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Gregski 03-13-2015 07:35 PM

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I checked my order twice and specifically ordered the 74-84 pedal set, instead of the 1973 type, yet what did Rusty come with, the darn '73 gas pedal... will this bother The Greg?

Lesson Learned - Earlier model years used prior year parts, GM loved doing that.

68post 03-13-2015 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7089108)
I checked my order twice and specifically ordered the 74-84 pedal set, instead of the 1973 type, yet what did Rusty come with, the darn '73 gas pedal... will this bother The Greg?

Lesson Learned - Earlier model years used prior year parts, GM loved doing that.

Yes they do... always be wary of being close to a changeover year, it does happen every freakin time (ask me how I know ). My 2000 3500HD , order body parts and engine parts for a '96 diesel suburban , mechanical/ undercarriage parts for a '9x one ton, Bilstein made rear shocks but not front shocks, ...etc..

Gregski 03-13-2015 10:40 PM

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alright guys, Greg had to step away for a minute talkin' about a wire wheel and some paint for this gas pedal bracket or something

so I decided to put them rubber pads on the pedals for him and mount the gas pedal real quick, for those of you who don't know me my name is Joe, but Greg's Ol' Lady calls me Joe Good E. Nuff (I have no idea why?)

Gregski 03-13-2015 10:47 PM

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with the forecast expecting 80* in sunny Kalifornia this weekend it was time to prep the replacement used fender for a coat of green

so I washed it, wire wheeled the rust off of it (as much as I could) and coated it with primer over the raw metal spots before tucking it in for the night

cnorth 03-13-2015 11:37 PM

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Hey Greg sorry to interrupt the painting but is this the same z bar bushings that you got from summit, I found these at the autozone, they call them help/clutch linkage bushing

Gregski 03-13-2015 11:50 PM

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Hey Greg sorry to interrupt the painting but is this the same z bar bushings that you got from summit, I found these at the autozone, they call them help/clutch linkage bushing

No sir, these are not it, do not buy this stuff. This is for transmission linkage for some other car. I bought this thinking that I can use one of them for the clutch pedal hole that accepts the push rod that goes down through the floor, but it did not work, I ended up smashing it with a mallet and it just shattered, its the thing in the top hole in this pic, the white looking thing

cnorth 03-13-2015 11:54 PM

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Ok gotcha. when are you going to write a book of knowledge

Gregski 03-14-2015 11:58 AM

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lets git sum paint

Gregski 03-14-2015 03:25 PM

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since we have to paint both sides of this front fender (or at least the upper half of the inside, the part that shows above the wheel well) I hope 3 cans of paint plus a third semi flat will do

$70 bucks but this is a factory color match to spec (sort of crazy as our original paint had 40 years to fade and flatten out) but hey IT'S A TRUCK!

Gregski 03-14-2015 03:30 PM

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after owning 3 Harbor Freight angle grinders, it was time to treat myself to one that works, I am no name brand jockey but this DeWalt is nice

the first of the Harbor Freight ones the Orange kind lasted me 3 years, the new redish style ones are terrible, the second one of the red ones broke on day one, that button you push in to remove or put on the wheel broke on the inside, these are junk (surprise)

Gregski 03-14-2015 03:38 PM

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fender with a coat of primer over the raw metal bits

Greg, aint you gonna fix / bondo those small dents... Dents? What dents? Those aren't dents, those are love bites, and we don't mask love bites!

Titomars 03-14-2015 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7090178)
after owning 3 Harbor Freight angle grinders, it was time to treat myself to one that works, I am no name brand jockey but this DeWalt is nice

the first of the Harbor Freight ones the Orange kind lasted me 3 years, the new redish style ones are terrible, the second one of the red ones broke on day one, that button you push in to remove or put on the wheel broke on the inside, these are junk (surprise)

I have been using a Makita 4 1/2 inch grinder for at least 10 years. It does not show any signs of giving it up any time soon.

Gregski 03-14-2015 03:42 PM

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one last wipe with some Good Natured Alcohol and into the [organic] climate controlled [by mother nature] paint booth

naturally we are back lit, so the photos will be very NASA moon landingish [ahem] questionable

Gregski 03-14-2015 03:43 PM

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I have been using a Makita 4 1/2 inch grinder for at least 10 years. It does not show any signs of giving it up any time soon.

Yup, my wife got me a Makita cordless drill over 20 years ago and I manage to have dropped it a couple times off of patio covers and second story balconies an stair cases on to concrete and she takes a lickin' and keeps on ... drillin'

cnorth 03-14-2015 03:44 PM

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$70 bucks but this is a factory color match to spec (sort of crazy as our original paint had 40 years to fade and flatten out) but hey IT'S A TRUCK

That is very cool, so the paint store mixed a rattle can of spray paint??

Gregski 03-14-2015 03:47 PM

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ok so feet shoulders width apart, relax your grip, make sure you don't get tangled in the air hose (joking) and here we go with Coat Numero Uno... for those of you joining us from Latin America

FYI: depending on the surface area, weather conditions, gravitational pull, etc... you may find that one coat = one can of material, which is what this is turning out to be

see you in 30 minutes...

Gregski 03-14-2015 03:50 PM

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That is very cool, so the paint store mixed a rattle can of spray paint??

Yazir, based on the the oirginal GM 517 Lime Green code off the Service Parts Identification sticker in the glove box

Titomars 03-14-2015 03:56 PM

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Yup, my wife got me a Makita cordless drill over 20 years ago and I manage to have dropped it a couple times off of patio covers and second story balconies an stair cases on to concrete and she takes a lickin' and keeps on ... drillin'

As Cordless's goes I would not use anything but Makita. I had one that I used at work dropped it off hoists, cars, into drain pans totally soaking it in ATF etc. and it never gave up. The only reason I retired it was batteries were dying and replacements were hard to find and expensive.

Gregski 03-14-2015 04:13 PM

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OK, second verse, same as the first, but a whole lot greener, and a whole lot worse, hee hee

Gregski 03-14-2015 04:16 PM

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and then it was on to the third coat of the regular mixed paint (the last coat will be the semi flat finish)

rich weyand 03-14-2015 04:19 PM

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As Cordless's goes I would not use anything but Makita. I had one that I used at work dropped it off hoists, cars, into drain pans totally soaking it in ATF etc. and it never gave up. The only reason I retired it was batteries were dying and replacements were hard to find and expensive.

I have a Dewalt cordless I like a lot. The best part is that it has a battery conditioner -- not a charger -- where you can leave one battery in the conditioner 24x7 and it will maintain it. Most chargers you have to take the battery out once charged or it will drain, then it will drain on the shelf if you don't use it for a while. With the Dewalt, I always have one battery hot to go.

greg64 03-14-2015 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7090178)
after owning 3 Harbor Freight angle grinders, it was time to treat myself to one that works, I am no name brand jockey but this DeWalt is nice

the first of the Harbor Freight ones the Orange kind lasted me 3 years, the new redish style ones are terrible, the second one of the red ones broke on day one, that button you push in to remove or put on the wheel broke on the inside, these are junk (surprise)

Nearly 20 years ago I bought a dewalt angle grinder, with the aluminum gear housing. It still works perfect, but looks like it has been through the war. I hate junky tools that don't last.

I have a bunch of Milwaukee stuff too that I really like.

77K10Silverado 03-14-2015 05:00 PM

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Nice work Ski! Taking a break today, enjoying some skis... brewskis.

Gregski 03-14-2015 06:30 PM

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Nice work Ski! Taking a break today, enjoying some skis... brewskis.

I hear that, pretty soon I am gonna have to go pick up a six pack too, big day today in the garage

Gregski 03-14-2015 06:33 PM

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fourth coat overall and first semi flat coat (front only)

Gregski 03-14-2015 06:35 PM

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fifth and final coat, this is the second semi flat finish coat to get the shine toned down a bit

I hope its flattening it out, took the pic while still wet so it should get even flatter

Gregski 03-14-2015 06:43 PM

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welcome back to the College of Truck Knowledge aka CTK

heard a bit of a valve lifter / rocker arm / valve chatter so decided to take a deeper dive ol' school style - always wanted to see the oiling action of the push rods in real time, so it was time to fabricate some custom cardboard splash shields, ... [10 seconds later] done

at first (using a long breaker bar against my ear) I thought it was one of the 8th cylinder valves but then I couldn't tell where it was coming from so decided to play doctor

Gregski 03-14-2015 06:45 PM

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next thing you know I got the hood off

so much nicer working on the truck with the hood off, you have light, you have access, if I ever invent anything it will be a break away hood, LOL

the wood is there to server as a windshield bumper in case my son and I decided to slide the hood through the windshield, but it went well

NOTE TO SELF: Hood removal not a one man job!

cnorth 03-14-2015 06:47 PM

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Motherfrog402 03-14-2015 06:48 PM

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Nice to see that my hood isn't the only one with "patina".

Gregski 03-14-2015 06:48 PM

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well shoot since we got the hood off might as well give it the good ol' rust treatment

Gregski 03-14-2015 07:02 PM

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ok, so here is the hood after the first rust treatment, looks like a missed a few spots, oh well that's expected on the first pass, this took about an hour, not bad at all

I think two more washes and we'll be able to eat off of it

flashed 03-14-2015 07:28 PM

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Wow ,that looks amazing ,what did you use and how much was it diluted ?

rusty76 03-14-2015 07:31 PM

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That's pretty amazing with the hood. Did you use CLR? It looks dang good.

cnorth 03-14-2015 07:35 PM

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I'm betting on mineral spirits

Chaplain 03-14-2015 07:59 PM

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Entertainment and motivation...

Thanks.

Gregski 03-14-2015 08:07 PM

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That's pretty amazing with the hood. Did you use CLR? It looks dang good.

I tried CLR earlier in the thread and it did not work

Gregski 03-14-2015 08:09 PM

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I'm betting on mineral spirits

LMAO you know 9 times out of 10 you would be right, but not this time.

Gregski 03-14-2015 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by flashed (Post 7090448)
Wow ,that looks amazing ,what did you use and how much was it diluted ?

Straight up Muriatic acid from Home Depot in their masonary department about $9 bucks a gallon and steel wool

use a respirator, eye protection, heavy rubber gloves and no skin showing

greg64 03-14-2015 08:14 PM

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Greg, the new fender looks great for a driver. The hood cleanup is amazing. Are you going to do some paint on it as well?

And I'd agree that the hood is a two man job.


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