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Old 01-22-2017, 09:34 AM   #76
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Re: 76 Stepside Resto

It's coming together well. If it's going to be a "driver", it will certainly be one that is comfortable at car shows. Liking the well engineered static drop.
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:18 AM   #77
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Update for the day.

Ive been way to busy this week and have not had a chance to do anything on the truck. However, I was able to get online and order a few new goodies from LMC. They have been a big part of my restomod since the beginning. Today I got the order in, a new windshield seal with rope tool, and new interior under dash courtesy lights, dome light, and dimmer module. Nothing super exciting but little by little I'm moving forward.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:32 AM   #78
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Started playing around in the garage today. The new parts in boxes is starting to stack up again. So I pulled out the new Radiator and working on its new home. It's gonna fit great. Fab up and weld on some tab mounts. It's not in its final position yet.
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:15 AM   #79
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So after a long couple weeks with not a lot of free time I started to get serious again. The core support has been removed. This will make my engine install a lot easier and give me a chance to clean it up.

I got the new windshield installed. Yes, New. I made an attempt to reinstall 25+ year old glass. And on the last corner I pushed a little too hard and it cracked. So I was able to get a local auto glass company to come out and install it for me. Took less than an hour, and looks great. My cost of glass and shipping, I was only out another $20 to have it installed. Kinda a no brainer!

And now the fun part begins! With the new column mounted I got started on the wiring. Mounted the Fuse box and started running behind the dash. This American Autowire kit makes things easy. Great instructions, clean labeling, factory fit with options for aftermarket mods. Moving forward again feels good after 10 steps back.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:56 PM   #80
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Moving fast! Looks good.
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:16 PM   #81
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Moving fast! Looks good.
Thanks Tinydb84! Doesn't feel like I'm moving fast. August is my deadline.

So got some new goodies delivered today. B&M Truck Megashifter. Went this direction because I wanted something a bit more sporty than a Lokar. Plus it comes with Neutral Safety and Reverse Switches. And also a Line Lock kit.
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:33 AM   #82
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Couple more pics. Really liking the shifter. Gonna fit perfect.
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:07 PM   #83
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Thanks Tinydb84! Doesn't feel like I'm moving fast. August is my deadline.

So got some new goodies delivered today. B&M Truck Megashifter. Went this direction because I wanted something a bit more sporty than a Lokar. Plus it comes with Neutral Safety and Reverse Switches. And also a Line Lock kit.
You really can't go wrong with the classic B&M for our trucks.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:31 AM   #84
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So I feel like I've finally taken some huge leaps forward this week. I got the interior mostly wired. But my biggest visual progress is getting the motor and tranny back in. It fits perfect with the Cab on. Plenty of room all around. But now I can get the engine and front end harness wired, fuel and brakes plumbed up, and shifter linkage hooked up. Gonna be a busy month, but my plan is 4 weeks to get all that done. Then the motor comes back out and gets a cam and heads.
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:00 PM   #85
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So Out with the old, In with the New! Got my new gauges in finally after a 6 week waiting period. I Love Them! I custom designed everything on them. Not every bodies cup of tea, but the American flag and Gadsden flag fit perfect with my build. Can't wait to get them installed.
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:11 PM   #86
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Re: 76 Stepside Resto

Are those Speedhut gauges? Interested to see how they work out. I have been looking at all the various brands and the Speedhut are at the top of my short list.

Looks great!
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:38 AM   #87
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Are those Speedhut gauges? Interested to see how they work out. I have been looking at all the various brands and the Speedhut are at the top of my short list.

Looks great!

Yes, they are from Speed Hut. I ordered them through a local shop I've got a lot of parts from. They use them on a lot of builds, no issues. Mine are not installed yet, I'm still working on new lay out and mounting on Aluminum plate. Only thing I've heard is that it takes some getting used to a GPS Speedo. I'll put up some pics when there in. I'm being delayed a bit. My area in California got hit pretty hard during the last couple storms. So I've been rebuilding fence and cutting trees out. Now my job will be taking me to the East Coast back and forth over the next few months. Sad to say but my truck is on hold at the moment.
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:20 PM   #88
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WOW, interested to see the forward progress on the build. looking really good thus far.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:50 AM   #89
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So, sad to say that i did not meet my August goal. With having to do repairs around my house plus work taking me to Dallas for more than 6 weeks, I didn't get close to finishing what I wanted too. However progress was made when I had a few minutes to spare.

I got my new Corbeau seats installed. They fit like a glove and are in really nice position from the shifter and steering wheel.

I also got my rear end center section installed for the 1st time. Double checked my rear end position and measured for my driveline. This thing is a beast and looks badass just sitting there.

Finally got my rear brake caliper brackets welded in place. Now just need to run brake lines.

After all the putting together and taking apart I finally disassembled the rear end completely and got the last bits to powdercoat. I wanted to break up all the black so went with Red on the 4 Link, Parhard, and front Sway bars. Came out awesome! Also decided to powdercoat the Aluminum fuel tank. Just went gloss black, but now it looks too damn good to put back in the truck. I wasn't looking for a show piece, but just good protection better than paint.

I'm finally gaining some momentum again after these last few crazy months. More progress and pics to follow.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:49 AM   #90
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Quick update,

I'm moving forward once again. I decided not to powder coat the rear end as I will be welding on brake line brackets at some point. Plus if I ever feel the need to change something I will not be wasting the money on powder coat. That being said I am not cheaping out on my paint job. I had the rear end media blasted by the same guy that does my powder coating. Brought it home and gave it some love with a sanding wheel to knock down all the rough edges (and some welds that didn't come out so nice after a few beers!). Hit it with a good coat of Etch Primer followed by a coat of High Build. Looks pretty damn good to me. Pics don't do it justice. Tomorrow morning I'll shoot some black and hopefully have the rear suspension reinstalled by tomorrow night for the final time!!
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:34 PM   #91
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So Out with the old, In with the New! Got my new gauges in finally after a 6 week waiting period. I Love Them! I custom designed everything on them. Not every bodies cup of tea, but the American flag and Gadsden flag fit perfect with my build. Can't wait to get them installed.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:08 AM   #92
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Nightly update.

Got the rear end housing painted today. Came out pretty nice I think. I finally got to assemble the rear end for the last time and I'm so happy I went with red on the bars. Just sets it off in my opinion. This is by no means a show truck, but it's looking really good.

Tomorrow I'll get the calipers back on, fuel tank in, and start plumbing brake lines.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:13 AM   #93
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So some more visual progress made tonight. Tank back in, Diff set in, and reinstalled the front Sway bar. Also got my rear brake lines measured and ordered. Be done tomorrow. All in all a good night!
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The back axle came out really well. Very high quality build on this truck. Thanks for all the updates and the pictures.
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