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Old 05-03-2022, 01:14 PM   #201
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Re: Budget Build 1985 K20

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Old 05-03-2022, 02:37 PM   #202
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Sounds good from my seat!
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Old 05-04-2022, 08:08 PM   #203
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Sounds good from my seat!
Thanks! I am surprised how easily it started up and ran good without any tweaking of the tune. It seems to have really good throttle response. I just had the wires connected with wire nuts to get it started and make sure there were no major problems before I get put back together.
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Old 05-04-2022, 08:17 PM   #204
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I never find good deals on NOS parts like you see some guys posting on Facebook. Well today that changed! I have been keeping an eye out for a sliding rear window since the price had jumped up on them recently and no one has them in stock.

I found this NOS one with gasket included about an hour away for $150. It is missing one of the corner lock strip covers and the chrome lock strip is discolored. I was planning on using black lock strip anyways.
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Old 05-05-2022, 09:06 AM   #205
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Nice score! I luv my slider.
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Old 05-06-2022, 08:05 AM   #206
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Congrats on the startup! And nice grab on that slider.
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Old 05-06-2022, 09:01 AM   #207
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Nice find!
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Old 05-10-2022, 02:45 PM   #208
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The start up looks/sounds like it went great...Good job.
I might head over to DeNooyer on Stadium this Sat 5/14 for a cars and coffee event. You should drive your Blazer over.

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Old 05-12-2022, 10:39 AM   #209
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The start up looks/sounds like it went great...Good job.
I might head over to DeNooyer on Stadium this Sat 5/14 for a cars and coffee event. You should drive your Blazer over.

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Thanks Marc! I'll be there if the weather looks good!
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Old 05-12-2022, 02:29 PM   #210
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Thanks Marc! I'll be there if the weather looks good!
Same here. I will keep an eye out.

We might run over to Sturgis Friday evening. They have the downtown shut down and they have food trucks. That's a decent drive going thru Mendon to M-86. Pretty soon you will have a real dilemma on your hands.....which fine truck to drive.

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Old 05-18-2022, 08:44 PM   #211
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Same here. I will keep an eye out.

We might run over to Sturgis Friday evening. They have the downtown shut down and they have food trucks. That's a decent drive going thru Mendon to M-86. Pretty soon you will have a real dilemma on your hands.....which fine truck to drive.

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Good to see you on Saturday and the work you did on your headliner and kick panels is top notch! By the rate of my progress lately I have a feeling there is only going to be one option on what to drive this summer!
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:48 PM   #212
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I was able to get the back sliding glass in on Saturday. Somehow I managed not to scratch the paint. What a pain in the butt. Can’t wait to do the windshield!
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:02 PM   #213
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Since my cab was a non ac cab that is the vintage air system I bought. What I didn’t realize is that they supply some real cheesey air vents that you are supposed to cut into your dash panel. I wanted the stock looking vents in the dash. No problem right? I’ll just order the stock vents. Not so fast. I bought all the stock vents but they need adapters to fit the vent hose supplied by vintage air. No problem right? I’ll call vintage air and get their adapter. Once again not so fast. Called vintage air for the adapters but they told me it would be 16 - 20 weeks! No problem! I will build my own.
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:18 PM   #214
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Nice work and much more rewarding I'm sure. Too bad this is the only time they'll be seen!
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Probably a heck of a lot better quality too! Good job!
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Old 05-19-2022, 10:59 AM   #216
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Probably a heck of a lot better quality too! Good job!
agree VERY NICE job!!

wondering if those add "additional weight" or "stress" to the vent mounting?
I was not having fun trying to get their hoses to fit & seal on the vents as well. i ended up using "alum. ducting tape.... again your solution looks ALOT better!
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Good to see you on Saturday and the work you did on your headliner and kick panels is top notch! By the rate of my progress lately I have a feeling there is only going to be one option on what to drive this summer!
Great catching up on Saturday Josh.. It was a nice day. I bombed around all day running errands in the 53. Nice work on the vents. I knew you would get it handled.

I had my son's help me with my 2 piece front windshield. We didn't do bad considering combined they had 0 yrs of experience. That is where a rusty/patina finish comes in handy.

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Old 05-19-2022, 09:05 PM   #218
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Nice work and much more rewarding I'm sure. Too bad this is the only time they'll be seen!
Thanks!

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agree VERY NICE job!!

wondering if those add "additional weight" or "stress" to the vent mounting?
I was not having fun trying to get their hoses to fit & seal on the vents as well. i ended up using "alum. ducting tape.... again your solution looks ALOT better!
Thank you. Not much more added weight. They are only about 1 1/2” worth of .065 wall stainless tube. I thought that I would weld some nubs on the tube to help grip the hose but I test fitted the hose and secured it with a zip tie and you had to pull pretty hard to get it off so I decided the nubs weren’t necessary.

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Great catching up on Saturday Josh.. It was a nice day. I bombed around all day running errands in the 53. Nice work on the vents. I knew you would get it handled.

I had my son's help me with my 2 piece front windshield. We didn't do bad considering combined they had 0 yrs of experience. That is where a rusty/patina finish comes in handy.

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Yea I drove my Jimmy around running errands as well and took my wife to dinner. It was nice to get a cruise in after a long winter.
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Old 05-20-2022, 02:18 PM   #219
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Nice work and much more rewarding I'm sure. Too bad this is the only time they'll be seen!
X2. I think I would want to mount those on the outside of the dash, haha. Nice work.
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