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Old 04-18-2017, 09:23 PM   #401
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Thanks I can do that!

I have a oil gauge screwed to the oil bypass on the side of the pan, but have not turned the engine over

It did not say to pressure the system until the rocker arms have oil before turning the engine over?

So with the starter motor only you have good oil pressure, did it come right up to 50# ?
We primed the engine first using a bug sprayer. I called Pace Performance a few months ago and they said to prime it like the videos on U Tube using a bug sprayer to pump oil. One of my friends in the local Chevy club knew how to do it.

It took only a couple of cranks of about 10 seconds to show oil pressure, and it was nearly 50 psi with just the starter cranking it, before we hooked it up to fire.

My oil pressure sender is hooked up in the same spot as yours, at the bypass fitting near the oil filter.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:34 PM   #402
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Thanks I can do that!

I have a oil gauge screwed to the oil bypass on the side of the pan, but have not turned the engine over

It did not say to pressure the system until the rocker arms have oil before turning the engine over?

So with the starter motor only you have good oil pressure, did it come right up to 50# ?
Forgot to mention, we also used the bug sprayer to fill the coolant. We disconnected the heater hose at the firewall after we filled as much as we could at the radiator, then pumped coolant into the heater core and hoses until it bubbled out from a little bleeder I had installed at the firewall on the other heater hose at it's high spot. I think we got it mostly air free.

I'm hoping the rest will fill from the reservoir after we run it some.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:39 PM   #403
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I've been busy cleaning and packing up our house to sell it
and move to our new house we will be building.

I have had a few hours here and there so I built some straps to
help limit the door opening. Being five inches longer made it
heavy enough that I was concerned about depending on just the
upper door hinge pocket for the stop.

The strap has heavy steel brackets behind the rocker panels and door
cavities to carry the load. I had already welded in a hat channel into
the back of the rocker panel so it is very strong.

The strap I made from seat belt material.
It seems to work pretty well in conjunction with the original stop.
It doesn't have any stretch so I adjusted it to snug up just as the door
reaches its travel limit.

I just need to round all of the edges then paint it body color and it will
be done.
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:17 PM   #404
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Very nice, and a slick ideal...Jim
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:38 PM   #405
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Just had to float this build back to the top in case anyone missed it. There is some of the nicest fab work I've seen in this build. If you have never looked through it all, treat yourself to it. Might make you feel a little inadequate as a fabricator, but you'll learn a thing or two dozen!
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:26 PM   #406
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II Slow - Thanks for the bump. I had missed it and you're right - one of the nicest builds I've seen for sure.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:04 PM   #407
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Wow time flies...

I've been busy moving to an apartment and lost track of time.
We sold our house and found a nice new apartment.

I haven't lived in an apartment since my wife and I were first married
and we had a lot of crap to move! And put in storage!

We will be building a new house for the next several months and then
moving again. Hope to retire there in a few years.

Probably good to be downsizing and building new, but it's a lot of work.

I hope to get back to the truck soon.

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Old 06-27-2017, 06:24 PM   #408
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We are waiting!

Good luck with moving, not to ever be done again for me!
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:13 PM   #409
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I've got a spare piece of land next door to me you can build a house on..haha..I wouldnt mind having your fab skills next door to me..
I must have missed the door straps...nice touch..
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:08 PM   #410
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After careful review of this thread it seems like the only logical thing to do is go outside and burn my shop down.
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:19 PM   #411
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Wow!!!!
Time really flies. I canít believe itís been almost two years.
Sorry itís been so long.

Way more work to build a house than I thought, and most of it was contracted out.

House is finally done. We moved in last August. I havenít touched the truck since we started building, except to fire it up once in a while. Hope to be back on the truck this summer.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:41 PM   #412
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any updates Captain?
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:22 PM   #413
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Hi again to everyone.
I am slowly getting back on the truck.
Spent most of September finishing the lawn around the new house.
What a job.
Here is the latest work on the truck.
I installed the stainless steel bed ď boards ď and bed trim.
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:25 PM   #414
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Iíll try to get more posted in the next few months as I expect more time in the winter to work on the truck.
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:54 PM   #415
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looks awesome! I really hope you don't let your wife haul mulch in that bed, like you said. that would be a shame..
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:36 PM   #416
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Started on the front end assembly.
We got the internal hood braces on, and installed
the stainless center strip and Chevy emblem.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:43 PM   #417
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These pieces were reproductions, and they worked very well.
The strip fit perfectly and the tabs aligned exactly.

The emblem needed a little work on the back side to complete
the bend of the rear flange but took only a couple of minutes
with small hammer and bean bag.

Also not shown, the ď3100Ē side emblems worked great too.
I did modify the pins that stick thru by threading them with
a 10-32 die, and used nylon lock nuts to hold them on.
I wanted them a little more secure than the slip on round clips.
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:01 PM   #418
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Got the hood, fenders and grill installed.
Gaps came out pretty good, after quite a bit of fussing.
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:11 PM   #419
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Man, love the door strap detail! Moved to an apartment?? Yikes. Swore those off many years ago. Building a house as we speak. Hope to sell old house and move to new house in one motion.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:12 PM   #420
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In the apartment for about a year.
We are loving the new house now.
Probably more so because of the apartment experience.

Lots of time to work on the truck this winter.
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:20 PM   #421
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Installed the headlights, front bumper and front bumper balance.
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Video of the tilt hood,
Never tried this, but I think it works.

https://youtu.be/pbUqdMUvVRE
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Well that's slick...!!!
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Thanks,
It sounds a bit noisy in the video, but is really not too loud.
I think it's the acoustics of the shop.
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Put the mudflaps on the front today.
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