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Old 08-08-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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My 86 build

I'm updating my build from last fall, heres what I started with.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: My 86 build

and after the flip, and these....
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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Re: My 86 build

I've been pluggin' away with the body work, I started it shortly after I finished dropping it, the usual spots, cab corners, rockers wheel arches and I also started shaving everything off of it that I could. I had bought a '90 gmc parts truck mostly for the wheels and robbed it of some other parts like the steering wheel and tilt and shift levers. and also the serpentine setup that I still haven't put on yet. Which brings me to this point...
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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Re: My 86 build

A few more pics from last fall...

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Old 08-08-2010, 04:24 PM   #5
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Re: My 86 build

some pics with the wheels...
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:29 PM   #6
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Re: My 86 build

So thats basically the way it looked last year before I had put it away for the winter. This spring I started working on it every weekend. I bought a set of Airlift 2600 bags for the front and made myown upper and lower bag mounts out of 1/4 steel plate, i'm still running it off of a schrader valve till I get something fab'd up for the back end. I lowered the rear about 2" more by moving the sping hangers. I don't have pics of the work but you've seen it done before anyway. Here's some pics of the front aired out and my fuel filler relocated to the bed floor....
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:38 PM   #7
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Re: My 86 build

After looking through DV8's build thread a 100 times, I started to get alot of ideas of what I wanted to do with my truck.....like the tailgate.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:42 PM   #8
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sorry crappy phone pics.....I'll take a better pic of it finished. people actually think it came this way!
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #9
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Pics of my new valve covers....and performer intake I bought of my bro. I wasn't thinkin when I bought the k&n that I should've went with the shorter filter, this one is close to hitting the hood now. Its not gonna fit when I do a "Z".
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #10
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Re: My 86 build

The last few months I've been doing bodywork, the boxsides, tailgate and I made my own roll pan, had to make a box in it for my license plate. I shaved the stake pockets, fuel filler door, front marker lights, drip rails, rear cab seam, wiper cowl, side emblems, mirrors and switched out the rear slider for a solid glass rear window (those are really hard to find). This truck is my daily driver so its covered in primer and I got tired of everyone asking me "when are ya gonna paint it" so a couple of weeks ago I painted the whole truck flat black with some spray bombs, this will have to do till I can afford a real paint job. Then I got this idea.....
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #11
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more pics..... I'll try and get some better ones
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:13 PM   #12
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sorry crappy phone pics.....I'll take a better pic of it finished. people actually think it came this way!
here's a better pic of the tailgate.....
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:28 PM   #13
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Re: My 86 build

I had started to work on my dashpad after listening to people whine about it. So I decided to try and fiberglass it, I really had nothing to loose, mine had about 4 or 5 good cracks across it and the speaker grills were all punched out. It looked like wolverine attacked it. So I roughed it up with the d/a sander, covered a few holes, soaked it with resin and covered it with fiberglass weave. I tried using the fiberglass mat that I had lying around and it was no good, kinda like trying to paint a cat. I was surprised it turned out as good as it did and as easy as it was. The first pic is after the resin dried and I painted it black to see what it would look like. I know it looks pretty rough! The others are as it is now, still needs a good sanding and some puty. I want to paint it the body colour so for now its just primer....
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:19 PM   #14
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Re: My 86 build

damn looks good! the flames and the dash.. looks like your leaking somethin by the looks of the tailgate tho.. wanna do a dash for me?
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:25 PM   #15
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damn looks good! the flames and the dash.. looks like your leaking somethin by the looks of the tailgate tho.. wanna do a dash for me?
Thanks.....yeah I think its the pinion seal. another job on my list!
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another pic....
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Re: My 86 build

Just got word today that my wheels will be 4-6 weeks from now.Turns out the order was missplaced. It took two weeks to find this out?....oh well more time to save $$.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:33 PM   #18
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Re: My 86 build

I'm thinkin of getting some pipe and start cupping my lower bag mounts this weekend....I'll let ya know how it goes.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:37 PM   #19
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:27 PM   #20
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Re: My 86 build

Just picked these up today....had one of my old plug wires lying on the manifold and burnt right through to the core. a good reason to replace them all, i'll just make sure they're tied up.... don't want to burn these baby'$.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:41 PM   #21
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Re: My 86 build

...also got my brackets for my serpentine conversion beadblasted the other day. I'm not 100% sure that I'm gonna do it. It might look really cool , but it might look too cluttered up as well, but I would really like to have A/C someday....
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:02 PM   #22
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Re: My 86 build

Looks great! I saw a chopped merc with the same paint job flat black with gloss flames I was thinking about doing that on my truck.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:04 PM   #23
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Re: My 86 build

Installed my new plug wires today.....I made them long enough to go around headers someday....
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more pics I found...
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:28 PM   #25
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nice job on the dash how exactly did you do it. did you use fleece or did you use the chop mat?
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