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Old 09-18-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Project Jiminy

I decided I need to post up my project, first off to help track my progress and help me in the motivation aspect. This was to be a quick driver build but I find myself putting more into this and get the feeling I will be making this more of a keeper.
So a little back story on this truck. It was found by a friend in Wyoming and set to be crushed for metal scrap. He sent me a few pic's and I told him I wanted it. Well a short time after it showed up at my house and I got to work. The engine was missing but that just saved me the time. The TH350 would be staying so I took it in and had it rebuild. The body was not in the best of shape but I have all the parts needed so really don't have good excuses. I received this truck at the end of march and wanted to have it running under it's own power by the end of summer. We work has really held me back but I will post of pic's and get you up to speed on what I have done.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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Re: Project Jiminy

My first Suburban was this 506 Dark green and I like the idea of a nice stock looking ride like this. I will be keeping this color and the white top.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: Project Jiminy

Knocked the front clip off to start cleaning and looking it all over.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:05 PM   #4
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Re: Project Jiminy

They were going to crush that? That's ridiculous. Nice truck. Looking forward to seeing you get it back together and on the road. I like the original green/white. How's the interior?
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:08 PM   #5
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Re: Project Jiminy

I had a extra curb side fender that would need less work so I started to prep it. I lucked out and had a hood. The old grill and bumper will be donated from my Suburban. In fact a bunch of small parts will be donated from that project.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:13 PM   #6
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Novice work at best but I'm happy with it.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:14 PM   #7
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Looks good!
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:17 PM   #8
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They were going to crush that? That's ridiculous. Nice truck. Looking forward to seeing you get it back together and on the road. I like the original green/white. How's the interior?
That was exactly what I was thinking when
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:21 PM   #9
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Spaced the inside pic's and SPID
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:03 PM   #10
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Re: Project Jiminy

looks real good
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #11
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Got the curb side fender painted up this weekend. Installed the drivers side and I think the color looks about right. I was not going to paint this truck at first but more I see this green the more I like it. I placed a order for more of the running gear. Spent sometime working on the plastic grill insert. Should have it painted and ready to install this weekend.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:28 AM   #12
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Used a scissor jack to push the rear fender back up and out a little.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #13
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A bit out of place but it's looking more like a truck paint did not match up so well on this side. Door was replaced as some point and was repainted to match.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:51 AM   #14
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Re: Project Jiminy

Looks great, now you'll have to paint the whole thing!

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Old 09-24-2015, 11:04 AM   #15
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Looks great, now you'll have to paint the whole thing!

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I'm with you on that. I will getting it rolling first. But full paint is on the list.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:39 PM   #16
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Your work looks awesome!!!
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:59 PM   #17
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Very similar to the way mine looked when I started. Short steppers rule!!
Nice metal work.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:55 PM   #18
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Your work looks awesome!!!
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Very similar to the way mine looked when I started. Short steppers rule!!
Nice metal work.
Thanks. I'm happy with how it's looking. I'm learning as I go. It's not a short bed......Yet
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I don't know how many long step sides I've seen in my lifetime, not very doggone many, for sure!!!
What's the engine plans?
You going the disc brake route? I hope!
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I don't know how many long step sides I've seen in my lifetime, not very doggone many, for sure!!!
What's the engine plans?
You going the disc brake route? I hope!
I have had a few long steps but you do see more fleet sides. I had the engine from my fathers truck and was going to rebuild it but we found a crack in the block so I pulled all my pennies and got Gm create engine for it. I will be adding some basics like power brakes and steering, sway bar's, A/C and retro sound radio. Most of the same stuff I have done to me Suburban. All I really want is a cool basic truck. I over did things with my short bed and I put it on the back burner till I decide what directions I will take with it.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:41 PM   #21
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One more step in the right direction has landed.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:34 PM   #22
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Been sick and took some time for life stuff but I will have more to post on this vary soon. Engine is ready to install with the rebuilt TH350. Taking much longer then I had wanted to get to this point.
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It's looking really nice. The paint job on the fenders might be "novice work," but it looks really good from here! Well done!
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:55 PM   #24
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It's looking really nice. The paint job on the fenders might be "novice work," but it looks really good from here! Well done!
Thannks. It looks good from about 10 feet. I learned a bunch and I think when I get ready for the rest it will look better. I pulled out the other bed and started to look at the work needed for it. I'm going to get as much done as I can with the cooler weather in effect.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:30 AM   #25
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Not much of a update. Still waiting on parts to finish up the engine but its looks good. I will start working on the other front end metal to get it looking good. I was tempted to drop it off and have it all blasted and powder coated but keeping with the budget in mind I will do a good clean up and POR15. I have some rust to adress and some holes to weld up.
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