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Old 04-15-2018, 07:15 PM   #6601
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Wow, that's nice! How was the mounting of it?
I just drilled 4 new holes. And took a peace of meatal and welded the nuts to it for reinfocememt on the bottom side. Dont have to have 2 wrenches to remove or install it. It cant be move foward or back thoue. The only way to mount it between the bump in the floor was to have the seat all of the way Foward. The back of the seat is touching the gas tank. And the arm rest is always down. Cant fold up because it hits the gas tank,wich is fine by me. And if i realy need to fold it up. I can esaly unbolt the seat and fold it up.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:20 PM   #6602
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The old seat would still bring $50-$100 I wouldn't throw it away.The seat in my truck is mot the original, its out of something newer. Not sure what so I guess its off to the upholstery shop before long, but I still have to fix brackets so they bolt to the seat.
I would of keeped it if it was a full foam seat. You cant buy the bottom foam for the ' base modle seat' you could have some make the foam, yes but it was not worth it to me. And the seat is already gone.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:27 PM   #6603
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Ya cup holder would be nice. If its a can it can set on the dash if you dont care if it spills. a bottle can set on the seat next to you. my old seat was junk. Thats why its in a dumpster.
I just made one and bolted it to the seat base
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:32 PM   #6604
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I just made one and bolted it to the seat base
I like it. Might have to do somthing like that. Dont know how it would work with a factory 4 speed shifter. Might hit it in 4th or revers
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:42 PM   #6605
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I like it. Might have to do somthing like that. Dont know how it would work with a factory 4 speed shifter. Might hit it in 4th or revers
It's offset for the shifter
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:55 PM   #6606
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My uncle gave me a 68 C10 that hasn’t ran since 09. Me and my 5yr old been wrenching on it all weekend trying to get it started. Well we got her running today!!! Now that it’s running it’s time for some modifications.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:17 PM   #6607
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It's offset for the shifter
Well i know what im going to do later
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:00 PM   #6608
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My uncle gave me a 68 C10 that hasnít ran since 09. Me and my 5yr old been wrenching on it all weekend trying to get it started. Well we got her running today!!! Now that itís running itís time for some modifications.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:17 PM   #6609
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Oh okay I see what you’re saying now, it was worn out. Mine is an original seat but it’s not original to my truck. The seat looks good though, I like it. Too bad it doesn’t have cup holders. I desperately need some but I hate to pay the price for a console. But I’m sick of trying to work the clutch and gas with a drink between my legs haha
I saw a spray paint/screwdriver holder at Harbor Freight & have been using that with success. I stick it to the glove box door, so it's out of the way of the shifter. But my 52 oz. gas station drink won't fit into it. Even if it did, I wouldn't feel safe about the magnets holding it up. But, a couple of cans or fast food smaller cups, no sweat.

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Old 04-15-2018, 10:11 PM   #6610
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It's offset for the shifter
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Well i know what im going to do later
It may still hit in reverse though because thatís basically exactly where reverse is. To the right and all the way against the seat. Iím going to have to make something like this though.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:23 PM   #6611
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I just drilled 4 new holes. And took a peace of meatal and welded the nuts to it for reinfocememt on the bottom side. Dont have to have 2 wrenches to remove or install it. It cant be move foward or back thoue. The only way to mount it between the bump in the floor was to have the seat all of the way Foward. The back of the seat is touching the gas tank. And the arm rest is always down. Cant fold up because it hits the gas tank,wich is fine by me. And if i realy need to fold it up. I can esaly unbolt the seat and fold it up.
Thanks for that information! Our "local" pick-a-part has seats for $41. I may go with one of my sons and look around. I'm thinking that a 2nd seat from a 'burb or 4-door truck, properly modified, might be better. We have to have 3 seated in the truck when we take my wife's mother camping, and if I got the seat so that everyone had a headrest, that would be a bonus.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:31 PM   #6612
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Thanks for that information! Our "local" pick-a-part has seats for $41. I may go with one of my sons and look around. I'm thinking that a 2nd seat from a 'burb or 4-door truck, properly modified, might be better. We have to have 3 seated in the truck when we take my wife's mother camping, and if I got the seat so that everyone had a headrest, that would be a bonus.
My seat is the rear seat out of a 4 door dully. The bubans are different. But might work. Not shure if the mounting brackets are the same. Have not looked into subruban rear seat. Let me know what you find.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:34 PM   #6613
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I saw a spray paint/screwdriver holder at Harbor Freight & have been using that with success. I stick it to the glove box door, so it's out of the way of the shifter. But my 52 oz. gas station drink won't fit into it. Even if it did, I wouldn't feel safe about the magnets holding it up. But, a couple of cans or fast food smaller cups, no sweat.
That is awesome, hilarious, and clever all in one. It could even be paint matched and easily removed and stuck in the glove box when at a show or something. It would have a really clean look if the screw driver holder was removed. This is tempting.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:55 AM   #6614
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I finished the bottom side welds and then wire wheeled it clean. Then I rolled and brushed on this Duplicilor rust barrier. I doubled up where the welds were just for extra precaution. Half way into applying it I remembered that I had heard the only thing that will seal bare metal is epoxy primer, and an unopened gallon sat 5 feet from me.😩 It will be a PIA to get this stuff off if I made a mistake. My feeling at the moment is this, if this truck has made it 46 years left outside with only a minimal amount of rust to repair, I figure Iím gonna be ok without the epoxy primer underneath this stuff. What do yíall think?
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:58 AM   #6615
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Watching their demo video on their site, they use the rust barrier on rusty metal without a primer. Knock off the rust and hit it with a grease and wax remover and apply directly over rusty metal.

From your pictures you were way ahead of what they were doing so I would say you are good to go.

Some of the paint guru's may chip in and say otherwise tho.

oh, no wait... it's totally messed up and I will gladly take it off your hands!

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Old 04-16-2018, 09:57 AM   #6616
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I changed the snow tires to summer tires yesterday. Woke up this morning to a snow storm. Last night it was freezing rain. What a country eh. May the sun shine in your world. Have a good one.
It's still friggin well snowing. I wish that they would wear diapers up there, enough is enough already eh. Have a good one.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:54 PM   #6618
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Fresh coat of boiled linseed oil.
Is that a factory rear tank? Mine is mounted forward of the rear wheel and would like to add a rear tank. I was thinking about trying a blazer tank.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:17 PM   #6619
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It's still friggin well snowing. I wish that they would wear diapers up there, enough is enough already eh. Have a good one.
Yeah tell me about it! I just removed my snow tires on my car. Been sleet coming down all day. I wasted the only nice days prepping and painting the bumper on my truck, so I still haven't got to drive it.
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Made an inspection cover for the 5 speed
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:13 PM   #6621
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tinkered with my seat. i put a sub under the drivers side and now i am needing to work on the seat to keep from whackin' my legs with my original steering wheel.

.....almost got it were i want it.

also bought my u-joints and sanded my drive shaft. gonna spray it wednesday
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That is awesome, hilarious, and clever all in one. It could even be paint matched and easily removed and stuck in the glove box when at a show or something. It would have a really clean look if the screw driver holder was removed. This is tempting.
I've thought about possibly buying magnets & putting them on the bottom to "stick" it on the floor. That way, the passenger won't bang their knees on it. But, most of us have carpet or rubber flooring, so that isn't as easy as I make it sound.
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Yesterday I picked up an older aluminum cap for my '72 for swap meets and camping. Today, after the rain I have been waiting for to wash the roads clean, I uncovered the truck. I keep it on jack stands with the tires barely touching all winter and now it's time to drive it. The routine is first rotate the tires and lube up the brake sliders. I noticed the chrome lug nuts had a little rust starting, so I used chrome cleaner polish, wiped, waxed, and polished off first. Got the wheels on, off jack stands, started up, and moved truck trailer spot, and trailer with new cap in truck's spot to unload the cap for painting. That's it and it took a while due to the lug nut situation. Next is mount the cap for Carlisle
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I've thought about possibly buying magnets & putting them on the bottom to "stick" it on the floor. That way, the passenger won't bang their knees on it. But, most of us have carpet or rubber flooring, so that isn't as easy as I make it sound.
That isnít a bad idea. My truck didnít come with carpet originally. It just has a thin rubber flow mat that crosses the hump. That wouldnít be hard to work around.
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A friend gave me a 1969 C20 Custom Camper. My 14yr old son and I cleaned it up, tinkered on the wiring and installed new/used wheels and tires on it yesterday. Planning for it to be his first car when he gets his license. Will be leveling it in the coming weeks. Trying to find lift ideas for a C20 lead me to the site. Thanks to all who post as I have found some great information. Having fun working on it with him!
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