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Old 08-20-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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West TX Z build up thread

Ive been here for a while and decided to make a build up thread of my truck. Its an 1984 Sivlerado with a SBC 350 with a mild cam, headers, and dumped Flow Master Super 40's. The truck runs well but needs some work done. I plan on a new SDPC Crate Engine some time soon. Best part that the truck is RUST FREE!!!! Here is a pic of the truck the day I brought it home. As the thread continues you can see the progress. Thanks and feel free to comment and give suggestions!


Day 1 at my parents house:




Notice missing door lock.



My dad looking at the locks.



Nasty tint job.



Ugly busted interior

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Old 08-20-2010, 03:25 PM   #2
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First thing I did was fix the door locks. Next was buy a brand new windshield. The original was cracked horribly. Look below.



Next was to give a temporary fix to the ugly head light trim. Look below.






Here I removed the grill, and bezels, sanded and painted with semi gloss black.



While I was at it I figured I'd do something about the nasty peeling window trim.



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Old 08-20-2010, 03:33 PM   #3
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No pictures of me gutting all the stereo wiring. But the sound system was a mess. I dont care much for a radio in my truck so I removed EVERY single speaker, busted amp, "wall of subs" and other useless crap.


Started taping up the windows to sand and paint. Again, this is just a temp fix until I replace all the trim when the truck gets painted in the future.











Next I sanded down the trim with a series of sand paper. No pics sorry.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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Here I used some semi gloss black paint. Its good stuff. This was done in March and it still looks great!





Next was the front wind shield. I believe the original windshield is still on? I cant tell. Either way, its new now. lol



Sanded and painted


Back and sides done.



Front done.


New Glass.

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Old 08-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #5
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Re: West TX Z build up thread

That's a pretty decent truck to start off with. The work you did looks great. Keep it up and keep posting the pics. We all love PICS!! So what's next?
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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nice job keep up the good work with more pics lol i need to do my window trim.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:41 PM   #7
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Re: West TX Z build up thread

Next was dealing with the monster gap between the bumper!!! thats my dad helping while I snapped pics.

Before:









AFTER








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Old 08-20-2010, 04:44 PM   #8
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Also removed the horrible tint. It was purple! That was a whole days work of work.



Cleaned up the interior. There was also a monster tach that was drilled into the dash!! WTF? It wasnt even working anyways correctly so I trashed it.




Look at the nasty wheels.





Started Cleaning them up with aluminum polish.


Me showing my rear cleaning the wheels.


DONE!!



Washed.


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Old 08-20-2010, 05:03 PM   #9
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Nice!
it's amazing the difference some of the little details can make
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:04 PM   #10
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Fixed the cracked horn button and turn signal cam.









My dad connecting the turn signal switch downt he column.

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Old 08-20-2010, 05:09 PM   #11
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Oil Change:




Getting inspected. :crossing fingers: lol



Passing!!! lol



Back at home:

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Old 08-20-2010, 05:13 PM   #12
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Back at my apt.









At the park snapping pics.





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Old 08-20-2010, 05:17 PM   #13
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Added a tailgate band thanks to Texasfunk!! I plan to polish it soon or have it power coated lightly in the EOM silver color. I'm pleased with the look for now.





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Old 08-20-2010, 05:18 PM   #14
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My twin at the Slaton TX car show. lol

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Old 08-20-2010, 05:24 PM   #15
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Looking good man! Detail tip: If you wipe a light coat of WD-40 on that tailgate band it'll make it look like new and have depth.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:26 PM   #16
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Re: West TX Z build up thread

If your interested you can see the build up on my 74 Camaro.

http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116045





And no build up on my 93 Mustang but here it is.









^ My girl giving me hell. lol
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:31 PM   #17
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Looking good man! Detail tip: If you wipe a light coat of WD-40 on that tailgate band it'll make it look like new and have depth.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:57 PM   #18
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Yeah it's the little details that count. Tucking the bumper as you did makes it look so much better. We did ours that way, and some goof came in the wrong way in the apartment complex while we had the bed off and smacked the bumper. Here's what we did with the rear bumper.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:21 PM   #19
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Yeah it's the little details that count. Tucking the bumper as you did makes it look so much better. We did ours that way, and some goof came in the wrong way in the apartment complex while we had the bed off and smacked the bumper. Here's what we did with the rear bumper.
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That looks awesome. Ive never seen anything like that. Is it painted now? I'd like to see the finished look.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:25 PM   #20
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Well, I just got home from TexasFunks crib. We swapped wheels before he sells his truck. I've been dying for some OEM rallys.



Texasfunk txting. lol









Swapped!!


I'm real happy with the look. I think my old Eagle Alloys looked better on Texasfunks truck than mine!! lol

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Looks killer!!
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rallys are the best look! nice truck
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Re: West TX Z build up thread

that is a nice ride indeed one day i hope to have mine looking that nice. so West Texas Z what drop do you have ? on your suspension
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I'm real happy with the look. I think my old Eagle Alloys looked better on Texasfunks truck than mine!! lol
only because you have the rallies now... jk jk
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Thomas is selling his truck
and unfortunately yes! i didnt want to, but i bought a new car, and before buying that new car i should have checked the insurance :/ i took a loan out to buy the car so i didnt have to sell the truck, but the insurance is going to KILL me, so i want to pay the car off so i dont have to have full coverage..im going to miss this truck, but i think the 99 t/a will fill the void nicely
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Looks killer!!
Thomas is selling his truck
Sad to say yes, the truck is SOOOOOOOO clean.......and FAST. Who ever gets it is going to have a monster of a truck.

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that is a nice ride indeed one day i hope to have mine looking that nice. so West Texas Z what drop do you have ? on your suspension
I've never noticed until last night when me and Thomas were looking at it. I believe the front springs have been cut a coil and the rear is missing two leaf springs. It came like that. I still want to go lower.
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