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Discussion in '1973-1987' started by David Hall, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. texascowboy

    texascowboy Member

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    glad to hear at least the front is done, I had the same problem when I put my bumper on, everything was straight but I had to use spacers and it worked out good. wish you the best.


    School....:confused:...:eek:...that's a bad word!!!j/k hope it goes well for you.
     
  2. David Hall

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    I've been busy as hell lately, but here's some progress pictures.

    1. Front & Rear bumpers mounted
    2. Fuel line completed and installed
    3. Radiator, fan and pulleys installed
    4. Windshield wiper system installed
    5. Cowl screen and cover installed
    6. Autometer sending units installed

    Currently working on the distributor and should have it in by the end of the weekend
     

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  3. Pontiac1976

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    looking good!!:):):eek::eek::D
     
  4. The Carpenter

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    I think that truck is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen. Really.
     
  5. David Hall

    David Hall Member

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    Thanks.
    Would be posting progress pics but the camera batteries quit taking a charge.
    The truck is coming along slowly but at least its coming together.

    I'm surprised at how long all the little things take to get just right.
     
  6. David Hall

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    Progress Pics

    Here's some pictures taken over the weekend. I'm on my 2nd radiator overflow bottle that leaks, so that will have to come back out. I spent most of sunday getting the gauge cluster ready, still needs a little work and I want it in for the initial start up to help monitor the engine. I'm going with the idiot light set up and AutoMeter oil pressure / water temp gauges. Still up in the air where exactly to mount the gages, any ideas?

    MSD Distributor installed
    MSD Plug wires installed
    Throttle and Transmission Cable installed
    Yellow Optima battery and cables installed
    Moroso air cleaner installed
     

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  7. David Hall

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    Still More Progress

    Finally got around to installing the grill and head light surrounds. Lately (depending on the weather) I've been jumpin all around the truck workn on different things. I have started it up and taken it on a short drive with open headers, tryn to work out a few bugs.

    I feel like I'm rounding the corner with this project but I know it will never be completely finished.
     

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  8. David Hall

    David Hall Member

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    It's Been Awhile

    I decided to upgrade the axles, wheels, tires and liftkit.
    There now resides under the rear of the truck a 3/4 ton, 14bolt with 410 gears.
    The front is a 3/4 ton 10bolt with matching 410 gear. The wheels are made by WELD and are 16.5 x 14. Tires are Super Swamper Boggers and are 16.5 x 18.5 x 39.5.
    To make all this work the 6 inch lift had to come out and in went a 12 inch by SuperLift.

    Let me know what ya'll think.

    Thanks,
    dh
     

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  9. Pontiac1976

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    Looking Goood :) sweet truck Very well done . A labor of love as Most will see two thumbs up. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. David Hall

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    Thanks Pontiac
     

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