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Old 08-20-2017, 04:18 PM   #626
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Re: Bringing the '65 back to life

Mounted a fire extinguisher, installed the wipers, aimed the headlights, and installed the headlight trim rings this morning, then loaded it up for its first doctors appointment tomorrow morning (alignment).
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:46 AM   #627
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Re: Bringing the '65 back to life

Awesome, bet it feels good to drive around in it after all this time.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:18 PM   #628
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Awesome, bet it feels good to drive around in it after all this time.
It's WAY cool to drive it around.


The good: The truck passed its safety inspection, had its first fill-up at the gas station, and got aligned today. It was pretty cool to get the thing up on a lift for the first time and see the whole underside at once.

The bad: Only got to drive it 1.9 miles before the water pump started dribbling out of the weep hole. It was a pretty awesome 1.9 miles though.

Dad already picked up a new water pump. That will be item #1 on the agenda for next weekend.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:14 PM   #629
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Re: Bringing the '65 back to life

Dad replaced the water pump during the week, and we knocked out a few small items this morning before taking the '65 out for a spin. It got to meet the Coug, made its first trip to the auto parts store, took us to lunch, and got its first shoutout ("I love your truck!" from a bystander on a local road). Absolutely killer day.

Since it has finally been reinitiated to the open road, it's time for it to receive its very own keychain.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:38 PM   #630
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Time to fix the stance. We stuck some aluminum in the mill today and whipped up a pair of 1-1/2" drop blocks. It still has plenty of rake, but at least now it's tucking a little tire in the rear.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:02 AM   #631
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That truck looks fun!!!
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:40 PM   #632
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It certainly is fun. I put about 60 miles on it yesterday, during which I received four thumbs up from other drivers.


A little change of scenery: instead of working on the '65 over at the shop, Dad came over to my place this morning to install his birthday present, the body moldings.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:28 PM   #633
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I had an enjoyable weekend driving, datalogging, and tuning the '65, but I returned it to Dad this morning with 240 miles on the odometer. We finished up the body molding installation, gave it a quick oil change, and went over all the suspension bits. It desparately needs a bath, but it's ready for the cruise next Saturday.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:24 PM   #634
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A quick vid from today's tuning session: https://youtu.be/t9Ks3eFD6mc
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:57 PM   #635
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Sounds Nice!
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Nice, now we need a vid of a holeshot and a drive by.
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:27 PM   #637
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Spent a fair amount of time under the dash today, but now we have tunes! There are a pair of Kenwood 3.5" speakers in the stock location (top center of the dash). Dad is building some slick aluminum panels for the cab corners that will house a pair of Kicker 4x10" speakers. The Retrosound Long Beach head unit has a TON of inputs...I've routed the pertinent ones to the ash tray, which also serves as a handy phone holder. If I find a good spot to tuck a mic, Dad will even have hands-free calling via bluetooth, just like his '17 Silverado K2500HD.
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