The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network

The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network (https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/index.php)
-   The 1973 - 1987 Chevrolet & GMC Squarebody Pickups Message Board (https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/forumdisplay.php?f=4)
-   -   Restoring Rusty (https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=645440)

Gregski 06-03-2020 05:53 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hatzie (Post 8751372)
Slick way to get a single filament bulb and two wires to do the job of a two filament bulb with three wires.

Agree from the engineering perspective, totally disagree from the user perspective, ha ha! troubleshooting this was a nightmare!

hatzie 06-03-2020 06:22 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
194 168 are the same size glass envelope peanut bulb.
168 is actually higher wattage more light. I assumed that was the bulb in use in that socket.
I'd have to look at a 73-86 CK bulb chart to be sure which one is used there.

Wgesnerjr 06-05-2020 06:07 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Well dang! The do alternate with the parking lights on. Whew, I thought I was losing it.

texxxan 06-25-2020 05:11 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
What's going on in Rusty's world?

Gregski 06-25-2020 05:44 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by texxxan (Post 8763794)
What's going on in Rusty's world?

ha ha thanks for checking up on the green machine, he's getting new shoes tomorrow!

Wide Open 06-25-2020 07:01 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
I was wondering the same thing. Seems Busty is taking up all the spotlight lately.

Gregski 06-25-2020 07:57 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wide Open (Post 8763828)
I was wondering the same thing. Seems Busty is taking up all the spotlight lately.

Indeed and it will be so nice to have two out of three trucks with LS drive trains, and wait till you see what I have in store for Dusty aka the third one!

Wide Open 06-25-2020 10:27 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Twin turbo 496 stroker??

On a side note...how is the side of your house not black??? ��

Gregski 06-26-2020 10:50 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wide Open (Post 8763930)
On a side note...how is the side of your house not black??? ��

I don't get it, please alaborate?

Wide Open 06-26-2020 12:24 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
You have a full on fabrication shop on the side of your house yet the pavers and house look like there’s nothing to see there move along.

Wide Open 06-26-2020 12:24 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Oh and a paint booth!

Gregski 06-26-2020 12:39 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wide Open (Post 8764223)
You have a full on fabrication shop on the side of your house yet the pavers and house look like thereís nothing to see there move along.

ha ha you mean my single angle grinder, a hand drill, and a BFH? and I do vacuum about 1/8th of metal dust off the concrete once in a while and just got a pressure washer so may actually try and clean the patio

Wide Open 06-26-2020 12:58 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Don’t forget the tumbler.

I’m not sure which is more impressive - the fabrication or the clean up.

Gregski 06-26-2020 02:28 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wide Open (Post 8764243)
Iím not sure which is more impressive - the fabrication or the clean up.

thanks mate, it's definitely not the welding

kipps 06-27-2020 10:38 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8763843)
Indeed and it will be so nice to have two out of three trucks with LS drive trains, and wait till you see what I have in store for Dusty aka the third one!

"L8T" 6.6 liter gen-V out of a 2020 Silverado 2500?!?

That's going to be da' bomb! Can't wait to see it!

Gregski 06-27-2020 10:40 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kipps (Post 8765090)
"L8T" 6.6 liter gen-V out of a 2020 Silverado 2500?!?

That's going to be da' bomb! Can't wait to see it!

I absolutely love the specifics, but nope!

Gregski 06-28-2020 11:13 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
1 Attachment(s)
so we almost made it one year without a true LS related issue

however yesterday I replaced this little guy (pronounced: "expensive" $73) aka the fuel pressure regular

the problem started right after I replaced that front driver side turn signal light bulb, so of course I went chasing electrical problem, ha ha

the issue was that the truck went from starting on the very first try each and every time to never wanting to start on the first try but always 100% of the time simply starting on the second try

after checking all my electrical connections (grounds, grounds, and more grounds, ha ha) checking every fuse and every relay, I really dreaded having to drop the fuel tank to replace my brand new Spectra fuel pump which everyone talks bad about yet it has been wonderful for me - so I said well the fuel pressure regulator is expensive but at least it's really easy to get to, ha ha

Gregski 06-28-2020 08:04 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
1 Attachment(s)
Rusty took us kayakin' taday, ranned like a champ

Wide Open 06-28-2020 09:04 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
That’s cool. Glad he’s finally able to get out and about.

Are you experiencing some weird gravitational issue?

Gregski 06-28-2020 09:30 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wide Open (Post 8765615)
Thatís cool. Glad heís finally able to get out and about.

Are you experiencing some weird gravitational issue?

ha ha, I noticed that right after I uploaded it from my silly iPhone (sometimes it has a mind of it's own)

LT7A 06-29-2020 05:44 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Good work, both you and Rusty. Where did you guys go with the kayak?

Gregski 06-29-2020 10:26 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 8765771)
Good work, both you and Rusty. Where did you guys go with the kayak?

Lake Natoma it is a small lake right below Folsom Lake by highway 50 and Hazel Ave (I forget you know these parts!) I like it cause its sailboats only no motorized idiots

texxxan 06-29-2020 10:34 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
I can't wait to follow Dusty's progress!!!

Gregski 06-29-2020 10:49 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by texxxan (Post 8765878)
I can't wait to follow Dusty's progress!!!

well then get down here and help me finish Busty, ha ha (FYI: Dusty was going to be my Mother / Son Project but we lost all the pics in a house move, hard drive failure)

texxxan 06-29-2020 10:58 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8765891)
well then get down here and help me finish Busty, ha ha (FYI: Dusty was going to be my Mother / Son Project but we lost all the pics in a house move, hard drive failure)

Is that project your mother and you or your wife and your son?

texxxan 06-29-2020 11:01 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Never mind. I see the picture now.

Gregski 06-29-2020 11:02 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by texxxan (Post 8765899)
Is that project your mother and you or your wife and your son?

sorry, just added a pic that would have answered that, it's my retired 70 year old mom, I bought the truck and towed it to her house cause I didn't have enough room at my house and that's where I take all my strays, and it forced me to visit her every weekend, she lives alone (divorced) she took to it like a duck to water, removed the cylinder heads by herself and was amazing in finding all of my displaced/lost wrenches, ha ha (we nick named her, "Supervisor")

texxxan 06-29-2020 11:26 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
That's awesome. Cherish this time with her.

Wide Open 06-29-2020 11:42 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8765906)
sorry, just added a pic that would have answered that, it's my retired 70 year old mom, I bought the truck and towed it to her house cause I didn't have enough room at my house and that's where I take all my strays, and it forced me to visit her every weekend, she lives alone (divorced) she took to it like a duck to water, removed the cylinder heads by herself and was amazing in finding all of my displaced/lost wrenches, ha ha (we nick named her, "Supervisor")

:lol:

So sheís in management...
does that mean youíre just a lowly union worker??

Gregski 06-29-2020 11:44 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wide Open (Post 8765941)
:lol:

So sheís in management...
does that mean youíre just a lowly union worker??

means she has no clue what she's doing but still tells me what to do, ha ha

Wide Open 06-29-2020 12:01 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
:haha:

Yep thatís what Iím talking about

Gregski 06-29-2020 12:11 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
3 Attachment(s)
next up for Rusty... get the stock bench seat reupholstered professionally ($550) with new replacement foams from a junk yard I scored a few years back (cause knew these are monster EXPENSIVE!), going with black, vinyl back and sides and cloth sit down parts and back rests I think that's what Dale the seat dude said

thank you all for offering advice on how to DIY this but I refuse to do it myself, ha ha, too old and grumpy and I want this done right, I did a seat or two in the past and it's just not my cup of tea (hope you all understand and won't hold it against me in the Court of Trucks)

texxxan 06-29-2020 12:14 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8765977)
next up for Rusty... get the stock bench seat reupholstered professionally ($550) with new replacement foams from a junk yard I scored a few years back, going with black, vinyl back and sides and cloth sit down parts and back rests I think that's what Dale the seat dude said

thank you all for offering advice on how to DIY this but I refuse to do it myself, ha ha, too old and grumpy and I want this done right, I did a seat or two in the past and it's just not my cup of tea (hope you all understand and won't hold it against me in the Court of Trucks)

I believe you've earned a free pass by now.

Gregski 07-02-2020 11:25 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
1 Attachment(s)
can you spot Rusty?

LT7A 07-05-2020 03:34 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8765874)
Lake Natoma it is a small lake right below Folsom Lake by highway 50 and Hazel Ave (I forget you know these parts!) I like it cause its sailboats only no motorized idiots

Haha, motorized idiots. I see an orange boat in the picture above. Other than that, hard to say. Looks like a cool spot and that you could paddle around forever. Can you row upstream to the big lake if you want?

Is that a seat out of a 81-87? Not that it matters necessarily. I have a 73-80 I could swap you (PT-3) if it ever becomes reasonable to travel around again. How are you guys doing down there? Most of the numbers are coming out of LA, yeah?

hatzie 07-05-2020 01:49 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
The San Francisco bay area is likely just as bad.
Living in high population density areas increases your risk.

texxxan 07-06-2020 01:57 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Rusty is looking good out there.

Gregski 07-06-2020 02:01 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by texxxan (Post 8769748)
Rusty is looking good out there.

thanks, man that little 4.8L pulled so good up the hills with two in the cab and totally loaded up and that aero dynamic orange brick on the roof, luv it when the truck runs good, hopefully next year we're out there in the '54

plus round trip on one tank of gas! - Bonus!

LT7A 07-07-2020 06:31 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hatzie (Post 8769192)
The San Francisco bay area is likely just as bad.
Living in high population density areas increases your risk.

Would seem to make sense, but look at LA County vs. SF County.

https://www.worldometers.info/corona...sa/california/

Gski, sorry about the hijack. We're just discussing your safety and wellbeing.

hatzie 07-07-2020 09:28 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
1 Attachment(s)
It's all about perspective.
Comparing SF county to LA county is apples to oranges...

LA county is huge. I've driven all over that county for work in the 1990s. It's easily twice the land area of Rhode Island or Delaware and then some. At 10x plus more population it's far more densely populated than either of those Eastern seaboard states... LA county has almost the population of the state of Ohio packed into a land area around twice the size of RI.

The SF Bay Area is Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties.
Of those SF Bay Area counties San Francisco is tiny tiny tiny... literally almost just a tiny little bit bigger than the city of San Francisco. Considering that fact... the infection rate for that tiny high population density area is insane.
Attachment 2030727

Enough of that lets talk about trucks some more.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2022 67-72chevytrucks.com