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Old 06-02-2018, 11:32 AM
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Got some welds ground, got some sand blasting done, and I am heading off to the Goodguys to look at trucks like mine finished and be jealous.

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No need to be jealous, just get ideas and ponder...

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Spent 5 hours on a 2 hour job.(1 hour for paint to dry)



My calipers on my 87v10 started to pull to the left so I pulled the calipers, the lines, and the pads. The rotors were still good. The bearings are good and selectable hub great so I left that. Will rebuild those before winter.

After slowly turning a rusted Allen shape into a circle going larger and larger sizes. I grabbed some bolts and welded them to the caliper pins and removed them.

Truck stops great now with no hands on the wheel from 65mph. Not bad for a 31 year old solid front axle truck.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:53 PM
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No need to be jealous, just get ideas and ponder...
Did that believe me, I looked at every truck there and learned a lot about a few things. One of them is the moulding I have had a problem with on the outside of the doors, seems like everyone has! There were a number of them there with rubber door edge moulding was stuck there and painted. Then there was one with a metal tubing like material welded there and painted. The stock mouldings are not easy for sure!

I am not going to do it but check out how they extended the running boards front and rear around the fenders, very nice.

I can't believe I didn't get a photo, I was so stunned by it I just walked away shaking my head but there was a truck chopped only an inch and a half! It did look damn nice, very cool.

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I really like the running board mods and the extended lip on the lower fenders,,BUT the gap between filler abd bed kinda kills it, look much better than stock or nearly stock.

Spend a little time and fix that,

Looks like it mighy be on a C5 Vette chassis ,from the wheels he is using
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Got some welds ground, got some sand blasting done, and I am heading off to the Goodguys to look at trucks like mine finished and be jealous.

Brian
Barb and I just got back from the Silver Dollar Rod Run in Pigeon Forge. I spent a while looking at the rear window of a 51 5 window truck like yours that had a stock cab.

Looking at how the window opening tapered out on the ends as the cab began to curve more gave me an even bigger appreciation for what you are doing. You were just about to run out of room to revess that window. Did you set the glass a little deeper?

You are to be commended!

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Barb and I just got back from the Silver Dollar Rod Run in Pigeon Forge. I spent a while looking at the rear window of a 51 5 window truck like yours that had a stock cab.

Looking at how the window opening tapered out on the ends as the cab began to curve more gave me an even bigger appreciation for what you are doing. You were just about to run out of room to revess that window. Did you set the glass a little deeper?

You are to be commended!

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I don't know exactly what you mean but yes the center is in deeper keeping the seam for the rubber flat all the way across.

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Got the cab out of the garage for some sand blasting today. With my little compressor it's pretty much a joke but I did get some cleaned up. Out in the sun I also found 374 of welds I need to complete. This was NOT fun work out there in the sun blowing sand all over me, yeow, done for the day. I may feel like getting out there for a few minutes out there tonight but I doubt it.

I got out some "magic coating" rust stuff that I have and I will be using it, may epoxy primer over it but I will be getting out there at the very least tomorrow and start welding up stuff. I forgot I have to put some nuts on the back side ends of the hinge brackets on the cab too. So more work than I planned, I thought I was done with the cab but that was all but a fantasy. Basically I headed out for lunch with Sandra Bullock and ended up being stuck in an elevator with Roseann O'Donnell.

Another week working on this baby before any epoxy can be sprayed.


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All of the images of that car look so great, I couldn't imagine which one to pick. But the only thing I do have an opinion about are the tires, these tires look much better than the wood ones on there now.

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Vacuum advance diaphragm leaking on CURSE.
What else is new.......


Picked up an adjustable jobbie and installed it. Hopefully, test drive tomorrow.


Also, installed a new kick down cable yesterday. The car had a TV cable on it.
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Vacuum advance diaphragm leaking on CURSE.
What else is new.......


Picked up an adjustable jobbie and installed it. Hopefully, test drive tomorrow.


Also, installed a new kick down cable yesterday. The car had a TV cable on it.
We had a rain day here Saturday, so I wasn't able to do any yard work. Was actually a blessing. We needed rain and I spent some time on my lawn tractor. The grille has been slowly breaking apart for years and last fall, it finally fell off. The replacement is obsolete, so I bought one for the next years model. It looked the same in the pics, so thought I would take a chance. Saturday, I took the original hood apart and discovered all the differences in the 2. I immediately thought of you. Not that it was a curse, but how every time we try to do a "simple" fix, other issues arise that turn the job into a day long affair. In the end I had to cut up and sculpt the headlight cover in to 2 pieces to fit the recess on the new hood and extend the 4 piece hinge system to extend 1 5/8" forward, as the new grille slopes out as it goes down and the hinges were too short. I did check on-line for the correct headlight covers ($52 EACH) and the correct hinges, another $200... It took 4 hours to make all the changes and get the hood fitting and looking at home on the tractor, but I saved over $300 by doing that.
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All of the images of that car look so great, I couldn't imagine which one to pick. But the only thing I do have an opinion about are the tires, these tires look much better than the wood ones on there now.

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There was no opinion requested, thats my yesterday's work.

I agree about the tires as well.
Those plywood meats do look a wee bit thin, ha.....
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It's so funny as I was watching the Autocross at the Goodguys this weekend with Nick and there was a 1990 car running out there. 1990, 1990, I bought the socks I was wearing in 1990, NO JOKE! And then it hit me that car was 28 years old, 2 years OLDER than the age my 48 Chevy pickup was when I bought it in '74! WOW!


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I agree about the tires as well.
Those plywood meats do look a wee bit thin, ha.....
They may not eat fat but they have feels. Over seven years I have endured wood wheel cracks now.



I been over at the RVA final fitting the left quarter bottom rear patch. Made it too short where it meets the front part of the trunk drop.
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