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Old 02-02-2022, 07:52 AM   #201
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Re: 71 K20 Idaho Edition

It's looking great! I had thoughts of moving my engine cross member forward on the K20 I'm doing right now but I think I'll leave it alone.
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Old 02-02-2022, 08:39 PM   #202
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It's looking great! I had thoughts of moving my engine cross member forward on the K20 I'm doing right now but I think I'll leave it alone.
I actually thought of that also but did not want to mess with lengthening the driveshafts on this project. I am sure I will be doing something like that on the crew cab build since it will be the K20 version this spring. If I don't go with that then I will cut out the firewall indentation and add some metal to push it back further to accept the 8.1 Vortec motor I have for the crew cab build. It will take a little creative adjustment to get it the way I want it to fit.

The first item was to remove the driver's side wire loom rail I mounted because it was hitting the firewall. I cut 1.5 inches out of it and redrilled and attached it back together with Allen screws and nuts. When that wrapped up I went over the rust-free core support with some wet paper and Scotchbrite. Then shot a little primer where it was bare metal. Ready for paint in the morning.
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Old 02-03-2022, 06:55 AM   #203
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Re: 71 K20 Idaho Edition

If you just move the engine ahead on the crew cab build, you will be fine. I have a couple of converted Longhorns I can show you pics of that have big blocks in for reference.

Nice work on the support. I just got my last rocker half done on my cab for my latest cheyenne super 72 K20 last night. Big fun.
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Old 02-03-2022, 12:12 PM   #204
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If you just move the engine ahead on the crew cab build, you will be fine. I have a couple of converted Longhorns I can show you pics of that have big blocks in for reference.

Nice work on the support. I just got my last rocker half done on my cab for my latest cheyenne super 72 K20 last night. Big fun.
Ryan that would be great would love to see pictures of motor moved forward and the clearance. Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2022, 08:51 PM   #205
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Ryan that would be great would love to see pictures of motor moved forward and the clearance. Thanks!
Ok, keep in mind one is a beater.
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Old 02-04-2022, 11:58 AM   #206
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While I was cleaning up the garage and getting things ready to spray for the core support and a few other items that need the black satin finish, I decided to try the Calyx dressing on the master cylinder. Took out the old toothbrush I used on the exhaust manifolds and dipped it into the little container of Calyx and went to town on it. Very happy with the outcome on the master cylinder and proportioning valve.

Also a few days back I was ordering up a few switches I need for the lights I will be installed on the truck here shortly and ran into these nice rocker switches that light up and will go into the custom switch panel I am making. There are also another two that go with them that provide USB outlets for the driver and one for the passenger. Had to get the Sasquatch light switch.

Spraying will begin on my lunch break from work today and hope to get a few more rounds done after work this evening. Still have a few items to go into the blaster cabinet so those items will follow over the weekend. As the items are painted and dried I will be bolting them on to make room for the next in line.
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Old 02-04-2022, 01:14 PM   #207
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Re: 71 K20 Idaho Edition

Wow, that MC turned out great! I need to get some of that stuff. Nice switches as well.
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Old 02-05-2022, 05:13 AM   #208
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Wow, that MC turned out great! I need to get some of that stuff. Nice switches as well.
X2, where did you find the switches?
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Old 02-05-2022, 09:59 AM   #209
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X2, where did you find the switches?
I purchased them on Amazon.
Here is a link to the different switches.


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Old 02-05-2022, 12:21 PM   #210
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I purchased them on Amazon.
Here is a link to the different switches.


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Old 02-05-2022, 04:30 PM   #211
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Was able to get a little paint mixed up and sprayed this morning. Went with single-stage Hot Rod Flats from Summit Racing. Really happy with how the sheen came out for under the hood items. It matched really well with the Napa TEC Chassis Black that I used on the frame rails and axle. Used the medium temperature activator with it for 70-80 degree temps. The garage was set a 72 overnight to heat it up for painting.

Next up for painting will be the fender wells, battery tray, window washer holder, hood latch brace, radiator, and anything else that goes under the hood.

Order from JB Customs showed for the twin-stick install. I reached out to him before I ordered and sent several pictures of the current NP205 shifter boss location. I did this taking cue from Jimbosprints excellent build thread where he had to send the shift sticks back a few times to get the angle right. Hopefully, they will fit the first try, if not I will modify myself and get it going. Jon at JB Custom Fabrication was great to deal with, communicated daily, and sent out the order within a few days after ordering with the custom bent shift sticks. Again thanks to Jimbosprints excellent work and documenting his build thread - If you have not read his thread it is a great one. Here is a link to his build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=793642 .
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Old 02-20-2022, 05:53 PM   #212
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Got the core support painted and installed without any issues. After that took a few days to go down to Arizona to take care of some business and visit relatives. Back on getting items ready for paint to wrap up the front sheet metal. Sanded the passenger wheel well and have that one ready for etch primer and paint. The driver side was a little rougher so I striped it with my Eastwoods SCT contour sander I bought used off of Facebook Marketplace for a great price. Used the 80 grit wheel on it and that took it down pretty fast and with not so much effort.

After stripping the driver's side one down I found some cracks and thin metal toward the bottom left front so I decided to cut it out and replace it. Was a little 2.5 hour detour to make it strong again. Then I knocked down all the welds and added a little filler to smooth it out. Should be done with all front tin and miscellaneous parts by Tuesday and painted, hang it Wednesday afternoon.
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Old 02-22-2022, 08:55 AM   #213
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Looking really nice! Most of all my inner fenders are pretty torn up by rust. Yours look mint. I might have to try that summit paint.
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Old 02-22-2022, 10:33 AM   #214
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Looking really nice! Most of all my inner fenders are pretty torn up by rust. Yours look mint. I might have to try that summit paint.
Thanks, if you are ever out this way in Idaho I will send you home with a good set of fender wells. I have about 8 sets stashed away that were given to me in a parts truck deal I made a couple of years ago. As far as the Summit Satin Black it does look very good and the price is right. I feel this will be my go-to paint for chassis and underhood items.
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