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Yesterday 05:36 PM
Leakie Well, you could keep your pockets filled with rocks and maybe it will cause you to shrink after awhile!
Yesterday 04:42 PM
nunattax
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That's the draw back to those old pickups, there sure look nice but they were not built for us tall guys. I hope you can be comfy driving!
so do i.there is a lot of eggs in this basket.when i bought this there was no seat or pedals innit.older and wiser now but itll all work out in the end
Yesterday 03:55 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
seat is a compromise ,had to thin out the back so i could sit as far back as i could giving me max legroom.when ive finalised the mountings i ll be able to work out trottle position andget the brake pedal on the right hand side of the column

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That's the draw back to those old pickups, there sure look nice but they were not built for us tall guys. I hope you can be comfy driving!
Yesterday 01:26 PM
nunattax
seat

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seat back tilts forward for storage,base tilts forward for storage
seat is a compromise ,had to thin out the back so i could sit as far back as i could giving me max legroom.when ive finalised the mountings i ll be able to work out trottle position andget the brake pedal on the right hand side of the column

ran out of editing time again so another post
Yesterday 12:32 PM
nunattax
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seat back tilts forward for storage,base tilts forward for storage
Yesterday 11:54 AM
nunattax
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Looks good nunattax
thanx matt another piece in the puzzle done.i needed something easy for today getting a bit weary from it.need a long spin and a few pints of black
Yesterday 11:22 AM
matts37chev Looks good nunattax
Yesterday 11:19 AM
nunattax
speedo overhaul

spent some time working on the speedo today.the speedo was opened before the bezel was a bit rough.anyway opened it up there was a rubber gasket missing around the glass,i went to the local gasket shop they made some for me in various thicknesses cause i wasnt sure what would work.eventually settled on 2.5mm thick.cleaned the face and sanded it with 1200 grit cleaned it again..put a new decal on,would have been happy with the originals but it would look odd against the dual gauges.plan for tomorrow is paint the interior cream and see is i can get some rings cut to help me get the bezel back in shape with some gentle persuasion.tonite ill strip down and clean the cup,give it a shot of etch primer.got my seat back and sat it in .will have to make some small adjustments but it will work for the present

inside on the back of the face there were two dates written in pencil 1-19-48 and 2-11-56. rebuild dates ?
07-26-2015 05:53 PM
matts37chev Well, I have about 2/3 of the holes welded up.
And I put down the fist $27.oo sheet
8 more to go
07-26-2015 01:09 PM
Leakie It always goes that way, if you plan on one day better figure it will take a week. That is why I keep putting off my interior so I can still drive it.
07-26-2015 12:53 PM
matts37chev
why does it always snowball?

So I figured I would just knock out the front half and firewall.
Next thing ya know, the back seat etc. is out.
Why does this stuff always snowball, from a quick afternoon job, into a couple week project?

I am sure it will be worth it in the long run
07-26-2015 12:50 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Should there be some kind of a gasket/seal on the old batt box cover?
It fits nice and tight, and I want to still be able to use it if needed (i don't know why)
Yes, I would think there should be a seal to keep out fumes and road spray.
07-26-2015 12:49 PM
Leakie
Tool

This is what the tool looks like to remove the crank handle clips.... I have had mine for years , not sure where I got it,, it is a K-D tool. I believe I have seen them on EBay, not sure if Mac or Snapon would have them.
07-26-2015 12:01 PM
matts37chev Should there be some kind of a gasket/seal on the old batt box cover?
It fits nice and tight, and I want to still be able to use it if needed (i don't know why)
07-26-2015 11:32 AM
matts37chev
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I have 2 questions/topics ???

1) where is your stereo mounted, and how elaborate is it ???

2) what do you have for interior insulation from heat and sound deadening ???
Step 1) remove - seat, seatbelts, and door sill plates.



Step 2) remove - bottom of back seat, front kick panels, and carpet (+pad and thin insulation).



Good news= still very soild, only some clean up needed.
Bad news = I have a bunch of little holes etc. to weld up.
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