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Old 11-12-2017, 10:00 AM   #5976
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Tryin' to finish up the soundproofing/Dynamat installation. This big fella takes a lot of material!
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:32 AM   #5977
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Dynamat appreciated the purchase I bet, nice work.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:04 PM   #5978
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sat on my roller chair and talked to my pickup up this morning and told him i ordered him a vintage air system. he was happy with me.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:15 PM   #5979
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Before...



After....
(*dont know why my phone made the floor look yellow!)

Still need to add about 50 hog rings and pull it tighter but the wife wanted me to do other stuff so I had to stop. BTW, I converted the bottom from 'high spring' to full foam.

I replaced the springs with a ridged lower but it feels perfect when sitting in the seat. It may be a little stiffer than if it had the lower seat springs but it feels perfect to me.


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Old 11-14-2017, 11:04 PM   #5980
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Pretty close colour match on seat too, nice difference.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:48 AM   #5981
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After pretty much just driving the truck for 20 yrs since I originally built it, a few repairs/upgrades were way past due. Fixing to move to NC, so was time for a new steering box & front sway bar. Also finally got around to making the shock relocation brackets for the rear & modifying the 32 Ford track arm to get a better angle. truck rides much better now & will be ready for the curvier mtn. roads.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:53 PM   #5982
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Replaced the carpet. Had to be done since my master cylinder was leaking into the cab. Had about a 12" wide strip of carpet and pad that had soaked up the leak over the however many years it was leaking. Had to clean out all the soft paint and brush all the rust and treat it.

I also put down some insulation. I researched a little more than I wanted to on the subject and decided to try an alternative route. I purchased a couple 24"x10' rolls of Reflectix double reflective insulation, for about $11 a roll and spray glued it to the floor, let it dry for a day and then put the carpet in over it. Install was easy and everything seems to be working well and staying where is is supposed to.




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Old 11-17-2017, 07:33 PM   #5983
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cut holes for my new A/C (vintage air), taped off everything today to shoot the inside tomorrow
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Old Yesterday, 08:31 PM   #5984
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Replaced my spark plug wires, cap and coil. Coil fixed my random cut off issue. Discovered my rear wheel cylinder was leaking. It's always something but enjoying the journey.
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Starter, solenoid, and two battery cables today. No problems, started right up.
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Installed a new radiator fan shroud, only to find out that the Flex-a-Lite fan that came with the truck is too big! No wonder it didn't have a shroud... And what happened to NAPA? They don't carry red-blooded American Chevy V-8 parts anymore? All I want is a stock regular old clutch fan for my truck. I thought it was mandatory for NAPA to have that stuff on hand and within reach at all times. I was looking forward to shopping at NAPA and chewing the fat with the old timers behind the counter now that I actually own a piece of living historic cast iron blocked truck, but sadly, they have become mainstream sellers of Subaru windshield wipers and discounted hand cleaner... I blame the internet!!!
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Old Yesterday, 09:55 PM   #5987
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Wow, surprised Napa is going that route, maybe just your store or certain ones depending on size and location, hope that's all.
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Installed a new radiator fan shroud, only to find out that the Flex-a-Lite fan that came with the truck is too big! No wonder it didn't have a shroud... And what happened to NAPA? They don't carry red-blooded American Chevy V-8 parts anymore? All I want is a stock regular old clutch fan for my truck. I thought it was mandatory for NAPA to have that stuff on hand and within reach at all times. I was looking forward to shopping at NAPA and chewing the fat with the old timers behind the counter now that I actually own a piece of living historic cast iron blocked truck, but sadly, they have become mainstream sellers of Subaru windshield wipers and discounted hand cleaner... I blame the internet!!!
I'm in Canada and I'm sure the Napa stores here do not hav ethe parts you folks can get in the USA. A short search found this page on the NAPA site. https://www.napacanada.com/en/search...rer=vehicleAdd
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Drove it to breakfast & flirted with the cashier. She just likes me for my ride. Otherwise, just another basic Saturday trying to dodge the rain.
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Old Today, 12:35 AM   #5990
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I ordered a replacement fuel filter for the one I cannot figure out where I put it and I picked up some more fuel line clamps.
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Old Today, 07:10 AM   #5991
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I'm in Canada and I'm sure the Napa stores here do not hav ethe parts you folks can get in the USA. A short search found this page on the NAPA site. https://www.napacanada.com/en/search...rer=vehicleAdd
Oh man. With prices like those it's easy to see why more Napa stores are going the way of the others. It's so they can stay in business.
While all of us want the best parts we can't stomach the high prices. A flex fan looks a lot more reasonable and they rarely wear out.
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Old Today, 09:58 AM   #5992
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Hey @sellersrodshop ! (Love the fact you're flying the Gator flag in TN!)

I'm fixin' to do some steering work myself. Wondering what you settled on for a steering box and sway bar. RedHead? Did you have/replace the damper too?

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