Installing a C-Notch

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  1. Ricos54

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    Thank you Zig, you are always a positive influence. Here a few more things I have done. Been a little busy and haven't done as much as I have lately:rolleyes:

    Received my light bezels but had to cut them down to fit my truck
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    Finished my gas line to my mechanical pump
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    Also received my flush mounted LED lights for my roll pan
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  2. Ricos54

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    Also finished my tilt bed floor
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    also getting ready to build a fiberglass console for the first time, made the template out of cardboard
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    Then the biggy, lol. Some said it would not work, some said they don't like the rubber and look. But yeah this is what I like :cool:
    My wheels and tires. 20 x 9 Octane fuels and 255/45/20 420s. nittos

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    Gotta say it again.... You, sir, are doing some outstanding work. Thanks for the update!!

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  6. Ricos54

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    Thanks Damon, really appreciate it man. Here's some things I did this weekend:D

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    That is looking so good. Thanks for posting the update.
     
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    So much hard work and dedication there ! .

    Keep it up and the pictures too .
     
  9. Ricos54

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    Thanks guys, I'm doing my best to get things done :D
    Here's a little more I've been doing.

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    Have an idea what my truck is going to look like
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    Found some really nice running boards in perfect condition
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    Looking good Rico! Love the front end photo.
     
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    Thank you Roadster, here's another one I also started building my center console once it's made I plan on fiberglassing it. :)

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    47-53 Splash aprons with 47-53 bed on top of 54 frame
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    Console done with shifter linkage in
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    Welded my hood together
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    And putting my engine together getting ready to start it for the first time. Hook up my throttle linkage
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    Gas pedal hooked up and brake pad in place
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    I LOVE IT!!!!!! Love the console you have going on there! Awesome work!!!
    And of course, who the heck doesn't like CHROME! Beautiful power plant!
     
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    Well could not help myself. Lol thinking about all the body work I had ahead of me I decided to buy the fenders. Bought both sides brand new from a guy I know for $250 could not pass it up.

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    Installed my power steering pump and after 4 trips to the parts store got all my belts to run the engine
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    I also finished my gas line. Tried to run it the traditional way, but ran into a problem with the A/C compressor being above the intake so I had to find another way. I made my own setup to accommodate the dual outlet I had with the Holley 570 Street Avenger, so this is what I came up with. Also I Mounted the MSD setup and cut all my spark plug wires and installed the radiator :)

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    Couple more pictures of my custom setup I made. -6 an fitting with steel braided line , Holley regulator and gauge. Go's so show you, if you run into a problem there's always another way to get the job done. I just did research on the net to see all the options I had and that's when I came up with this solution..
    Pretty happy the way it came out.:D

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    Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress with all the photos.
    Keep up the great work.

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    Mounted my battery and made some A/C vents

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    K&N filter
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    Mounted a flex a lite 16" electric fan. Fab some mounts for it. Hopefully starting my engine tomorrow for the first time. I ordered a flexible hose for my radiator but won't be here till next week so I went to the junk yard a found a rubber radiator hose for $1. Lol
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    Also mounted my overflow
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