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Old 01-08-2018, 06:50 PM   #6126
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Hi Tom, Where did You buy those kick panel speakers?
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:15 PM   #6127
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Thanx Tom ;

I'm a geezer and I like loud but not to show off, just to clearly hear speech and good Blues etc.

I found my set of these in craigslist in Az. for $10, new .
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:36 AM   #6128
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I bought them from Crutchfield. I think I paid 129.00 for them. What they do not give you a template. For the holes of the speakers. So I traced the speakers on a piece of cardboard. And marked the holes. And center them on the opening of the kick panel opening. Because the covers snap into the speaker and the opening. So you have to be pretty close to Center.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:19 PM   #6129
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Well, I didn't actually "do" it to my truck, but rather "for" it. This is the closet-raid truck cover. It took most of a Saturday at the sewing machine (and back and forth to the shop for each fitment). It is two pieces, one for the cab and one for the bed. The pant's pockets hanging from the dark blue cover on the bed sides are for weights to help keep the bed cover from sagging in and raising up. Probably use lead pellets or the like tied off in a sock.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:28 PM   #6130
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well, i didn't actually "do" it to my truck, but rather "for" it. This is the closet-raid truck cover. It took most of a saturday at the sewing machine (and back and forth to the shop for each fitment). It is two pieces, one for the cab and one for the bed. The pant's pockets hanging from the dark blue cover on the bed sides are for weights to help keep the bed cover from sagging in and raising up. Probably use lead pellets or the like tied off in a sock.
kool!!! Good job!!! Probably saved you some $$$$##
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:35 PM   #6131
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Thanks Painter...Well, it cost me some time and I did have to spend $20 at the Salvation Army for the number of sheets/blankets that my wife wouldn't let me scrounge from the closet.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:44 PM   #6132
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I installed my Christmas present. A Lares 1075 steering box with the 3 1/4 lock to lock turn.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:14 PM   #6133
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I installed my Christmas present. A Lares 1075 steering box with the 3 1/4 lock to lock turn.
? Can you fill us in on the desirability of this steering box please ? .
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:10 AM   #6134
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? Can you fill us in on the desirability of this steering box please ? .
The original box on my 72 had 4 1/4 turn lock to lock The lares box has 3 1/4 turn. It was a bolt in part with a new rag joint. My old box leaked and I wanted a quicker ratio.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:09 AM   #6135
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Thanx, I can seriously dig getting rid of a leaky old loose steering box but i drive on the open highways at speed, isn't this likely to cause overturning if/when I get cut off again and have to make an emergency manouver ? .

New steering box sounds really tasty I must say .
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #6136
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The original box on my 72 had 4 1/4 turn lock to lock The lares box has 3 1/4 turn. It was a bolt in part with a new rag joint. My old box leaked and I wanted a quicker ratio.
It's safe to presume that your truck also has power steering?
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:09 PM   #6137
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Thanx, I can seriously dig getting rid of a leaky old loose steering box but i drive on the open highways at speed, isn't this likely to cause overturning if/when I get cut off again and have to make an emergency manouver ? .

New steering box sounds really tasty I must say .
My 2000 Chevy truck has a 3 1/4 turn, now they both feel the same.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:10 PM   #6138
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It's safe to presume that your truck also has power steering?
Yes it already had power steering.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:19 PM   #6139
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Replaced my rear wheel cylinder a couple weeks ago and the other one started leaking. I know I know you suppose to do them together both done now. Was lazy. Por 15 the cab floor, came out nice. Sound deadner next. Need this Florida weather to warm up so it dries.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:01 PM   #6140
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Brought her home!
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:47 PM   #6141
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Brought her home!
Where's she been? As shiny as she is I'm guessing paint jail.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:01 PM   #6142
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She just back from serious cancer treatment. Down to the frame with some upgrades.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:18 PM   #6143
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I started sanding down the bondo trying to create my shaved firewall.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:47 AM   #6144
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She just back from serious cancer treatment. Down to the frame with some upgrades.
GORGEOUS colors!!!

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:28 AM   #6145
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Rainforest Green. Almost black in the garage, but pops in the sun light. Wife and daughter helped with the upholstery. Iím loving it,
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:42 PM   #6146
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Nice truck Smitty, was wondering on the colour, looked dark green, nice because so many are black or red. Be exciting to have it back.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:17 PM   #6147
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New Grant Sport steering wheel and pedal pads. No pics, yet- the sun is blazing at the wrong angle.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:34 PM   #6148
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New transmission hump installed that I bought from Brother’s truck. Still working on outter cab floor, rockers, and cab corners
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:10 PM   #6149
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:26 AM   #6150
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Replaced the vacuum advance....looong overdue.....I think I took Raymond back to at least a 1998 performance level, maybe even 1988
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