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Old 01-23-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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project "GOT BORED" 1988 1500 sportside

This project all started because i was bored and wanted something todo. The truck i started this project with was stolen (it was found, and just my luck it had been completely stripped). So the only option i had now was to get another one. So that brings me to the truck you see today.
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Attempted to fabrcate custom mirrors.... that went completely wrong.
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bought Street Scene mirrors.
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Grant GT steering wheel
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removed molding
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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Re: project "GOT BORED" 1988 1500 sportside

Sectioned bumper brackets
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You can see the bumper in the wheel well
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I cut the bumper to fix the wheel well and get it closer to the grile filler on the sides
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Filled molding holes
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L/P cut out
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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Didn't like how it was turning out. So i scratched that idea.
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Made a L/P frame instead.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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Re: project "GOT BORED" 1988 1500 sportside

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Sanded the chrome with a 40g flapdisc.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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Added some side strenght to the L/P frame and painted it white.
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Needed to get it inspected and the exhaust pipes were rusted with holes. Had to come up with something.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #7
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Stock bench
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94' x-cab 60/40. You can see the seats don't fit together.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Trans hump bracket is at the wrong angle
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Alittle cutting and welding later.
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Fits now.
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Had some rust on the floor pan.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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Re: project "GOT BORED" 1988 1500 sportside

looks good never seen the bumper done that way before
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #10
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looks good never seen the bumper done that way before
Thanks. I'm trying to think "outside the box".
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:31 PM   #11
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sanded and wire brushed
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Cleaned the carpet
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One day i'm sitting around the house and the ole lady calls. She says the truck is making a funny noise. I get to the gas station and go to start it up. Sounds like someone is hitting the block with a hammer. Sooo..this starts the motor swap.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #12
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Re: project "GOT BORED" 1988 1500 sportside

Out with the old, in with the .......Well old. Remember this is supposed to be a fun project. Buying a new motor isn't fun. So i went the junkyard special way for now.
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Almost back together
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On 90'-95' the acc brackets are different than a 88'-89'. This A/C compressor won't work.
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A/C Delete
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Basicly finished with the motor swap in this pic.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:19 PM   #13
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Ordered bags
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They sent the wrong cups. These are for squarebody.
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Started the bags install
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Had to clean it up before i start.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #14
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Looks like fun. Keep it up.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:39 AM   #15
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Looks like fun. Keep it up.
Yea, for the most part, its been fun so far. ......All of this has already been done. I'm just touching on the high lights now. I'm working with dile-up and kept loosing conection yesterday. Thats why i stopped in the middle of the build. At the moment the truck is parked for the winter, but im fixing to get started again. Thats why i started this build thread.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #16
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First cut.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:07 AM   #17
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added center bolt
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cutting and measuring alittle at a time.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #19
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Front with 100psi
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I don't have a 4 link yet. So i figured axle flip.
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Rearend is leaking.
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Rear End has seen better days.
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99' Tahoe for a replacement.
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Back to the axle flip.
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Finding pinion angle.
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Rear trans seal leaking bad.
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Spring mounts welded up.
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I used the shock mounts off the old rear end to extend the shock to a better angle. 45*
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Break flush. It was black.
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Test Drive... 100psi in the bags
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Bagged FT / Axle Flip Rear 235/75/15
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:35 PM   #25
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Re: project "GOT BORED" 1988 1500 sportside

This is where i stopped for the winter. I'll be starting back up soon to finish the suspension, all new steering, and front breaks.


A few other things that have been done.
... changed glovebox door
... new outer door belt weatherstrips
... a couple new window and lock switches
... wired in a headphone jax for mp3 player
... tune-up (plugs, wires, dis.cap, rotor, air filter, fuel filter, pvc valve, coolant temp senser)
... flushed the cooling system
... new taillight boards and bulbs
... new door pins, bushings, and strikers
... new driver side door handle
... new e-break cable
... new drive belt
... new rear break pads and springs
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