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Old 07-15-2017, 08:34 PM   #101
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UKNOWME, yes I agree. Any suggestions? I don't want to mess with the bed floor. I will talk to the builder tomorrow and see what he thinks.
Looks like you're running coilovers with that 4 link? Can they be adjusted any lower? I don't think the lack of a c notch is your problem right now. You should be able to go a few more inches before you will be needing that.
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Yes it has coil overs in the rear. There is some adjustment left on the coil overs but I don't want to adjust all of that out because I would not have any adjustment left. I think I will have them raise the brackets the coil overs are attached to on the frame or get longer brackets that are attached to the axle. We will see... thanks for the reply.
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:16 PM   #103
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Oh and since the parking brake pedal was so long it was shortened but I just decided to go ahead and remove it altogether. I ordered a EStop kit and it will be installed. The button will go where the holes for the parking brake lever went. I hope I use the dang parking brake LOL. You can check out the parking brake kit at estopp.com
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:12 PM   #104
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Yes it has coil overs in the rear. There is some adjustment left on the coil overs but I don't want to adjust all of that out because I would not have any adjustment left. I think I will have them raise the brackets the coil overs are attached to on the frame or get longer brackets that are attached to the axle. We will see... thanks for the reply.
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Just curious but what made you choose that rear suspension setup? Seems like you're losing out. I like the idea of the 4 link but I probably would've only done that with bags.
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Oh and since the parking brake pedal was so long it was shortened but I just decided to go ahead and remove it altogether. I ordered a EStop kit and it will be installed. The button will go where the holes for the parking brake lever went. I hope I use the dang parking brake LOL. You can check out the parking brake kit at estopp.com
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I removed the ebrake all together
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:07 PM   #106
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I saw a truck with a setup like it and decided to go that way. I am not a fan of airbags, so I kept the static suspension. I know that the airbag systems are SO much better now so I probably should have considered it before I ruled it out. I guess if I had it to do over again I am not sure that I would do it differently, just better.
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I saw a truck with a setup like it and decided to go that way. I am not a fan of airbags, so I kept the static suspension. I know that the airbag systems are SO much better now so I probably should have considered it before I ruled it out. I guess if I had it to do over again I am not sure that I would do it differently, just better.
Probably not a huge problem to switch to bags and leave the 4 link. But if you can get it lower with the coilovers then I'd just do that.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:15 PM   #108
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yes, I am at the end of the build (or at least I hope I am). Cant be making changes like that now. i should have made them to set the stance then start building...
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:38 PM   #109
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I ordered shorted springs for the rear so that will hopefully get the look I am looking for. The springs in the front will get cut. Still looking at getting all the interior installed, had to order more hose for the defrost vents and the vents too. I could only find the door conduits at LMC truck. New neutral safety switch just in case. I will have some parts left over so I guess I will be trying to find a home for that stuff here soon. I hope soon. I will post some pics when I get some. Curious to see what they trying to do with my ashtray (something about a backup ignition switch).
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:39 PM   #110
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Back up ignition switch due to the push button start system.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:28 PM   #111
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Has anyone seen the 2016-2017 GMC SIERRA DENALI grill? I might go to the parts department and see if I can get measurements (evil plan) lol.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:25 PM   #112
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Got some pictures in.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:27 PM   #113
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

one more... this is of the Estop parking brake set up.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:35 PM   #114
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Still waiting on some pictures. Updated completion date is October. I had to send some sway bar brackets for lowered trucks. New rear RIDETECH coil overs. Those should get the rear ride height where I want it. The front spring was cut so the front is sorted out.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:17 PM   #115
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

Pictures of the truck. Ride height is good. Dusty but still has not had final buffing, yet. Door handles are going to look SUPER!!!
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:45 PM   #116
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I hope everyone has a tremendous Labor Day weekend. To our friends in Texas and Louisiana we wish you clear skies and all our best as you reclaim, recover, and rebuild.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:58 PM   #117
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A few more pics getting closer and closer. Pictures are dated correctly. Ordered some side mirrors today, Im thinking the rest of just final assembly.....
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Man those steppers are nice!!
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:26 AM   #119
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I got the Stepside cause I wanted something different and I couldnít afford a good one otherwise. Thanks for the comments and views.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:24 AM   #120
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Early morning Tuesday of Thanksgiving week I was at the prison to pick up the truck. I got a once over drive around some buildings and signed some paperwork.... low sierra was released!!!

I plan to tell the Nevada to NC story here so stay tuned. Thanks
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I have found some issues with the truck but overall itís sound.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:43 AM   #122
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The rig looks great. Very tasteful, with some surprise details brightening at up. Like the red line tires, I like those on your truck. I hope that you're able to sort out the teething pains and enjoy the heck out of it now.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:55 PM   #123
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Thank you, LT7A!!!

So I left the prison Tuesday morning headed to a local shop for a double check. The owner was helpful. Did an alignment (prison did an alignment with the tape measure) and checked some nuts and bolts. You know looking at how the truck was put together and so on. I left the shop headed to the hotel to get my bags and head out. So when I went to park at the hotel the truck cut off.... out of gas! but the gas gauge was showing half a tank. I walked to the gas station got some gas walked back started right up put 10 gallons in (still showing half a tank). I filled the $16 gas can with gas and headed east. The drive was mostly uneventful other than running out of gas once due to my miscalculation and the header nuts backing off in Mississippi. I got the bolts/nuts tack welded in Atlanta Friday morning. Which was a well spent $20 cause open header at 75mph for hours on end gets old quickly.

ISSUES:::::
-the doom light is constantly on when the truck is running (I removed the bulb) and I think there are too many things on that circuit cause if I put that bulb back in it blows the fuse.
-The gas gauge is stuck at half a tank
-fill the gas tank with patience or the gas will GUSH back at you and the newly installed wood bed floor. I think that is a venting issue.
-I need to get the headlights aimed.
-The electric parking brake stops the vehicle when put in reverse but not drive???(curious).
-I thought I had an issue with the windows, but it helps if all the bolts are in place (vibration will cause things to get loose).
-The speedometer and odometer don't work so its a good thing I had that GPS in the rear view mirror to track mileage as I tried to travel 140 between fill ups.
-I think my ride tech shocks on the front are leaking.
-My A/C compressor won't kick on, we checked it at the shop after he filled the system with freon then removed all the freon once we figured out the compressor was inoperable.
-The Vintage Air control panel does not light up. I don't think the brown wire is hooked up correctly or at all.

The fuel gauge sending unit and fuel gauge were checked numerous times, so I think it is a grounding issue. I grounded the sending unit, same results. I think the sending unit and gauge need to be grounded together?? the gauge shows 3/8 tank with the switch on and the radiator fan running when the fan shuts off it shows 1/2 tank. It remains at 1/2 even after an hour and half of driving on Saturday. No idea other than to ground the gauge and sending unit at the same grounding point and see if that changes anything.

I think the speedometer and odometer not working are the result of a wire not being connected between the gauge and the hall effect connector. I have not made the time to check all of it. I say that because the gauge lights up and displays mileage, trip 1, trip 2, and calibration. It goes through the entire calibration process until its time to actually show the pulses per minute or actually work. I don't think it is getting the pulses from the hall effect connector on the transmission.

Wilwood brakes STOP! The GM Blue paint looks killer! The interior is really nice. Stereo POUNDS!!!

So a few issues thus far but nothing catastrophic. Many thumbs up and a few folks who walk up and start talking during the drive. Folks at work came over to check it out and get a look at Silver State Industries handy work. I must say I almost dropped to a knee when I saw the rock chip on the hood Saturday morning. I used a little touchup paint and kept my composure. I thank you for reading, asking questions, commenting, and any advise you may offer. st1
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:13 PM   #124
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A few options....

.54-55 led taillights
.upgraded headlights
.shaved bumper bolts front and rear
.new radiator
.CPP steering box
.new master cylinder
.optima red top battery
.eddie motorsports hood hinges, air cleaner, steering wheel, serpentine belt system
.Boyds JunkYard Dog wheels 18x7 and 20x9
.wilwood brakes 6 piston and 4 piston
.redline tires 245 40 18 295 40 20
.custom seat covering
.recovered dash pad
.custom stereo (alpine head unit, alpine mid and highs, alpine amps, 3 kicker 8 in subs)
.new bed wood (cleared with same clear as the body panels)
.one piece windows
.GPS rear view mirror with back up camera
.700 R4 transmission with 2400 stall converter
.cam installed by PO details unknown
.Edlebrock fuel injection
.estop electric parking brake
.oil and transmission coolers
.Vintage Air
.heated seats
.CPP 2 inch drop spindles
.ridetech shocks front coilovers rear (four bar rear)
.porterbuilt fab front upper and lower control arms
.flowmaster mufflers
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