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Gregski 02-11-2015 09:55 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7044157)
You can send me the Caddy air cleaner and I'll put it to good use for ya.....hehehehe.

we might could make that happen I already bought it for half price and can pass it on to you for another half, better at your place than on a nail on the wall of my garage, hehehehe

Gregski 02-11-2015 09:57 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by Jake Wade (Post 7044248)
I think this banjo fitting will work on your Holley and it has a 3/8" hose connection.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/aed-5427

Good find, thank you, I consider myself a Computer Ninja, but I struggle finding things on Summit, it's like Kryptonite to Superman

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:03 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Kick Panels
 
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well I took my own advice and walked away from that pesky driver side kick panel and after a couple days gave it another try, and low and behold I manged to will her out, complements of a long flat screw driver

didn't even have to remove the parking brake, though I got her out of the hole with the brake disengaged, and pulled her all the way out with it engaged

brains over brawn (this time... LOL)

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:07 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Driver Side Kick Panel
 
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now what you may notice is that the driver side kick panel was a bit brittle on the bottom, and that had me worried, but as it turns out after a simple trim with some scissors there was plenty of meat on it to save it

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:11 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by green72s (Post 7044348)
... Keep up the great work, I really enjoy this thread.

Thank you I appreciate that green72s & 74s LOL

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:15 PM

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the gasket around the air vent valve now that's another story, for some reason the one on the passenger side may be saveable but the one on the driver side parished

unless I am reading that wrong LMC Truck wants $30 bucks for just the air vent valve, page 94 http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/cc/full.aspx?Page=94

... they gotta at least kiss you first! jk

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:19 PM

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ok so here is the look at the evil twins side by side, they will also be getting the Dupli-Color or Dupa-Color as I like to call it (for my Polish Brethren) stain treatment like the door panels did

we'll see how they turn out

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:25 PM

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OK, so I went a little crazy on the interior today, (taking things apart is just so much fun, oh look that's only held on with three screws...) and decided to remove the visors as well, I justified it by thinking, hey if I am painting the kick panels I might as well paint these too, I am not a big fan of storing already sprayed / used aerosole cans (even after flipping them upside down to clear the valve properly, I just prefer a fresh can)

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:28 PM

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I know this is boring, but stay with me now...

here they are side by side before and after the bucket of plain water and paper towel treatment

I think I will try to find a better passenger side visor as this one may be passed it already, and I can get past the mold? but its got that crease in it and it's torn a bit

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:35 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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ok enuff of that girlie interior stuff... what I really wanted to do today is warm up to the big Valentine's Day three day weekend big job (rear main oil seal replacement) by cleaning the radiator shroud a bit, I just got tired of looking over it / passed it at that shinny carburetor it just wasn't working for me

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:40 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty- Radiator Shroud
 
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in case you were wondering, and I was, if the radiator shroud can come out without taking the fan out, it can (brilliant and proper engineering)

the radiator shroud is held in with two 3/8th screws on top and two metal clips on the bottom (one of mine was broken, good to know I will pick one up at the junkyard this weekend)

removing this solid piece was simple and easy and did I mention I love working on this truck, this shroud is hefty and sturdy as well

Gregski 02-11-2015 10:42 PM

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ok you got it out now what?

Geez, don't rush me, like a true artist, one must pause and admire the blank canvas, ok I had to go grab another beer ok, (had to buy me some time)

OldBlue4Life 02-11-2015 10:44 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Only half way through your forum so far, but wanted to say that you've inspired me and have me really excited to get working on my old stepside. Sadly, it's still the middle of winter and Old Blue is hibernating for the time being. But you're doing some great work here.

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:10 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by OldBlue4Life (Post 7044634)
...Sadly, it's still the middle of winter and Old Blue is hibernating for the time being. But you're doing some great work here.

thanks, and I have the utmost respect for you white powder mechanics, when it get's below 70* over yonder in Nor Cal we break out the blankets and flannel pajamas

hey regarding your '79 Trans Am did you happen to "take the restrictor plate off to give the Red Dragon a little more juice. But it's not exactly street legal, so [you're] keeping it on the down low."

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:19 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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here we go...

what's that baby? Did I grab the dish soap?

No, you know that's why I don't do dishes it dries my sensitive hands!

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:21 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Scrub And Ye Shall Find [... the part numbers that is] well, something like that

OldBlue4Life 02-12-2015 12:28 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7044795)
did you happen to "take the restrictor plate off to give the Red Dragon a little more juice. But it's not exactly street legal, so [you're] keeping it on the down low."

Hahaha, great quote. To answer that, in the words of the great Ricky Bobby, "I wanna go fast!"

Although I did manage to get some minor interior work done in 20 degree weather a while ago. Despite being called crazy by my dad. :lol:

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:40 AM

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even though this came out decent I am still a cynic how coconut milk in a flamboyant red plastic bottle can turn back 40 years of father time

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:41 AM

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I will touch it up some more tomorrow, but what the heck here's a quick before and after shot

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by OldBlue4Life (Post 7044824)
Hahaha, great quote. To answer that, in the words of the great Ricky Bobby, "I wanna go fast!"

Well played, we are looking forward to seeing your summer build thread fer sure!

greg64 02-12-2015 12:46 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Great quote, Greg. I'll have to dig that movie out of my collection. The shroud looks a lot cleaner. Are you going to repaint it? I'll be honest, I don't much like the caddy air cleaner. Doesn't look like it belongs on a truck.

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:49 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
I really enjoy these focused projects.

What did you say Greg? Say that in mechanic please.

I said I really like friggen working on a little bit at a time.

Oh, well why didn't you just friggen say so

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:53 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Radiator Fan
 
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then it was on to the fan

those of you that know me by now know that The Greg likes to keep the parts clean

Ain't nothin' like it, her shiny machine.
Got the feel for the wheel, keep the moving parts clean.


name that tune boyz

Gregski 02-12-2015 12:56 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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no dish soap here, we called up our good ol' friend Mr. Mineral Spirit and his trusty side kick Brawny

Gregski 02-12-2015 01:03 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
ok, that's the update for tonight, now back to you Greg, OldBlue, rich, bnoon, LSX, rusty, Matt, Jake, and green in the studios, you stay classy Square Bodies

Gregski 02-12-2015 01:19 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by greg64 (Post 7044851)
...The shroud looks a lot cleaner. Are you going to repaint it?

Wonder if our posts just missed each other cause I already greased it up with Back to Black, plus you know me... I don't like to paint in the winter, hee hee

y5mgisi 02-12-2015 01:33 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
I love your OCD!

OldBlue4Life 02-12-2015 03:43 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7044849)
Well played, we are looking forward to seeing your summer build thread fer sure!

I may consider making one now. Seems fun and helpful. And let me say, after hours of reading your entire forum (which I don't regret at all), I've added quite a bit to my own never-ending to do list. So I'll raise one to you and Rusty :barn: And quoting another great, "Keep on, keepin' on!"

greg64 02-12-2015 09:03 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
aC/DC (damn autocorrect) she shook me all night long.

The fan looks good, and I know you don't paint in winter. :). If you ever discover sandblasting and por-15, you'll never get anything done. When I had my 64 all apart, I sand blasted everything. That took some time, but the results were worth it. On a hoist, the underside looks new.

Stay classy... You sound like a will ferrel aficionado. :)

greg64 02-12-2015 09:04 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
For some reason the forum double posted me.

Jake Wade 02-12-2015 09:28 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Your fan shroud turned out really good. Just in case it tries to fade back out on you, try this:

http://plastikote.com/products/Speci...per-Paint.html

It does a fantastic job and does not peel, flake, or scratch off.

I refinished the one on my '85 and it looks like new, has that semi gloss OEM finish to it.

Gregski 02-12-2015 09:37 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by greg64 (Post 7045940)
aC/DC (damn autocorrect) she shook me all night long.

Greg, Greg, Greg no sleeveless Puma shirt for you, it was Panama by the real Van Halen

Gregski 02-12-2015 09:39 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jake Wade (Post 7045994)
Your fan shroud turned out really good. Just in case it tries to fade back out on you, try this:

http://plastikote.com/products/Speci...per-Paint.html

It does a fantastic job and does not peel, flake, or scratch off.

I refinished the one on my '85 and it looks like new, has that semi gloss OEM finish to it.

Interesting, thanks Jake, that makes sense those modern bumpers are flexeeble and plastic

Gregski 02-12-2015 09:41 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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just sayin'

Titomars 02-12-2015 09:43 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by greg64 (Post 7044851)
Great quote, Greg. I'll have to dig that movie out of my collection. The shroud looks a lot cleaner. Are you going to repaint it? I'll be honest, I don't much like the caddy air cleaner. Doesn't look like it belongs on a truck.

I agree about that caddy air cleaner. But I am enjoying the build. I love it when some brings back old running iron. One thing that is sort of a trademark on my vehicles is a set of caddy triple horns. nothing sounds sweeter and people move when they hear them. Both my 77 square and my 81 CJ7 run them. They are getting hard to find though, Cadillac stopped using them in the mid 80's.

Jake Wade 02-12-2015 09:55 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Speaking of horns, we got this crazy truck driver around here that passes by regular on short hauls, must be friends with one of the neibours, anyway, he has a genuine set of Kansas City Southern train horns on his Peterbuilt, Talk about get your attention!

greg64 02-12-2015 10:42 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7046010)
Greg, Greg, Greg no sleeveless Puma shirt for you, it was Panama by the real Van Halen

Damn, I know that song too. But at least I proved I didn't cheat!;)

Titomars 02-13-2015 12:26 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7046014)
just sayin'

Yeah I was out at mine Tuesday. As I am paying for my stuff they tell me about the sale. I spent 3+ hours picking over the square body bones. ;) :lol:

Gregski 02-13-2015 02:10 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - GMC Tailgate
 
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so decided to do a recon mission to one of the junk yards during lunch time today, just to know which ones to hit this weekend on account of that 50% off sale

so I am walking the yard, (I know it like the back of my hand) and I don't see any 73-87 trucks burbans nothin, usually there is at least four, then I see one, in the very last row, it's an 80 GMC

I walk around the back to see if it has a GMC tailgate and low and behold not only is there one, but someone has already unbolted it, it's just laying there in the bed

well they did that to yank the latch and the linkage, but for $37 bucks, I decided to buy it anyway

like my buddy says "even a blind squirrel finds a nut some times"

Gregski 02-13-2015 02:17 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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don't get me wrong I'm happy as a clam with this tailgate, I really wanted one with the GMC in the middle and not off to the side, and I found one, anal I know

but anyway, now the real conundrum begins, this may be a "Second Design" tailgate and I kept my link assemblies but not the latches, man I don't even know if there are first and second design links, oh well I'll figure it out


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