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Old 02-08-2018, 01:45 PM   #26
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Re: 1968 Custom Camper Duramax

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Oh man, that is so bad a**! I love it. That isn't a rat rod. It's too cool. Haha
Thanks!

Progress is going to be slow for awhile. The wife and I are remodeling our bathroom.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:54 AM   #27
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Not much progress lately. Work and the bathroom remodel have been taking most of my time. I did some work on my fuel system. Since everyone is running sump kits in there late model trucks, I decided to make my own sump. I bought a 1/2 NPT weld bung off Amazon, drilled a hole in the bottom of the tank and TIG welded it in. Painted the tank while I was at it. Note, I took the tank to a radiator shop and had it cleaned before I drilled and welded it. I installed a plug in the bung and filled the tank with water and let it sit for a few days, no leaks. For the return, I bought a new sending unit with a 3/8 line. I am going to cut off the sock filter and use this as the return.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:19 PM   #28
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Re: 1968 Custom Camper Duramax

Nice work!
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:12 AM   #29
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Finished up the fuel system. I used 1/2 hard tubing for the supply and 3/8 for the return. Replaced the original 5/16th sending unit with a new 3/8 sending unit. I cut the sock filter off the end and connected this to the return line. I mounted the factory Duramax fuel cooler in the return line. For now I skipped the dual filters and lift pump and went directly to the stock engine mounted filter. To connect the new lines to the engine. I cut the flex tubing with quick connectors off of the factory lines. slid the flex line over my new hard line and hose clamped them.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:31 AM   #30
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Driveshaft, Shortened 85ish 3/4 Chevy, had it laying around. Using a 1410 to 1350 bastard joint from NEPCO at the transfer case. 1350 heavy duty Spicer joint at the rearend. Hopefully this will hold together for a while. I plan to upgrade the rearend later when I change to a drivers drop Dana 60 in the front. I will be going to 1410 U joints all around at that time.
Finished my hydroboost set up, had to make the brake pedal push rod longer, I cut the loop of the end of the push rod and welded a long coupling nut to the rod. I then used a hardware store clevis to connect it all.
Here is my laser etched stock replacement locking fuel cap.
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:56 PM   #31
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Well its been awhile since I have posted. I got the truck on the road about 2 weeks ago and have been meaning to take a video of it running. Below is a link to a walk around with the truck running. I still have a lot to do before I can take it on a trip. But for now I can cruse around town in it.

https://youtu.be/eynmXnjoBKQ
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:30 PM   #32
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Re: 1968 Custom Camper Duramax

That was fast and the truck looks and sounds awesome! Great work! I love the property there too.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:37 PM   #33
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Thanks Ryan, I love the view out here too. I choose the property because there are no close by neighbors and I have a lot of loud hobbies. So I have been driving the truck some. My dad and I stripped the interior out and did some sheet metal repair to the typical areas. inner and outer rockers, cab corners, floor braces and lower A pillars. We also had to make up a couple patches for the floor for some small holes, not too bad for an Ohio truck. While we were at it, Dad painted the dash, roof and rear of the cab. We then rolled on truck bed liner behind the tank, on the floor (inside and underneath) and inside of firewall. I will be installing a new rubber mat, but hopefully the liner will help with sound a little and keep new rust from starting. We also glued down some flat rubber on the flat areas for extra sound deadening.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:44 PM   #34
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I'm planning on repainting the truck eventually, but for now I didn't want the new black metal sticking out like a sore thumb. Dad got creative with some spay paint we had laying around and some kitchen spices for the textured surface rust.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:33 PM   #35
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Very nice work! That looks great and was pretty fast!
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