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Old 06-11-2007, 12:19 AM
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My pops has a '54 Chevy pickup and he's really gettin' places with it. Original straight 6 engine and such. They're pretty, but nothin' like a '56 F100! =) It's lookin' good dude awesome project.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:02 PM
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I put some more time in on it this weekend. I got the gas tank mounted.

It is a 2005 S-10 blazer tank (plastic tank...no rust flakes to deal with). It don't look like all that hard of a job, but it sure ate up the time. The filler neck is hidden under the edge of the bed.







I also got the boards cut the go under the flatbed. I didn't like being able to see through the truck (under the flatbed)
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:13 PM
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I ran brake lines this weekend.

That sucked on a mostly assembled truck.

Lines go back to the firewall and then down.


The proportioning valve is tucked under the drivers side fenderwell.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:15 PM
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Since I had the headers off for the line job, I took some pics..







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Old 06-24-2007, 06:41 PM
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You do some good work. Everything looks like it is coming along nicely!

How is that Michelin jack holding up? Mine shot the rubber stopper and a whole bunch of hydraulic fluid on a freshly drywalled ceiling! It has never worked right since then.
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You do some good work. Everything looks like it is coming along nicely!

How is that Michelin jack holding up? Mine shot the rubber stopper and a whole bunch of hydraulic fluid on a freshly drywalled ceiling! It has never worked right since then.
They are my dad's jacks. He bought a half dozen of them at an auction for cheap. So far so good.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:27 PM
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I beat my dash into submission. Glovebox is gone and I fabbed a gauge panel.


I know the gauges aren't traditional.....but I have owned them for something like 18 years now and am going to use them.


My wood for the underbed area is attached


Tail lights are attached
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:21 PM
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Bed wood is finally cut and fitted


Made running board brackets




Got the radiator mounted. The old oil can is the overflow tank.


I'm gonna have to hurry to make it to Louisville
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:43 PM
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Pictures from this weekend

Exhaust pipes and front bumper are installed





Electric fan is mounted and fan shroud fabbed up


And the @#$%^!*&^!!!! electric wiper conversion is complete. It took forever to get the wipers to smoothly wipe the entire glass and be timed evenly.


The flatbed works

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Old 07-23-2007, 11:58 PM
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Your AD is coming along great! Keep up the great work. Hope you make the Nats.
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Flipper, every time I visit this thread, I get a big ol' ear to ear grin on my face. That latest side shot (7-23) shows your eye for a good line. Everything is lined up parallel and SPOT ON. Beautiful work. I'm jealous.
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be proud if those wipers work! they can really be a *****. what motor did you use? post some more pic's of the wiper conversion, that's the kind of stuff i look at and say " mmm! but it's working!" keep it up dude.
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At first I wasn't to crazy about the wheel choice, but every time I see a new photo I like it more and more. I can only imagine what the finished product will look like. I am pretty sure it is going to be one ****** ride.
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Awesome truck....for once 20s that actually visualy fit the vehicle
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:40 PM
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Didn't get it finished this weekend.

But here are some pics that we took to send to the insurance guy.

Lowered the front bumper. Raised the rear by 1.5" Fixed my F'd up driveshaft. Did some more work on the dash.





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