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Old 03-21-2011, 06:39 AM   #2726
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Re: What did you do to your truck today?

NETO,

Is the fire wall color called "Mesa Tan" is that the color, you don't see it often anymore.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:26 AM   #2727
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I really don't know. I just got it a week ago. The outside is the same but it was painted once from what I can see. The grill had some paint on it. All the areas that are usually not painted are the same color, so I think it's original. Some one with more knowledge might know.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #2728
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started getting the engine ready to come out only so much i can do on a hour long lunch time as im doing most the work at work in the shop when its not full of other cars.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:33 PM   #2729
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Took the heater apart and found out why it didnt blow any air.. it had a mice condo in it.. blasted the housing with black beauty to get rid of the smell...Also put in a new set of plugs .. I think the way it is running on part throttle tells me it needs a power valve on the primary side , I will save that for next week when it is back in thje 50's again....
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:02 PM   #2730
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With the help of a friend "Tom" in Coastal Cruisers, I was able to remove the funky steering wheel. I still need to pick up 2 7/16" x4" long bolts because of the small bolts for the old wheel. Was too late to run the 10 miles to the Home Depot tonight.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:16 PM   #2731
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how did you buld this homemade tonneau cover?
I'll post pics by wednesday, it's super easy and so far less than $90. Still gotta get hinges and the marine pleated vinyl though. I'm looking at less than $200 total.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:19 PM   #2732
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I'll post pics by wednesday, it's super easy and so far less than $90. Still gotta get hinges and the marine pleated vinyl though. I'm looking at less than $200 total.
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are you bagged or just lowered? and what city are you
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:23 PM   #2733
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are you bagged or just lowered? and what city are you
Just lowered, though I run airshocks to give a little lift, maybe three inches or so. The picture shows it aired up. I live near Six Flags Magic Mountain.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:26 PM   #2734
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Just lowered, though I run airshocks to give a little lift, maybe three inches or so. The picture shows it aired up. I live near Six Flags Magic Mountain.
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what size shocks? i've been debating lately bags or shocks.
what about the front?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:30 PM   #2735
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what size shocks? i've been debating lately bags or shocks.
what about the front?
Have no clue on the shocks, my brother had them for his car, did not fit I came up on them, check my build thread, it has pictures of the shocks. You may be able to tell what they are. The front just has two rings cut out and bump stops removed on '73 control arms.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:33 PM   #2736
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Have no clue on the shocks, my brother had them for his car, did not fit I came up on them, check my build thread, it has pictures of the shocks. You may be able to tell what they are. The front just has two rings cut out and bump stops removed on '73 control arms.
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cool man thanks. I have a set off a 67 mustang guess i'll try them
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:54 AM   #2737
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Yesterday I went by the DMV and got the registration all finished up, so now she is all tagged and plated. And of course, 100% mine! I think today we're just going to be hauling a load to the recyclers. But that depends on what the weather does, it's trying to start snowing again.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:47 PM   #2738
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Yesterday I went by the DMV and got the registration all finished up, so now she is all tagged and plated. And of course, 100% mine! I think today we're just going to be hauling a load to the recyclers. But that depends on what the weather does, it's trying to start snowing again.
Congrats!!! I need to get my white 66 registered before I go too far with its build. I am ready to tear it apart, but need it running to get the registration done. ARGGGHHH!
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:48 PM   #2739
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Brought it home from the body shop. time to make it handle, stop, and run better with an '82 front end and a 4.8/4l60e swap. Should be a busy time.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:53 PM   #2740
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finished painting the underside of my new box
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:59 PM   #2741
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just sat in the truck and preatended that i was out cruising
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #2742
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I put a skim coat over the left fender patch panel I welded in recently. And long boarded it smooth. If it looks good enough tommorrow morning I'll go ahead and shoot it with epoxy primer.
Next step: Driver's side rocker and floorboard
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:34 PM   #2743
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I needed to remove the adaptor off the steering column so the painter can get her painted and I can mount it. I had two of the correct length bolts and needed a 3rd. Wouldn't you know it that all I had was 1 6" bolt. Well Neccessity is the Mother of Desperation. Anybody else got creative with a tool?
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #2744
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I needed to remove the adaptor off the steering column so the painter can get her painted and I can mount it. I had two of the correct length bolts and needed a 3rd. Wouldn't you know it that all I had was 1 6" bolt. Well Neccessity is the Mother of Desperation. Anybody else got creative with a tool?
I would have stacked a few sockets on there before I used the washers...but hey it worked right ?
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:31 PM   #2745
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LOL, love it.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:04 PM   #2746
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Damn, I did not think of a socket. it took me 20 minutes to dig around and find that many washers.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:18 PM   #2747
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Installed the oil and temp gauges,set the fan controller temp,built the throttle linkage,adjusted the carb.Got the new plates and registration.prepped the last vent window and painted it.
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Christian and I sat the new seats in the 66 for a test fit. Christian is liking them as evident in the pic.

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Old 03-22-2011, 09:18 PM   #2749
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i cant win this fight with the picture i have in my head of what i want my truck to look like so i finally gave in and oredered a drop crossmember and im going to go ahead a bag it. so time to start cleaning everything up, disassemble and get ready for parts to start arriving.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:00 PM   #2750
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Finally have the paint in order and had the engine and drivetrain introduced to the chassis.... I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.....
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