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Old 11-18-2017, 02:46 PM   #126
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Re: 73 gmc short Sierra Grande C1500

Your truck is looking great man! Keep at it!
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:17 AM   #127
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Well, I had to get the rear of the truck lowered a little before I could mount the vintage air box under the dash, you need to level it up so it drains correctly. I pulled the box back off and installed 2" shackles. Now the truck sits just how I like them, just a little higher in the rear, but not jacked up looking. Working mostly in the shop at nights, I had to take the time to fab up a box lifting jig for the engine hoist, my buddies will thank me. It turned out good, and seemed to work good! I have had this on the to-do list for awhile. I had to notch the cross member to clear the shackles while I had it up in the air. Now to finish up installing the vintage air....
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:47 AM   #128
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Re: 73 gmc short Sierra Grande C1500

That stance is perfect!
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:02 AM   #129
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Looking really good! What size square tubing did you use for the attachment?
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:22 AM   #130
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Looking good!!!! You didn't lift that box off that freshly painted truck by yourself did you?? Scary!! Great job Jayson.
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:10 PM   #131
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Looking really good! What size square tubing did you use for the attachment?
It is 1 1/4", and the adjustable ends are 1". I used what I had leftover from building a welding cart, its pretty light tube, but it seemed to work fine.
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:14 PM   #132
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Looking good!!!! You didn't lift that box off that freshly painted truck by yourself did you?? Scary!! Great job Jayson.
I did Mike. With this lift jig thing, it is real steady, and easy to control. I will round up some more tubing and make you one, makes it a safe 1 man operation!
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:16 PM   #133
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It is 1 1/4", and the adjustable ends are 1". I used what I had leftover from building a welding cart, its pretty light tube, but it seemed to work fine.
Thank you sir! Looks like that will be my next project.
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:05 PM   #134
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Excellent, that would be awesome! Mike
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:30 AM   #135
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My least favorite thing to do is sanding, and buffing! I have been putting off doing the hood and fenders, I only had medium activator, and reducer when I painted them, and needed fast. In an effort to avoid solvent pop issues, I was nervous about laying the clear down slick, and ended up with some orange peel. I made sure to lay an extra coat on since I knew that a sanding session was in my future. A couple buddies stopped by last night, and one of them asked why the back of the truck looks so nice, and the front looks like lizard skin? I guess that was the motivation I needed to get it done.😀
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:30 PM   #136
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looks great.

what brand hood did you go with? I'm still torn as to whether do a cowl hood or stock hood.
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