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Old 07-16-2012, 01:55 PM   #26
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:03 PM   #27
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At least one pic for finally making it to the 2nd page...
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #28
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Thanks 67cheby. Can't wait to see some paint on that cab of yours!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #29
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I don't want 2 sound like a know it all but in pic 7 the spring on the right looks to be a bit short, looks a lot like the new ones I just got and all 4 of mine are 2 short. can't wait 2 see how they look. Your truck is looking good and I like the color
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:50 PM   #30
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I don't want 2 sound like a know it all but in pic 7 the spring on the right looks to be a bit short, looks a lot like the new ones I just got and all 4 of mine are 2 short. can't wait 2 see how they look. Your truck is looking good and I like the color
I'm assuming that you're referencing post 7 where the 2 springs are sitting side by side on the rear trailing arm. The spring on the left is the stock spring that came on the truck and the spring on the right is a 6" drop spring that came with my ECE 4/6 drop kit. It really helped the looks of things, but I can not attest to how they feel on the road yet. Some day....some day. Thanks for checking things out. I always appreciate some feedback.
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How is the hood clearance? I have the same setup with CaptainFabs bracket and a 2005 GMC hydroboost / MC combo.....

Also, what are you doing for a proportioining valve/block? I picked up a Wilwood adjustable piece because I swapped to rear disc brakes. That MC uses a 7/16x24 fitting and most are 3/8x24.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #32
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How is the hood clearance? I have the same setup with CaptainFabs bracket and a 2005 GMC hydroboost / MC combo.....

Also, what are you doing for a proportioining valve/block? I picked up a Wilwood adjustable piece because I swapped to rear disc brakes. That MC uses a 7/16x24 fitting and most are 3/8x24.
With the hood latched, there's enough room to stick the tip of your fingers between the fill spout on the MC and the bottom of the hood, so I'd guess maybe 3/8"-1/2" clearance. I'm going to keep the 04 MC for now but I've been considering changing to a more period correct MC for the hydroboost. I haven't decided what to do with a proportioning valve yet, but was considering the Wilwood adjustable that you used. Thanks for the heads up on the fittings. I was unsure of the size. What did you do for your hoses?
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www.Kore3.com makes a really nice braided hose that I'll be using. I was thinking that I will probably run them from the proportioning valave to the frame as well to replace the coils in the hard line. It would absorb any amount of chassis flex and look cleaner. Still trying to figure out the specifics. AutoZone had a 3/16 hard line with the correct end on each side to go from the MC to the Wilwood valve....

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #34
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www.Kore3.com makes a really nice braided hose that I'll be using. I was thinking that I will probably run them from the proportioning valave to the frame as well to replace the coils in the hard line. It would absorb any amount of chassis flex and look cleaner. Still trying to figure out the specifics. AutoZone had a 3/16 hard line with the correct end on each side to go from the MC to the Wilwood valve....

Here is a link to some good brake tech ....CLICK HERE
Kore3 makes some nice stuff. Did you make your own pressure hoses to run from your ps pump to hb to steering box? I was able to use the stock hoses but plan on taking the hose from the hb to the steering gear to a shop to have a different fitting put on to fit the steering box inlet. Thanks for the brake tech link...good stuff there.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #35
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My power steering hoses were hacked off. I ended up buying -6 AN fitting for the HB and steering box. I'll have a local hose place make some AN hoses when I get to that point....
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #36
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No real progress lately, as things have been a little hectic. However, my soon to be grandmother-in-law, has temporarily handed me the keys to her 54 F*rd truck to cruise around in for our upcoming wedding. I know it's not a Chevy, but it does give me some motivation to get kicking on my own project and get it back on the road. Plus, anytime you can put some miles on a classic, it's a good day.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:54 AM   #37
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Sweet...just keep the small projects going and eventually it will be done....

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Old 07-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #38
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #39
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nice lookin F*rd. May not be a GMC but I think I would drive it anyway, once in a while
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #40
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Like your project. Four eyes rule!
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:16 AM   #41
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Great looking project!!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:45 AM   #42
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #43
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nice lookin F*rd. May not be a GMC but I think I would drive it anyway, once in a while
Not too bad for an old heap. It's fun to get out and beat around in.

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:01 PM   #44
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So it's been ages since I've posted any real progress. This past week I've dove head first back into my LS engine wiring harness. With any luck, I hope to have it wrapped up by the end of the week, and ready for a test fit on Saturday. I'll post some pictures soon.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #45
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Man your project is looking great! We will be having a swap meet in Nashville soon if you would like to come.. here is the link for the info..
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #46
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Man your project is looking great! We will be having a swap meet in Nashville soon if you would like to come.. here is the link for the info..
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Thanks man! I appreciate the feedback. A swap meet in Nashville sounds like a great idea. Always good to meet some local truck fellas. I'll check the schedule to see if I can make it. Thanks again for the invite.
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Yes sir! Hope you can make it!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:57 PM   #48
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Update!

I've finally been able to squeeze in a little time with the old girl again. The past week or so I've been back into the wiring. I have my wires ready to start creating a fuse box, and recently laid them out on an old 5.3 I have lying around to see how things are going to fit. Unfortunately I forgot to snap a picture of that.

Also had a chance to stick on new calipers and pads and mount some new tabs for the brake hoses.

And finally, I followed along with Hart_Rod's mounting of the gas pedal and created a bracket to mount it up. My brake pedal needs to be bent over slightly, but I think it fits under there pretty well.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:13 PM   #49
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Is that a 'drive by wire' throttle assembly?
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:20 AM   #50
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Is that a 'drive by wire' throttle assembly?
Yes. look close and yo uwill see the connector on top... This looks like where mine will be as well....
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