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Old 03-29-2018, 12:44 AM   #826
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Tonight I sand blasted the area where the gutter goes and the gutter and applied some etch/weld through primer so I can weld the gutter in tomorrow night.

I got it done, ready to prime, then spotted something I missed. I had to weld up little holes and what not 357 times, then spot blast another 274 times when I thought I was done, so I finally finished up, primed it and came in and relaxed.

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Old 03-29-2018, 09:33 PM   #827
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vintage air sent me the replacement knob. I knew they would. their customer service has been insane.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:02 PM   #828
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Following the 5 minute plan?

Seriously, you do so much good work, it would be nice if you had a build thread going.

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Tonight I sand blasted the area where the gutter goes and the gutter and applied some etch/weld through primer so I can weld the gutter in tomorrow night.

I got it done, ready to prime, then spotted something I missed. I had to weld up little holes and what not 357 times, then spot blast another 274 times when I thought I was done, so I finally finished up, primed it and came in and relaxed.

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Old 03-30-2018, 12:59 AM   #829
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Thanks, I have a build thread over at Hotrodders.com but I don't post much on it. I need to get back to that.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1948...ar-233753.html

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Old 03-30-2018, 01:01 AM   #830
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

I went to install the gutter at the very least. I fought it for a while, ran out of the proper washer to screw it in, just didn't work, geez, I gave up. I took off for my evening walk and went to the hardware store to get the washers. On my way back home I thought I MUST get something accomplished tonight, so I walked home and out to the garage and finished screwing and fitting the gutter, it's ready for welding tomorrow.

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Old 03-30-2018, 02:48 AM   #831
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On my way back home I thought I MUST get something accomplished tonight, so I walked home and out to the garage and finished screwing and fitting the gutter, it's ready for welding tomorrow.
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I am like you - I try to get at least ONE thing accomplished per day on my truck, regardless how insignificant. I post progress reports only here on the WDYDWYTT thread, because my build is pretty mundane and not really worthy of a whole thread.

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Old 03-31-2018, 12:28 AM   #832
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Finished blocking the driver's side rear fender and straightened the lower lip of the step for the same side. It was rolled under...
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Old 04-01-2018, 03:29 AM   #833
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Installed trans pan, torque converter, and flex plate, then bolted engine and trans together. Would have installed them if not for having to re-drill and tap the rear trans mount bolt holes that a previous owner had stripped out. Should get engine installed tomorrow, then plan to test fire while all the front sheet metal is still off and everything is accessible.
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:33 AM   #834
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I got the rear fenders installed for final mock up and fabbed up a plate to mount a junction box to the rear cross sill.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:19 AM   #835
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Good stuff!

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Old 04-01-2018, 04:50 PM   #836
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installed the replacement knob on the a/c controls. I also laid out the main wiring harness and traced every wire while following the schematic to make sure I knew where everything goes and how it fits. I did run into one issue. the main inline fuse needs to mount right next to the battery. they have it mounted for a stock truck with the battery in the floor. mines in the bed all the way at the rear so I will have to move that. shouldn't be to bad. other wise the wiring is pretty straight forward.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:56 PM   #837
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Getting some color on a few parts so I can clear them tomorrow...
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Getting some color on a few parts so I can clear them tomorrow...
I don't see any filtration, extraction, or drop clothes. Do you just spray in the garage with a mask and hope for the best? I'm really dreading the idea of trying to build a whole paint booth out of plastic sheets in the garage.
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:17 AM   #839
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I don't see any filtration, extraction, or drop clothes. Do you just spray in the garage with a mask and hope for the best? I'm really dreading the idea of trying to build a whole paint booth out of plastic sheets in the garage.
I built a booth in the garage when I primed the cab and painted the interior, for small parts like these hinges it was easier to cover the things I didn't want overspray on and shoot them with a detail gun. It's not the optimal set by any means, but the outcome is satisfactory.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:18 PM   #840
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i practiced running beads with my tig welder. its been a few years since I welded with a tig and I'm rusty. its coming back though. a couple more practice session and I will be ready to weld something strong AND pretty. its the first time ever used my new 200amp tig set up. I think I'm going to like it. I have a knarly hole in my firewall that's going to need a patch panel pretty soon.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:33 PM   #841
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Got some clear on the stuff I painted last night, tore down the drivers door and cleaned off the fossilized weatherstrip adhesive. There's a few screw holes to weld up from some chrome vent shades, then I can flip it over and start block sanding...
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:04 PM   #842
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ive been slacking enough that I may have to switch to the 20 minute a day rule. I did get into the garage and get steps 1-5 of the 9 0r 10 wiring steps completed. that's progress and I'm good with progress. I also welded a little more.
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:40 PM   #843
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Disassembled 12 bolt to install a 3.31 gear & carrier I got from the Portland swap meet. Iím glad I did, my spider gears were so worn it took hours to beat out the main pin.
Iím also glad to change the 2.73s, and all for $150 with bearings. Just need shims & seals!
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:16 AM   #844
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the diff looks nice and clean. a man after my own heart.
when I do a diff the whole thing comes apart including the vent fitting. the vent fitting thread, the carrier cap threads and the cover threads are chased. I run a wire brush, that fits the axle tubes snug, on a long shaft in my drill all the way up and down each axle tube. then scotchbrite/roloc disc the gasket surfaces and seal areas. then I use a garden sprayer with a long wand and solvent to flush it all out. brake cleaner and compressed air to dry the solvent. shop vac to get the last dried up remains that get stuck in the low spot of the center section. then the internals get a complete cleaning and check/replacement. THEN I am ready for the assembly part. if it is gonna be awhile before the diff goes back together a styro coffee cup in each wheel bearing and pinion bearing hole and cardboard (or the diff cover) over the big hole and a plug in the diff vent hole will keep things clean till you're ready.
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Built a drive shaft.
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I pull out the old engine for the weekend
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:54 PM   #847
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Getting ready to take my Holley carb off and install a Holley FI System. Anyone else do this conversion> If so, how do you like the Holley FI system?
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:26 PM   #848
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Getting ready to take my Holley carb off and install a Holley FI System. Anyone else do this conversion> If so, how do you like the Holley FI system?
I'm curious as well. I had an older version throttle body kit from a company called powerjection. I liked it. it had some issues but overall it was usable. this was in 07 or 08 so I'm sure the new kits are much better.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:30 PM   #849
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ive been trying the 5 minute a day myself. once I get out there the 5 minutes usually turns into real work time but its been fun. today I was trying to install the main line fuse for the a/c.the harness places this close to the end because they believe my battery is in the floor. its nw under my bed. I went to install the fuse by the battery so I could then extend the wires and I didn't have the correct hardware. so my 5 minutes was spent finding a good location for the fuse then going to ace to get hardware. tomorrow I may actually get it bolted in.
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The best thing I did was trash the wiring harness that came on my truck and bought a new complete wiring harness that was pretty much plug and play. It was worth the price of the kit.
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