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Old 02-25-2019, 03:25 PM   #176
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Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Job well done!!!
I had no need to any more tool boxes, but bet that deals were to be had with Sears crapp'n out (at least near me...)

Where did you purchase high hump, parts?
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:56 PM   #177
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Canít be too organized- great attention to detail- any goals for paint?
Thanks, I'm still planning on painting the truck myself at this point. We'll see if that holds true as I get closer. As far as the color I still plan on going with the original 503 Light Green color code.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:30 PM   #178
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Job well done!!!
I had no need to any more tool boxes, but bet that deals were to be had with Sears crapp'n out (at least near me...)

Where did you purchase high hump, parts?
Thank you. Unfortunately, the Sears where I live closed down several years ago. The toolbox was on sale over Christmas at Lowe's since Craftsman is now part of Stanley Black and Decker. I'm really hoping they can bring back the brand. I liked that the box is made in Sedalia, Missouri just like my old Craftsman box and the drawer fronts are unique. I had to take it apart to get it out of my truck and it is really well made.

I just made those high hump parts myself based on images I saw of originals. I spot welded them to the underside of the cab floor. They helped to stiffen up the sheet metal overhang quite a bit.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:36 PM   #179
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Very nice. I'm jealous of the heater. This time of year I have the constant taste of keroscene in my mouth.
Yep, the heater is nice. Definitely money well spent. I was doing the portable propane setup prior to this. I had to tell myself that yes I could by more truck parts instead of a heater but this will make me more productive (and more comfortable) during the cold season. It has a 10 year warranty and this version pulls fresh air from the outside so I don't have to worry about paint fumes running through it if I decided to paint inside.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:00 PM   #180
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I finally completed the installation of the 69-72 style bucket seats that I picked up quite some time ago. These are actually out of 1971 Blazer. I'll need to do some upholstery work on them of course. I went with the 1975 and up Blazer console to get cup holders instead of the seat belt buckle provisions. I also fabricated my own under floor cab brace that I think others might be interested in as well. Here’s a link to the installation details.

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Next thing on my list is mounting the under dash AC head unit from Restomod Air.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:56 PM   #181
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I don’t plan on running bucket seats but that write up you did is very detailed and will be much appreciated by many! Looks like good progress moving forward. As always, excellent work! I’m super excited to hear those turbos light.
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I donít plan on running bucket seats but that write up you did is very detailed and will be much appreciated by many! Looks like good progress moving forward. As always, excellent work! Iím super excited to hear those turbos light.
Thanks KMC3420. I'm getting excited with each item I cross of my to do list.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:33 PM   #183
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I finished the Restomod Air under dash unit mounting and put in a Lokar throttle pedal. I'm now gearing up to complete all things plumbing related (exhaust, engine, turbo, brakes, etc.).
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:13 PM   #184
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Looking good, patiently awaiting your mock up and running AC. I assume you have a relative idea where you are going to run the turbo piping? I want to run AC on my truck but will only be running a single turbo. Just not a ton of room for the AC in the stock location and a turbo. Keep up the progress.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:10 AM   #185
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Still working on plumbing... Was able to modify the Flowmaster C10 kit to tuck into the frame. I used temporary wooden spacers to keep the spacing correct going through the trailing arm cross member. I substituted dyno max resonators instead of the 40 series Flowmasters included in the kit. The kit included 4 different tail pipe options so I used the spare bends to complete all of hot side turbo plumbing. I used a nice mock up system from icengineworks that really helped with all of the 2.5 inch plumbing. I also made a simple tube cutting jig that worked out well for all of the tube cutting.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:19 AM   #186
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I added some bosses to the ls valley cover for coil mounting under the Holley high ram intake manifold. I blended them in to make it look like they were cast in. I was able to route several other lines on the valley cover.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:27 AM   #187
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I shaved the mounting bosses off the Holley ls valve covers. They were the only standard height valve covers I could find that had PCV baffles and connections. I also needed the billet oil fill provision since it's so close to the turbo. Since the coil bosses are taller than the factory ones you can shave them off easily without needing to fill holes. The two bosses I left will be used for a power steering reservoir heat shield.
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Engine re-installed... again...
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Now onto intercooler plumbing. The mock up plumbing blocks really help out here.
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I also installed stainless brake lines from inline tube. I had to make the lines for the Ford 9 inch and the master cylinder. While I was at it, I plumbed in a line lock for burnout fun.
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Looking good, patiently awaiting your mock up and running AC. I assume you have a relative idea where you are going to run the turbo piping? I want to run AC on my truck but will only be running a single turbo. Just not a ton of room for the AC in the stock location and a turbo. Keep up the progress.
Thanks, AC plumbing is next on my list.
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Wow! You have been busy. Excellent progress and the twin turbos are both fitting very well. The plumbing looks very neat and well thought out, the two intercoolers seem like a good idea if running twins. The coils under the high rise really cleans up the look as well. Keep at it.
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Looks amazing!!
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