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Old 09-16-2015, 11:08 AM   #101
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Your brackets are just why we hang onto "stuff". Never know when you will need it. Good idea on the pump mounting. Wasn't even thinking along those lines for mine. Thanks!
Bucket safety...bwahaha...
No kidding!! Now if I could only convince the wife of that.. lol

On the pump mounting, my first attempt didn't pan out, I was thinking that I would put them end to end on a shelf/bracket, but it ended up a bit longer than I wanted and didn't tuck in near the bumper bracket well enough. so that's when I got back online and looked for ideas around the web.. seeing several compressors sitting side by side on various vehicles, I knew that was the ticket and should have plenty of room in that configuration.

I was late getting home, so by the time I hit the shop it was already well after 9:30. I did finish mounting the compressors last night and plumbed the leader lines to the water traps. It came out fairly tidy. I then finished the line between the two tanks, and ran the final line from the tank output to the interior where the VU4 will live.
The only other thing I managed to get done was mounting the VU4 and ECU to the panel I made.. Better than nothing..


Hope the rest of the week goes better.
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:46 PM   #102
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Been slammed at work, which has left little time in the shop.
With help from my son we have been getting a few things out of the way.
Last night we re-hung the gas tank, and got most of the wiring and air lines tucked away.

a couple pics of the compressor install and tank.



Just need to attach the ground strap and filler neck hose and the tank will be complete



quite a difference from where it started



Also spent time to clean up the shop a bit, it needed it!
been gathering the last few items for the wiring, think I have it all now. Using the panel I made, the relay's fuses, etc... should look decent when finished.

going to take some time off next week to dedicate to shop time, hope to get things rolling.. if you know what I mean..
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:11 PM   #103
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How did I miss this one! Great looking ride. Vary clean. I need to get in gear and start on my air ride. I was thinking of putting the tanks in the same spot on mine. I have a hidden hitch to work around but you worked out a clean looking setup. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:13 PM   #104
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Looks really good. Big improvement! Clean parts and pieces always speeds the heart up just a bit.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:51 AM   #105
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Dang it, can't seem to get my uploads going for my iPad again. But I'll give an update anyway and add pics as I can.

Been super busy both at work and home.. I'm sure many can relate.. Since my last update I have worked to fabricate a pan hard bar mount, bend up brake lines, rebuild the engine and update it with full roller internals, and then today, re install the rear axle.
As soon as I rolled the axle back under the Burb, it became obvious to me that I had neglected to account for the width of the frame when I placed the tabs for the rear flex lines coming off the calipers. Bummer to say the least!
So, that meant two things, one, move the tabs, and two, bend new brake hard lines.. That should teach me to a ting or two..

Pics coming soon..
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:49 PM   #106
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OK, pics to bring things up to date. Still have lots to do, but I had to share some first looks at the new stance,

We fabbed a pan hard bar mount modeled after the ECE one( pic is mid process)


New parts painted and ready to install.


Rolling the axle in place


Some first glimpses




Touchdown!


Certainly could use some better pics, but we didn't stop to take very many..

one other item that was worked over the past week was the engine..
Just one typical pic for now, she's almost ready for paint and final assembly..

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Very nice stance. Looking really good!
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:58 PM   #108
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I know the pics in the shop don't really show the difference that well , so here is a before / after measured at the rear bumper which at least gives you an idea in hard numbers.

Can't wait to get her outside and show some full view shots..

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Looks great!
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Nice work! Your wheel and tire combo look great.
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Really looks awesome!
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I have been super busy at work trying to put out some fires.. If it weren't for customers, work would be fun! lol..

anyway, that has slowed down progress a bunch over the last couple weeks..

I did manage to get a few things finished up, and progress continues albeit sloooowwww

Lots of little details that are never going to be seen like looming up wiring, cleaning and painting hardware, etc...

But for something at least worth a picture or two, I took these shots from the paint work on the engine and firewall.




With so many factory wrinkles, bumps, divots, and wavy areas on the firewall, I could have spent a few days smoothing things out but I decided to just leave them alone and paint it..

At least now I can start the mockup of the hydroboost and stab the motor/trans in so I can get to working on exhaust and driveline..

I'm also going to update the gas pedal to a later cable style and retire the manual rod setup.
I picked up the last few items for the Accuair, I was short a couple relays and fuses, but think I have it all now.. time to mount everything in its permanent location and try it out!!

Another small but critical project has to do with the intake.. I am going to drill the front boss on one of my Edelbrock Performers to add an oil fill tube, that way I can run some vintage style valve covers with no holes.. (I'll plumb the PCV valve and vent into the backside like this thread from Dino) http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...il+gate&page=8

I'm facing the inevitable that there is probably no way I can get everything done by this coming weekend so I could drive it to the Monroe swap meet, but I am not giving up just yet!
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Engine and firewall look great! Hope you can make the show. Based on how much you do in a short time you have a good shot at it.
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Engine and firewall look great! Hope you can make the show. Based on how much you do in a short time you have a good shot at it.
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Well I would like to think things are going at a fast pace, but then again, all it takes is one hiccup to provide a new wrinkle and slow things back down again..

We have had some unusually busy days at work which meant I was getting home late and that cut into shop time..
While I'm going to make it to the swap this weekend come hell or high water, the Burb will stay tucked away in the shop..

I left off last night nearly finishing the install on all the Accuair.. I have to clean up the wiring and will add one more primary ground wire for the panel, but it's finally in!!

Here is the spaghetti mess before any cleanup..
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Its like you are reading my mind on a few of these things.

Painting engine body color, running script valve covers, drilling the edelbrock intake, etc...

I'll continue to follow along
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Its like you are reading my mind on a few of these things.

Painting engine body color, running script valve covers, drilling the edelbrock intake, etc...

I'll continue to follow along
Haha, well I think that's awesome.. Makes for even more cool trucks out there.
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sub'd....

I just purchased it's not so distant cousin...lol. It's a GMC but getting one of my 67 grills swapped over. Should have it home Sunday, purchased out of Minot, North Dakota. Bought sight unseen so hope it is reasonably solid, thinking nowhere near as nice as yours though...haha.

Will be keeping track on your build...this will be my first 67-72 build. Will be nice venturing into a new world for a change.

Loving what your doing so far, and great attention to detail. Looks like it has weathered well. Keep up the great work!
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I just purchased it's not so distant cousin...lol. It's a GMC but getting one of my 67 grills swapped over. Should have it home Sunday, purchased out of Minot, North Dakota. Bought sight unseen so hope it is reasonably solid, thinking nowhere near as nice as yours though...haha.

Will be keeping track on your build...this will be my first 67-72 build. Will be nice venturing into a new world for a change.

Loving what your doing so far, and great attention to detail. Looks like it has weathered well. Keep up the great work!
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I am very pleased with things so far, other than it always takes 3 times longer than I want.. (and then some)

That looks way cool! I look forward to following along your adventure. I don't think I have seen that particular paint scheme, with the white only in the middle.. but that is GMC for ya, always gotta be different.. Best of luck, and if there is anything I can do to help, don't hesitate to ask..
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Well Everyone,
Hard to believe its been a few weeks with no progres, but that's not due to lack of motivation, more about the comets lack of time.. I really want to retire!!
Off to SEMA, but when we return, things will pick up again..
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Nice Burb, I love my 68 4X4.
Tons of room inside great riding rig....
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Well.. here we are, mid February already.. How did that happen? No excuses, just me letting life and work keep me from what I would rather be doing..

Did manage to hit the shop for an hour, I began prepping the passenger floor area, and made the lengthy list of what's left to get her back on the streets..




Not as bad as I had anticipated..
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got a bit more going last night,

Decided now was the time to fix the dash and prep the windshield channel. It turns out to be in much better condition than I thought.. I guess sitting in a barn for such a long time was not such a bad thing...

I bet from repeated bouts of condensation collecting on the inside of the windshield is what led to this.




Will finish cleaning and then tacking up the holes before I paint the top, front and underside of the dash..
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Nice progress!
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If by chance you fix the 3rd door rocker panel,by brothers plmk and post good details.. I was getting ready to do that when my wife made me go to Chile with her for a few months.So here I sit.
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I think I saw in o e of your pictures that you have a third row seat, would you be willing to show me how it mounts to the floor?
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