still need to detail/clean the frame before Sunday

In an effort to gain more radiator clearance I need about 5/8". Modifications were needed to the radiator and core support to gain some room. I use cooling components fans for a couple reasons. 1. they are a 2 speed fan that move some serious CFM's. 2. They come with a shroud. 3. They are quiet. They are not cheap but on my 48 it solved my overheating issues.

http://coolingcomponentsinc.us.com/p...ucts/cci-1770/

I did a similar modification on my 48 but this time around it was better executed. I notched the flange on the top of the core support to move the radiator forward. I then broke loose the welds and I will realign the mounting flange to be vertical. As you know they have a slant from the factory to lean the radiator back. My fabricator friend Josh will weld it back together. These mods should create the space I need.

While I was looking at things it became apparent that the top of the factory core support was ugly the way the ends terminated. So I trimmed them back some and capped them off...

Now for the bad news. Both my radiator and core support were already painted. Some touch up will be needed here.

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Old 08-06-2020, 08:09 AM   #1311
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Re: 53 Surburban "Family Truckster"

More pics....

You can see from the exposed aluminum where the brackets used to be aligned. This is a few pics of the capped core support.

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Looking good Marc...Jim
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Re: 53 Surburban "Family Truckster"

I've never liked how the radiators stick up past the factory shroud on these trucks. Since I'm on a S10 chassis the front frame horns and steering box rerally limit the depth of my radiator and made my Champion 4 core stick up way too much. I've since sold it since it wasnt working for me. I would like to find a rad that can fit within my dimensions and sit below this little sheet metal shroud I have.

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Old 08-07-2020, 08:01 AM   #1314
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Looking good Marc...Jim
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I've never liked how the radiators stick up past the factory shroud on these trucks. Since I'm on a S10 chassis the front frame horns and steering box rerally limit the depth of my radiator and made my Champion 4 core stick up way too much. I've since sold it since it wasnt working for me. I would like to find a rad that can fit within my dimensions and sit below this little sheet metal shroud I have.

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On my 48 I used a G-body front clip which is petty much the same as a S-10. I lost 4" in radiator height because of the steering box. I used a Champion 4 core from a mid 60's mustang. it will still stick up some otherwise your radiator will be so small it wont offer adequate cooling.


The hose outlets even lined up for my LT1 (which I think are the same as an LS). Since you are running a shorter radiator you will need a good "sucker" electric fan (see my recommendation in my previous post) and build a shroud at the bottom of your core support to direct air up into your radiator. Before I did that my 48 always ran hotter than I would have liked.

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Looking great Marc.

I saw your post on "bickle" about your door seals from steele.
Have you looked at Soffseal? really nice products


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Looking great Marc.

I saw your post on "bickle" about your door seals from steele.
Have you looked at Soffseal? really nice products


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Thanks Mark...I'm good on door seals. I used universal ones. I did the same on my 48 and they worked great. I need to get front and rear door window seals. ordered. I'm having all of my glass cut locally and it should be done in a week or so....thanks for the suggestion.


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