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Old 01-16-2013, 12:11 AM   #101
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

This is where the panel would go...
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:18 PM   #102
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This is where the panel would go...
Your quote in your sig about grandpa is hilarious.


Can't wait to see some progress pics on this truck!
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:52 AM   #103
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

I found a electronic 700R4 out of a corvette that will work with the dakota digital dash, hopefully I can pick it up this weekend.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #104
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Exciting day Friday.
I'm heading to LMC Truck in KC with a big list of parts to buy, it's going to be a fun day.
Some of the parts I'm buying are.
Front inner fenders.
Rear premium stepside bumper and brackets.
Rear brake and backup light assemblies, and rear side markers.
Liscense plate light kit.
Spring loaded liscense plate frame for hidden tow hitch reciever.
1971 Parking brake cables and linkages.
1971 Stainless Steel power brake vacume line.
Battery Tray.
Battery Cable kit.
Radiator Overflow kit.
Dash pad.
Chrome AC registers, and defrost registers.
Center Grill Trim. (Hoops)
Interior dome light assembly.
Glass run kit.
1968 RH-Headlight Bezel.
1971 Stainless rear window trim.
Foot operated plastic Parking brake release handle.
1971 Acellerator cable.
Stock wiper refills.
There are probably a few more things I need that I can't remember right now.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:37 AM   #105
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

Unlike Classic, if you call in your order ahead of time to LMC, they'll put it in will call. Saves a lot of time at the counter.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #106
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good luck with all the parts from LMC I wish I lived closer to that place. No store around here though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:24 PM   #107
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LOL what a day I stopped by to see Vic and his award winning truck deserves every accolade it has recieved it was awesome, and I got to check out his new 67 stepside, then I dropped 2 grand at LMC, mainly because I saw a few shinies that wasnt on my list and I just had to have them.
Stainless Steel brake light assemblies.
Stainless Steel brake light assembly brackets.
Stainless Steel coolant overflow tank.
Polished Aluminum core support filler panel set.
Heavy duty Headlight harness.
LED bulb for the dome light.
Inside door latch controlls (pair).
Billet Dash Bezel.
Those few extra things really ran up the bill in a hurry.
Then I realized I forgot three more things when I got home.
Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates.
Stainless Steel Radiator Cover.
3 point retractable seatbelt kit.
So I will have to pick those up on monday when I'm in KC.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #108
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

I just ordered a few parts from CPP.
C-Notch Kit
Deluxe Bent trac bar Kit.
Rear performance Sway bar Kit.
Hidden tow hitch Liscense Plate bracket.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #109
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I picked up a set of remanned calipers today, and I will be heading to KC this afternoon to stop by LMC Truck to return one part and pick up 5 more, while I'm there I will be stopping by Vic's place so he can machine the backup light brackets to a more pleasing shape.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #110
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Say hi to Boppa! You'll cross his path twice.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:46 PM   #111
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Yea there it sounds like you are spending your kids inheritence. be goo my friend. and good luck.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #112
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Yea there it sounds like you are spending your kids inheritence. be goo my friend. and good luck.
Actually I'm spending my inheritance but whose counting.

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Looking forward to seeing all the new parts put together!
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #114
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Oh man its so cold outside the icicles have icicles, so I'm hybernating, but this wednesday should be nice enough to get something done, and 3 or so days next week as well, I will keep you guys posted, also I know you guys like pictures, who doesnt, but I havent been installing anything just accumilating parts and there are way too many parts to take pictures of.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #115
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Oh man its so cold outside the icicles have icicles, so I'm hybernating, but this wednesday should be nice enough to get something done, and 3 or so days next week as well, I will keep you guys posted, also I know you guys like pictures, who doesnt, but I havent been installing anything just accumilating parts and there are way too many parts to take pictures of.
Well, I've got some parts (and pictures) for you... Here's your backup light brackets - before and after profiling. Hope you like them. As soon as I get the final measurements for the controller panel, I can get it rolling too. Meanwhile, try to stay out of the cold!
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #116
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Nice work, Vic! Every home needs a Bridgeport!
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #117
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Well, I've got some parts (and pictures) for you... Here's your backup light brackets - before and after profiling. Hope you like them. As soon as I get the final measurements for the controller panel, I can get it rolling too. Meanwhile, try to stay out of the cold!
Thats exactly how I envisioned them, great job Vic you got skills brother.
It's supposed to be super nice outside on friday and I will get you those measurements.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #118
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All my CPP parts came in today, I can't wait to get the frame work done so I can get them installed.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:35 PM   #119
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nice work

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #120
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Re: 1968 Chevrolet SWB Stepside Restomod

So today was fun...When I was removing the old bent up disk brake dust shields about 5 months ago I twisted the head off of one of the 5/16" bolts, so today I bought a reverse out kit and proceded to drill my hole then inserted the bit and twisted the chineese made POS reverse bit right off into my freshly drilled hole, kicked a few rocks and decided the hell with it two out of three bolts is good enough to hold the new dust shield on and reassembled the brakes and put the wheel back on, two and a half hours wasted yay me.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:28 PM   #121
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I twisted one of mine off the other day and got a ease out and it was so tight I was afraid I was going to break it off. So I just kept stepping up in drill size till I was just under the threads size and then used a tap and it worked out me me this way. I know I was pretty lucky though should had went and picked up a lottery ticket that day
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:43 PM   #122
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That was the way I took mineout but mine was broken when I bought te 72 frame. and the way twillie2460 done his is the safe way. but 2 out of three will work.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:33 PM   #123
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nice work on the bracket !
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #124
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I painted my remanufactured front Calipers Red today and installed them with new Ceramic pads and new brake hoses, so it should be in perfect working order.
It's 74 degrees out and a great day to get some more work done, if I go back out I might tackle the parking brake cable assembly.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #125
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Man am I stoked, I just lined up a mint condition Genuine GM Drivers Door for $150.00 and I'm going to pick it up on Sunday.
I also bought a 1971 genuine GM truck tilt column, and I've ordered the power steering coupler joint for it and it should arrive about the same time.
I also ordered an inner fender dust shield set.
A bit of bad news it turns out the parking brake lever in the drum assembly is cracked where the cable hooks to it so I'm going to have to get it welded up before I can instal the parking brake cables, so off to Vic it goes.
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