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Old 01-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Project 78 High Sierra

Well I decided to finally start my build thread even though I have just been working on the floor panels for over a month(http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=496904)...Now that they are done I can start working on the truck as a whole even though I will probably focus on the interior of the cab first...I do still need to remove the bed a put new cab corners on...Here is a list of several things....

O and Ive never done much mechanic work so this is also a nice learning experience lol


1. Fish Speedo Cable Gear out of transmission
2. Fender Repair or new Fenders
3. Repair hood holes
4. Lots of sanding.
5. Remove and Replace trim
6. Rear patches over wheels
7. Get front and rear bumpers powder coated
8. Adjust suspension (looks rusted )
9. Battery Tray
10. Windshield Washing Cap replacement
11. New Inner Wheel Wells
12: Repair Dash Pad
13: Replace Carpet
12: Re-apolster Headliner
13: Add front speakers and fix ghetto rear speaker setup
14. Replace or weld in replacement for piece that hold front of passenger wheel well
15..Primer
16. Paint
17. Remove side exhaust and run straight back
18: New Mufflers & hangers
19. Power Coat Rims
20. Clean engine rust and bay
21: New door pins
22. Lots more

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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Hey that looks like a good start. Nice rust repair!
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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Thanks man! So far so good...If i didnt push the speedo gear into the trans i could drive it around lol!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:31 PM   #4
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wow ive never seen a floor with that much cut out wt once that takes some gut good start
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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heh, yeah I was kinda worried but figured balls to the wall...

SO far Ive got the drive shaft out today and waiting on my brother to bring his impact gun over so I can remove the TransferCase and get my speedo gear back....
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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transfer case on a two wheel drive?? you mean transmission
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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no what I meant was im an idiot and dont know what is what...It was just the tail
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:36 AM   #8
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trout come up north i can show you LOTS of ROT.. good running trucks with NO floor just some wood or tin held in by screws and duct tape... LOL
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:40 AM   #9
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trout come up north i can show you LOTS of ROT.. good running trucks with NO floor just some wood or tin held in by screws and duct tape... LOL
Sounds like what my grandfather did to his chevette when i was a small child in MI
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:52 AM   #10
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trout come up north i can show you LOTS of ROT.. good running trucks with NO floor just some wood or tin held in by screws and duct tape... LOL
ohh ive seen them rusted just never seen some one take that much out at one time
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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Re: Project 78 High Sierra

Found a dash pad at the local Pull a Part with small cracks....Sanded, Prepped, and Painted...





Also found out that my windshield leaks...Its cracked so Im prob gonna have it replaced...

I was quoted $210 to replace with all seals etc...Is that a good price? Or should I look around? I do have the windshield antenna
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #12
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Looking good.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:19 AM   #13
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Re: Project 78 High Sierra

$210 is a good price to let a shop do the windshield install. I think I have more than that in mine and I did it by myself.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #14
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$210 is a good price to let a shop do the windshield install. I think I have more than that in mine and I did it by myself.
Great! Thanks for the info..I didnt sound too bad just wanted to double check
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:19 AM   #15
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Re: Project 78 High Sierra

thats a list all right
and thats a good price for a window
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:33 AM   #16
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Re: Project 78 High Sierra

haha yeah it is....
Already aquired a new hood, inner fenders, dash pad, removed all trim, bought speaker brackets for the back, fixed transmission leak, and so on... Actually have a door panel drying right now
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:26 AM   #17
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ok well the passenger door didnt sand down to easily but it certainly looks better then it did....Here is a pic of the driver door (Passenger looked real similar), the passenger sanded and then painted
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:39 AM   #18
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110% better
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Looks good!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #20
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Picked up a driver side fender and a rearview mirror this weekend, then finished painting the drivers side door panel and removed everything from the interior and coated it with Dupli Color Bed Armour
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #21
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #22
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Its coming along nice. Are those original stainless mirrors? How good of shape are they in?
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #23
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Its coming along nice. Are those original stainless mirrors? How good of shape are they in?
Thanks!! Yeah those are the original stainless steel mirrors as far as I know and they are in great shape..A little loose though and i need to tighten them because the wind blows them as i drive and I have to reach out and move them back all the time

This is a High Sierra 1/2 ton with HD suspension out of the factory....Not exactly sure what that means as far as it goes but i guess that was part of it
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:55 AM   #24
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Got my seat cover in today....I am amazed at what $212 can get ya.....I almost wish I opted for the leather look but these things look amazing...I cant wait to let them sit in the sun and actually hog loop them on...

Windshield is getting replaced Saturday morning for $250...I opted for chrome seal so the price went up a little but the guy has everything in stock. Would of been getting done tomorrow but his Credit Card Machine is broke so cash payment upon finish
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #25
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OK windshield got replaced today and actual hog ringed and re assembled the bench
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