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Old 12-28-2020, 10:17 PM   #101
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Re: 71 C10 LB: Code Name Sloth

Lots of starts and stops and picking up small items. But, today we got the radiator support, radiator, hoses and some priming of interior parts (glove box door and ash tray) done. Battery tray and battery installed. Have to heat up the wiring gutter for the headlight harness and straighten it out. It was curled up for a long time and put a bad curl in it. Heat gun should fix that tomorrow. Trying really hard to fire it up before I go back to work on the 31st!
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Old 12-31-2020, 04:08 PM   #102
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Yeah buddy, the Sloth is alive! Got it broke in yesterday at noon. A bit of work next Wednesday and she just might make a trip around the corner to see Blue! Needs tires in a bad way. Break-in oil came out good, no concerns so maiden voyage next week.
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Old 12-31-2020, 06:23 PM   #103
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This thing is cool. I enjoy the fix what's broke mentality and getting it back on the road.
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Old 12-31-2020, 06:42 PM   #104
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This thing is cool. I enjoy the fix what's broke mentality and getting it back on the road.
Thanks LT, its been a fun challenge since I started. Ive spent countless hours in research and learning how to do the work. I prefer to take care of wear and tear and not repeat jobs. Ill say it again though, in the 50 years this truck has been around, some people put wrenches to it that should stay away from them!
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:31 PM   #105
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Yeah buddy, the Sloth is alive! Got it broke in yesterday at noon. A bit of work next Wednesday and she just might make a trip around the corner to see Blue! Needs tires in a bad way. Break-in oil came out good, no concerns so maiden voyage next week.
Yeah buddy!!! Congrats!!
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:37 PM   #106
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Couple updates then going for a drive. Going to paint my rally wheels body color 516 Orange and ordered up my Cooper Cobras. Got the new/used grille shell installed with the new insert. Shell courtesy of Vintage Chevy Trucks in Fremont, CA. All new shocks installed and the exhaust done. Then it wouldnt start but had power...ah, the 50 years ignition switch fell apart into a bunch of pieces when I went to pull it out. NAPA had a new one so that is fixed!
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:00 PM   #107
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Your truck is looking great. If your doing all that work on that sloped driveway my hats off to you. That steering wheel, who thinks like that? Keep up the good work.
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Old 01-14-2021, 01:03 AM   #108
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UNBELIEVEABLE! It runs AND drives! Made a quick 2 mile run down the road and back! A few items on the check-off list, but nothing noteworthy or worrisome. Fires off right away, runs smooth, absolutely obnoxious with the Flowmaster downpipes with 8 old school Cherry Bombs and immediate turndowns (cheap exhaust for temp fix). Off to work for 4 days and then back at it Monday! Id share the videos, but no idea if that can be done. Gonna be like Ralphie dreaming about his Red Ryder all weekend!
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UNBELIEVEABLE! It runs AND drives! Made a quick 2 mile run down the road and back! A few items on the check-off list, but nothing noteworthy or worrisome. Fires off right away, runs smooth, absolutely obnoxious with the Flowmaster downpipes with 8 old school Cherry Bombs and immediate turndowns (cheap exhaust for temp fix). Off to work for 4 days and then back at it Monday! Id share the videos, but no idea if that can be done. Gonna be like Ralphie dreaming about his Red Ryder all weekend!
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Congratulations! Have fun at work. Hear ya when you get back.....lol
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Congratulations! Have fun at work. Hear ya when you get back.....lol
No doubt! Ill swing by. Tires are shot so not too much running around until I get them replaced hopefully this week.
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