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Old 04-10-2018, 09:58 PM   #851
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

I will report back as soon as I get the Holley FI system on and running.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:01 PM   #852
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Today i discovered the shop i paid to install the crate engine failed to plug the 2nd dipstick hole.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:40 PM   #853
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50-year-old exhaust manifold - the studs weren't about to come out. So I drilled and tapped them.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:56 PM   #854
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Adjusted the rear coil overs and took a test ride, I can always find a reason for that. Stopped in at local drive in and for a bite to eat.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:59 PM   #855
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Adjusted the rear coil overs and took a test ride, I can always find a reason for that. Stopped in at local drive in and for a bite to eat.
Very cool. I can't wait to hit some drive ins.i have to know what banjo wheel you have. I'm pretty sure that's what I need for mine. Got a link?
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:04 PM   #856
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I will try and find a receipt on the wheel and take a full pic if you want.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:28 PM   #857
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I belive that's the same wheel I have. its a grant mahogany banjo
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:12 PM   #858
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I found a visor on Craigslist. Iíve been looking and even used ones range $3-400.

This one was someoneís barn find and he had no clue what it fit. I bought it for $65 not knowing whether it fit an AD truck. I knew I could easily get my money back if it didnít work. It turned out that it was not wide enough by two inches, which was only 1 inch per side. So I fabricated some adapters and now it looks like it was made for it. It even had matching patina!
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:23 PM   #859
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Making more dust, I should have the driver's door done this weekend...
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:00 PM   #860
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Powder coated front brake clips and hose brackets.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:23 PM   #861
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got into the garage for about 30 minutes today. that's not as long as I wanted but I came to a spot I was stuck. I got the main line fuse mounted to the battery box at the rear of the truck. I went to attach it to the pos battery terminal and I don't have a wire connector large enough for the bolt. that's where I got stuck because the hardware stores already closed. its progress though. I bought a compressor bracket from a forum member that should be here in the next week. I believe by that time all the wring will be completed.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:41 PM   #862
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Finished bodyworking the driver's door and the passenger's side step, one more door left and I can get some sanding primer on this thing start the final blocking.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:02 PM   #863
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You guys getting stuff done has gotten me back out there, hope I can keep it up.
I went out with the thought of starting the left kickboard piece. Oh yeah, no problem, I'll get it ready and make a pattern, one problem, the cross brace was in the way. Well, There was no reason for it to be there anymore so out it came. But it was NOT easy with the cab stuffed up against the wall and the doors on not having a good shot with the die grinder to cut the welds, I had to get creative. But it's done, that's all that matters! Tomorrow I'll start on the kickboard area.

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Old 04-17-2018, 11:39 PM   #864
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Brian, you need a bigger garage, or less stuff.

Brian you need a bigger garage for all your stuff, lol.
we all know once you have "stuff" you can never get rid of it. what if you need a part off something, to give to somebody you don't know, for free, 20 years later after storing that part and moving it umpteen times?
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:48 AM   #865
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What's a killer is there isn't a bunch of stuff in the garage at all. My son's 302 is on an engine stand and my six for the truck is on another engine stand. That and the darn bench and a shelves, is it. I have actually dumped a BUNCH of stuff I had in the shed and back yard. I am thinning out for sure. All I have now is stuff to build the truck.

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Old 04-18-2018, 10:42 PM   #866
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I didn't do any work directly to the truck BUT I did get to the hardware store to get the wire fittings I need to complete the next step of the wiring.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:57 AM   #867
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I didn't do any work directly to the truck BUT I did get to the hardware store to get the wire fittings I need to complete the next step of the wiring.
I count that as working on it. ANYTHING you do is working on it, it is one step closer to getting done with those fittings right?

I did NOT think I would get much done tonight, five minutes was a max. I ended up getting quite a bit done clearing out all the metal needed for the kick panel. Tomorrow, making a pattern for the new metal. After did that, had a 6 mile walk, didn't plan on that long either.

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Old 04-19-2018, 11:35 PM   #868
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Got a pattern made for the kick panel, cut the piece, trail fit it 248 times trimming it and bending it 234 times. The last photo is a knife a co-worker bought me. What a great bunch of guys I work with. I lost my pocket knife and asked him to keep an eye out for it (he is our janitor) and he comes walking in with this knife for me. Now I can't carry it, I ended up buying a new Kershaw like I had and told him so, but he still got this for me. What a great guy, love seeing him every day. And he has seriously changed how this shop looks, since he came aboard it is a different place, from property line to property line, no kidding!

Anyway, got something done on the truck WHOO HOOOO!

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Old 04-20-2018, 11:49 PM   #869
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wiring , wiring, and then I wired a little. I'm on one of the last steps in the wiring dept and that's okay with me. I went and got a new soldering iron from the home depot. its MUCH better than the old one I was using but even it has issues with 10g wires. I have two more wires to solder and I believe I'm done with the wires. I will need to go back and double check everything while I'm looming and tucking everything in but I think that's it. I received my brand new compressor bracket. I got a great deal from a member and I'm stoked about it. I'm planning to get that fit tomorrow and then painted.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:39 AM   #870
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Didn't get a bunch done, but I got something done. I cut and fit the left inside windshield frame, screwed in ready for welding tomorrow.

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Old 04-22-2018, 12:41 PM   #871
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got zero done yesterday and I'm booked all day today as well. 2 measly wires and a bracket and I have no time. lame. I'm close though.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:50 PM   #872
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Experimented with using a roller to apply SEM Rock-It bed liner, I'm pretty happy with the results...
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:16 PM   #873
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Got the drivers inside window moulding welded and finished ready for chrome.
The drivers side is all done, turned the cab around (which was more work than the welding) so I can finish the last few things on the passenger side.

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Old 04-22-2018, 09:36 PM   #874
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I'm shocked that I got into the garage today. I finished routing , soldering ,and connecting all the wires for the system. I have NOT gone back to loom and tuck them yet. I will need to stop by good ole harbor freight tomorrow and buy some loom. once I loom I have just the under hood to complete. installing compressor and connecting all the hoses. I will probably have to purchase or make the metal lines that go to the condenser.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:38 PM   #875
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that looks good man. I may steal that for some of my undercoating.
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