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Old 10-12-2005, 06:55 PM
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I am planning on buying my step-dad's truck, but the only problem is is that mice ants and who knows wat else got in through the battery compartment and messed all of the apulstory up and and the floors. i'm not really worried about the floors cause i should be able to fix that fairly easily but the seat is another story i was wondering if i should try and recover the seat or just buy a new seat. i really don't want to buy a new seat cause the cheapest one that i have found so far is over 700 dollars and i really don't want to spend that much on a bench seat. and one other thing the break fluid has been leaking ever since my step-dad bought the truck. i was thinking it would either be the break lines that are leaking or it is leaking at the break shoes! either way can anyone give me a rough gestimate on how much either of those would cost to fix? and it has been sitting in my grandparents pasteur for the past 4 years or so and hasn't moved. i was wondering if the gas would of evaporated or if it would of crystalized in the tank(sorry if i sound like a complete moron but, i'm new to all of this). anyways any help anyone can give me will be much appreciated!

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As long as the seat structure is sound by all means have it recovered. Call a local upholstery shop for a price. $150 would get you a reasonably nice basic re-upholstery job here. Regardless you will need rebuilt master and wheel cylinders, minimum. Those will cost you about $150. Then you need to carefully examine the brake lines. If they look rusty, replace them all. All new brake lines are not that expensive except for the hoses. You will need 3 flex hoses @ about $25 each and the steel line for a full truck will probably run another $30 or $40. If you have someone else do the work add $400 for labor.
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Hey, Havok

You can talk about all these very kinds of details with a bunch of guys who have gone through everything imaginable with these old Chevy trucks -- visit the Stovebolt Forums and ask away!

Willys36 advice, as usual, is as good as it gets and Hotrodders.com has given me the best help I've ever had for learning about my truck ... but the site link above is very cool for talking to guys who know these trucks and well worth visiting!

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hey thanx to both of u for the help
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