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Gregski 11-13-2016 05:01 PM

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and yes we are going to clean the begeezus out of this

flashed 11-13-2016 06:50 PM

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They can also be a pain to put back in ,but cleaner will help.

rusty76 11-13-2016 08:59 PM

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You know I don't recall those indentions on my dash. Its been a long time since I've had the pad off.

Hewfil1 11-13-2016 09:20 PM

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Man, I love seeing your Man Mall trips. I recently took a trip to ours and found only two things worth grabbing. Found a nice quadrajet on an old 80's GMC square, and after dropping a bolt I happened to look up and saw the 1974 K10 next to it had a carbon fiber driveshaft. SCORE! Everything else was TBI shockingly, no 2bbls or 4bbls besides the one I snagged.

Marshy 11-14-2016 07:38 AM

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Try soaking it in some Evapo-Rust. It's like magic.

Gregski 11-15-2016 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Marshy (Post 7768019)
Try soaking it in some Evapo-Rust. It's like magic.

Thanks for the tip, I actually tried that product and even shared my write up on this thread (huge thread I know) and unfortunately it did not perform too well on 40 year old Rusty parts, so I stick with Phosphoric acid from Home Depot.

Gregski 11-15-2016 10:50 AM

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my brother saw this sexy beast by where he lives, and his wife goes: "Oh is your brother here?" man I wish, I love me some step side

Gregski 11-15-2016 10:52 AM

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minor injury report, that's what I get for working [ahem] indoors, get it, ha ha indoors

Gregski 11-15-2016 10:55 AM

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so I got a little wild hair up my caboose and decided to ride it out...

it appears you can remove the fender without removing the hood

Note: I used a size XL light denim jacket to prevent scratchability on the inner fender, I suppose any color jacket would work maybe even a size L as well, ha ha, on a serious note the two strategically placed 2x4s are supporting all of the hood weight

Gregski 11-15-2016 10:59 AM

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this OG fender is worse than I thought, it surely deserves some MIG love

Gregski 11-15-2016 11:07 AM

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the poor door gaps and difficulty slamming the door shut is what led me on this expedition, and I was also missing the S tension spring that keeps the door open

Gregski 11-15-2016 11:12 AM

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with the fender off we could see the hinges, now you've all heard of the quote "square peg in a round hole", well...

Top hinge has one bolt that you have to get to from the inside of the cab, a bit of a P.I.A. it's the one hidden behind the round hole plug similar to a drain plug in the floors

Gregski 11-15-2016 11:16 AM

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and here is the door all aligned and swinging shut with ease, not bad for a one man operation (I used a floor jack to lift the door up while I tightened the hinges, took a couple tries to get it just right)

Gregski 11-15-2016 11:19 AM

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I must say not having this tension spring in the hinge while aligning the door may have made it easier actually, but when the door was aligned I popped it back in, the color don't match cause it's from a donor truck

Gregski 11-15-2016 11:23 AM

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and perhaps the most rewarding part of all, removing the last of the badges

evan 11-15-2016 04:33 PM

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and perhaps the most rewarding part of all, removing the last of the badges

Sorry if you've mentioned it already, but what is the factory color name and code?

Gregski 11-15-2016 05:25 PM

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sorry if you've mentioned it already, but what is the factory color name and code?

517 lime green

evan 11-15-2016 05:33 PM

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517 lime green

Thanks. I like it.

LT7A 11-20-2016 05:42 AM

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I always sigh a little when you extol the virtues of badge less ness. I like reducing clutter on my rides, but I guess I do like the distinctive markings these rigs came with. This nostalgic moment brought to you by LT7A. I'll be quiet now. Carry on, and good work on the door.

evan 11-20-2016 10:38 AM

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I always sigh a little when you extol the virtues of badge less ness. I like reducing clutter on my rides, but I guess I do like the distinctive markings these rigs came with. This nostalgic moment brought to you by LT7A. I'll be quiet now. Carry on, and good work on the door.

It's funny. I am a fan of the clean lines of a badge-less vehicle but I'm becoming someone who likes the unique aspects of how the trucks rolled off the line. I wonder if someday I'll wish I hadn't c-notched the frame or swapped the motor.

MikeB 11-20-2016 11:01 AM

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US Postal Service, believe it or not. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you get two-day free delivery. Order on Friday, it will come on Sunday. USPS delivers it.

I actually got free same-day delivery on two orders so far. I think both must have been in their Ft. Worth distribution center, which is approx 65 miles from me. Prime has other benefits, too, which we are just starting to use.

There is also a Summit Racing distribution center coming to our area next year, which means next day delivery or free pickup. And the facility will include a 32,000 sq ft (!) showroom/store. Can't wait.

Gregski 11-20-2016 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 7772991)
I always sigh a little when you extol the virtues of badge less ness. I like reducing clutter on my rides, but I guess I do like the distinctive markings these rigs came with. This nostalgic moment brought to you by LT7A. I'll be quiet now. Carry on, and good work on the door.

Ha ha, now that I have a spark machine I may go around the rig this winter and weld up all the emblem holes for good, also the previous owner drilled holes all around the bed to mount those pesky external hooks, blah, those small holes will need filling in too

Gregski 11-20-2016 12:29 PM

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so I was thinking of re covering my bench seat this winter when I spotted this in the LMC Truck catalog, $900 dollars for a seat cover? Have they lost their minds?

and don't tell me that's because it is leather, cause it is not at least not 100% of it

Wide Open 11-20-2016 05:16 PM

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What a deal
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UKNOWME 11-20-2016 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeB (Post 7773102)

There is also a Summit Racing distribution center coming to our area next year, which means next day delivery or free pickup. And the facility will include a 32,000 sq ft (!) showroom/store. Can't wait.

Oh wow! I can't wait either!


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