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Old 09-13-2018, 03:13 PM   #401
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Re: Dad's 1979 GMC Heavy Half Transformation

Sorry! Here you go. Mike
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:55 AM   #402
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Drove up to MN (203 miles) yesterday to help Jayson work on Dads79GMC. Great day, was able to assist with fine-tuning the 350 - runs outstanding! We also installed the trim on the bed. We spent a lot of time getting the cab and box aligned along with the trim. Of course, I got schooled/mentored along the way and gained valuable information as I move forward on the 78 Chevy C10. Great day!!

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Your truck looks spectacular!
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:57 PM   #404
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Your truck looks spectacular!
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:46 PM   #405
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Wow, really making headway!
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:52 AM   #406
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Old 09-15-2018, 12:54 PM   #407
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Great pic!! Thanks for the new screen saver!
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Old 09-15-2018, 02:05 PM   #408
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that's just disgustingly beautiful
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:03 PM   #409
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that's just disgustingly beautiful
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How's your truck coming along? I know you received that bachelors degree and you now have all kinds of time on your hands!!!!

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Old 09-16-2018, 07:31 AM   #410
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Spent the night getting some odds and ends wrapped up. I got the tail pipes in place, and installed the hangers on the exhaust, I got the emergency brake cables installed, and fixed up and installed the rear light harness, and got the tail lights installed.
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How's your truck coming along? I know you received that bachelors degree and you now have all kinds of time on your hands!!!!

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Thanks Mike, only thing I can report is a set of NOS hubcaps and points distributor. Procurement process continues!
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:18 PM   #412
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I spent the day continuing to work on the grille that I got from Jeff (1774btcrew) some years ago. This was my first grille rehab; I'd say it's a good two-footer! Lol! The one that is in the picture above, on the truck, is cracked above the handle and the chrome a bit scratched up. I used duplicolor silver metallic frost, medium gray and then used duplicator clear. This is a continuation of the post at #390. Thanks Mike
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:15 PM   #413
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Thanks for the new Avatar Jayson!
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Looks good!
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:34 PM   #415
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I think it looks pretty good Mike!
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:09 AM   #416
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:18 AM   #417
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Had a couple productive nights working on the truck. I swapped out the mcgaughys spindles for some western chassis units, as they give plenty of room to run the rally wheels with no interference. I also installed some different springs to get the stance where we wanted it, and we are real happy with where it sits now. Ran the tach harness, and got that hooked up, ran the speedo cable, cleaned up the gauge cluster, touched up the paint on the needles, polished the lens, and installed led lights, got window regulators installed, and have the vent windows tore down, blasted, and the paint is drying on those. Also got the windshield wiper system cleaned up, lubed, and installed.
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Stance looks great!
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Great work Jayson!!
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Dang Mike-you better be putting delay/pulse wipers in that truck! ��
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:28 PM   #421
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Dang Mike-you better be putting delay/pulse wipers in that truck! ��
It has the system in it that allows you to delay driving it if it's gonna rain!
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Oh I know aint NO WAY Mike will be driving it in the rain thats for sure! ��
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:34 AM   #423
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Got the vent windows rebuilt, and installed the door glass, vent windows, and all the weather seals, door locks, and interior door handles. Got the engine bay cleaned up, routed spark plug wires, ect.... and vacuumed down, and charged up the ac. It blows cold! I have a hand full of small parts in primer ready for paint now, and I will be working on getting the tailgate ready this evening.
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Pretty as a speckled pup! Doing great work, Jayson.
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Pretty as a speckled pup! Doing great work, Jayson.
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