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Old 01-14-2017, 05:12 PM   #326
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Re: Plus Five

the install of the gauges was a pain...
they come in from the back and there isn't much room.

speaker covered in fabric, epoxied on the back side.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:23 PM   #327
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I made up short gauge harnesses to make the installation easier,
but the gauge brackets and bezels were a pain in the....

Glad that is behind me.

Now there are just a few wires left, brake switch, turn and high beam
indicators, hood tilt switch and the wiring will be finished.

I'll have to check all the lights , then it's on to filling
the fluids, and bleeding the brakes.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:31 PM   #328
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Re: Plus Five

if you are wondering,

I'm not too crazy about the steering wheel either.

but that can wait.
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:01 AM   #329
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I was about to ask about the steering wheel.............. thanks !
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:12 PM   #330
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finished the dash...
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:21 PM   #331
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I used the original glove box latch, but had to rebuild it.

The pivot piece has little round pins molded into it that
were nearly worn off. I took it apart cleaned it up,
and drilled it out for a new pivot pin. I made the pin from
coat hanger wire.

I sprayed some white lithium grease into it, readjusted the striker
tab and it closes like new.
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:57 PM   #332
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Very nice!!
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:15 PM   #333
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Interior is looking amazing!
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:37 AM   #334
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Yes, very nice!
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:52 AM   #335
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What's the plan for the steering wheel? Lot's of nice choices out there.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:02 PM   #336
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What's the plan for the steering wheel? Lot's of nice choices out there.
I'm not really sure yet.

I've read every steering wheel thread I can find.
I'm hoping one just jumps out at me....
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:41 AM   #337
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Donandal

Just a thought, considered the new lower valance that you created, maybe paint it the same as the exterior color.

Truck is fandamtastic

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Old 01-18-2017, 07:19 PM   #338
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well,
big milestone today.
no wires hanging down anymore!

I finished all the wiring.

Checked, horn,lights,turn signals,backup lights,etc. and everything
worked with no problems so far!
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:32 PM   #339
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Looks great!
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:35 PM   #340
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Man. This truck is looking incredible! Do you work at a hotrod shop or something? Professional job to say the least! I can see it fetching six figures on the block regardless of wether you want to sell or not, it's nice to know it holds value. Can't wait to see more progress.
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Man. This truck is looking incredible! Do you work at a hotrod shop or something? Professional job to say the least! I can see it fetching six figures on the block regardless of wether you want to sell or not, it's nice to know it holds value. Can't wait to see more progress.
I'm an airline pilot, but I did work at a tool and die shop in high school
and college. I really enjoy doing this stuff.

My wife cracked up when I showed her your six figures comment...
she joked that she's going to haul mulch with it just so it gets driven!
I mostly like the building part, not the driving or shows.
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Just a thought, considered the new lower valance that you created, maybe paint it the same as the exterior color.

Truck is fandamtastic

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I've seen some really nice painted steering wheels, but I'm
a fan of the padded thicker style wheels.
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:35 PM   #343
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truck is quite a piece of work, enjoy
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:36 PM   #344
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Installed the seats and center console,
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:39 PM   #345
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I need to finish the wiring for the seats and a center console
power supply.

I also bought the remaining fluids, so getting closer to
first start!
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:04 PM   #346
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First three..... check your dip stick before starting the engine and see how full the pan is then one after the other
Hey
Thanks for the info,
I put three in and filled the pan, so I'll add the rest when
I start it up.

Maybe some time this month.

I cranked the engine about 10 seconds, then waited a minute
and cranked another 10 seconds and had good oil pressure.
fuel and ignition were disconnected

Sweet!!!!
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There are some tricks to filling the rad./block !
Are you using distilled water?
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There are some tricks to filling the rad./block !
Are you using distilled water?
I bought distilled water and pre mixed my own.

I haven't filled it completely yet. I have about 3 gallons in so far,
but I haven't started it yet, just cranked it a couple times to check
for oil pressure.

I'll have to read up on bleeding all the air out. I'm heading out on
a two day trip this morning, so I'll get up to speed on that on my
layover.

I'm going to get a crew together to be observers and helpers to bleed
all the systems and spot leaks when I fire it up.

Maybe this weekend!
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