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Old 11-11-2018, 01:28 AM   #1701
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Re: How to: Ruin a perfectly good C10

With the paint cured, I started sticking things in holes. The way Retrosound has you install the radio, the knobs stick out from the dash too far and look funny, IMO. I used a set of factory AM radio mounting cups instead of their supplied washers/spacers along with modifying the faceplate and brackets to tuck the knobs in as close as possible to the dash. Much better, now

Still not sure on how I feel about the faux dial screen protector. I’ll leave it stuck on there for a while and see if it grows on me...
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:36 AM   #1702
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Re: How to: Ruin a perfectly good C10

Hmmm, maybe I’ll order one of these screen protectors instead; it looks a bit more appropriate for this era truck:
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:21 AM   #1703
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Re: How to: Ruin a perfectly good C10

Looks way better than a single DIN radio in there. How does it sound?
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:37 AM   #1704
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Looks way better than a single DIN radio in there. How does it sound?
Unknown at this point, and probably for a while. It’s just mounted, not yet wired. Lots to do before I get to hear any sound outta this thing. Currently no battery, wiring harness, or fuse box installed.

First up, finish body work and paint firewall and engine, then install drivetrain for the last(?) time
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:31 AM   #1705
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Very nice work on the dash repair and the engine Chris!
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:46 PM   #1706
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Nice work so far Chris! The dash is looking good.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:26 AM   #1707
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Very nice work on the dash repair and the engine Chris!
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Nice work so far Chris! The dash is looking good.
Thanks dudes! Moved on to final clean, prep, and paint on the engine. Gotta say, I’m digging it
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:40 PM   #1708
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Mmmmmmmm, love me some Chevy Orange!
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:49 PM   #1709
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Beautiful! Hope mine looks that good some day soon! What kind of paint did you use to spray the engine?
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:22 PM   #1710
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Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:17 PM   #1711
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Beautiful! Hope mine looks that good some day soon! What kind of paint did you use to spray the engine?
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Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks guys, I’m diggin it. It’s sprayed with Seymour EN-48 which layed out really nicely
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