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Old 07-07-2011, 03:25 AM   #76
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:27 AM   #77
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

Update, bled the brakes and tried to drive the truck. Badnews.. Still doesn't want to move anywhere or anything. I try shifting around The idle doesn't even bump down when in drive or anything. The t-case is rebuilt, the sleeve between the tranny and t case has been replaced, Also the convertor IS bolted up. I have no idea whats wrong :/
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:41 PM   #78
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

Might be an obvious thing, but do you have enough tranny fluid in there?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:47 PM   #79
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

And for another obvious thing, the t-case is in gear right? Not neutral?
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:41 AM   #80
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

Will the rear wheels turn or just the fronts are locked up?
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #81
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

Fluid is in there, T case is is in gear. no front driveshaft at the moment.

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Old 07-09-2011, 01:42 PM   #82
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

Well, i'm tired of horsing around with this thing. I want to be driving this thing by the end of the month. Ordered in these parts.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HUP-HP3288K/

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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-30228/

I'll be ordering a converter, flexplate, new pan, on the 20th.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:30 PM   #83
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:53 PM   #84
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

looks good so far.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:00 PM   #85
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

Sweet good progress it looks like its starting to get there. That sucks about all the set backs though! Hope with all the new parts you will be able to get it up running and go cruise it and enjoy it
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:20 AM   #86
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

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looks good so far.
Thanks man, its only the beginning
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Sweet good progress it looks like its starting to get there. That sucks about all the set backs though! Hope with all the new parts you will be able to get it up running and go cruise it and enjoy it
Thanks, I just took the top part off so I can expect what wrong. Looks like the 2nd picture the shaft is stipped a bit. No worries, i got another 2wd th350 from way back to page 2 in the build haha.

Set backs suck, I could be spenging this money on 37's right now instead of the damn tranny. But i'll have total faith that nothing in the drivetrain will break.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:38 AM   #87
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

I like thee way it sits! did you decide on what color you were going to redo it in?
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:48 PM   #88
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I was either thinking black? Or like this Dark metallic grey. Really dark though.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:48 AM   #89
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The dark gray sounds cool, something like a charcoal?
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:33 AM   #90
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Yeah something like charcoal but dark. Who knows, I'm also thinking of cutting and extending the frame and put a crew cab on.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #91
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

tranny parts came in and I start to install the shift kit first...

Turns out I got a Th350C and not a th350...

Went to the junkyard and theyre going to pull out a th350 this weekend for me.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:43 PM   #92
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

Looks like a cool project, you inspired me to go mess with my 4x4 burban.

Hope your tranny works out. The final straw with my k5 was the trans going out, and I practically gave it away
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:08 AM   #93
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I inspired you? wow. Thats awesome man.
Jst looked at your 70. nice body work man. I'm thinking of picking up another truck sometime soon.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:26 AM   #94
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

Finally picked up a regular th350. No lock up convertor bull****. Also decided to rebuild it since I had the parts anyways.



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Old 08-10-2011, 02:55 AM   #95
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Thanks for the comment, I'm really proud of it. I just picked up an 84 gmc Swb 4x4 today, 1200 bucks for a no rust and 73,000 mile Swb! And I drove it home 160 miles!

Ill start a build thread soon
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:25 AM   #96
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I bought my truck for 900 with only rust on the inner fenders and passenger door. then I did this. Kinda regret it.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:45 PM   #97
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Re: 79 Silverado long box build

So after sending my autowrecker special th350 to the trans shop to get hot tanked. I get a call back saying that i should consider getting another transmission. Its fixable but pretty damaged is what they said. the 1-2 accumulator is in rough shape on the outer core. The little snap ring just fits in snug so i think it'll be okay. and some other nicks that might leak but i'll just weld those up.

I found that the oil pump is pooched when i had it apart
shift kit and valvebody went together okay. messed up on one part.
forgot about a couple seals.
also the output shaft needs to be replaced its all stripped.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:17 AM   #98
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]All ready to go back in. I'm ordering a convertor and a pan tomorrow locally, So hopefully have this stuff in friday night!

Just wanted to say this forum is awesome for ideas. I think i'm going to go with "mineral grey" Its off a 99-04 mustang. it'll look great with black wheels with the gold beadlocks. I've been really happy lately. I got a new job in a welding shop making more money And I also will have my truck soon!






And the color i'm thinking about

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Old 08-18-2011, 09:57 PM   #99
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Color scheme sounds good! Don't forget some gold grade-8 hardware if you are doing beadlocks!
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:15 AM   #100
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Thats what i'm thinking. Black bumpers/rollbar/black rims with gold bolts would look great on the color.
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