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Old 08-08-2017, 07:37 AM   #5676
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I just installed a Pair of left and right side rear view mirrors on my 72 C-10 I was soooo frustrated I had to walk away. after a while, I just stopped working on them about every 30 minutes and took a break whether I needed it or not OMG! the passenger side took about 3 hours to do, the drivers side only about an hour.

Now I know why the big west coast mirrors and californication mirrors are installed from the dealer. real easy to drill out a small hole then chase it with self tapping sheet metal screws

my recommendation if you go with the factory standard mirrors on your 72 is to get a second set of hands to hold the inner reinforcing plate while you start the self tapping screws. Smaller hands are better because they can reach into a tighter place to hold that reinforcing plate from the few small access holes on the inside of the doors and when that plate is dropped inside the door, 10-15 times, a small hand and arm can reach deeper into the door to retrieve the plate and those very valuable factory sheet metal screws. and happy meals are cheap. You will know what I'm taking about when you get there. don't leave a broom handle or coat hangar inside the door as you will have to remove the door panel to retrieve it (them)when you begin the other door. Small hands will eliminate the need to use a coat hangar or broom handle to begin with.

The screws that come with the new repro mirrors are junk, some sort of stainless drywall screws. WTF? for 40 bucks each you think they would do the right thing with the correct screws, the rest of the mirror is pretty good, why go cheap on 40 cents worth of screws.

So.... keep your old fasteners as they are better, used, then the others are new. If you dont have an old set of screws, wait until you find a set of 8, 6 plus two spares. I'm betting on Corvette vendors for a set of the good quality correct screws. wait to get them rather than go through heck twice. The old used screws are a ferritic stainless steel so they too can be retrieved with a magnet.

You will also need that funny tool to remove the inside door handles, and it might be a good idea to get a few, 4 , extra door handle clips as those clips seem to fly off in every direction when you remove them.

It looks nice when done, I got my mirrors from Chevy Duty or what ever its called now. I like them a little more every day I walk past them but Damn it there was no love for about a whole day after the job was done. get some extra little hands to help out, Think happy meal.

the mirrors are very tightly mounted to the bracket.....for a good reason and should not be casually adjusted to accomodate various drivers. Mount them, adjust them and warn others NOT to adjust them further, as they may become loose and flop around. Also they are tight for a reason and should not be lubed to facilitate initial adjustment or they will eventually become loose again and flop around.

I dont think you will want to go through the routine(?) of doing these mirrors twice or more so take my advice
After all that work we need a photo or two
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:55 PM   #5677
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

finishing up the swap from the three on the tree to a 700R4. installed the shortened driveshaft and finished the Lokar shifter installation. just have to hook the exhaust back up, add fluid, and give it a try. (might be next week though.) doing this by yourself is a pain.

Sunday: tried to fill trans with fluid. no luck. new dipstick tube is so small I don't have a funnel to fit it. tried rigging something with a small tube but that didn't work either. gave up and ordered a stock style tube.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:31 AM   #5678
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Cap and rotor.
Amazing improvement.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:18 AM   #5679
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After my last pull over to the coast I was a little disappointed with the output of my 350, so I'm working on a cam, header and Vortec head installation. Always had big blocks in my tow vehicles but thought I'd try an upgrade on the existing engine before going that route.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:46 PM   #5680
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Installed new grill and front bumper.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:26 PM   #5681
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Got my ammeter working after being dead for who knows how many years. Thanks to a board search, I checked the two fuses at the ends of the core support. One of them was shattered. NAPA didn't have any short 4 amp fuses so I'm trying a 3 amp. So far, so good.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:22 AM   #5682
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finally got a transmission dipstick tube to go in the 700r4. bought a Mr. gasket tube but it didn't fit. ended up bending it almost straight to get it in. filled the trans and tried the gears (on jackstands). seems to shift OK. this weekend will be the big test!
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:54 AM   #5683
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Instead new grill and front bumper.
Love that color blue on our trucks
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:54 AM   #5684
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Thanks el fantasma, One of my favorites too. The truck was originally dark blue. One driver quality repaint about 20 years ago. Still looks pretty good.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:16 PM   #5685
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I walked past it in the back yard wishing I had tine to work on it. lol
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:56 PM   #5686
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Finished installing new water pump, valve cover gaskets, gates belts after some fresh paint dried. Took more time than I first thought, one thing led to another, you all what know I mean. Turned out ok--no leaks--AHH the smell of fresh paint! This Forum and the people here are the Best! ( the florescent light sure does change the color of the paint )
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:28 PM   #5687
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Looking *VERY* good ! .

I like the clean and simple uncluttered lines of this engine .
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:36 AM   #5688
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Thanks VWNate1 I am still amazed with this forum and internet and how easy it is to share with others. I learn so much here and gives me something to look forward each day and my mental and physical health is better because of it! Good to hear from the West Coast. Happy Trails
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:09 AM   #5689
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Nicely detailed.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:10 AM   #5690
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Nicely detailed. Looks good.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:35 PM   #5691
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Thanks Big Block-I see in your profile you have a Blazer-NICE-Question I am helping a friend with a 70 Blazer-he wants new long tube Exhaust Headers . Just wondering if your Blazer has long tube Headers, if so do they fix without modifying. 350-350-4x4 auto. I see HOOKER #2452-1HKR fit rear wheel drive but doesn't say 4x4 any information would be great.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:14 PM   #5692
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Thanks Big Block-I see in your profile you have a Blazer-NICE-Question I am helping a friend with a 70 Blazer-he wants new long tube Exhaust Headers . Just wondering if your Blazer has long tube Headers, if so do they fix without modifying. 350-350-4x4 auto. I see HOOKER #2452-1HKR fit rear wheel drive but doesn't say 4x4 any information would be great.
Sorry, I can't help with that. Mine is bone stock expect for rally wheels and tires.
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:13 PM   #5693
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All most a year of sitting after a rebuild, I got it to start.
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Trying to wax and polish an 84 Jeep for the wife. The bird crap will not budge even with a light polishing compound.

I am finishing up with a coat of wax and selling this junk.

Time to turn the efforts back the CHEVROLET!
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:17 PM   #5695
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Got these in the mail today now time to install once the sun goes down
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:12 PM   #5697
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My new summit heads came last week, so today I masked up my block, heads, and oil pan, shot with VHT primer and then chevy orange rattle cans. Looks decent. Definitely better than it did! I don't remember why I wanted to paint it while it was disassembled, but there was a reason. But I can finally assemble, and move on to suspension, brakes, bodywork, interior, trans conversion. Crap...
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:54 PM   #5698
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Installed the interior including the ACC carpet kit that I've had for 18 months!! Thanks paint jail! Belts and sill plates went in today too. Time to put a few miles on her to tie up any loose ends and get any bugs out.
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Got these in the mail today now time to install once the sun goes down
Ok...I give up, what are they?
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Good morning. I believe those are tail gate trunions.
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