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Old 12-19-2012, 02:08 AM   #201
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Got the firewall and fenders painted. Just waiting for the paint to dry to bolt everything up. Started mounting the overfill jug and battery tray and man, aftermarket battery trays SUCK. I had to use a BFH to beat parts of it to fit. The bottom piece was at the wrong angle and put everything in a bind. Started re-routing the wiring, more loom is needed for the passenger side and I need some more of those clips that hold it together. Motor mounts were on and shot some more paint over the area because the twisting bolts pulled some paint off. Having some crossmember problems but once I get that taken care of I should be ready for the new drivetrain. Have my tach to mount on the steering column but I have $0 in my wallet so I can't buy the $2 worm clamp at the home depot! might check the couch cushions tomorrow though.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:15 PM   #202
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More stuff done today. Center brace in. Got the bumper and bumper brackets installed. Such a pain in the butt when you are doing everything alone. Made sure to lube the shiz out of all of the bolts because I didn't want to break another bolt.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #203
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Such a pain in the butt when you are doing everything alone.
Tell me about it! On the bright side, at least you get to work on yours indoors as opposed to me having to work on it outside and then drive out of town to get to where it is at and then only on Sunday's after church!

This is going to take a while!
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:25 AM   #204
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Well, I have a mechanic friend that is going to change the cam out on the crate engine Wednesday. Also me and dad are going to pick up the transmission Wednesday. I've got 4 weeks till I have to vacate our shop to the new one and I don't want to have to tow so it's gonna be running in 4 weeks.

I had all of my bolts laying out NEXT TO THE PART THEY CAME OFF OF but somehow someone moved everything around. Now I get to spend $80 on a complete SS ARP bolt kit (kinda glad, got some bling bling now).

Having some problems with my crossmember mounting. The e-brake setup is in the way. So I'm going to chunk that and go with an 84+ e-brake system that runs down the drivers side and crosses over at the axle.

Hopefully I'll get enough money from Christmas to finish out my interior as well. Gotta get some door panels, heat insulation, and flooring. Planning on the MIP mat LMC sells. It's a polyvinyl mat instead of rubber. Seeing the lenghts my parents go through keeping their carpets clean, I don't want to mess with it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #205
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Where is the e-brake system at now? Do you have pics? Mine isnt working so it has me curious
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #206
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Sure here is one. The bracket that allows the line to crossover to the passenger side is right where I need to put my crossmember. The rivit that is on the side of the frame (not the two on the bottom in the picture) is one of the front cab supports. The crossmember needs to be installed right under it pretty much.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:01 PM   #207
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hmm interesting...My parking brake doesnt work but all lines seem to be there...Also there is a wire that I believe attaches to a mechanism on the cross member that isnt attached but i believe is related to the brakes
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:42 PM   #208
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hmm interesting...My parking brake doesnt work but all lines seem to be there...Also there is a wire that I believe attaches to a mechanism on the cross member that isnt attached but i believe is related to the brakes
Got a pic of it? I might be able to figure it out.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:45 PM   #209
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Well on the drivers side there is usually a L bracket that a wire attaches to. The bracket it then attached to the mechanism in the cross member...Ill see if i have a pic
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:31 AM   #210
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Picked up my new transmission today! So excited I forgot a picture. Funny story though.

My transmission mount was previously used as an exhaust mount. When I had the new exhaust put in they used a torch to break the mount off the transmission. Turning in mine as a core, they went to transfer the mounts and looked at my jagged torched mount and gave me the most quizzical look like "WTF is this". I ended up telling them the story of the exhaust mount and they thought that was really funny, even offered me a free mount. I already have a poly mount at home that came with my engine mounts though.

Time to go hunting for the rest of the week though!
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:40 AM   #211
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hell yeah!
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:28 PM   #212
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Didnt go hunting. Been workking up at the shop. Lots of progress pics but limited to my phone so I cant post them. (Dad turned off the cable and internet because charter pissed him off ). Whenever I get to a computer Ill post them
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:19 PM   #213
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come on pics
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:21 PM   #214
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shop needs to be clean to do more work!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #215
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transmission, more tear down, dad helping cut out some rivits.
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more teardown.

Waiting for some bolts to come in. Need to also get an 84+ brake system, tranny dust cover, and new passenger inner fender. Hopefully drop engine in the next week or so.
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self-explanatory
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engine is coming along
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Way to go! I can almost hear it now!
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:43 PM   #220
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Exhaust buttoned up with clamps, once it's running it will be welded.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #221
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Check out this video for an update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlKMpw8fDdI
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Looking mighty mighty fine bro!! I need to get snapping away on mine, by next year I want to have it painted ahh!!! Means I better hurry it up then cause before I know it, it'll be here that's for sure!
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Looking mighty mighty fine bro!! I need to get snapping away on mine, by next year I want to have it painted ahh!!! Means I better hurry it up then cause before I know it, it'll be here that's for sure!
Yeah, I've been fighting it for a week trying to get it started. Almost burned my eyebrows off several times backfiring flames. I reversed the dizzy 3 times thinking it was off but turn out it was only 1 tooth off the whole time!
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Yeah, I've been fighting it for a week trying to get it started. Almost burned my eyebrows off several times backfiring flames. I reversed the dizzy 3 times thinking it was off but turn out it was only 1 tooth off the whole time!

Ouch!! Yeah gotta be careful typically flames and hair don't exactly agree most of the time haha and nice!! Well I hope you get it running soon man, if this weather clears up by the weekend I'll probably try to take mine out for a nice little cruise still working on getting insurance on it.
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Ouch!! Yeah gotta be careful typically flames and hair don't exactly agree most of the time haha and nice!! Well I hope you get it running soon man, if this weather clears up by the weekend I'll probably try to take mine out for a nice little cruise still working on getting insurance on it.
Yeah, the front end is jacked up, but after I throw the hood on today I might take mine for a little joyride. Been almost an entire year since I got to drive it much.
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