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Old 03-28-2021, 04:31 PM   #726
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I spent yesterday afternoon under Frankentruck. The donut gaskets between the manifolds and exhaust pipe blew out once again. Trying an all metal version this time. Hopefully it will last longer than a couple years.

While I was underneath, I think I found why the clutch would make a popping noise occasionally. The clutch rod is worn about half way through and the z-bar hole is now egg shaped.

I still can't get the passenger side door to close properly, so I guess I'll be ordering new latch stuff for that side soon. The window regulator is has a rusted roller and almost 1/4 turn of play in the handle, so I'll probably be getting a new one of those too
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:03 PM   #727
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The metal doughnut gaskets last alot longer.

I remember using those along with Brass/Bronze nuts on the studs.

You may use the brass nuts also.
It makes taking them out later much easier.

Link below for example.



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Old 03-28-2021, 08:39 PM   #728
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I didn't know that brass was commonly used there. I'll probably switch over next time I have them apart. I also had an issue way back of the nuts backing off, so I doubled up and stopped having that issue
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Old 04-03-2021, 11:09 PM   #729
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Drove up to the swap meet in Commerce today to buy some parts. I also ended up bringing home more stuff as usual I'll get pictures in the daylight tomorrow of that stuff.

I got to meet DPowers today and get some super nice original door latch hardware from him. I couldn't wait till tomorrow to switch them out, so I went ahead and did both sides today. My doors close so great now and the body lines are so much better now too!! I don't have to slam the doors anymore now
Thanks again Dwayne!
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:39 PM   #730
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So I keep forgetting to get pictures of the parts haul.

But, unfortunately, I have some sad news. I noticed that some of the tape that is functioning as my window seal on the inside was falling down on the passenger side. I stuck it back on, but when I pushed on the metal some, it moved! The passenger side of the roof can be moved up and down too. I'm afraid that if I don't fix it soon, I'll be driving down the road and will get a brand new convertible...
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:19 PM   #731
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So I keep forgetting to get pictures of the parts haul.

But, unfortunately, I have some sad news. I noticed that some of the tape that is functioning as my window seal on the inside was falling down on the passenger side. I stuck it back on, but when I pushed on the metal some, it moved! The passenger side of the roof can be moved up and down too. I'm afraid that if I don't fix it soon, I'll be driving down the road and will get a brand new convertible...

Oh no! Convertibles are great...when you buy one...not when one is made by the wind!
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Old 04-10-2021, 12:00 AM   #732
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Oh no! Convertibles are great...when you buy one...not when one is made by the wind!
I agree! I'm going to limit the amount of driving above 55 mph that I do to almost none until I go back home for the summer.
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:34 PM   #733
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Frankentruck made a new friend today.

Andy came to pick up the 9 foot step side bed today. His truck sounds like it's running great now.

It was great to meet you and your wife, Andy!
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:56 AM   #734
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We enjoyed meeting Frankentruck and you yesterday as well! You know it is a good time when you get somewhere to pick up parts and 3 hours later you are leaving because everyone is passionate about cars and the conversation flows easily and everyone has a good time! Thanks again for finding needed parts for my GMC build!
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:09 AM   #735
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I got a paid day off from my internship, so I decided to go look at a long bed that was listed on Craigslist. The bed was very straight and original paint. Unfortunately, it ended up being rusted out in multiple places. Too much rust for me so I passed on it.

Since I was kinda close to a yard that I know of, I decided to stop by and found a couple more neat pieces. Had to make something out of the trip

Got a pair of 64 c10 and c50 badges, one 65 c10 badge, a 60-61 Chevy headlight bezel, a 64-66 radio delete plate with really nice clips, a couple hubcaps good for wall art, and 2 cigarette lighter delete plugs
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Old 05-01-2021, 11:59 PM   #736
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Haven't worked on Frankentruck in awhile, but I've been driving around a lot.

Went today to get a Mark III body kit for my Dakota. Same color as my truck and still in pretty good shape. The guy had a nice 69 or 70 K10, but I didn't get a picture of it.

Also saw a really nice Corvair in downtown Madison
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Open diff, wet grass, and street tires... not a good mix
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