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Old 08-29-2009, 12:32 AM   #26
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

Welcome HOME. And as said above THANK YOU
Your truck looks great.Keep those pics rollin!
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:43 AM   #27
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

thanks for your service and nice truck
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:10 AM   #28
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And a big thanks for your service to the US and have fun with the truck hope to get mine fixed and painted soon.
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:27 AM   #29
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

Welcome home! I like the truck so far. Can't wait to see some cleaned up pictures of it.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:39 PM   #30
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

Thank you and your welcome to everyone. Here are some pictures of the truck.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:45 PM   #31
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

Here is the 350 with cam, EFI manifold, and an overdrive transmission...
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #32
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

I got a few things to adjust/fix/want.

*drivers window will not got up and down all the way (power window motor)
*a/c (maybe vintage air or something?)
*floor mats
*better headlights (tri-bars??)
*headlight switch (works but has a short, gotta wiggle it for dash lights)
*windshield wiper motor (motor I have now works but I want 2 speeds)
*a fancy gas pedal (the big foot, maybe)
*electric fan (pusher or puller) that runs faster as the engine gets hotter?
*custom headers with cutouts (just for fun)
*some exhaust tips from a chevy dealer
*new dashboard with new gauges

*new fuel cell built and places rear of the rearend between the frame-rails

Hell I dont know what else.... Money will tell...
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:16 PM   #33
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I almost forgot...

A sound system, driving from Ga to Ca with only the GPS voice and the one in my head was terrible, but I made it.
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:21 PM   #34
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

Dude ........ nice truck. I too have a steppy & love what you've done so far. I'm an old dog so EFI is OUT of the question for my upgrade but I'm impressed you went that way.

Great looking tail light choice. They look right at home. They are from ....? I'm still running the stock stuff.

Bed work is outstanding.

So far ... so good.

I'd also like to thank you for doing what you do ...... so me & my family can do what we can do - daily.

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Old 08-30-2009, 09:21 AM   #35
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet truck
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:50 AM   #36
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very nice!!
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:25 PM   #37
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Great looking truck. How do you like the EFI system?
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:09 PM   #38
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The lights are from a 54 or 55 chevy. I got them off ebay. The EFI works great! I have not had any issues other than what was stated a few post back (bad gas on the road). Thank you to everyone who supports those that serve. You dont have to support the politics to support the warfighters.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:59 PM   #39
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

So I have been off the site for a while, but I am back. I have been working on the truck over the past few weeks.

- new plugs and wires
- fixed that power steering leak
- got that huge speaker box out of the passenger floor and put a small box behind the seat
- had a custom shop do an inspection of the truck bumper to bumper
- over tightened the hose clamp on the gas tank (gonna have to investigate further to see if its still leaking).
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:01 AM   #40
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Re: Pics of the long distance project...

O I almost forgot... I put a second ground strap on the truck. Now its grounded from the battery to the alternator bracket and from the bracket to the frame (just in front of the front suspension).
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:17 AM   #41
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Beautiful truck st1! And I know I'm a few years late but welcome home! lol we just welcomed our Marines home here in Magnolia, Texas this weekend and it was a great site to see. Thank you sir for serving our country
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:41 AM   #42
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Thank you. You are not too late I returned again this past Feb, so thank you. Its great to be welcomed back since my father was spit on when he returned from Vietnam.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:44 AM   #43
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O btw, got some wheels and tires inbound to me. The lower control arms are rubbing on the front wheels. I will post some pics when I get them mounted and so on. I will hopefully sell the old wheels/tires after I survey the damage.
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Sorry to hear that bout your dad... I have a good friend that was a sniper in Vietnam and he was treated like crap afterwords too. Sad to see and hear that our heroes went over there and put their lives on the line, many giving their lives, fighting for our country, just to get treated like crap when they return home as well.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:59 AM   #45
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Nice truck looks real good
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:51 PM   #46
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Cool truck! Better story, thanks for serving.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:09 PM   #47
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Camp Pendleton? passed through there in the early 70's.. great looking truck, glad to see your out of the sand.. stay away from black beach, those poor girls can't even afford swim suits..

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:13 PM   #48
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Thank you all for your comments! I was able to get the wheels and tires on today. No pictures as it was dark once they were on. I am gonna have to get an alignment done. I think I need to take a hard look at those front disc brake calipers and those drums in the back (maybe a coat of something to dress them up). The lower control arms are off the rims now, so that is good. I kinda wished I went with a 18x9.5 or 18x10 in the rear, though. Its all good. I will have to post some pictures soon.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:31 PM   #49
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Here are a few before and after shots of the wheels.
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nice rig!

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