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Old 09-04-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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Roadkill's 69 Custom 20

I need another truck like I need a hole in the head, but I got one anyway.

The truck not the hole.

It does have a chrome oil pan....and new goodyear wranglers.

Missing trim piece on right front fender.

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Old 09-04-2014, 08:02 PM   #2
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Double-DIN dash cut for the finishing move!

That's not the right steering wheel for that year, is it? I only know my GMC wheels but it looks significantly different, like a square-body wheel or something. Not complaining, just trying to learn something every day!
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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Double-DIN dash cut for the finishing move!

That's not the right steering wheel for that year, is it? I only know my GMC wheels but it looks significantly different, like a square-body wheel or something. Not complaining, just trying to learn something every day!
I don't know anything about the "Double-DIN" / radio.

The steering wheel is not a 69. Probably a from a square body like you said.

Just got the truck 9/02/14. So far I've washed it, and removed the mirrors that were way low on the door, and removed a Honda sticker on the back window.

Thinking it will make a good tow vehicle (except for gas milage).

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:10 PM   #4
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Gotta love a 69 Custom 20 (I have one too!).
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:15 AM   #5
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Nice. I like the gold trucks. And of course 69's happen to be my cup o tea too.
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and removed a Honda sticker on the back window.
And replaced it with a Kawasaki one I hope! That's a good old truck you got there.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:45 PM   #7
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Gotta love a 69 Custom 20 (I have one too!).
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Nice. I like the gold trucks. And of course 69's happen to be my cup o tea too.
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And replaced it with a Kawasaki one I hope! That's a good old truck you got there.
Thanks guys.

If I put a sticker on the window it would be a Harley Davidson sticker

I don't really like to put any stickers on the windows.


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Old 09-05-2014, 07:06 PM   #8
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Re: Roadkill's 69 Custom 20

Installed a temporary driver side mirror from my 72 C10.

This is the trim piece that's missing.

The truck has power brakes, but no power steering.

Plan to add a fuel tank between the frame rails, and remove the suicide bomber tank from the cab.
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Re: Roadkill's 69 Custom 20

Will 79 3/4 ton front spindles (disc brakes) interchange with a 69 3/4 ton?


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Plan to add a fuel tank between the frame rails, and remove the suicide bomber tank from the cab.
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Why, do you smoke in there?
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Why, do you smoke in there?
No I don't smoke. I hate having a fuel tank in the cab.

I hate it in my 71. I hate it in my 72. I hate it in my 69.

I'm a hater! I'm hating on fuel tanks in the cab.

The 58 will not have a fuel tank in the cab.

One by one the fuel tanks will be removed from the cab.



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Re: Roadkill's 69 Custom 20

My Dad had a leak in his filler neck so that every now and then fuel would splash out onto his shoulder. He smoked a pipe. So he just didn't fill it as much.

I'm more cautious, but I figured if I'm hit hard enough to deform the tank inside the cab, I probably have bigger problems.
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No I don't smoke. I hate having a fuel tank in the cab.

I hate it in my 71. I hate it in my 72. I hate it in my 69.

I'm a hater! I'm hating on fuel tanks in the cab.

The 58 will not have a fuel tank in the cab.

One by one the fuel tanks will be removed from the cab.



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Hmm interesting. Besides when I pull the seat forward, I'd never know there's a fuel tank in the cab of my '67. I love it there. If someone t bones me and I blow up at least I went out driving my '67 C10!!!
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:04 AM   #14
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Re: Roadkill's 69 Custom 20

It's (supposedly) a free country and we can mount our fuel tank wherever we like.

Under the hood I've been tightening loose bolts.

The PO said he had a local shop replace the camshaft.

The engine run strong and sounds good (dual exhaust).

There were some oil leaks: valve covers (bolts way loose) intake manifold center bolts on both sides (no pipe dope on threads).

It has a Holley carb with manual choke but no choke cable.

Got one from summit.

Today I plan to install the new exhaust donuts and install the choke cable.

I have to get back to the 58. still have a lot welding to do on the chassis.



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My Dad had a leak in his filler neck so that every now and then fuel would splash out onto his shoulder. He smoked a pipe. So he just didn't fill it as much.

I'm more cautious, but ............
Yeah, I'd be more careful,too! I'd at least wait till 3/4 tank,then go ahead and fill the pipe all the way. Oh...You meant didn't fill the truck as much
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:25 AM   #16
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Re: Roadkill's 69 Custom 20

Installed choke cable after making an under dash bracket.

Replaced exhaust donuts on both sides.

Tightened bolts on oil pan.

Drove it to the post office for a test drive.

Checked the mail and found the title for the 69 from DMV.
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Re: Roadkill's 69 Custom 20

It's been a year since the last post on the 69.

Replaced the missing trim piece, installed choke cable.

Also replaced exhaust manifold gaskets, and valve cover gaskets.

Made a rack so I could haul trash and whatever else gets thrown in the bed.

Still painting three boards for the rack tail gate.
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I don't really like to put any stickers on the windows.
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Me neither, I have one I have been trying to scrape off for over a year, LOL
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Plan to add a fuel tank between the frame rails, and remove the suicide bomber tank from the cab.
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Did you ever pull this off?
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Did you ever pull this off?
No I did not.

Found a Suburban tank at Summit that would work.

I don't have the time to do it now.


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Finished the tailgate today.

I need to go to the dump.


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