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Old 07-15-2013, 02:41 PM   #76
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Mine is a 48 Chevy. I have a friend in Schoolcraft with a 50 5-window.

I'm ussually not in that neck of the woods but my wife and I took a truck ride over to South Haven for dinner. It turned out to be a great night for a drive.

Your welcome to check the truck out anytime.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:54 PM   #77
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Hey man, slow down! These things are supposed to take years.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #78
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:13 AM   #79
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Sorry it has been so long since my last post, but it has been a real pain in the butt trying to upload pictures. I have actually gotten a bunch of small stuff done. I tore the heater box apart cleaned painted and installed a new heater core. I also rebuilt my heater control. I used a rebuild kit from Brothers that has the good levers. it turned out o.k. but i was not real impressed with the sticker. maybe i will get a new one if i can't live with this. Like many, the rivets in the back of the heater control were loose, so i drilled them out and tapped them to a 10-24 screw and then i cut the screws flush with the face and then installed the new sticker.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #80
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I also got the Hydrobooster that i got from a 94 astro van painted up, installed and plumbed. I used hydraulic lines from a 95 1 ton pick up. They took some tweaking but i managed not to kink them. It kind of looks like a bag of snakes, but i think it turned out about as clean as possible using factory lines. I installed a new master cylinder and bled the brakes. The brake bleeding took forever but i think that i got them good for now and the best part of it is that i didn't have any leaks on the hydraulic lines or brake lines (knock on wood)!
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:53 AM   #81
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After i got the heater box in and hydraulic lines hooked up i filled up the power steering reservoir and the radiator. I wire nutted the electric fans in. I then test fired the engine to check for leaks and make sure the fans turn on. I don't have a scan tool and i got nervous because it was getting pretty hot and the fans had not turned on yet so i had to improvise. I robbed my kitchen for my girlfriends meat thermometer and taped it to the heater hose. It worked perfect. The fan kicked on at 180 degrees!

I also installed the glove box and glove box door. It is som much more fun installing part than taking them off!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:48 PM   #82
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Well i had a problem with my shift lever pin not fitting my freshly rebuilt tilt column that i didn't figure out until it was already installed. Here is a link to how i fixed it. Hopefully it will help others with the same problem.

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Old 08-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #83
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I got my exhaust 100% complete this weekend.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:07 PM   #84
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A couple more pictures.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:37 PM   #85
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Well, i took a little time off from work and working on the Jimmy to go on vacation to Glacier National park and Yellowstone to do some much needed Harley riding. The trip was awesome. We logged about 1400 miles on the Harley and 3800 on the truck in about 11 days. Now it is time to get back to work on the Jimmy. Hopefully i will get something done!

Awesome. I can upload normal size pictures again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #86
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I have been working on some body work lately. I had to repair both my front fenders. The passenger side needed the trim holes filled and a front lower patch panel. The drivers side was a little more work. It was obviously in a "fender bender" at some point. It had a about 3/4" of bondo covering up the dent. I got a fender out of the pick and pull and cut it up for the patch panels. I probably should have just bought a new fender but i think this will work.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #87
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Drivers side fender.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:35 PM   #88
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I bought the Lokar ACA-1800 shift linkage and installed it. The rod that came with it was not long enough and i didn't like the coupling with the set screws that allows you not to have to put a thread on the end. So, i bought a piece of 5/16" stainless steel rod, bent it up and threaded both ends. It was a pain in the butt to get the indicator on the column to point where i wanted it to for each gear.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #89
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Instead of repairing my rusty inner fenders i bought a set from Auto Parts Warehouse for $120.00 shipped to my door. The quality looks to be good and i just have them mocked up but they appear to fit really well. Here is the link if anyone else needs to get a set.

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Old 09-16-2013, 01:46 PM   #90
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Well done, but, do you come back and fill in all the spots that are not hit with the first pass on your welding. Looks like a butt weld, i flanged mine, and was curious if they are just as strong.....
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:47 PM   #91
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Well done, but, do you come back and fill in all the spots that are not hit with the first pass on your welding. Looks like a butt weld, i flanged mine, and was curious if they are just as strong.....
Yea. That picture was just the first series of tacks i put on it. I kept tacking it and cooling each tack with compressed air until all of the tacks were all connected. I then ground it all smooth and filled in any low spots or spots that i missed. It is a full penetration weld for the most part by looking at the back side. I know butt welds are plenty strong. I have never flanged body panels before so i'm not sure on the strength of those.
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Really like the look of your exhaust. Especially the tips. Was that a kit you purchased ? Steel or stainless ?
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #93
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Really like the look of your exhaust. Especially the tips. Was that a kit you purchased ? Steel or stainless ?
Thanks, It is stainless steel tubing and fittings. I pieced it together from a few chunks of tube and a dozen 90 degree elbows. I cut and mitered the fittings to the angles I needed and welded it all together. The main exhaust tube is 2 1/2" and I used a couple butt weld 2 1/2" x 3" reducers at the outlets. For the tips I just cut the 3" tube on a 60 degree angle and welded it to the reducers.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:28 AM   #94
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Just read your build thread. Very nice work . Going to be a very nice ride when your done with it.
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Very nice project. I look forward to seeing it on the road.

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #96
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Very nice project. I look forward to seeing it on the road.

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Thanks Marc! I saw your ride at the street rod show on Friday. I looked for you but you must have been out walking around. Yours was one of my favorites from the whole show.
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Thanks Marc! I saw your ride at the street rod show on Friday. I looked for you but you must have been out walking around. Yours was one of my favorites from the whole show.
Thanks for the kind words. I was around most of the day Friday. On Sat my truck was there all day but I was not. I had a full slate of kids sporting events. I'm sure that we will meet sooner or later.

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Com'on, i know youve been doing something in your shop.....post up
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #99
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I have not been as busy on the Jimmy as i like, but it is time for a little update.

My plan is to get the doors repaired and then put everything together and make sure all of the body panels fit and the gaps are how i like them.

I have been working on the doors. I thought that i would just replace the lower door skin of both doors, but after doing the drivers side i am not that satisfied of my work. I will have my painter/body guy look at them, but i may just order new door skins and have him install them. I love trying to do everything myself but sometimes you need to know when enough is enough and let the professionals take over. Haha.
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I have also been taking care of some smaller items like mounting the air box assembly. I had to cut a chunk out of the fender/core support bracket to get everything to fit like i wanted. One of the next things on the list is to order the American Autowire Classic update Kit and start the wiring process. Does anyone know if i have to buy their crimpers or are there universal crimpers that i can get that will work?
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